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Suicide by Sugar: A Startling Look at Our #1 National Addiction

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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 Appleton’s Lick the Sugar Habit exposed the health dangers of America’s high-sugar diet. Now, in Suicide by Sugar, ...

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Overview

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 Appleton’s Lick the Sugar Habit exposed the health dangers of America’s 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 disorders—from dementia and hypoglycemia to obesity and cancer—to our growing sugar addiction. Rounding out the book is a sound diet plan along with a number of recipes for sweet, easy-to prepare dishes—all made without sugar or fruit.

Suicide by Sugar
shines a bright light on our nation’s addiction and helps us begin the journey toward health.

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Energy Times
"Explains how the sweet white stuff represents one of our biggest dietary hazards...presents a strategy for slipping free of sugar's grasp, including food plans and recipes...If you want to resist the call of this sweet but deadly siren, Suicide by Sugar is a good place to start."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780757003066
  • Publisher: Square One Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/2009
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 225,360
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

G.N. Jacobs is a general reporter and filmmaker, with features, shorts, and documentaries to his credit. Mr. Jacobs runs the online literary magazine Smoking Lizard. Currently, he lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Confessions of a Sugarholic 3

Addicted From an Early Age 4

Time for a Change 5

Inset: Just A Sweet Tooth or a Sugar Addiction? 6

Sugar by Any Other Name is Just as Troublesome 10

2 140 Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health 13

3 Homeostasis: The Balance in the Body 21

Balance Does Not Mean a Candy Bar in Each Hand 21

Sugar Can Throw Off Homeostasis 22

Inset: Minerals: Yes, They Are Important 23

Sugar's Unbalancing Act 26

4 What Sugar Can Do to Your Blood Glucose Is No Sweet Matter 29

Glycemix Index and Glycemic Load 29

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test and Alternatives 37

5 Sugar and the Food We Eat 41

The Hard Facts About Soft Drinks 42

Inset: Are You Overweight? Find Out! 44

Ensure is Anything But a Sure Thing 47

Inset: Another Meal Substitute: Intravenous Feeding 50

Inset: Your Goose is Overcooked 53

More than a Spoonful of Sugar in Processed Foods 56

Chocolate Goodness??? 59

Inset: Fructose Roulette 60

6 Sugar-Related Diseases and Conditions 71

Obesity: The Fattening of America 72

Hypoglycemia: Low Blood Sugar Does Not Mean Eat More Sugar 79

Inset: Sugar is Not a Toy 82

Metabolic Syndrome: Tough Subject, Easy Answer 88

Dementia: Rotting Teeth, Rotting Brain 93

Cancer: A Cancer Answer 96

Epilepsy: Sweet Seizure 100

Inset: Faraway Places 101

7 A Practical Plan for Right Now 107

Breaking the Sugar Addiction 109

Tips for Healthy Living 110

Homeostasis Testing 111

Food Plans 111

Healthy Eating Habits 118

Recipes to Tame Your Sweet Tooth 119

Conclusion: A Sweet Ending Without Sugar 129

Glossary 131

Resources141

Recommended Reading 149

Notes 151

About the Authors 169

Index 171

Order Forms 177

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  • Posted July 18, 2009

    Spoon Full of Sugar will do ya 'suicide'

    Nancy brought to light what everyone already knows............Sugar is WHITE DEATH ! If we only realized how 'dangerous' white sugar is and sugar substitutes are even worse!!!

    We need 'sugar' for fuel/energy and for brain functions.....but not from white sugar or asparteme etc.

    I wish wish for everyone to read this book....and stop dying slowly one spoonful at a time.

    Joz

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