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“Now Sugar Is the Bad Guy”

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Is fat or sugar the enemy when it comes to overcoming heart disease?

Last week, we wrote about an episode at CBC Radio that examined this question. Now it’s time for part 2, featuring experts such as Gary Taubes, Nina Teicholz and Dr. David Ludwig.

First, fat was the dietary bad guy. We were warned back in the 1980s to cut back on eggs, meat and full-fat dairy to avoid heart disease. So we started eating more bread, rice and pasta and fat-free snacks. But we got sicker and fatter. Now sugar is the bad guy. Contributor Jill Eisen explores the complex, and sometimes contradictory, science of nutrition — and tries to find clarity amidst the thicket of studies and ambiguous research.

Listen to the program:

CBC Radio: Fat or Sugar, Part 2

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Is Sugar Toxic?

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Is sugar toxic? Professor Robert Lustig is perhaps the number one enemy of Big Sugar. His famous YouTube video “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” has been watched more than 6 million times.

In that video Lustig calls sugar toxic. So is it? Of course Dr. Lustig has had quite some pushback on that. Could sugar really be toxic? Isn’t it natural and part of the human diet since like forever?

I sat down with Dr. Lustig recently to let him explain himself in depth, and answer the criticism, beyond the 30-second soundbites in the media. Here’s why added sugar could be toxic to you, and what to do about it.

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The entire interview is now available (with captions and transcript) on our member site:

Is Sugar Toxic? – Interview with Dr. Robert Lustig

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Top 10 Fattest Countries in the World – 2016 List

Here’s the top 10 fattest countries in the world in 2016. The top of the list might surprise you:

Gazette Review: Top 10 Fattest Countries in the World – 2016 List

The number one country is Kuwait and number 2 is Saudi Arabia, and the list contains several other Muslim countries with hot climates. So why?

There’s a simple possible explanation. When it’s hot you need to drink a lot. And if you’re Muslim you’re not likely to drink alcohol. So what will it be? For many people it’s soda or other sugary drinks. The number one thing that makes people fat.

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Fat vs. Sugar – Who’s the Villain in Heart Disease?

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Is fat or sugar the enemy when it comes to overcoming heart disease? CBC Radio examines this question in an episode, featuring experts such as Gary Taubes, Nina Teicholz and Dr. David Ludwig.

Even Professor Walter Willett at Harvard is coming around, saying this:

Saturated fat, interestingly, is not nearly the terrible villain that many people have made it to be.

The conclusion? Fat is not the villain, insulin is. It is the hormone that, in excess, is the number one predictor of heart disease according to the expert Barry Sears. And we all know what’s causing insulin secretion. Fat or sugar? It’s sugar.

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CBC Radio: Fat or Sugar, Part 1

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Why Sugar Is the New Tobacco – and What We Should Do About It

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Why is sugar today just like tobacco a few decades ago? And what should we do about it?

Dr. Aseem Malhotra has quickly become the #1 enemy of Big Sugar in his native England. He routinely speaks up in the media about things that others keep quiet about.

In this presentation from the LCHF Convention Dr. Malhotra talks about how sugar has become the largest threat to public health today, and how we can stop it.

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You can buy access to the entire LCHF convention for $49 from the organizers. Or you can watch this talk on our member pages, including captions and transcript:

Action on Sugar – Presentation with Dr. Aseem Malhotra

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“To See Your Child Shine with Happiness Is Just an Amazing Feeling”

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Here’s another sweet story about getting rid of sugar:

Last year January my husband and I were talking about how much weight our son had put on in just the past year. Evaluating what he eats and drinks and how much exercise he gets in.

Extremely occasionally junk food, sweets cookies and so on. No soft drinks or coffee. We always ate veggies, meat, fish, the usual. He loves veggies.

I came across a video called lard makes you lean. After a good giggle I watched it and found more related videos.

Well smack me silly if we don’t realize right there how wrong we have been.

All the fruit, fruit juices, iced tea, provitas, low fat yogurt, pronutro, we’re all WRONG!!!!! 😱

We took on the LCHF NO SUGAR way of life and it changed us all forever. Continue Reading →

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Coffee Break at the European Obesity Summit

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People at obesity conferences are still clueless about their own subject. Here’s another example, from the recent European Obesity Summit (source).

Vanilla donuts? At an obesity conference? In what way is that different from handing out cigarettes at a cancer conference?

The worst thing is that this is par for the course. Most obesity experts are simply clueless about the true causes of obesity. Because a calorie is not a calorie. And eating vanilla donuts is not the same thing as eating broccoli.

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New US Nutrition Labels Now Include Added Sugars – Here’s What’s Wrong With Them

The US just had a major redesign of the nutrition labels on food packages. There is some good news – like the new line about “added sugars”. But in some ways this change is a step backwards.

Check out the new and the old versions here:

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Look at that one big massive number on the new labels – calories. These new nutrition labels show our misplaced obsession with calorie quantities, rather than food quality. A total misfire if you ask me.

The line about added sugars is good, but what about the “% Daily value” number? It’s said to represent how much a nutrient contribute to a daily diet.

That everyone should eat the same amounts of everything is ludicrous by itself. But what about added sugars? Why do they in effect recommend 50 grams of added sugars every day?

There’s ZERO need for added sugars in the diet. Any added sugar is bad.

The New York Times: F.D.A. Finishes Food Labels for How We Eat Now

The New York Times: It Isn’t Easy to Figure Out Which Foods Contain Sugar

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Are You Overdosing Your Kids on Sugar?

Here’s a visual reminder of the enormous amounts of added sugar contained in everyday foods. Well worth watching.

Can’t watch it above? Follow this link.

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Tip: Are You Addicted to Sugar?

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Many people adopt an LCHF lifestyle without realizing that they’re addicted to sugar. But how do you know if you’re addicted or not? And what can you do to break free?

Fighting a sugar addiction is just as difficult as fighting against an addiction to smoking. The big difference is that you can’t live without food. Trying to handle a sugar addiction without the proper knowledge or insight can be really, really difficult.

If you want to know for certain if you’re addicted to sugar, or any other kind of food, you can start by watching the first video with our expert on sugar and food addiction, Bitten Jonsson. The first part is free for everyone.

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