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June 25, 2007


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good info,didn't know that sugar can cause that much of harm to our bodies.
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Cynthia Friedlob, The Thoughtful Consumer

The "classic" book about the negative impact of sugar on our poor, unsuspecting bodies is "Sugar Blues," written by William Dufty in 1975 (still available in a snappy newer edition). I read it then, and a couple more times over the years. I gave it as a gift to diet-conscious friends. I'm convinced it's full of valuable, motivating information.

So, you'd think I would have eliminated all sugar from my diet during the ensuing thirty-two years, but, sad to say, I haven't been able to stick with the plan without backsliding frequently.

Dufty says the introduction of sugar to society can be compared to that of cocaine, i.e., it was considered a substance that got you "high." Interesting, isn't it?

Ariane Benefit

@ Zunnur - I was pretty stunned too. I had no idea it lowered your immune system and caused inflammation.

@ Cynthia - Sugar Blues was the inspiration for Sugar Shock! Connie, the author of Sugar Shock is a journalist turned nutritionist. It's really hard to let go of sugar, harder than alchohol and cigarettes now, because it is EVERYWHERE. I didn't know that Dufty's analogy to cocaine, but I believe it is just as addictive as cocaine if you ask me. I used it to self-medicate and relieve stress, the trouble is you feel awful a day or 2 later! It took me 2 months to withraw and stop craving it like a madwoman! Same thing happened with Gluten. But after beating those 2 I feel like I can do anything! : )

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