Oathealth Podcast Episode 18

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Episode #18, October 7th, 2009

Show Notes

Last week challenge: Smoking

Visit a website or find a good resource for quiting smoking.

Kathie and Joe go over smoking for you to refresh the last challenge:

  • Smoking is known to cause multiple health problems
  • They also provide some supportive ideas to quit smoking for one’s benefit
  • As for the challenge, Kathie and  Joe was encouraging our listeners to find local support groups for smoking and nicotine addiction as well as encourage someone you know to quit and join one of these groups

See Podcast Resources below for websites links.

Main Topic: Sugars

  • Did you know that average American consumes about 22 tea spoons of sugar a day, according to American Health Association?
  • Be very careful about consuming High Fructose Corn Syrup as it lacks nutrients
  • Joe also provides some important advice on how to limit sugar consumption and empty calories

 – #1 thing to remember – eat balanced meals (complete proteins, carbs, healthy fats) at regular

 Next Week Challenge: Nutritional Label and Sugars

 Joe encourages you to get familiar with the Nutritional label and check for sugar content

  • We often do not take sugars into consideration and consume those emtpy calories
  • Very important to know the sugar content of what you are buying
  • Learn how to calculate sugars

Podcast Resources

 

Quit Smoking resources 

Government Smoke free website

http://www.smokefree.gov/

 

A cold turkey website with some real life perspectives

http://whyquit.com/

 

Find a local support group with nicotine anonymous

https://www.nicotine-anonymous.org/standard_search.php

 

Sugar information

 

Soda and sweet beverages are number 1 source of calories in America

http://nutrition.tufts.edu/docs/NutritionNotes/2005-05.html

 

How to replace refined sugars one step at a time.

http://www.westonaprice.org/transition/sugars.html

Do natural sugars really have health benefit?  (I have articles from Pub Med that support antioxidant activity)

 

1.  Antioxidant content of alternatives to refined sugar. Click here to view article

 Honey with high levels of antioxidants

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez

 

3.  Buckwheat honey increases serum antioxidant capacity. Click here to view article