Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Find Out Why Sugar Is Poison According to a Physician Author

Find Out Why Sugar Is Poison According to a Physician Author 

Most people are aware that sugar, not fat, is now considered to be the real baddy. Sugar used to be a real commodity. It wasn’t cheap and was a sort of a delicacy. But then came high-fructose corn syrup, and all of a sudden sugar was added to just about everything. The industry soon noticed that if they took the fat out, they had to put the sugar in. When they did that, people bought more. So it made a lot of sense to the big food companies to keep adding more and more sugars. Today, about 80% of the 600,000 packaged foods you can buy in the US have added calorific sweeteners. But what does this do to us, and what does it do the society as a whole?

Dr. Robert Lustig is an endocrinologist with a vision. He is the author of a book Fat Chance: The Hidden Truth About Sugar, Obesity and Disease, in which he declared a war on sugar. According to Dr. Lustig, sugar should reach the enemy status of tobacco, and legislation needs to be put in place to prevent companies from making money by causing a serious deterioration in the population’s health.

Dr. Lustig calls sugar addiction a metabolic syndrome. Obesity is considered to be its symptom. 

People focus on losing weight, when in fact they should tackle the underlying issue of hormonal imbalance caused by high sugar consumption. The connection between hormonal imbalance and fat is not new, and you can read more about it in my previous article which talks about hormone resetting. In his book,  Dr. Lustig explains that when there is too much insulin in the blood – which happens when you constantly eat sugary food – the hormone leptin gets blocked. Leptin is the hormone that regulates the amount of fat stored in the body. When its levels decrease, the brain doesn’t recognize excess weight anymore, and the self-regulatory mechanism breaks down. You keep eating until you burst. Fighting cravings becomes as hard as trying to suppress the urge to drink when you feel thirsty.

According to Lustig, sugar is an independent primary-risk factor for all sort of disease. It’s not just about the calories and weight gain; it’s about what it does to the physiology of our bodies. That is why diets work for two months, maybe six, and then people re-gain the weight they’ve just lost.

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