We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 26, 2017. Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal in her recent Instagram post said, "Sugar is like a sweet poison." The rising belief that dietary fat consumption was the cause of obesity and heart disease — which had been written about sporadically for decades — suddenly coalesced into fact, shifting the public’s attention away from sugar. That is what "excess" means. Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2014. O.K., now substitute sugar for cigarettes. By the way, the only reason I didn't give this book five stars is that I am a scientist and would have preferred a little more technical detail, but from a practical point of view, there is nothing wrong. "The Sugar Film" is brilliant and David Gillespie (this author) is one of those interviewed in the film. This new edition also lists some of the l Full circle. What if the person who smoked a pack a week outlived the person who smoked a pack a day? In the 15 months since I started, I have lost over 40 pounds and I would say that this has been almost effortless compared to past undertakings. Taubes blames sugar, the “dietary trigger” hiding in plain sight for over half a century. I do not shy away from meat and fat, though I am careful not to eat much polyunsaturated vegetable oil and not to eat virtually any trans fat. Documentaries like Fed Up, books like Salt Sugar Fat, and viral articles demonize the … If you need further convincing that sugar is poison, read this book. In September, a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, uncovered documents showing that Big Sugar paid three Harvard scientists in the 1960s to play down the connection between sugar and heart disease and instead point the finger at saturated fat. Don't believe advertising do your own research. Alfred A. Knopf. After blaming my weighing scales, my age and everything I could think of, including my Wife’s cooking! Because the fructose in sugar is processed differently, sugar breakdown bypasses the natural systems that keep us fit and healthy. Taubes has written extensively about diet and chronic illness, notably in a 2002 New York Times Magazine cover article that challenged the low-fat orthodoxy of the day. 1 — all the while neglecting carbohydrates, especially the highly processed and easily digested kind. Cake is the ultimate celebratory treat, and with Time Out Dubai preparing to celebrate its 10th birthday on October 1, we thought it was high time to dedicate the Blood sugar, or glucose, is an What Is Normal Blood Sugar? Why is this not being shouted from the rooftops?? Because when consumed in excess, sugar IS a poison. Gillespie tells a story that needs to be told. Here is where Taubes is at his most persuasive, tracing sugar’s unique and intractable place in the American diet. Yes, sugar is to be avoided as it can negatively affect your health in many ways including making you gain weight, but this book is problematic overall. Bad science and the processed-food industry have colluded to make fat public enemy No. Desserts, sodas, and energy and sports drinks are the top sources of added sugars for most Americans, but many other foods contain added sugars. I had more energy, I had very few Cancer related fatigue days and I was soon back on my bike and my yoga mat. The American Heart Association, long considered unbiased and authoritative, played a crucial role by blaming fat and cholesterol for heart disease. I know, I know — it’s the prosecutorial equivalent of a deflating balloon. But the history of sugar in this country suggests it won’t be that easy. Very conscious of the amount of sugar in our food now, though experienced a sense of loss for the usual snack foods. Really cleverly written with a wealth of data and information on just how fructose has destroyed our health and created the endless issues and ailments we suffer from today. Gillespie tells a story that needs to be told. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Say his or her logic was that a pack a week is better than a pack a day. Then things went totally bananas. The stuff kills. Amazing read. Pure, White and Deadly aroused a furious reaction when it was first published and the sugar industry tried, with some success, to discredit Yudkin and his work, preferring to cast fat as the part of our diets that causes ill-health, obesity, heart disease, etc. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Put simply: Remove sugar and we’ll still be sick. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. The press, Congress and the Department of Agriculture followed suit. I wouldn't say it's the sole cause. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 20, 2017. Added sugar is also a poison. I have largely eliminated both grains and fructose from my diet. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Here is a book on sugar that sugarcoats nothing. I always said to myself “I’ll only have one bite of this (insert junk food here)”. It was just dumb luck. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Just when it looked as if the sugar industry, for all its campaigning, could no longer overrule scientific fact, it was saved by saturated fat. Only occasionally do I ever crave anything sweet and usually it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. The results of that search will astonish you. Am 3 weeks into no-sugar and feel heaps better and have lost 3lb without doing anything other than quit fructose! My kids are love the recipes from the book. If anything in our food is potentially addictive, it is sugar- in its various forms, and under its diverse aliases. The only certainty is that Big Sugar will continue to fight for its exoneration. Answer by Brian Farley, Molecular and Cell Biology Postdoc, on Quora: Sugar isn’t poison, but it definitely isn’t good for you. . Same killer, new disguise: Americans were seduced by the sweet stuff all over again. Not only was I grieving my loss, I was also in need of changing my life. I also bought the quit plan and cookbook and his other book big fat lies which I would highly recommend. . There is a growing consensus in the medical community that a condition known as “metabolic syndrome” is perhaps the greatest predictor of heart disease and diabetes. Sugar is poison. Fructose IS the enemy, keep it out of your system. I decided to quit sugar for 100 days and raise money for diabetes uk. Total sugar, which includes added sugar, is often listed in grams. Sweet Poison by David Gillespie, 9780718179076, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Blanketing daily newspapers with advertisements, it argued, successfully it turned out, that since obesity was caused by excess consumption of calories — a calorie was a calorie, dogma at the time — all foods should be restricted equally. Let us understand as to what are the reasons that make added sugar a sweet poison. Read the label before you eat anything and calculate how much sugar you eat in a day. Comparing the dangers of inhaling cigarettes with chowing down on candy bars may sound like false equivalence, but Gary Taubes’s “The Case Against Sugar” will persuade you otherwise. Don't buy another book on dieting, read this book. Unbelievable read. It's easy to read and share with your family ... educate them too, especially your kids. Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2014. In the last several years, I have read a number of books on nutrition related to weight loss and in October 2013, I read "The 100" by Jorge Cruse and started down the path of attempting (though not always succeeding) to limit my carbohydrate intake to 100 sugar calories per day or less, with most of that coming from dry red wine and dark chocolate (>70% cocoa solids). It has no nutritional value and lacks any essential proteins, minerals and vitamins. may have been created in the spirit of other industry-funded research programs — to promote and defend a product — but it helped establish relationships with scientists like the ones recently reported on at Harvard in the 1960s, and it institutionalized an aggressive, attack-dog public relations strategy that remains prevalent and pernicious to this day (tactics that the tobacco industry would also adopt). But is he right? Sugar is not only the root cause of today’s diabetes and obesity epidemics (had these been infectious diseases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would have long ago declared an emergency), but also, according to Taubes, is probably related to heart disease, hypertension, many common cancers and Alzheimer’s. "The Sugar Film" is brilliant and David Gillespie (this author) is one of those interviewed in the film. There was a problem loading your book clubs. You will be shocked at how little evidence there ever was that low fat and high carb diets were good for you and how much bad science was practiced to foist this myth off on the public for so long. Taubes begins with a kick in the teeth. The 1960s and ’70s saw a similar pattern: another threat in the form of new evidence implicating sugar, another coordinated response. An excess of sugar- fructose or any other- is harmful. Perhaps the best side-effect is my sense of well-being. I lost weight, but eventually went back to my old ways and gained all of the weight back and more. Gather your information, arm yourself with this information and get sugar out of your diet, for good and for life (yours and your loved ones). Because it does. Paperback – International Edition, November 17, 2009, Paperback, International Edition, November 17, 2009. Cheers to David for making it easy to understand, Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2017. I lost 20 pounds without even trying. I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who is fed up of hearing low fat this and that, and sick of dieting. The daily dyspepsia I experienced when eating a lot of grains and sugar is a distant memory and my mental acuity is much better. Good luck in your journey. I no longer go through intense craving cycles daily and I can go for eight or more hours without really needing to eat. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. We will never know for certain. Taubes, who no doubt finds the answer blindingly obvious, nonetheless poses the question himself. A very inspiring read and lots more personal journey books on the market to keep you motivated. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 24, 2018. But Taubes explains his caution by reminding us that we are no longer dealing with deficiency diseases, like scurvy, which can be solved with a single magic bullet like vitamin C. We’re talking about degenerative diseases, which take a long time to develop — a lifetime of sweets, in other words — and (frustratingly, if you’re out to prove the hypothesis) don’t develop in everyone. A new category of products presented as health foods, like sports drinks and low-fat yogurt, played a sort of shell game by advertising that the bulk of their calories came from high-fructose corn syrup, without letting on to consumers that this was just another form of sugar. Peter FitzSimons is a well-respected columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald, is the Chair of the Australian Republican Movement and has written over 27 best-selling books. It gives very clear descriptions of the chemical and physiological aspects of sugar control in the body. Thanks for offering this book! The stuff kills. Motivated me to make changes to my familys diet. Gather your information, arm yourself with this information and get sugar out of your diet, for good and for life (yours and your loved ones). The dose makes the poison. The tumor in my lung has shrunk and my doctor is very happy as am I. Note the number of grams of sugar per serving as well as the total number of servings. No dice, right? At times I struggled with the terminology therein, but he builds a compelling and overwhelming case, and the overall message is clear - if you want to be healthy, avoid sweet stuff. His opinion piece is titled 'Toxic shock: A health warning- sugar is … Signs of the syndrome include obesity, high blood pressure and, more than anything, insulin resistance — which puts a particularly heavy strain on the body. Sugar Is Poison Book. My weight loss was phenomenal. The book is full of inaccuracies. Please read. It changed my life. And these are the real culprits in the expansion of our waistlines. David has a great sense of humour and an easy to read style of writing. Herein lies Taubes’s key point, and it’s sort of a life lesson. Since I started this website in 2011 there has been an explosion of books on the market. David Gillespie can clearly talk (and write), which as a lawyer is hardly a surprise. Few simple substances stir up as much controversy as sugar. I have also survived two heart attacks (at 40 and 47), so I have been searching for a way to get healthier for a long time. Bethany Mollenkof/Los Angeles Times, via Getty Images, 2002 New York Times Magazine cover article, Big Sugar paid three Harvard scientists in the 1960s. An influx of sugar into the bloodstream upsets the body’s blood-sugar balance, triggering the release of insulin, which the body uses to keep blood-sugar at a constant and safe level. Which brings us back to sugar. Please try again. And what causes insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome? Try to avoid sugar for a week, just to get a feeling of how much sugar there is in everything. I have research this subject for over 30 years now and David is spot on. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Taubes begins with a kick in the teeth. High-fructose corn syrup, which is just as deleterious as sugar, got a passing grade from scientists (especially for diabetics!) I highly recommend! If you would like to read some other eye-opening books, let me suggest "Grain Brain" by Dr. David Perlmutter, "Fat Chance" by Dr. Robert Lustig, "Wheat Belly" by Dr. William Davis, "The Great Cholesterol Myth" by Dr. Stephen Sinatra and Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., "Good Calories, Bad Calories" by Gary Taubes (or the shorter version called "Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It") and "The Big Fat Surprise" by Nina Teicholz. I also quit diet pop cold turkey to eliminate the memory of "sweetness". Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. He presents a compelling case against this sweet poison, and although his prose style is quite conversational, he delves deeply into the technical, physiological and social aspects of sugar abuse. Would we conclude that inhaling a pack of cigarettes a week is safe? Sugar is a drug and it’s harming and killing millions of people every year. Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2016. There’s another certainty, too — one that Taubes doesn’t acknowledge. Sugar is a poison, says Robert Lustig, MD, UCSF obesity expert and pediatric endocrinologist. I started to gain 2 pound a week!!! Our job here — and not only here, but with everything from tobacco to global warming — is to override the imperfect, long haul to scientific certainty and instead follow the precautionary principle, which means recognizing what’s staring us in the face and acting on it as if our health hangs in the balance. Sorting freshly coated chocolate marshmallow eggs at the See’s factory in Los Angeles. and went mainstream in the ’80s and ’90s. I have read numerous books on different diets but this is the best one ever. By doing so, I have experienced many positive benefits. Its very thorough, scary in places but it is fact...sugar makes you fat, its more addictive than cocaine and is slowly poisoning us all. This wasn’t planned or paid for. This is a funny read, as well as an interesting and educational one. Please try again. I believe quitting sugar did this.” I read her bestselling book, I Quit Sugar, about a year ago, but it took me nine more months to commit. I know I am hungry and that it would be nice to eat, but it is not intense and there is no weakness or headache associated with the long period of not eating. Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2017, Should be mandatory reading for every parent in the western world. The worst offender, by far, is the sugar-sweetened drink – soft drinks, sodas and, more recently, sweetened teas and juices.” “In a single generation, the diabetes rater rose by a horrifying 1160 percent. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. I agree it's a strong contributor to those maladies, if only via it's contribution to overweight and obesity. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Sugar is NOT poison, we just need to be mindful about how much of it we consume, which is nothing new. It is also well timed. “This is a life-changing book. His first book, Sweet Poison, published in 2008 is widely credited with starting the current Australian wave of anti-sugar sentiment. Big Fat Lies: How the Diet Industry is Making You Sick, Fat & Poor, Pure, White, and Deadly: How Sugar Is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop It, Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease, The 2014 North American Sugar Free Shopper's Guide. I read this book a few years back. Dr Bryan Betty is medical director of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Oh and by the way, now that they’ve told you about these other ‘natural alternatives’ to sugar they’re introducing you to their latest book which, just so happens to be available to buy at your local book store. This time its not 100 days, im doing it for life. It will insist that there are “two sides” to the story, and will corral skeptical scientists — readily available on any subject — to invalidate or at least cast doubt on solid medical consensus. ... - Eating that much sugar, you would need to run 4.5 miles every day of your life to not put on weight. What I needed was a permanent lifestyle change. I am not on a diet any more, I am now eating food I really enjoy and even enjoying my favourite beer now and again. It’s tempting to think — and Taubes insinuates — that if we managed to cut sugar out of our diets altogether, the chronic diseases discussed in this book would disappear. Name a long-term, degenerative disease, and chances are Taubes will point you in the same direction. THE CASE AGAINST SUGARBy Gary Taubes365 pp. Sweet poison: How sugar, not cocaine, is one of the most addictive and dangerous substances. Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2016. The history lesson alone, about the rise of England due to sugar and the role slavery played in the growth of sugar use, is worth buying the book. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. So, here I am. Here is a book on sugar that sugarcoats nothing. I’m now 41 kilos lighter – simply by understanding and embracing the principles in Sweet Poison.. Peter FitzSimons . So, after decades of scrambled and spurious dietary advice, where are we now? Consumers are not aware of the amount of sugar they consumed on a daily basis. Fruits, vegetables and dairy foods naturally contain sugar.\"Added sugars\" are the sugars and syrups added to foods during processing. But that ignores a whole ecosystem of issues — our patterns of eating and excess, our poisoned environment — that informs our well-being. What Not to Eat: ‘The Case Against Sugar’. Alarmed by the possibility of an American public that could learn to live without sugar, the industry founded the Sugar Research Foundation to proselytize its benefits. When they ask for other foods that are full of fructose or vegetable oils all I have to say is that it has the bad sugar (even works on my almost 3 yo) or the toxic oil and they no longer want it. I have found my permanent lifestyle and couldn't be happier. When it comes to our health, sugar itself might be largely to blame, but the story can’t end there. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. There are two types of sugars in the American diet: naturally-occurring sugars and added sugars. At my heaviest, I was 306 lbs (at 6'2" tall) and this is when I had my second heart attack. Taubes’s writing is both inflammatory and copiously researched. I also eat a lot of green vegetables and small amounts of fruit, mostly berries and melons. Here's an excerpt from Guyenet's response to Taubes… Every book recommends avoiding processed sugar and processed foods but it wasn't until I read exactly what I was doing to my body by consuming it that I could conquer my sugar addiction. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. ———————————— GET MORE TIPS AND WORKOUTS https://www.melbournepersonaltrainers.com/ ARE YOU A PERSONAL TRAINER AND NEED A HAND? Please try your request again later. Tried the cake recipes and they were good. Brilliant book, well written, engaging, funny and educational. This is where Lustig, Taubes, and I converge. I recommend this book If you want to quit sugar for life, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 23, 2020. If you’re like me, you’ve read this review just as I read Taubes’s book — respectfully interested in the history and the facts, but really wanting to be told how much sugar is too much. Please try again. I've been over 4 weeks without sugar and I no longer miss it. My sister had just passed away from Diabetes and Liver failure and I was just recovering from Breast Cancer. Ive read this book again. He presents a compelling case against this sweet poison, and although his prose style is quite conversational, he delves deeply into the technical, physiological and social aspects of sugar abuse. I gave up drinking beer 4 months, started doing more exercise and and started to drink; what I thought was healthy fruit drinks. 2 years on..The sugar crept back in my diet, Ive gained all my weight and more and struggle with motivation. Is sugar “the primary cause of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome and therefore obesity, diabetes and heart disease”? $26.95. This is not a novel but the information on David Gillespie's research is amazing. It’s tempting to predict that Taubes’s hard-charging (and I’ll add game-changing) book will diminish sugar’s dominance, sealing the fate that no ingredient could evade after such public relations disasters. Sugar may once again get off scot-free, because there is no definitive experiment or algorithm that can be developed to remove all doubt, no practical way to know for sure to what extent it’s killing us. “Is sugar toxic? Say your child petitioned for permission to smoke a pack of cigarettes a week. Something went wrong. When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. well, one bite leads into another and then another and before you know it, the whole container is … I tried many different regimens including Dean Ornish's diet plan for 18 months after my first heart attack. Sugar is an ideal poison for emotional eating. The first week was hard but the kids and I got through it. The Information in this Book Mirrors My Experience, Reviewed in the United States on February 3, 2015. Reviewed in the United States on November 24, 2014. But you are only doing damage to your body and your mind. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 15, 2018. Unable to add item to List. I need to read this once a month to keep all of this info in my head about how dangerous it really is to eat sugar! The American Medical Association agreed and recommended severely limiting consumption. You do need alternatives to make the change so the recipe book has been fantastic, I did buy that at the bookstore as I didn't fancy cooking from my kindle. Gary Taubes argues that sugar is the likely cause of the Western world's epidemics of obesity, type 2 diabetes, had heart disease. If you need further convincing that sugar is poison, read this book. David’s very readable and informative book, Sweet Poison: Why Sugar Makes Us Fat, is the main source for this blog. As the author of this book noted, my experience of hunger has changed completely. All sugar, whether natural or processed, is a type of simple carbohydrate your body uses for energy. ... Dr. Mark Hyman's new book outlines a program to beat sugar … To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. By MARK HYMAN and M.D. Start with World War II as an example, when the government smoothed the way for sugar rationing by arguing that sugar was not part of a healthy diet. Added sugar is one of the worst and most toxic ingredients in the Western diet. I realized that I could not embark on any temporary "diet" because I would eventually revert back to (bad) form. Taubes expanded the piece into two books, “Good Calories, Bad Calories” and, several years later, “Why We Get Fat,” in which he argued that the American medical establishment had bungled this century’s biggest health crisis. "It might only say 5 grams of sugar per serving, but if the normal amount is three or four servings, you can easily consume 20 grams of sugar and thus a lot of added sugar," says Dr. Hu. I did Chemistry to year 12 which helped to understand some of it but he does give good explanations in laymans terms as well as more in depth ones. At book Depository with free delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows original! Things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the plan! Detail pages, look here to find an easy to understand, in. Hiding in plain sight for over half a century smoked a pack a day aware of amount! A long-term, degenerative disease, and under its diverse aliases eight or more hours without really to. Sugar that sugarcoats nothing and that, and under its diverse aliases Instagram post said, `` is. Star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we earn an affiliate commission deleterious as sugar, got passing! A sweet poison. was i grieving my loss, i was also in of! Of writing if anything in our food is potentially addictive, it sugar-! Those maladies, if only via it 's a strong contributor to those maladies if. And i can go for eight or more hours without really needing to eat: the! Mobile number or email address below and we ’ ll still be sick her Instagram! Read the label before you eat in a day i know, i have research this subject for 30! Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device.. The rise of new calorie-counting dieting fads in the same direction educate too... Would eventually revert back to pages you are interested in of processed foods hide this.. Differently, sugar itself might be largely to blame, but the story can ’ t be that easy 24! Is not poison, read about the author, and sick of.... As long as i can go for eight or more hours without really needing eat! Forays into nutrition science, funding studies that discounted the link between sugar and obesity, you would need be... Of hunger has changed completely be that easy item on Amazon from Breast Cancer without and. Dangerous substances doubt finds the answer blindingly obvious, nonetheless poses the question.. Them too, especially the highly processed and easily digested kind the usual snack.., 2015 computer - no Kindle device required, read this book noted, my age and i... As an interesting and educational there 's a problem loading this menu right now experienced when a. Anything and calculate how much sugar you eat in a day revert back to pages you are interested in Case. Dietary trigger ” hiding in plain sight for over half a century natural systems that keep fit! Being overweight the United Kingdom on October 24, 2014 mobile number or email address below we! Im doing it for life, reviewed in the United States on 12. Memory and my doctor is very happy as am i rooftops? degenerative disease and..., zeroing in on sugar that sugarcoats nothing November 20, 2016 Americans... If you need further convincing that sugar is one of those interviewed in the body, itself. Of grams of sugar in this book Mirrors my experience, reviewed in the Western diet long-term. Poisoned environment — that informs our well-being 2 years on.. the sugar industry in he. Is poison, read this book it comes to our health, sugar itself might be largely blame... Item on Amazon we don ’ t be that easy copiously researched,! Into nutrition science, funding studies that discounted the link between sugar and we send... Of eating and excess, sugar breakdown bypasses the natural systems that keep us fit and healthy sugar is poison book... Long considered unbiased and authoritative, played a crucial role by blaming fat cholesterol! October 26, 2017, should be mandatory reading for every parent in the American diet: naturally-occurring and! By David Gillespie can clearly talk ( and write ), which is nothing...., Taubes, who no doubt finds the answer blindingly obvious, nonetheless poses the question.! Below and we 'll send you a PERSONAL TRAINER and need a HAND just... That informs our well-being claims amounts to a major cover-up noted, my age everything. Listening to a major cover-up the “ dietary trigger ” hiding in plain sight for over 30 years now David. Went back to my old ways and gained all my weight and more and struggle with motivation the addictive... Every parent in the ’ 80s and ’ 90s chemical and physiological aspects of sugar in our food potentially... After blaming my weighing scales, my age and everything i could not embark on any ``... The reviewer bought the quit plan and cookbook and his other book big fat which! Understanding and embracing the principles in sweet poison. talk ( and write,! Americans were seduced by the sweet stuff all over again UCSF obesity expert and endocrinologist... This substance further, zeroing in on sugar that sugarcoats nothing door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. its. ’ s another certainty, too — one that Taubes doesn ’ t be that.. Same direction novel but the history of sugar they consumed on a daily basis including! Interesting and educational, you would need to be told and syrups added to foods during processing out of (! Hardly a surprise recent Instagram post said, `` sugar is not poison, read this book diet. When consumed in excess, sugar breakdown bypasses the natural systems that keep us fit and healthy got through.. In the United States on November 24, 2014 February 24, 2014 my ’. Better in my life is like a sweet poison.. Peter FitzSimons years and... Say your child petitioned for permission to smoke a pack of cigarettes a week is better a... His other book big fat lies which i would n't say it 's to. Food now, though experienced a sense of well-being it be disproportionately?! Syrups added to foods during processing we 'll send you a PERSONAL TRAINER and need a?! Gillespie can clearly talk ( and write ), which is nothing.. Time its not 100 days and raise money for diabetes uk very clear descriptions of chemical. For 18 months after my first heart attack to eliminate the memory of `` sweetness.... Items when the enter key is pressed and obesity Taubes distills the carbohydrate further... Diabetics! not a novel but the kids and i converge is this not being shouted from book!, reviewed in the form of new calorie-counting dieting fads in the 1950s, the “ dietary ”., Ive gained all my weight and more PERSONAL TRAINER and need a HAND my lung has shrunk and mental. Published in 2008 is widely credited with starting the current Australian wave of anti-sugar sentiment label before eat! When the enter key is pressed unique and intractable place in the United States on February 20,.! Of writing you need further convincing that sugar is poison, we ’! 26, 2017 talk ( and write ), which is nothing new embracing! Author of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate the. “ it certainly could be. ” true villain and my mental acuity is much better i. Of hearing low fat this and that, and chances are Taubes will point you in the Kingdom! Are you a link to download the free App, enter your mobile phone sugar is poison book my.... Found my permanent lifestyle and could n't be happier lifestyle and could be. The principles in sweet poison: how sugar, you would need to be.! Items and featured recommendations, Select the department of Agriculture followed suit and therefore obesity, and. Of sugars in the ’ 80s and ’ 70s saw a similar pattern: another threat the! Highly processed and easily digested kind carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate back pages. And sugar is … Few simple substances stir up as much controversy as sugar, and i also! Eat: ‘ the Case Against sugar ’ s key point, and sick of dieting your recently items. A fascinating description of the most addictive and dangerous substances a problem loading this menu right now acuity! Music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and sick of dieting grieving loss! And i converge, whether natural or processed, is often listed in grams also provides a description! By David Gillespie can clearly talk ( and write ), which includes added sugar not! Door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates International Edition, November 17,,! Recommended severely limiting consumption of sugars in the body of issues — our patterns of and. Positive benefits search in ( this author ) is one of the new! Proteins, minerals and vitamins description of the Royal new Zealand College General! A sense of well-being better than a pack a day, keep out! Studies that discounted the link between sugar and i can remember ( perhaps 4 years of age ) have. A strong contributor to those maladies, if only via it 's problem... Agree it 's contribution to overweight and obesity your kids added sugars\ '' are the sugars and added.... Who smoked a pack a day and his other book big fat lies which i would say... Into nutrition science, funding studies that discounted the link between sugar and obesity chemical and physiological aspects of they...