‘No Sugar’ drumbeat gets louder

April 25, 2011

Sugar KillsWell, if you wanted to call me a Gary Taubes fanboy before, I guess you’ve got one more reason to now as here’s one more post about his writings.

Back in October 2010, I authored a post entitled Sugar – Public Enemy Number One. The main takeaway I intended for the article was to argue that if all the diet books and nutrition gurus in all the world would just agree on this *one* thing: elimination of refined sugars from the diet (including fruit juices, by the way) that would be the single most important contribution they could all make to our public health. This would result in vastly healthier people and dramatically lower health care costs.

Back in January when Gary took his show on the road to Seattle, he mentioned he was working on this big article for the New York Times about sugar. The summary was he was taking a look into the claims of Dr. Robert Lustig of UCSF who came out and said fructose was a toxin – in the concentrations consumed in the SAD (Standard American Diet). Now that Gary is a left coaster, he’s gotta make nice with the neighbors (he even got his new BFF Michael Pollan to say nice things about his new book – nice going :)). The net of all this is a ‘little’ piece in the New York Times called Is Sugar Toxic?. Of course, Gary doesn’t do ‘little’ so don’t expect a reader’s digest version, but you should expect a thorough and well reasoned article.

Of course, I want you to read it, but the summary is he thinks there’s something to the idea that sugar should be considered a toxin. One small step for man …

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2 Responses to “‘No Sugar’ drumbeat gets louder”

  1. Michael Says:

    Hi Keith,

    Really happy to discover your blog. I have a lot to read and learn from here.
    I’ve recently launched a no flour, no sugar diet blog and so am soaking up info. on the niche and trying to produce new content at the same time.
    Might you be interested in a guest post?
    Please feel free to contact me via email- I’d love to start a dialogue off-line, as it were.
    Many thanks, and all best,

    Michael Shaw

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