The Case Against Sugar
In the interest of helping our clients maximize their recovery, Stillman and Friedland strongly suggest that Tennesseans follow Taubes’ conclusions below and reduce and remove sugars from their diet.
Prizewinning science journalist and best-selling author Gary Taubes has a new book out with an important message on sugar. In short, sugar consumption in the U.S. has literally fed the spread of Type II diabetes until it has reached epic proportions. Many of you may be surprised to hear that until the last century, diabetes was a disease which was rare and even absent in whole populations. Today, the occurrence of Type II diabetes is spiraling upwards in Tennessee, which has one of the highest rates in the U.S. at 33.8% in 2015. Disorders related to diabetes and sugar consumption include high blood pressure, heart disease, gout, GERD, Alzheimer’s disease and even cancer. For our personal injury clients, those suffering from Type II diabetes—who are already prone to wound-healing problems—recovery will be an even more challenging process.
Taking sugar out of your diet can improve overall health for you and your family and aid in recovery.
Taubes, who also wrote Why We Get Fat, explains how American scientists discarded valid research confirming the hormonal processes which make carbohydrates, and especially sugar, so particularly fattening. The demonization of saturated fats, and the cheap cost of producing sugar-laden food made for a perfect storm and led to the touting of fat-free, sugar-laden Snackwells and a multitude of other sweetened consumer goods as “healthy”.
The end result of industry products and public health pronouncements is widespread Type II diabetes rates all over America, with Tennessee rated ninth in the U.S. for diabetes sufferers, including many children.
For further information, we also recommend reading and viewing:
- Dr. Sarah Hallberg: TED Talk on insulin resistance and overweight
- John Yudkin: Pure, White and Deadly, available as a free online pdf here or in bookstores.
- Robert Lustig: Fat Chance: Fructose 2.0
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