- Tapa blanda: 180 páginas
- Editor: Square One Publ; Edición: 1 (1 de mayo de 2009)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0757003060
- ISBN-13: 978-0757003066
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Suicide by Sugar: A Startling Look at Our #1 National Addiction (Inglés) Tapa blanda – may 2009
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It is a dangerous, addictive white powder that can be found in abundance throughout this country. It is not illegal. In fact, it is available near playgrounds, schools, and workplaces. It is in practically everything we eat and drink, and once we are hooked on it, the cravings can be overwhelming. This white substance of abuse is sugar.
Over two decades ago, Nancy Appletons Lick the Sugar Habit exposed the health dangers of Americas high-sugar diet. Now, in Suicide by Sugar, Appleton, along with journalist G.N. Jacobs, presents a broader view of the problems caused by our favorite ingredient. The authors offer startling facts that link a range of disordersfrom dementia and hypoglycemia to obesity and cancerto our growing sugar addiction. Rounding out the book is a sound diet plan along with a number of recipes for sweet, easy-to prepare dishesall made without sugar or fruit.
Suicide by Sugar shines a bright light on our nations addiction and helps us begin the journey toward health.
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Nancy Appleton, PhD, earned her BS in clinical nutrition from UCLA and her PhD in health services from Walden University. An avid researcher, Dr. Appleton is the best-selling author of Stopping Inflammation, Healthy Bones, and Lick the Sugar Habit. She also lectures extensively throughout the world and has appeared on numerous television and radio talk shows. Dr. Appleton maintains a private practice in San Diego, California.
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On p. 10 the authors list 31 types of sugar. Some are ones many of us have thought of as healthful, such as agave, honey, molasses, raw sugar and maple syrup. But just because they are natural doesn't mean they are healthful.
Chapter 2 lists 140 reasons why sugar is ruining our health. Each of these has footnotes at the back with scientific studies to back them up. Chapter 3 shows how sugar throws off our body's homeostasis, disrupting the balance of minerals. Chapter 4 teaches us about how sugar destabilizes our blood sugar, as we learn about glycemic index, glycemic load, 8 things to consider when choosing a carbohydrate, as well as the dangers of the oral glucose tolerance test and better alternatives to use.
In chapter 5 we get the hard facts about soft drinks (you really won't want to have another one after reading this, I promise!) We learn how to calculate our BMI (body mass index) to see if we are overweight, or even obese. (Currently 74.1% of Americans are overweight!) We learn to interpret deceptive labels, and to calculate the number of teaspoons of sugar in a product. We uncover the horrors of high fructose corn syrup, and how it has a double whammy in creating the obesity epidemic: it becomes fat faster than glucose or sucrose, and it releases the hormone ghrelin which stimulates the appetite. We also discover the alarming truth of what happens when you cook food--how it creates toxic byproducts called AGEs that age you. (If you must cook, steam at low temperatures, and use water.) As the author of a raw food diet book, I was pleasantly surprised that Nancy went into such detail about this.
Chapter 6 discusses some of the major sugar-related diseases and conditions: obesity, hypoglycemia, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, dementia, cancer and even epilepsy. Chapter 7 gives us the strategies to fight sugar addiction, choosing from 3 different food plans that involve 5 food categories. There are a few recipes that include sweet potatoes and beets. (When we get off the intense sugars, vegetables like these taste very sweet and satisfying!)
At the end of the book is a glossary, resource guide, recommended reading, and plenty of footnotes to support the authors' claims. There is also a page on how to order a Body Monitor Test Kit which helps you figure out, through urine tests you do at home, whether your body is in homeostasis or not.
This book is easy to read and a must for the vast majority of eaters--carnivores, frugivores, vegetarians, vegans, etc. All parents and teachers need to read this, no matter how much they think they know about the dangers of sugar.
It's hard to break the habit, but once you find the real cause of your acne, kidney and liver problems, as well as teeth and bones problems, you'll get angry at sugar and the damage it will wreak on you. It's like playing with fire.
Wish somebody would tell it to me when I was a teenager, my teeth would've been all perfect, my skin would've been clear.
I hate sugar now, because it's designed to torture us and make us weak. In return it makes us feel a somewhat high for a little while. Read it, know what you're up against, be armed with the knowledge.