Childhood Obesity

Juice is Junk Food

Juice is Junk Food

Many parents are under the incorrect impression that serving juice to children is healthy. Few are aware that juice is loaded with sugars, has a fattening effect, provides no nutritional value and is addictive. This makes it not any different from junk food which is also fattening, devoid of nutrition and addictive. Therefore, you will […]

| January 29, 2013 | 1 Comment
How Much Sugar Should We Let Kids Drink?

How Much Sugar Should We Let Kids Drink?

Few parents are aware that the American Heart Association is recommending children consume no more than 3 teaspoons of added sugar from drinks. What do children’s drinks have to do with heart disease and the American Heart Association, you might ask? After all, we have been told for decades that orange juice is healthy and […]

| November 20, 2012 | 1 Comment
School Lunches Disaster

School Lunches Disaster

Since when are packaged, highly processed, sugar laden products considered “food” for the minds and “fuel” for kids? Just look at the coupon below. Apart form the peanut butter, every single item displayed is loaded with sugars.   Pop Tarts Strawberry – 13 grams. Nature Valley Crunchy Oat’n Honey Granola Bar – 12g. Smucker’s Strawberry Jam – 12g (in […]

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

General Health

Sugar In Diet Linked To Endometrial Cancer

Sugar In Diet Linked To Endometrial Cancer

One big reason to stay away from added sugars in our food is thier cariogenic effect. This is not the first time that sugar has been linked to cancer. We all know that tumors love sugar and grow bigger when fueled with it. Now, the data shows that eating more sweets also increases the risk […]

| June 10, 2013 | 2 Comments
Is Agave Syrup Better Than Sugar?

Is Agave Syrup Better Than Sugar?

Agave syrup is heralded as a natural sweetener that is actually good for us. Yes, it is said to be natural, healthy and delicious. With the increasing concerns over high fructose corn syrup, millions of people around the globe are looking for natural alternatives. Heavy and clever marketing has led them to agave. Here is what […]

| November 18, 2012 | 1 Comment
CNN’s 60 Minutes Report On “Is Sugar Toxic?”

CNN’s 60 Minutes Report On “Is Sugar Toxic?”

CNN recently did a 60 Minutes report on sugar. Here is an interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the Emmy®-award winning chief medical correspondent for the Health, Medical & Wellness unit at CNN.   If you missed in on TV, you can watch some of it here. Comments comments

| November 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

About Dr. Stoyneva

Dr. Violeta Stoyneva is a family dentist from Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to graduating Tufts Dental School, Dr. Stoyneva worked in the field of obesity and diabetes research. She is the co-author of several research papers published in the journal Obesity, The American Journal of Physiology and The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Her interest in health and nutrition... click here to read more