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Inflammatory aggression within the body

An important study recently showed that a diet rich in saturated fats, simple sugars and salt causes over-activation of the immune system, similar to that observed during bacterial infection. Junk food is thus perceived by the body as an actual threat which must be combatted, adding an inflammatory response to its disastrous effects on health. Download the column

2018-06-07T14:25:15-04:004-Jun-2018|Tags: , , |

Cancer Puts the Immune System on a Diet

To be able to grow, a cancer absolutely needs to avoid surveillance by the immune system. According to recent studies, cancerous cells accomplish this feat by using a simple, yet brutal, means: they themselves consume all of the sugar present in the environment of the tumor, which starves the immune system cells, depriving them of the energy necessary for their function. Download this column

2015-12-21T13:00:00-04:0021-Dec-2015|Tags: , , , |

Carbonated Drinks Can Be Fatal

An important recent study involving more than 600,000 subjects has shown that the consumption of carbonated drinks each year is directly responsible for 184,000 annual deaths worldwide, a consequence of increased levels of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain forms of cancer associated with these drinks. Dowload this column

2015-08-10T13:00:00-04:0010-Aug-2015|Tags: , , |

Dangers of sugar to your health

Once used sparingly, sugar has become one of the principal ingredients of the modern diet. Almost nothing escapes it, whether the product is cereals, snacks, breads, salad dressings, sauces or yogurts, even when these products are sold in a version that is “low in fat”; a simple yogurt with no fats can contain up to 5 teaspoons of sugar! Download this column

2015-04-25T13:00:00-04:0025-Apr-2015|Tags: , , |