KC Craichy’s SuperHealth Podcast: The Real Leading Cause of Death

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Posted on 3rd January 2013 by admin in Health Alerts |SuperHealth Podcasts

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Statistics show that heart disease and cancer are the leading causes of death in the United States.  However, did you know that the epidemic of diabetes and its devastating effects on the body may greatly contribute to these conditions?  It really all starts with sugar intake and the veritable explosion of sugar consumption in the United States.  How can you defend yourself and your family?  This is the topic of today’s important podcast episode with KC Craichy.  Today, learn the little-discussed link between sugar, diabetes and the scourge of chronic dis-eases that face our country.  Click on the podcast play button below to listen.

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KC Craichy’s SuperHealth Podcast: Re-Thinking Diabetes

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Posted on 12th November 2012 by admin in Health Alerts |SuperHealth Podcasts

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Despite messages we receive from conventional medicine, even Diabetic Living magazine (complete with enticing cover photos of cakes, cookies and other sweet treats), diabetes is a gravely serious diagnosis and should be treated as an emergency.  It’s a death sentence, but a sentence that you can reverse in the case of Type 2 diabetes, and manage in the case of Type 1 diabetes.  How?  By using information, education, and a steely resolve to not “live with” diabetes.  You’ll often hear diabetics refer to “my diabetes” as if they own it.  Let’s think and live differently!

Today on KC Craichy’s SuperHealth Podcast, learn the important distinctions between pre-diabetes, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and the newly-coined Type 3 diabetes.  Also, you’ll learn steps you can take today to help your body reverse diabetes or prevent you from becoming a diabetic statistic in the first place.

The five minutes you’ll spend with today’s episode may literally save your life or the life of someone you love.  Please consider forwarding this episode to a friend or loved one today.  Click on the podcast button below to listen or download.

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The Real Leading Cause of Death

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Posted on 8th November 2012 by admin in Health Alerts |LivingFuelTV

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Statistics show that heart disease and cancer are the leading causes of death in the United States.  However, did you know that the epidemic of diabetes and its devastating effects on the body may greatly contribute to these conditions?  It really all starts with sugar intake and the veritable explosion of sugar consumption in the United States.  How can you defend yourself and your family?  This is the topic of today’s important episode of LivingFuelTV with KC Craichy.  Today, learn the little-discussed link between sugar, diabetes and the scourge of chronic dis-eases that face our country.  Click on the graphic below to watch.


KC Craichy’s SuperHealth Podcast: Surviving The Candy Land Mine!

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Posted on 29th October 2012 by admin in Health Alerts |SuperHealth Podcasts

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Once a rare treat, sugar is now a dietary staple in modern society.  Today, mountains of research clearly show that sugar suppresses the body’s immune system, spikes insulin levels, slows the release of growth hormones, and triggers hunger, weight gain, and dental cavities, just to name a few of the ways that sugar can be destructive to your family’s health.

And this week brings us Halloween, the annual candy-fest that you can actually use as a “sweet” opportunity to teach your children lessons in health and nutrition.  With a little planning and foresight, you can help your kids manage their Halloween spoils, moderate their sugar consumption and impart some terrific nutritional good sense in the process!

Join us as we share suggestions to help take the trick out of their treats. Click on the podcast button below to listen.


HealthAlert: Surviving the Candy Land Mines!

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Posted on 27th October 2012 by admin in Health Alerts |LivingFuelTV

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Once a rare treat, sugar is now a dietary staple in modern society.  Today, mountains of research clearly show that sugar suppresses the body’s immune system, spikes insulin levels, slows the release of growth hormones, and triggers hunger, weight gain, and dental cavities, just to name a few of the ways that sugar can be destructive to your family’s health.

And next week brings us Halloween, the annual candy-fest that you can actually use as a “sweet” opportunity to teach your children lessons in health and nutrition.  With a little planning and foresight, you can help your kids manage their Halloween spoils, moderate their sugar consumption and impart some terrific nutritional good sense in the process!

Today on LivingFuelTV, join us as we share suggestions to help take the trick out of their treats. Click on the graphic below to watch.


Is Sugar Essential?

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Posted on 2nd August 2012 by admin in LivingFuelTV |Super Health

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150 pounds!  Would you believe that is this the amount of sugar the average American consumes in a single year?

Sugar was a special treat just one generation ago, a dietary micronutrient, but today has become a staple, a macronutrient, in the American diet.  Sugar is literally everywhere—in soft drinks, cookies, cakes, crackers, and most processed foods.  Sugar even lurks in the ingredient list of breads and often disguised in many “health” foods.  So, exactly what role should sugar play in your family’s diet?  Is sugar an effective workout fuel?  Is sugar really addictive?

We answer these questions and more with elite strength and conditioning coach Andy O’Brien today on LivingFuelTV.

Click on the graphic to join the conversation.


TheraSweet® – The Healthy Sweetener

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Posted on 24th April 2012 by admin in Super Health

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A recent story on CBS’ television newsmagazine 60 Minutes highlighted the wide-ranging negative health effects of sugar consumption. Unfortunately, conventional artificial sweeteners can be equally detrimental. One of the giant steps you can make toward Super Health is curbing sugar intake.

For those instances where we do want to sweeten our foods, Living Fuel developed Therasweet®, an all-natural, plant-sourced, low-glycemic alternative to table sugar and artificial sweeteners. Use delicious Therasweet in your morning coffee, afternoon tea, and your favorite recipes. Why is Therasweet a healthy alternative?

Xylitol is derived from natural, organic hardwood trees and has long-been used safely by diabetics and those carefully monitoring their blood sugar levels.
 

Tagatose is a naturally occurring low-glycemic sweetener that has a minimal effect on blood glucose and insulin levels.

 
Micro-encapsulated probiotics assist in digestion and a healthy immune system; the same beneficial healthy bacteria (prebiotics and probiotics) that you find in yogurt, kefir, and other fermented foods.
 

In the featured video below, join Living Fuel founders KC and Monica Craichy to learn what Therasweet is, why you should add it to your pantry, and how to best enjoy it. Click on the graphic below to watch.
 

 

 

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LivingFuelTV – Sugar Smoothies to Super Smoothies

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Posted on 12th April 2012 by admin in LivingFuelTV |Super Health

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Orange Juice, Mango, Bananas, Electrolyte Mix, Turbinado, Honey

These are the ingredients in a “Stay Healthy” smoothie from a nationwide smoothie outlet that you would recognize. While their brightly-lit menu board proudly displays these wholesome, all-natural, healthy ingredients, you must dig further to uncover the astonishing nutritional facts. This “small” size (20 ounce) smoothie packs 465 calories, a stunning 108 grams of sugar, and just 1 gram of protein. This is over 25 teaspoons of sugar, or the sugar in 2 ½ conventional soft drinks. And these nutritional facts are the rule, not the exception for other smoothies marketed to “get energy”, “shape up”, or “trim down”.

Today on LivingFuelTV, KC Craichy builds on last week’s popular episode Juicing Do’s and Don’ts. Learn in today’s show how to modify conventional smoothie recipes, transforming them from sugar-laden treats into nutrient-rich super meals. Click on the graphic below to watch.


KC Craichy’s SuperHealth Podcasts: LivingFuel TheraSweet™

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Posted on 12th March 2012 by admin in SuperHealth Podcasts

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TheraSweet™ What is it? Why do I need it? How do I use it?

Join Living Fuel Founders KC and Monica Craichy as they answer the top questions about Therasweet™ – Living Fuel’s all-natural, plant-sourced, low-glycemic alternative to table sugar and dangerous artificial sweeteners. A quick Super Health tip: make an effort to eliminate conventional white sugar and white breads from your diet. These foods are high in calories and empty of nutrition. Instead, try delicious Therasweet in your morning coffee, your afternoon tea, and your favorite holiday recipes.

Learn today how you and get the same beneficial healthy bacteria (prebiotics and probiotics) that you find in yogurt, kefir, and other fermented foods. And can you actually brush your teeth with Therasweet™?

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SuperHealth Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 20th January 2012 by admin in Health Alerts |Super Health

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Fruits and vegetables have relatively small amounts of fructose that most bodies can handle quite well. For example, a cup of chopped tomatoes has 2.5 grams of fructose, which is not a problem. However, due in part to corn subsidies in the United States, fructose has become an incredibly inexpensive and abundant form of sugar added to thousands of packaged food products and soft drinks we eat every day. Check the ingredients on packaged food labels and you’ll see the sources of fructose.

The problem is not the fructose itself—all fructose works the same in the body, whether it comes from apples, peaches, corn syrup, cane sugar, or beet sugar. The problem is that the volume of it in our diets has grown exponentially in recent decades. For example, a can of regular soda supplies 23 grams, and a super-size soda has about a whopping 62 grams. If we combine high quantities of fructose, such as these, with the fact that our bodies metabolize it in a different manner than glucose, it can damage our metabolism and is likely fueling the obesity crisis. And, not surprisingly, new research shows that it can increase our tendency to overeat.

KC Craichy
Author
The Super Health Diet