For more details on the harm of sugar READ: Sweet Treat Addiction: The Scourge of Sugar, Parts 1-3, by this author in the December 2017, January, and February 2018 issues of Masters of Health magazine.
Also, check out the brilliant work and documentaries of pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Robert Lustig, MD, M.S.L., professor of pediatrics in the division of endocrinology at the University of California. Dr. Lustig specializes in the field of neuroendocrinology.
“What’s the difference between marketing and propaganda?
The food industry has propagandized the last 40 years of nutritional information. They got rich, and we got sick.
Time to embrace the real science of real food.”
-Robert Lustig, MD, MSL
The harm from this addictive, toxic substance, is so ubiquitous, it is having a hugely destructive impact our society and bankrupting our health systems. Numerous books have been written and many documentaries have been made about it. The book, Sugar Blues, by William Duffy, is a dietary classic and reading must!
SEE: That Sugar Film, an informative 2014 Australian documentary (FREE OL):
NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES & IMBALANCES
Deficiencies and imbalances of minerals, vitamins, EFAs, and/or hormones play a big part in brain function, mood and depression. For example, a zinc deficiency impairs sugar and carbohydrate metabolism. A high calcium/potassium ratio alters thyroid activity and lowers the rate of metabolism. Adequate levels of potassium are required for normal thyroid activity.
Iodine is a vital mineral needed for thyroid and parathyroid functions. Iodine also plays a big role in preventing depression and suicide. I have worked with numerous cases of young people who were suicidally depressed, and then, within hours of taking iodine supplements (e.g. kelp, bladderwrack, kombu, etc.), they no longer felt depressed.
One of the biggest culprits of depression and behavior problems in America, Australia, NZ, and the UK is water fluoridation and the prevalence of it in food, drinks, medication, and the environment. Fluoride is an endocrine disruptor and neurotoxin that blocks the uptake of and hinders the production of iodine. Because of this it has contributed to an epidemic of thyroid disease. Fluoride is also a major contributor to the high rates of suicide, obesity, lower IQ in children, and numerous other debilitating diseases. 53 studies have found that elevated fluoride exposure is associated with reduced IQ in humans because of the damage it does to the brain and neurological system. Thus, it also plays a part in domestic violence.
Because it is in many water supplies and food products, sprayed on crops (e.g. cryolite on grapes), and in many medications, it is very difficult to avoid. It is not a mineral as claimed, nor needed by the human body. It is an industrial waste by-product of industry that is being disposed of at taxpayer’s expense, under the guise of dental health. Until this highly unethical, bad policy ends, diseases related to fluoride toxicity will continue to worsen. “Fluoride is probably one of the biggest health disasters of our time.” Dr. Gerry Curatola, DDS on Fluoride. To lean more go to: http://fluoridealert.org/, and please help support the wonderful work they are doing on behalf of all of us.