Some Alarming Facts About SugarAug 02, 2012
Some alarming statements about sugar from doctors, nutrition experts and the Golden Girls:
“Not only does eating too much sugar lead to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay, it is also one of the biggest contributors to low energy and feelings of being overwhelmed – it has even been scientifically linked to depression.” – Dr. Frank Lipman
“Sugar is the most pro-aging food substance out there.” – Dr. Frank Lipman
“Sugar taxes your immune system and is highly addictive. Excess sugar (especially the devilish white stuff) robs your bod of minerals, lowers your precious pH, rots your teeth, wigs out your pancreas, feeds candida, fires up inflammation, osteoporosis, diabetes and cancer, stresses your nervous system and adrenals, and screws with normal hormone function. It also makes you feel crappy after the initial jolt subsides.” – Kris Carr, Crazy Sexy Diet
“The average American consumed thirty-two teaspoons of added sugar per day in 1996. It’s clear that Americans are gorging almost exclusively on refined, simple carbohydrates.” – T. Colin Campbell, The China Study
“With the lack of light in winter, we are naturally drawn to comfort foods that elevate our mood and raise our blood sugar. There are very real, physiological reasons for this. Remember those famous scenes in the Golden Girls when Blanche, Sophia, Rose, and Dorothy got up at night and ate cheesecake to feel better? Sugar elevates the neurotransmitter beta-endorphin, a brain chemical that is akin to opium and morphine. Sugar consumption actually dulls pain and makes us feel better, but only temporarily! Then it leads to systemic inflammation, the root cause of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. It can also cause your skin to look horrible and any aches and pain to feel even worse.” – Dr. Christiane Northrup
“The inescapable fact is that certain people are making an awful lot of money today selling foods that are unhealthy. They want you to keep eating the foods they sell, even though doing so makes you fat, depletes your vitality and shortens and degrades your life. They want you docile, compliant and ignorant. They do not want you informed, active and passionately alive, and they are quite willing to spend billions of dollars annually to accomplish their goals.” – T. Colin Campbell, The China Study
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” – Michael Pollan
2. I have also witnessed many hundreds of people have great success cutting sugar cravings with this superfood shake!
3. My yoga practice is absolutely essential for keeping all food cravings in check.
Enjoy the sweetness of a sugar-free life and be well!
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