I wrote Sugarettes because I want you to understand two things about sugar.
Read on and discover the truth about this dramatic health issue and what sugar is doing to your body.
Finally, the Truth about Sugar Addiction!
Can sugar really be as addictive and harmful as cigarettes? The answer to that question may surprise you. If you have ever suspected that you might be addicted to sugar and wondered just what sugar is doing to you and your family’s health, then is a must read.
Sugarettes will help you discover:
- Just how addicting sugar really is
- The health consequences of consuming sugar
- Other foods that act just like sugar in your body
- What sugar has to do with diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems
- Ways to keep sugar from harming your body
- How following Dr. Scott’s advice can help you feel better, lose excess weight, and improve your health
is a must read for everyone looking to put an end to their sugar madness and live a vibrant healthful life.
The average person eats an astonishing half-pound of sugar a day. For many of us, we don’t eat that much sugar because we want to, but because we have to-much like any other addict. While the taste might be sweet to the tongue, the effects of this sugary compulsion are not. Sugar addiction is a contributing factor to the worldwide epidemic of diabetes, and other health problems such as heart disease and obesity.
With such a tempting enemy, is it any wonder we are losing the health wars?
forces us to look at our sugar addiction and what consequences it has for our health. It details specific steps every individual can take to master their diets and take control of their addictive relationship with sugar, empowering consumers with the tools to change their lives and their health.
- Sugar may cause more deaths than cigarettes
- Sugar is an addiction similar to other addictions, including cigarettes, alcohol and morphine-like drugs
- While no medical association will admit it, sugar can cause obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
- Life expectancy may be dropping for the first time in over 100 years.
- In 1990, less than ten percent of the people in the United States were considered obese. Today, that number is over thirty percent, with over sixty percent of the population who are not yet obese, but still considered overweight.
- Cigarettes were originally thought to be healthy (after all, they make you feel great). It was only after a rare disease (lung cancer) became common that scientists were able to associate cigarettes with disease. Is diabetes the lung cancer of sugar?
- We used to eat a pound of sugar a YEAR in 1900. Today, we eat from ¼ to ½ a pound a DAY.
- High blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol, and blood sugar problems are almost non-existent in hunter-gatherer societies who don’t eat any sugar or foods that act like sugar.
- A Bag of sugar contains 99 percent pure sucrose. Nature simply does not create a concentrated sweet substance remotely resembling sugar.
- In the year 1300, a pound of sugar was equal to a year’s salary for most people in Europe, today you can buy a five pound bag of sugar for less than an hour’s worth of work.
- The consumption of High Fructose Corn Syrup increased over one thousand percent between 1970 and 1990, it now accounts for about ten percent of all the calories consumed by a typical person.
- Diabetes has gone for less than 1% of the population in 1900 to, now, 30% will have diabetes. That means that 1/3 of the people reading this will get diabetes.
Sugarettes traces sugar’s terrible evolution from innocent sweet to global dietary disaster, and and lays out empowering solutions individuals can take to control their personal addiction to sugar and find the road back to optimal health and vitality. For Dr. Scott, we do not have to bow to the food companies; instead, we can act with conscious effort for our health, rather than against it.
Have you ever wondered why so many foods contain sugar? Addiction is a powerful way to sell a product. Cigarette manufacturers have proven this is a strategy that works. But while cigarette companies have been held responsible for adding addictive substances to their cigarettes to ensure that you are a customer for life, food companies have been doing the same thing for decades and getting away with it.
In the world we live in today, we are in a position to feed ourselves better than any human beings have ever been fed but, somehow, we don’t. Sugar has a stranglehold on us that is hard to break, but break it we must if we are to have a healthy and long life.
Scrupulously researched and authoritatively written, Sugarettes offers a clear voice of reason in a muddled sea of mixed food industry messages. Beyond dispensing information, author Olson provides clear and actionable strategies to break sugar addiction and achieve optimal health. As empowering as it is thought provoking, Sugarettes is both educational and entertaining; it is a must read for anyone who has wondered if their sweet tooth has led them down the path to illness.
How has this simple, well-meaning food come to occupy such a dark place in the American, and world, diet? Simple: addiction is a powerful way to sell a product. Cigarette companies have known this forever, and the food companies have learned their lessons well. But Dr. Scott points out that we can overcome our addictions to sugar and do not have to be at sufferance to the marketing manipulations of big sugar. We can make new choices and take back control of our heath by following his clear and actionable protocols, which Dr. Scott details in this groundbreaking and thought-provoking book.
Dr. Scott has written a provocative and timely examination of a critical health topic facing individuals, families, and entire cultures everywhere. Sugar addiction is not just an “American” problem; it is a global problem. Armed with the information in Sugarettes, consumers can learn how to break the stranglehold that sugar has on their lives and find their way back on the road to health and vitality.
Take the Sugar Addiction Quiz:
- Have you ever used sugar as a reward for something?
- Have you ever used sugar to change your mood, like when you felt sad, tired, or when you needed a lift?
- Have you ever eaten sugar even when you weren’t hungry?
- Have you ever tried to stop eating sugar and couldn’t?
- Have you ever taken a small bite of something sweet and felt compelled to finish the whole thing?
- Have you ever banished sugar and carbohydrates from your diet, but began eating them again because you couldn’t resist the pull they had on you?
- Have you ever quit eating sugar and when you started eating it again, couldn’t stop binging?
If you have answered yes to one or more of these, then you might be addicted to sugar.
Think About This:
- The reason sugar is much more harmful than cigarettes is that no one is sounding the alarm. People know that cigarettes are bad, so they can choose to avoid them. Public education about the harm that cigarettes cause is what has accounted for the dramatic drop in lung cancer rates, especially in Western countries. Sugar needs to take its place alongside cigarettes and be considered to be a major risk to your good health. Sugar is a powerfully concentrated food that ought to be understood as potentially harmful and should be consumed with caution, rather than something to be had with every meal.
- Our genes and our bodies are simply not being fed what they need in order to function optimally and that much of the disease we see in modern life has to do with the foods we eat. The most problematic of these foods are the sugars and foods that act like sugar that we put into our bodies every day.
- While we have seen progress in many areas of human health and medicine, our nutritional choices have only gotten worse over time.
Do you Treat Your Car Better than Your Body?
Imagine for a moment that you have a brand new car, but you don’t take care of it very well. You may take your car to the car wash occasionally and even vacuum it every once and a while, but you don’t change the oil and don’t choose the right fuel for the engine. The car is able to run on the fuel you put in it, but it is not what the car needs to function at its best. When the car is new, none of this matters much. As the car gets older, though, it may look just fine from the outside, but the engine is being slowly destroyed by the way you are treating it.
Your body is exactly the same way. You can eat sugars and grains, but they are not the best fuel for your body. As your blood sugar rises every day, it acts the same way that smoke does upon entering a smoker’s lungs, it causes damage. The destruction caused by high blood sugar is slow so you don’t really notice it… at least not at first. Just because you can’t see the damage caused by sugar when you are twenty, thirty, or forty years old, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.
If you took one puff of a cigarette and discovered immediately that it was difficult to breathe, and your skin began to wrinkle, and your heart was damaged, you would likely never take another puff again. But somehow, when the damage takes its sweet time to make an appearance, people are willing to trade their lives for a short pick-me-up and a good feeling.
Who you are when you grow older is the result of all the decisions that you have made throughout your lifetime. Medical professionals all agree that many diseases (perhaps as many as seventy percent) are the result of lifestyle choices and that you can avoid these diseases by the choices you make. Read that again: your health is in your hands. You are the one who decides if you get diabetes, heart disease, or cancer. Take the time to make the right decisions for you and your miraculous body.
Sugarettes Offers You the Following Insights that are Vital to Your health:
- Discover why eating sugar may be much more harmful than cigarettes.
- Understand why sugar cravings can destroy almost any diet and find out what you can do to stop those cravings.
- How you can dramatically reduce your chances of being obese, having diabetes, heart disease and live a more vibrant, healthy life.
- How to create a diet that can work for you, even if you want to still eat sugar.
- Why you might eat when you are emotional, or under stress, or when you are not even hungry.
- The shocking statements made by the American Diabetic Association and other medical associations about sugar.
- Discover just how toxic sugar is and how it can damage many of your vital body systems.
- That sugar addiction is almost identical to other addictions including alcohol, cigarette and other drug addictions.
- What is wrong with artificial sweeteners and how they aren’t something you want to put in your mouth.
- How many foods act just like sugar in our bodies.
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By Dr. Scott Olson ND