A Guilt-Free, Tasty Sweetener

In a previous post, Dr. Sears wrote about a natural sweetener called xylitol, which can be used in place of sugar. Xylitol scores only seven on the glycemic index, so it has a minimal effect on blood sugar and insulin levels (and can actually help prevent tooth...

13 Reasons to Avoid Aspartame

I recently received the following e-mail from AB, an ETR reader: “Dear Jon: I like your write-ups about the chemicals in our food. My dad recently discovered that the aspartame in Diet Coke was killing his liver. He did a lot of research and found that the FDA...

Eliminate Diet Soda From Your Diet

If you were to ask 1,000 people why they drink diet soda and other drinks with artificial sweeteners, I expect the vast majority (if not all) would tell you it’s because they are “watching their weight” and these products have no calories. While it is true...