I did find an article quite interesting recently in The Telegraph about John Yudkin, who had tried to warn the world about the negative health effects of consuming sugar many years ago in his excellent book: ‘Pure White And Deadly’. He was a new person to me when I read this article, but his work looks excellent.
In the information it mentions his nemesis, Ancel Keys, a nutritionist, much of whose work was later discredited, according to many people, as not being thorough enough. (One such example of this is the high cholesterol, saturated fat and heart disease link, now utterly disproved many times, especially by Uffe Ravnskov MD PhD who wrote the cholesterol myths, well worth reading.) Plus this link has some quite interesting stuff as well http://bit.ly/1dyGkep.
It also mentions that massive food corporations used Ancel Keys work as the basis for promoting ‘low fat’ foods and they were adding sugar to make them more appetising in effect. Therefore Ancel Keys to them was the ‘horse they backed’ and John Yudkin would have spelled disaster for many of these corporations marketing wise if he proved to be correct. No prizes for guessing who ‘got the nod’ there then I suppose?
Now Yudkin’s work on sugar and its negative effects on heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other major illnesses is being revisited. One such person who has done a lot on this is Robert Lustig, Professor of paediatric endocrinology at The University of California. Who unknowingly was an advocate of Yudkin’s work, as he discovered later. There is an excellent video from Robert Lustwig as well.
Yudkin’s original book was highly sought after once it went out of print, but now Penguin Books have re-printed ‘Pure White And Deadly’, according to this article. We hope that this re-ignite the debate on sugar.
I did like this quote from the piece from the Telegraph about Prof. Robert Lustig, which is a common problem for independent science and scientists:
If you look up Robert Lustig on Wikipedia, nearly two-thirds of the studies cited there to repudiate Lustig’s views were funded by Coca-Cola. But Gillespie believes the message is getting through. “More people are avoiding sugar, and when this happens companies adjust what they’re selling,” he says. It’s just a shame, he adds, that a warning that could have been taken on board 40 years ago went unheeded: “Science took a disastrous detour in ignoring Yudkin. It was to the detriment of the health of millions.”
We have been confident that this information about the dangers of sugar and the need for various fats in our diets for many years, but were often dismissed as a bit bonkers, as are many others we know of, including Yudkin we suspect.
For those that believe that there is a safe alternative to sugar in artificial sweeteners, they should check out an excellent website and book called ‘Sweet Poison’ by Dr Janet Starr-Hull. This is another dangerous set of man made products we believe.
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