Update: Sugar, Feet, and Antinutrients

April 30th, 2010

What might these random topics have to do with each other? It’s been over a year since I’ve written some of the articles on this site, and since then, I’ve accumulated additional information that has inspired me to make extensive updates to several of them. Although sugar consumption, foot function, and the antinutrients commonly found in seemingly health foods such as nuts, seeds, and grains may not seem to have much in common, they’re all factors that effect many of us on a daily basis. Based on this, I think it will be worth while for you to take another look at the following updates.

How Sugar Can Ruin Your Life

This is a big claim, and as such, it shouldn’t be surprising that I’ve received several requests to provide references. In addition to adding information about advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) and Candida overgrowth, I’ve provided references from scientific journals to support all of the claims made in the article. Sugar and refined carbohydrates have become such a common part of the modern diet, even for people who think they’re eating healthy, that I think this article provides extremely important information that everyone should be familiar with. Read the article to see if you might be harming your health by consuming too much of these foods.

A Hidden Danger with Nuts, Grains, Beans, and Seeds

Each of these foods are commonly recognized as part of a healthy diet, so what could possibly be dangerous about them? Aside from the risks associated with soy and the gluten sensitivity issues associated with grains, there’s not much to be concerned about as long as they’re prepared properly. However, if such precautions aren’t taken to reduce certain antinutrients, these foods can compromise one’s health by interfering with digestion and mineral absorption. I’ve added more information about these antinutrients as well as how to remove them, and I’ve also added quite a few references from scientific journals. Read the article to learn how to reduce the possibility of these foods detracting from your health.

Are Your Shoes Causing Foot and Ankle Dysfunction?

Most people don’t pay much attention to their feet, but they’re one of the most complex structures of the human body and we depend on them extensively every day just to stand and walk. When something goes wrong with their function, we often pay the price by experiencing pain in a variety of places and being forced to restrict our activity. As surprising as it may seem, shoes may have a lot to do with instigating such problems. I’ve added additional information on how this can happen and have also provided a number of references from scientific journals. This article is especially relevant to the new trend of toning shoes such as the Reebok EasyTone, Sketcher Shape Ups, and Avia Avi Motion. Read the article to learn how your shoes may be influencing your physical health and what you can do to promote foot function that is more natural and more likely to keep you pain free.

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