02 January 2010

SUGAR: The Enemy of Life

The number one enemy to your and my health is SUGAR in all its forms and manifestations. I have learned that if I can not get a patient off the Sugar, I cannot get that patient well. We are fighting a sugar conspiracy that can be traced all the way back to the African slave trade. One of the major reasons we were brought as slaves was to produce sugar! It was an evil then that had the power to enslave. It is exactly that today - only, due to modern "food science" it has become a monster that is destroying the health of the whole world.
One hundred years ago, the average person in America consumed from all sources 4 lbs. of sugar per year. In the year 2001 that amount had reached 129 lbs.
Today it is over 141 lbs per person per year.
The following video is a long lecture by endocrinologist Dr Robert Lustig. He is going to go through all the science concerning sugar and health at a very high level. Get out your notebook and get prepared to take a medical school level course in the relationship between Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Obesity, Diabetes, etc.
This is serious information for the serious student of health.
Enjoy. Learn. Think. Share.


Nadia Muhammad said...

Thank you for this information. As it relates to sugar, I agree with
your statement “ due to modern food science it has become a monster that is destroying the health of the whole world.” Speaking of food science, there is growing evidence that’s reflected in a number of studies that show that there is an association between consuming sugar-sweetened drinks, and weight gain in children and adolescents http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/full/84/2/274 Childhood obesity is a serious problem in Unites States! According to the World Health Organization, “in 2007, an estimated 22 million children under the age of 5 years were overweight throughout the world. “
So we have this worldwide consumption of sugar sweetened drinks, sugar sweetened foods, mixed with sugar sweetened marketing tactics via the media . Yes, we are indeed fighting a sugar conspiracy!!

Scott H. Muhammad said...

This Information was very powerful. I have know that sugar and high fructose corn surup was bad but wow, its poison. I will get down to eliminating it from my diet even more. I will ask my wife to count the grams in our meals. Thank you for this post Doc. Its an eye opener!

Brother Scott H. Muhammad, Philadelphia

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this!! I strongly agree and appreciate the insight.