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Doctor says Sugar is a TOXIN.

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posted on May, 1 2011 @ 09:53 PM
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I'm sure we've all heard the saying that everything good in life is either illegal, immoral or fattening.

It seems we aren't allowed to enjoy anything anymore without some crackpot scientist coming out and telling us that its bad for us. Then the very next week, we learn that something we always thought was bad is actually healthy.

I wish those scientists would just shut up and let us live our own lives.


This next story is another case in point:


Is Sugar Toxic?

Lustig is a specialist on pediatric hormone disorders and the leading expert in childhood obesity at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, which is one of the best medical schools in the country. He published his first paper on childhood obesity a dozen years ago, and he has been treating patients and doing research on the disorder ever since.

The viral success of his lecture, though, has little to do with Lustig’s impressive credentials and far more with the persuasive case he makes that sugar is a “toxin” or a “poison,” terms he uses together 13 times through the course of the lecture, in addition to the five references to sugar as merely “evil.” And by “sugar,” Lustig means not only the white granulated stuff that we put in coffee and sprinkle on cereal — technically known as sucrose — but also high-fructose corn syrup, which has already become without Lustig’s help what he calls “the most demonized additive known to man.”

It doesn’t hurt Lustig’s cause that he is a compelling public speaker. His critics argue that what makes him compelling is his practice of taking suggestive evidence and insisting that it’s incontrovertible. Lustig certainly doesn’t dabble in shades of gray. Sugar is not just an empty calorie, he says; its effect on us is much more insidious. “It’s not about the calories,” he says. “It has nothing to do with the calories. It’s a poison by itself.”

If Lustig is right, then our excessive consumption of sugar is the primary reason that the numbers of obese and diabetic Americans have skyrocketed in the past 30 years. But his argument implies more than that. If Lustig is right, it would mean that sugar is also the likely dietary cause of several other chronic ailments widely considered to be diseases of Western lifestyles — heart disease, hypertension and many common cancers among them.

NYT

You can view the Doctor's lecture here:





I for one hope this guy is dead wrong. If his ideas catch on, how long do you think it will take for the government to start regulating the sugar industry and then, eventually outlawing it altogether?




posted on May, 1 2011 @ 09:56 PM
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That will leave a lot of people weak, who don't have good non gmo vegetables, and in a zombie state, which I guess is their main goals.
edit on 1-5-2011 by Unity_99 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 1 2011 @ 10:01 PM
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reply to post by FortAnthem
 


theres nothing wrong with sugar,its propaganda probably lobbied by rumsfeld to further boost aspartame sales when in reality aspartame is the real toxin,i swear were living in the twilight zone



posted on May, 1 2011 @ 10:04 PM
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I certainly hope it doesn't come down to govt regulation.
I have hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), I have to have
sugar to live. I doubt anything is poison about it - everything
in moderation.



posted on May, 1 2011 @ 10:11 PM
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Personally, I don't ever see them attempting to regulate sugar. Way too much money to be made in Cancer, Diabetes, and a list a mile long of other potentially related diseases.

Sick & wrong. Sad but true!



posted on May, 2 2011 @ 12:03 PM
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Originally posted by crazydaisy
I certainly hope it doesn't come down to govt regulation.
I have hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), I have to have
sugar to live. I doubt anything is poison about it - everything
in moderation.



[sarcasm] Oh come on now, just quit your whining! Everybody knows that aspartame is the perfect substitute for sugar. Uncle Rummsfeld says so and if you can't believe Uncle Rummsfeld, who can you believe? They wouldn't have first put it out on the market under the name "Nutrasweet" if it wasn't good for us. That would have been false advertising. [/sarcasm]



posted on May, 2 2011 @ 09:23 PM
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Lets bump this one since the OBL furor seems to be dying down.



Maybe I won't have to use the "Imminent disclosure" card to revive this one.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 06:57 PM
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There have been multiple threads on this topic and, more specifically, Lustig himself. The new ATS search works pretty well now, I hear.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 07:07 PM
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Man all of these medical "professionals" are just getting too ridiculous these days.

So why is it that obesity, heart problems, cancer, etc are continuing to grow, even though people are using more sugar substitutes, and less real sugar? Does anyone even eat real sugar in ANYTHING anymore? I swear 99% of products either contain Aspartame or Corn Syrup. I'd look towards them being the real culprit, but honestly I don't think sugar has anything to do with the problem at all.

Anyone ever heard of Stevia? That stuff is a million times better for you than Aspartame, also much better for you than regular sugar and corn syrup. Stevia should really be used in the majority if products, NOT Aspartame of corn syrup. Yet we don't see it being used much, wonder why....



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 07:13 PM
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explosives are made from sugar, so what does that tell you?



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 07:25 PM
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Sugar isn't toxic. If it were, we'd not be eating fruit, for one thing. I'm thinking that perhaps he's leaning more towards the notion that excess consumption is harmful, especially in all the processed sugary foods that so many people seem to love eating. By that logic, though, simple carbohydrates could also be "toxic", as well as various fats, etc.



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