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Sugar Blues [Mass Market Paperback]

William Dufty
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March 17 1986
It's a prime ingredient in countless substances from cereal to soup, from cola to coffee. Consumed at the rate of one hundred pounds for every American every year, it's as addictive as nicotine -- and as poisonous. It's sugar. And "Sugar Blues", inspired by the crusade of Hollywood legend Gloria Swanson, is the classic, bestselling expose that unmasks our generation's greatest medical killer and shows how a revitalizing, sugar-free diet can not only change lives, but quite possibly save them.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Sugar Blues July 12 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
If Americans would read this book and take it seriously, that would be the end of our modern food processing industry as we know it, especially the cereal industry. It would also quite possibly end our epidemic of diabetes and other debilitating diseases, IMHO.
The only reason our food processors use sugar as their main "filler" ingredient is because they can't get away with using saw dust or horse dung (not yet, anyway). The FDA has been AWOL on this for a long time, proving we have the best Congressmen that money can buy. They are supposed to oversee these agencies, but were long ago bought off by the lobbies.
My grandmother gave me some very good advice one time. When you go into a supermarket to shop, stick to the walls. You'll stay far healthier that way. "Sugar Blues" explains why.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another Good Book On Sugar Feb. 6 2003
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Every author I have read who writes about sugar comes across to me as a little paranoid, but after reading their books they have every reason to be. White sugar is probably much more nefarious then most of us imagine. Whatever it is, I am certainly treading on a different ground when I shop\hunt for food.
Some good things about Sugar Blues is there is some quick really simple recipes. There also is a section on how government and industry always seem to work together for their OWN interest and not yours. Caveat emptor.... always! Never forget that and use your common sense.
He also warns that doctors are not your friends. I believe that to be quite true. They are on another paradigm and pity the fool that neglects his health by his bad eating habits and ends up in their care. Read this book and you could avoid being another "white stuff" casualty. I mean doctors do wear white coats don't they?
In other areas the author pushed it a little too hard in my opinion when he said a lot of "unexplainable [car] accidents" in which "millions of American drivers" may be driving under the influence or effect of sugar drowsiness (i.e. hypoglycemia due to hyperinsulin) when driving after a meal, especially after eating restaurant meals which is loaded with sugar. But who knows, it could be true and never has been investigated. Refined sugar is in nearly everything we eat nowadays.
His decrying of sugar is similiar to Nancy Appleton's book, but I wouldn't take both of what they say lightly. The bottom line to me is another "white" food to avoid. That is; white sugar; white flour; white rice; white salt; and white milk (non-raw). All of these foods face extreme processing to lengthen their shelf life, but may end up shorting yours.
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5.0 out of 5 stars from Chicago, IL, USA Jan. 14 2001
By P. Wood
Format:Mass Market Paperback
For anyone that suspects that health data is corrupt in the US, this book provides ample evidence. I have concluded for some time that truth in food advertising is an oxymoron. Most Journalists are corrupted by the missinformation spread by large companies. Food processing companies for some time have been trying to trick us into eating factory produced food, if the food is not processed, they don't make money because they cannot add value. They have been supresing data and research that concludes that we should eat less processed food. This book covers both sugar and wheat flour, the two most used and abused ingriedients in the US food supply. The US FDA for some unknown reason, not covered in this book is party to this ongoing sham. This author supports his hypothesis with historical facts. The book is written in a very entertaining and readable fasion. Any European who has visited the US can attest to the over sweetened products here. Likewise the bread is tasteless and empty of texture, but full of highly processed grains, sugar and fats. This book explains why. Here's a real life example of what the author attempts to illustrate. I subscribe to Prevention magazine which is a very good source of health and nutrition information. This months copy, Feb 2001, has a full page add by America's peanut farmers showing two slices of white bread, both covered with peanut butter, the caption reads, more or less, 'peanuts are a good source of the B vitamin, also known as folic acid...consuming sufficient amounts of folic acid...may help prevent neural tube birth defects.' - This is a scare tactic! The food combination offered has huge quantities of the antinutrients sugar and white flour and plenty of vegetable fat but only a tiny amount of peanuts. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing May 30 2000
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I first read this book a year ago. I'll say this about it:
Forget the indespensible information on the completely non-existent nutritional value of refined sugar. Forget the anecdotal mind-blowing gems like how mosquitos and other disease carrying insects fly past a recovered sugar addict's body because they are no longer attracted to what was once sweet smelling and tasting blood. Forget the paradigm shift his expose demands on the causes of a significant portion of all automobile accidents in this country. Forget his linking glucose intolerence to diseases--diagnosed, undiagnosed and falsely diagnosed over the centuries--from tooth decay to epilepsy to heart diesase to schizophrenia to lung cancer.
Just ruminate on the historical facts brought out by this man that the hunger for refined sugar, and the subsequent addiction to this mind and body destroying chemical are the architects of:
1) the African Slave trade in Europe and the Americas
2)the disconnected and disjunct philosophies of mind and body health being separate entities in Western medicine (just now being gradually overturned) unlike everywhere else in world history
3)"Pagan"/mental illness-related diseases of mythical, otherwise inexplicable derivation
4) the chemical dependency supply-and-demand relationship and geo-political international trade structure that made everything from the decimation of Native American tribes and lands in the Americas to the drug corporations near dominance of today's American economy, to the Medellin and Sicilian cartels of heroin and cocaine *creating international public policy today* not just possible but INEVITABLE...
In short, Mr. Dufty has written one of the most important books of this century, bar none.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For Optimal Wellness a Must Read
Written in 1975,still a must read.Few people realize the connections with sugar,over history ,over time and the
stark refusal to believe the unfolding evidence compounding as... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Donald F. Gillis
5.0 out of 5 stars Sugar, sugar.
'Sugar Blues' by William Duffy is a must read for any health enthusiast. Duffy paints a black picture of sugar, and a dark picture it is, portraying sugar as addictive to human... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Vera C. Fran
1.0 out of 5 stars I never throw out books, however ....
Wish I could give it no stars, but that isn't an option.
I found this book to be a total waste of time. Read more
Published on Sept. 25 2011 by Andrea
5.0 out of 5 stars SUGAR BLUES
Published on Feb. 2 2011 by ANTHONEY
5.0 out of 5 stars Put your Michael Moore glasses on
Read this book like you'd watch a Michael Moore film. Critically. His negative views on the church and government are severe and take away from the value of the book. Read more
Published on March 3 2010 by Matthew S. Nelson
2.0 out of 5 stars Avoid Sugar ! (and the book).
Anything that is not done in moderation causes medical problems including too much water. This is a one note book - the evils of sugar. Please... Read more
Published on Jan. 17 2004 by J. E. Robinson
2.0 out of 5 stars An Unsubstantiated Diatribe
This book is an over-the-top rant about the evils of sugar. According to the author, most major evils were caused by sugar: the Bubonic Plague, The Crusades, Slavery, Witchunts... Read more
Published on March 15 2003 by Susan
5.0 out of 5 stars More than diabetes
I read this book last year and have taken it to heart. It IS very hard to totally eliminate refined sugar in this country, but just cutting WAY back has made major differences. Read more
Published on Jan. 15 2003 by Peter Sheidler
5.0 out of 5 stars Geat book for health.
William Dufty explains how unhealthy sugar is and how the politicians, media, and health "experts" have hidden the truth about sugar.
Published on Jan. 12 2003 by Wily Elder
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING
I am not exagerating when I say this book changed my life. It has been 23 years since I first read The Sugar Blues and it has been reaffirmed repeatedly in that time. Read more
Published on April 27 2002 by Patrick J Duggan
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