Category Archives: Sugar

Sugar and Salt nannies are booted and spurred, prepared to ride us

Eric Hoffer was the most insightful of writers about true believer mass movements.

I stole the idea of the aggressive nanny meddling chattering oligarchs in the title from him.

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Brownies are ‘dangerous’ and should be regulated like alcohol and tobacco?

That’s what an op-ed in the New York Times says. Continue reading

Another dietary myth debunked: Low-glycemic index carbohydrate diet

“The unexpected findings of the study suggest that the concept of glycemic index is less important than previously thought.” Continue reading

Salt scare falls apart; Blame for hypertension shifted to sugar

But no scientific evidence for blaming sugar either. Continue reading

Moderate Consumption of Sugary Drinks Has Little Impact on Adolescents’ Metabolic Health, MU Study Finds

Because you won’t read about it anywhere else… —>

Bloomberg’s Legacy

Tevi Troy, generally a sensible man and prolific writer on public issues, takes on a discussion of Mayor and professional nanny, Michael Bloomberg.

Last week I discussed this Medici of the modern age, who spent more than 600 million of his own money to facilitate and inflate and flaunt his mayoralty, in violation of the spirit if not the letter of American Law and Government.

We don’t elect monarchs or even Dukes or Counts here. He got away with his behavior and extravagance because he was rich, worth in the range of 30 billion adn New Yorkers and the New York press do love to kiss up to rich guys with big egos.

Danish Pastries? not so fast…..

[NPR report]

Cinnamon swirls are beloved in Denmark, but recent testing by the Danish government found many of these rolls had more of the spice than allowed by European health guidelines. Now bakers may have to change their time-tested recipes. Too much cinnamon? Yes, there is such a thing.

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