Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Review of Sugar Blues- Is sugar killing you sweetly?

by William Dufty, New York, NY, Chilton Book Company, 1975, 256 pages

Sugar Blues

by William Dufty

Dufty opens with describing how lucrative the sugar industry has been over the centuries.  This commodity has ruled many empires.  Nations has survived and thrived within this market.  Whole sugar cane by itself is very nutritious but once it is stripped of its real nature and processed into the granule sugar we use today, essential vitamins and minerals are lost forever. 

Even though this book was written in 1975, 36 years ago, nothing much seems to have has changed on how scientists and medical doctors look at sugar, even though all the evidence is out there. 

Like opium, morphine, and heroin, sugar is an addictive, destructive drug, yet Americans consume it daily in everything from cigarettes to bread.  If you are overweight, or suffer from migraine, hypoglycemia or acne, the plague of the Sugar Blues has hit you.  In fact, by accepted diagnostic standards, our entire society is prediabetic.

Once a year, medical specialists still get together in May for Digestive Disease week to discuss all sorts of health issues that consume humans.  I watched one of their videos and to me, it just seems like a big networking party!  These so called specialists seem to gloss over the fact that sugar is a big hindrance in the human system.  It just might put them out of work.    

The author was once a sugar addict.  Under Gloria Swanson’s influence, he kicked the habit.  His struggle to quit this food was not easy, especially when he learned that sugar seems to be in just about everything. This addiction of his took about 15 years to quit.  However, the proof is in his pictures.  On the back of his book are before and after pictures of Dufty.  In the before picture, he looks like a stodgy old man. In the second picture, he looks very dashing. Dufty offers eye-opening research on how this insidious poison invade our lives.

If you have noticed mood swings or your energy all over the place, in yourself or a family member, you just might be consuming too much sugar!  This is a must read book for anyone who wants to improve their health and live happier.  You can probably find it used through AbeBooks or at your local library. 

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