Dr. O’Rell Williams is board-certified in internal medicine and is a member of the Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph medical staff. A firefighter for 14…

  You love your family (and yourself) and you want everybody to be healthy. Thankfully, there are many different things you can do to help them achieve that goal, including encouraging more water and produce and less junk food. However, there’s another hidden ingredient in the American diet that has gotten way out of control […]

You know that bowl of sugar packets on your table? There’s a white one, a blue one, a yellow one, a pink one…and now, a new color will probably be showing up soon. The FDA recently approved a new artificial sugar substitute called advantame (which doesn’t have a brand-name yet, such as Splenda or Equal), […]

A typical 20-ounce soda contains 15 to 18 teaspoons of sugar and upwards of 240 calories. A 64-ounce fountain cola drink could have up to 700 calories. While there may be some truth to the theory on  sugar consumption, there  is little to no proof  that this ban would help. Research suggests our brain doesn’t […]