Daily Raw Inspiration – The Bitter Truth

Here’s an amazing video about the truth about sugar below. Maybe our diet works for the same reason so many other diets do… no refined sugars! High fructose Corn Syrup and many other sweeteners are causing obesity and type 2 diabetes, mostly through sodas, which add an average of 25 lbs. weight gain a year to daily consumers! Wow!

Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin. Series: UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public [7/2009] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 16717]

You can click here to watch it on Youtube!

Get independence from sugar starting on independence day 2011 — and don’t confuse sugar with real fruit sugar from eating raw, unpasteurized fruits and juices please!! — Totally different animal!

Have a peaceful evening!

In Joy!


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13 Responses to Daily Raw Inspiration – The Bitter Truth

  1. Jinjee says:

    Thanks so much for the play-by-play! :)

  2. Jinjee says:

    Hi Sanadana, I know what you’re talking about with knowing how a drug addict feels…It is that intense for me too with the chocolate and sugar addictions…I really have to stay on the path…My friend and researcher Brandi Rollins explained why some of us are more easily addicted…We have “down-regulated” systems with fewer dopamine receptors so it takes more of a substance to feel the “reward” feeling, and so by doing more of it, we get very addicted. She said the cure is exercise, which actually increases your dopamine receptors! Wishing us both strength for staying the path!

  3. Jinjee says:

    There’s a lot of conflicting info on agave…from being said to be low-glycemic, to being called a stimulant (by two different raw NDs)..I tend to feel more that its a stimulant. I’m more drawn to honey personally for its long history as a healing food.

  4. Bella says:

    PS a question for you Jinjee… do you think the Agave debate was due to it being digested the same way as Fructose, Corn Syrup and Alcohol? I remember the issue with Agave was that it spiked the insulin levels very high and very quickly – and after studying this video, I have been pondering if it is actually processing through the liver the same way… Would love your/Storm’s feedback if you know anything about this…

  5. Bella says:

    your welcome!!! :)

  6. Jinjee says:

    Thank you!!!!!! :)

  7. Sanadana says:

    That is an extremely enlightening video. Thanks so much for sharing it. I have been trying to dump the sugar habit for years and trying all types of different sugars that are not as bad for me. The speaker was right… Sugar is a poison and it is very addictive. It was nothing for me to give up meat. I thought dairy was going to be a problem but it wasn’t even an issue with going vegan. Vegetables taste so much better and I don’t miss meat or dairy in the least. However, I do continue to crave sugar and chocolate is my choice of poison. Sugar and sweeteners is a whole different animal to deal with. This has got to be exactly what an addict feels like when trying to quit an addiction. After watching the video I understood why I was having such a hard time with sugar. We are literally surrounded with the product on the grocery shelves and at fast food chains and eating establishments. It is hidden in foods that appear to be healthy for us (fruit juice). My son was on Isomil and had lots of fuit juices growing up. After seeing this video, I feel I was not acting in the best interest of my son. I personally do not believe there is an acceptable limit to sugar unless it is in its pure natural form of fruit. Like the speaker said…. for sugar in its natural form… the antidote (fiber) is included with the poison (sugar). I wish I could stay with just whole fruit but the white sugar craving is very strong. For me there is no acceptable limit on an addictive drug. One piece of chocolate opens the flood gates and I cannot hold back. It is all or nothing.

  8. Bella says:

    Basic point-summary! I am happy I did this as it helped me learn these facts really well!!!
    [time on video]
    [11.05] the Coca Cola Conspiracy (increasingly larger bottles over decades), also coke contains high caffeine (diuretic) and salt (stimulates thirst), both disguised by sugar.
    [22.00] chart showing sugar/fructose consumption (1900 to now) showing average sugar intake daily has gone from 15gm/day to 72gms/day (now).
    [26.00] chart showing how CHEAP fructose is, result is it’s now in everything (bread, cereal, juices, etc) = average Americans now eating 141 pounds per year!
    [30.00] in early 70’s we reduced fat in diet to reduce LDL to prevent heart disease
    [34.48] study (the “7 countries study”) which is what the US nutrition policy for over 30yrs has been based upon – they tested fat intake in 7 countries to show heart disease risk. conclusion, reduced fat = reduced heart disease. yet this conclusion was flawed as they didn’t also test for sugar.
    [38.51] new study – increased carbs = increases “bad” LDL = heart disease
    [39.10] yet, ignoring this, in 1982 we went low fat, high carb! In home cooked meals we can create low fat meals and retain taste, yet processed foods which are low in fat taste horrible, so food companies and fast food chains substituted sugar for fat to improve taste. They also took fibre out to improve shelf life and ease of freezing/reheating (double whammy).
    [43.10] chart – fructose is NOT glucose (it’s worse). Glucose: in 120 calories, 24 are processed by the liver and about 0.5 calorie becomes bad LDL (fat in liver). In fructose: of 120 calories, 72 calories are processed by the liver! Creates uric acid increase = increased risk of gout, blood pressure, hypertension, liver insulin resistance, also changes way brain recognises energy ie. brain thinks you’re starving so you keep eating. Additionally new fat making enzymes stimulated…. results in vicious cycle of consumption and disease.
    [104.25] study – sugar calorie consumption: in glucose, 5% or so ends up as fat vs fructose calorie consumption, 30% ends up as fat!
    [109.10] chart – in chronic ethanol (alcohol) consumption, result is 12x negative physical expressions in the body. In chronic fructose consumption, result is 8x (of these same 12) negative expressions in the body. ie fructose is metabolised same way as ethanol … ie it is poison to the body.
    [119.05] we have an epidemic of obese 6 mth baby’s – formula has 10.3% sugar, coke has 10.5% sugar! Huge studies showing the more sugar mother’s eat in pregnancy, and the more babies have as infants, the more the growing child/adult craves sugar.
    [120.10] chart “What’s the difference?” – of 150 calories from coke 90 calories of sugar reach the liver, of 150 calories from alcohol (fructose does the same) 92 calories reach the liver….the beer belly from excessive alcohol consumption has it’s equivalent as soda belly (obesity) with fructose consumption.
    Fructose is a carbohydrate. Fructose is metabolised as a fat (our ‘low-fat’ diets are actually high-fat diets). Fructose is a toxin.
    [123.40] FDA generally regards Fructose as safe (GRAS). However fructose is a chronic toxin, not acutely toxic )ie it takes MANY ingestions to become toxic). FDA will not regulate it – if they changed it’s status, this it’s an admission that our food is not safe. Therefore it’s up to us to regulate it in our bodies.
    [127.00] Talk summary chart! Check it out…

    Hope this helps :)

  9. Jinjee says:

    I will try to do that someday! Its ALL about sugar! :)

  10. Jinjee says:

    I’ve now included the link to the video above!

  11. Dorothy Williamson says:

    I wanted to watch the video about sugar, but there was no place to click onto it. Please let me know what’s wrong. Thank you!

  12. Maria Jose says:

    Please, now that you´ve seen it, would you summarise it for us in a post? One day when you can… it´s very long… and very interesting, I´m sure he says really key things about the effects of sugar (which I would like to be able to explain also to other people that sometimes ask me) … or do u know what minute aprox. of the video he talks about the sugar? Many thanks, Mj

  13. clare says:

    A video didn’t come through. Please advise an update. Thank You! Clare

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