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such a shame this knowledge was suppressed for so long
on 19 January 2013
If you are someone who consumes sugar in any of its processed guises, you really need to read this.
If all you eat is the occassional or daily piece of fruit you're probably off the hook, and that is quite a healthy behaviour to have .
If you're fully addicted to industrially extracted empty-calories of sugar devoid of dietary fibre and micronutrients then you really need to read this.
This is the information that the Sugar industry have tried to belittle and suppress with a smoke and mirrors campaign, and to read the extent that they have tried to hide this information makes my blood boil.
I wish I'd know of this book years ago, I might have avoided a fatty liver probably from over consumption of soft drinks ( and not alcohol as my Doctor kept inferring). Hopefully this is still reversible for me. I'd have never got fatty liver had I known what sugar can do.
Countless people must have suffered and died unnecessarily premature deaths due to the continued promotion of a food stuff that we have only had in industrial quantities in the last few hundred years. In reality the over supply of this commodity has been in the last 100 years. Yes we are all going to die even if we don't eat sugar, the evidence seems to indicate that you will die sooner if you consume highly refined sugar removed from its natural plant source. Maybe it isn't as harmful as smoking or alcohol but it does seem to at least be up there in the highly addictive substances that do cause health issues, especially when it is available in the quantities now affordable.
I believe in the future we will view the sugar industry to be almost as bad as the tobacco industry. Unfortunately that day seems to be a long way off, their smoke and mirrors campaign is still very effective. For those of you here , you have a chance , read the book and if you still decide to consume sugar at least you'd been warned.
I'd also recommend to have a look at Robert Lustig's Fat Chance: The bitter truth about sugar. That is an easier read than this book , because Lustig writes in an entertaining, direct style, whereas John Yudkin writes in an English Professorly way. I would advise you to read both.
Finally, don't become another victim of the sugar industry's malpractice.