As a way of background, we have taste cells in the further regions of small intestine.  The same type of taste cells present on our tongue.  These cells in the gut are called the L-cells.  These cells produce a very, very potent compound called GLP-1 which is the holy grail of diabetic research and treatment.  […]

Artificial Sweeteners: Lessons for the Slow Learners

It seemed like, for a brief period, society was finally catching onto the idea that artificial sweeteners, in all amounts and all types, was a bad thing. Then the moment passed. I continue to see almost every single gum available in stores with artificial sweeteners (and typically more than one type is used).  And just […]

Back Pain Chiropractor gives warning on Avandia

Why Blockbuster Drugs are Never a Good Thing Avandia has been in use for over 15 years.  It was launched around the same time that another drug in the same class (PPAR-agonists…Rezulin) was pulled from the market due to liver failure. Over time, this rapidly-adopted “blockbuster drug” began to accumulate evidence that Avandia greatly increases […]

Artificial Sweeteners and Bad Decisions-Surprising Links

Despite the mounting evidence on just how bad they are for us, artificial sweeteners remain on the market in just about everything we consume. Think that just because you avoid diet sodas you’re safe?  Bought any chewing gum lately?  Use any protein workout drinks?  Did your doctor recommend Medifast shakes?  How about pretty much anything […]