Sugar Blues is a book by William Dufty that was released in and has become a dietary classic. According to the publishers, over 1. Dufty uses the narrative form to delve into the history of sugar and history of medicine. He mentions whistle blowers , such as Semmelweiss , to remind readers of the discontinuities in standard science.
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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 grea It's a prime ingredient in countless substances from cereal to soup, from cola to coffee.
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. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Sugar Blues , please sign up.
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This book was originally published in the s, but it's been known for over a hundred years sugar and refined flour, according to Dufty is a poison. It had been proven, prior to the publication of Sugar Blues, that sugar is a major factor in dental decay; sugar does cause overweight; removal of sugar from diets has cured symptoms of diabetes mellitus, schizophrenia, cancer and heart illnesses Sugar Blues, p.
Whoa, looks like I arrived three years too late. Is John still with us? Is his sister still with us? I know you asked about Sugar Blues, but pick up Dr. That's much more recent, published in , and loaded with medical and research journal citations. Nasha Winters is a remission survivor of Stage 4 ovarian cancer. See 2 questions about Sugar Blues…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Sugar Blues.
Aug 24, Aron rated it it was ok Recommends it for: those interested in the history of sugar. Shelves: nutrition-and-health , history. I would really only recommend this book to someone interested in the history of sugar's refinement and its integration into societies. For that, this book is excellent or at least appears to be - more on that shortly.
Beyond a history lesson though, it falls seriously short. The author is clearly a fanatic, as evidenced by his blaming everything from mental illnesses to the Bubonic plague to freckles on sugar consumption. I read this book based on a recommendation and the fact that I'm somewhat I would really only recommend this book to someone interested in the history of sugar's refinement and its integration into societies. I read this book based on a recommendation and the fact that I'm somewhat of a naturalist when it comes to food.
In that same vein, I also tend to believe refined carbohydrates are more damaging to our bodies than saturated fat, which has been a staple part of our diets for millennia. I was hoping to expand my knowledge on the subject, specifically regarding sugar, but it's extremely hard to take the author's claims at face value when every so often he throws in a gem like that freckle bit. You never know what you can trust, and that is seriously frustrating. As Dufty claims, it is true that your typical iodized Morton table salt contains dextrose I verified this in my own kitchen.
However, it amounts to 0. That amount is completely inconsequential. Good luck. Morton standard non-iodized table salt does not contain dextrose. The other thing that really caught my eye was the study Dufty mentioned where a French physiologist named Francois Magendie fed dogs a diet of sugar and water and studied the effects. Because the dogs died, Dufty concluded, and I quote, "As a steady diet, sugar is worse than nothing.
Plain water can keep you alive for quite some time. Sugar and water can kill you. This is a direct quote from Magendie himself assuming the Journal of Nutrition is to be trusted : " I took a small dog of three years old, fat, and in good health, and put it to feed upon sugar alone, and gave it distilled water to drink: it had as much as it chose of both It expired the 32nd day of the experiment.
What we have here is a single healthy dog, fed nothing but sugar and water, that lived for 32 days. You can actually conclude something useful from this: that sugar commonly referred to as "empty calories" cannot keep you alive - this dog very clearly starved to death and experienced some nutritional deficiencies along the way. You could then say that sugar is worse than nothing Concluding that the dog died faster than if it'd had only water, on the other hand, is complete and utter conjecture.
It was a single dog of unspecified breed, and there was no control. The other examples Dufty lists to back his claim are simply cases of humans living for a while without food. I wanted to buy the spats of nutritional biochemistry, but I feel as though I'd have to verify everything myself.
There are far better sources of information out there, such as Good Calories, Bad Calories. Journal of Nutrition reprint] View all 4 comments. Jun 14, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it really liked it. This book was first published in And if one wants to know the gist of what it tries to convey all he has to to is to turn to pages 59 to 60 thereof where the author quotes an even older work, that of the Japanese natural healer named Sakurazawa who, in his work entitled "You Are All Sanpaku" said: "Western medicine and science have only just begun to sound alarm signals over the fantastic increase in its per capita sugar consumption, in the United States especially.
Their researches and war This book was first published in Their researches and warnings are, I fear, many decades too late I am confident that Western medicine will one day admit what has been known to the Orient for years: sugar is without question the number one murderer in the history of humanity--much more lethal than opium or radioactive fallout--especially those people who eat rice as their principal food. Sugar is the greatest evil that modern industrial civilization has visited upon countries of the Far East and Africa.
Foolish people who give or sell candy to babies will one day discover, to their horror, that they have much to answer for. For people usually parents who give candies to their babies usually like to eat candies themselves and may be dead of sugar-related diseases long before the grown-up children start suffering from the same maladies.
Feb 28, Susanna Schick rated it it was amazing. This book changed my LIFE! I was seriously addicted to sugar, like the little girl in that John Waters film with the dark circles under her eyes, only into adulthood.
Would drown my sorrows in half a batch of brownie mix, then wonder why I was even more depressed. I had to stop completely for a few months, then found that if I ate something with sugar I'd want more, the craving would come back as surely as it does for any This book changed my LIFE! I had to stop completely for a few months, then found that if I ate something with sugar I'd want more, the craving would come back as surely as it does for any addict.
When I do consume sugar I notice my mood plummets and I get angry much more easily. I was about when I quit and have been about the past 20 years. But I'm naturally thin 6' tall , I know a lot of people who've lost serious weight quitting sugar and gluten. Oct 02, Chak rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: People who hate sugar.
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