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What’s on My Mind

This page is intended to teach the reader why, in fact, the vast majority of people that lose weight end up gaining it all back and more. Follow this link and join a conversation dedicated to providing the general public with science-based approaches to health and wellness. Grassroots believes that in order to turn this …

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What’s on My Plate

The answers to these questions can be encapsulated in seven words. Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food, sums it up like this: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” The word ‘food’ refers to whole food that is unprocessed. The next three words, ‘not too much’ indicate that when …

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What I’m Reading

This page is intended to be the first step in that process, helping you acquire important, science-based information for you and your family. We rely on thousands of wonderful scientists, journalists and experts who are doing ground-breaking work in the world of nutrition. Unfortunately, the messages we hear most are from those industries that have …

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Why diets don’t work…

Let me begin by conceding a point.  All diets effectively reduce body fat in the short term.  Did you catch that?  In-the-short-term.  By simply reducing calories from sugar and other processed carbohydrates, AND increasing fiber, which ALL diets do, you will lose weight.  However, all diets ultimately fail for one very important reason, they ignore …

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Sugar: The Bitter Truth

I have watched this video several times over, picked it apart and cross-referenced it with information from other notable scientist’s in the field.  For anyone reading this who thinks that sugar and it’s impact on health are just trendy and en vogue, think again.  Until we deal with our unhealthy relationship to sugary laden foods, …

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Sugar Blues

Author William Dufty Dufty uses the narrative form to delve into the history of sugar and history of medicine. He mentions whistle blowers, such as Semmelweiss, to remind readers of the discontinuities in standard science. He also delves into the history of Cuba, history of slavery, history of tobacco and tobacco curing to present the sociology of sugar.

Plate – Clone

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The Case Against Sugar

Author Gary Taubes Gary Taubes is an investigative science and health journalist and co-founder of the non-profit Nutrition Science Initiative ( 

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