Carolyn de la Pena: What’s that diet soda teaching you?

We welcome a guest post today from Carolyn de la Peña, author of Empty Pleasures: The Story of Artificial Sweeteners from Saccharin to Splenda. In her book, de la Pena sheds light on the invention, production, marketing, regulation, and consumption of sugar substitutes such as saccharin, Sucaryl, NutraSweet, and Splenda. In this post, she describes… Continue Reading Carolyn de la Pena: What’s that diet soda teaching you?

The Doctor Is In: Catching Up with Nortin M. Hadler, M.D.

When it comes to medical advice, Dr. Nortin M. Hadler is an authority–his books Stabbed in the Back: Confronting Back Pain in an Overtreated Society and Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America are go-to guides for those interested in the way medical care works, as well as how it needs to… Continue Reading The Doctor Is In: Catching Up with Nortin M. Hadler, M.D.

Nortin Hadler on Bookwatch this weekend

Tune in or set your TiVo: Nortin Hadler, M.D., author of Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America will be D. G. Martin’s guest on North Carolina Bookwatch this weekend. The show airs on UNC-TV Friday evening at 9:30pm and Sunday afternoon at 5pm.