Archive for April, 2012

Sugar and Your Health

April 2, 2012

In order to maintain optimal health, we all know the importance of eating well. Recently I listened to an interview on CBC Radio with Raj Patel who keeps a blog here where he discusses his book about the deadly effects of sugar, in particular fructose, on health.  He says “it is unavoidable, toxic, has the potential for abuse, and has a negative impact on society”. Which is why, in a paper in the latest issue of Nature,  Robert Lustig, Laura Schmidt, and Claire Brindis  suggest restrictions on advertising of sugary processed foods.

Given the research we need to take seriously the amount of sugar we consume in processed foods.  Most people who care for their health with homeopathy take diet and nutrition seriously, all the same, sugar is a powerful substance and we all can fall prey to it’s alluring charms, not to mention ever presence in processed foods.

In order to reduce our risk for major health concerns such as diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, even malnutrition and, some studies suggest, cancer we need, if it is at all possible, to eat fresh, eat organic, eat wild. In other words eat well.