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The Latest on The Safety Of Aspartame….

September 24, 2007

Aspartame has been at the forefront in terms if its use among diabetic patients as a low calorie sugar substitute.  It is the primary component of the low calorie sodas that allow us to enjoy these drinks once in a while without feeling too much guilt of the calories they have.  But controversies surround the popularity […]

How Safe Are Artificial Sweeteners….

March 25, 2009

One topic that has never died down during these years is the safety of artifical sweteeners.  The problem stems from internet messages and information being propagated by unknown sources regarding the dangers of these products.  As an endocrinologist, I have been recommending these sweeteners to my patients as they actually help stave off the craving […]

Foods To Avoid If You Have Migraine

August 23, 2007

Migraine is not an uncommon complaint among friends and patients.  It is pretty bothersome, and can make your day irritating and stressful.  It can occur anytime if a a trigger food is ingested.  These headaches usually start  within 20-25 minutes after consuming these products.  You may notice it coming if you start complaining of  pressure in the chest […]

How Much Sugar Is In My Food?

April 20, 2007

Almost any food we eat may contain sugar.  Even those with marketing ads saying the product is sugar free…may actually mean “no added table sugar” BUT contains other sources of sugar hidden under a different name so BE AWARE!  It is important to remember that sugar can come in many forms.  You may think you are […]

The Truth Behind The Antiperspirant and Breast Cancer Link

February 7, 2007

The first time I heard about this controversy was around the time a friend developed breast cancer.  She tried blaming it on her underarm deodorant.  I cant imagine not using one after a bath as part of one’s hygienic routines.  But now comes this rumor of a possible link between our daily use of an […]

Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe?

August 2, 2006

 This fact sheet on sugar substitutes was recently published in the US FDA July issue titled: No Calories…Sweet! In a recent survey done among users of sugar substitute, the primary reasons for using these products is “to stay in overall better health” in 73% of the respondents and “to eat or drink healthier foods and […]


August 1, 2006

Just like the former US President, Bill Clinton….I enjoy my Diet Soda during meals… but How Much of a Diet Coke is Safe? I decided to write about this topic after 2 patients of mine this morning asked me the same question. It is circulated apparently that aspartame predominantly used in diet sodas has been […]