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Sugar Blues, inspired by the crusade of Hollywood legend Gloria Swanson, is the William Dufty has gloriously performed a service for us a fascinating story. William F. Dufty, who told Billie Holiday’s life story in “Lady Sings the Blues,” helped popularize macrobiotics in America, wrote “Sugar Blues”. Sugar Blues by William Dufty, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Feb 16, Joana rated it it was amazing. Even though this book was written 40 years ago, much of what the author discusses in his book is just as pertinent today as it was then, if not more. Dec 31, Emily Mellow rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 4 comments. This list takes substances off the market only after it has been sugwr unsafe.

Sugar Blues

If you want to know more about the effects of sugar and artificial sugars on the body, try reading something this century and written by something with a degree. Read this book to find out why: As of now, I do not consume sugar at all anymore.

I read dufry book based on a recommendation and the fact that I’m somewhat I would really only recommend this book to someone interested in the history of sugar’s refinement and its integration into societies. Morton standard non-iodized table salt does not contain dextrose.

So effective is the purification process which sugar cane and beets undergo in the refineries, that sugar ends up as chemically pure as the morphine or the heroin a chemist has on his laboratory shelves.

Sugar Blues by William Dufty

I wasn’t led to feel he had any purpose other than to show us how sugar affects our bodies. This book was originally published in the s, but it’s been known for over a hundred years sugar and refined flour, according to Dufty is a poison. Because of its addictive potential and consequently political interests, this substance, that has little from its original plant, made its way to most industrialized products we eat.

Look at your Morton’s salt, it has dextrose, aka corn sugar, in it. May 27, Jean Lamberty rated it it was amazing. His facts were well-researched. Sugar is everywhere around us and it would be absurd to deny that the health crisis we are experiencing today is not in some part due to a complete divergence from natural food consumption to refined inorganic replacements.


While I approached this book predisposed to agree with the author I am a certified health coachI appreciate the extensive research he provides regarding the complex history fufty what dfty to be the refin I can’t recommend this book enough if you suffer from a chronic health ailment of any kind.

A student of depression avoidance included Sugar Blues as one of its “books which treat either primarily or in particular chapters the role of nutritional and dietary factors in the promotion of mental well-being and prevention of disorder Their researches and warnings are, I fear, many decades too late He reflects numerous people not understanding hypoglycemia and the importance of blood sugar levels, trying to control their weakness by eating candy bars.

And lest you think I am preaching I have to learn how to adapt to what I am given – I can’t go and search out these tiny little specialty stores especially while I am living in Warsaw and try to find these weird foods. The author is clearly a fanatic, as evidenced by his blaming everything from mental illnesses to the Bubonic plague to freckles on sugar consumption. It basically says that sugar is responsible for every personal physical or emotional problem in the U.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. This book was first published in Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of And I mean everything. Paperbackpages. A little change like that may make a big difference. It’s fascinating how stubborn some people are. Look to Nourishing Traditions instead. It took a year to get around lbues reading it, but I’m glad I did.

Duffy warns in ! But what is really magnificent about this book is it shows just how ignorant the public is about what they are putting into their bodies.

Sugar Blues : William Dufty :

This book, written ingives a historical, social, and nutritional survey of sugar, bblues concludes that it is one of the most unhealthy and pernicious substances around. There are far better sources of information out there, such as Good Calories, Bad Calories.


While Duffy’s breezy style initially made me think this was merely pop-culture fare, 35 years of trends since he dugar it only reinforce what he was saying. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? They basically scour the crop for its shell, a carbohydrate whose only value is a caloric intake.

William F. Dufty, 86; Wrote ‘Lady Sings the Blues’ and ‘Sugar Blues’

Description It’s a prime ingredient in countless substances bles cereal to soup, from cola to coffee. On the positive side, I’m not much a coffee drinker so I don’t have a lot of cream or just sugar and milk in my daily diet.

Beyond a history lesson though, it falls seriously short. He contends that problems like hypoglycemia, diabetes and obesity were either founded or deeply exacerbated by the refined sugar and that fascinations like vitamin-counts became a craze as a default of its negligence to provide real nutrition. I hadn’t even heard of it, so she lent it to me. Oct 02, Chak rated it it was amazing Recommends sugqr for: And “Sugar Blues,” inspired by the crusade of Hollywood legend Gloria Swanson, is the classic, bestselling expose that unmasks our generation’s greatest medical killer zugar shows how a revitalizing, sugar-free diet can not only change lives, but quite possibly save them.

Not right away, but still. We use cookies to give you the duftty possible experience. You could then say that sugar is worse than nothing Sugar is the greatest evil that modern industrial civilization has visited upon countries of the Far East and Africa.

Sugar is linked to dental decay and obesity. The book goes so far as to blame mental illness, learning disabilities, and “emotional disturbances” on “the obvious inability of the human system to handle the stress of sugar dependency”. Their researches and war This book was first published in