20Jun

Golden Door Welcomes Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

June 20, 2014 by Golden Door

We are so excited to welcome Dr. Margaret Cuomo to the Golden Door for “Power of Prevention” Week, June 29- July 6. National advocate for the prevention of cancer and author of A World Without Cancer, Margaret I. Cuomo says that 50% of all cancer is preventable by applying what we know right now! By choosing to change our habits and paying closer attention to the products we use, we can limit our risk for cancer and other diseases. As daughter of former New York Governor, Mario Cuomo and current Governor, Andrew Cuomo, Dr. Cuomo’s family tradition of public service is evident. Her ground-breaking book, based on first-hand experience with cancer patients presents a provocative look into the ways that “profit, personalities, and politics obstruct real progress in the war on cancer. She calls for “bold leadership to transform our system from treatment to prevention”. This week promises to be …

24Jun

How and Why to Reduce Sugar Intake-Part I

June 24, 2014 by Golden Door

By Susan Piergeorge, MS, RDN Many of us have a sweet tooth of some sort. While consuming foods that contain sugar can be a treat, it is also worth taking a look at what it can do to the body over time. Let’s start with some basics. Carbohydrates come in two forms: Simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates are a smaller molecule and break down more quickly (hence the term simple). Sugar is a simple carbohydrate. Other names for sugar include sucrose (table sugar), glucose, fructose, corn syrup, honey, molasses, brown sugar, dextrose and malt syrup to name of few. When it comes to metabolism, simple sugars can make blood sugar rise and fall quickly, which can start a hunger and response cycle. This cycle can lead to overeating, because our bodies are truly “craving for more.” Elevated blood sugar levels can wreak havoc on our bodies over the long term, …