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Sugar Blues Mass Market Paperback – Mar 17 1986
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Dufty is an award-winning journalist.
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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.
This is good stuff. This book lays it on the line in an easy to follow manner. It is NOT a medical review of substances, but what Dufty has to say is backed by results, results which have been duplicated in my own life!
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.
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.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Good for history buffs - lots of detail from the ages of the past. I wanted something a little more current.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I thought this book was going to be about sugar and how to eat healthy to avoid complications from eating too much of it. Instead, it was an A to Z history lesson on sugar. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon User
Great book, lots of history, simple message: Don't eat sugar.Published 12 months ago by Janice F. Craven
old friend from many years past and appreciated being able to have this most valuable document again.Published 14 months ago by sheila swift
This is a book ever actual. Everybody in the world should read this book to understand how deadly the devil sugar is.Published 14 months ago by Ulymar Rocha
Never before had I known the history and consequences of extended sugar consumption. Read more
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
'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 morePublished on Nov. 12 2012 by Vera C. Fran
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