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Sugar Kills!

Last Build Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2018 03:26:15 +0000


By: Juliana Schmitt

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 04:21:36 +0000

Nancy & G.N.Jacobs, Hello! Thank you so much for all of your books and for continuing to dedicate yourself to helping the health of society!!!! I wish I had discovered you many years ago. I’m sitting here with your book ‘Sugar by Suicide’. I picked it up at my local YMCA this evening — there is a free library area where members can leave & pick up books.. I actually thought it was a current 2015-2017 book. My shock when I saw 2009... ! Filled with awe that you have been researching & educating going back so many years. It must have been such an uphill battle trying to convince people! I’ve only known for maybe 5 years or so just how evil sugar is, & it’s been so difficult to have family & friends listen. I think I’ll order your other books as well! I’m sure they are just as relevant (unfortunately?). Huge gratitude to you... thank you. — Juliana Schmitt

By: altamisal

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 21:23:59 +0000

I feel your position on Kombucha is in error. It is a healthful drink that can actually help you get off sugar. The sugar is for the Scoby to consume. 1. Do I have to use sugar? I never consume sugar so it puts me off Kombucha. The sugar in Kombucha is for the culture to consume, not for you. When done fermenting, there will be about 2-6 grams per 8 ounce glass of unflavored Kombucha. By contrast, an 8 ounce glass of orange juice has about 24g of sugar. Natural carrot juices have 13g per 8 ounces. If fermented longer, say for 3 weeks or longer, sugar levels in Kombucha may be even lower – Recommended for diabetics and others with low sugar tolerance.

By: jaklizard

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 19:14:16 +0000

Aside from the doctor's standard refrain of less sugar for everyone even the apparently immune, the specific answers to the question of living longer are something neither the doctor nor I can answer without taking a full medical history...something we don't do since the doctor retired from her private nutrition consulting practice. As for your apparent immunity to the sugar in your life, assuming truthful statements and not a mean attempt to bait us, then the higher powers/random chance in the universe have blessed you with a robust package of genetic and epigenetic factors that has done very well by you. You have no incentive to change and should go about enjoying your life, because feeling sad about the regrets and failures of life might be another way how life can be cut short. The doctor's work and her writings will still be here should you decide that your sugar intake has finally caught up with you. G.N. Jacobs for Nancy Appleton

By: Bennie Sweat

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 15:52:26 +0000

Hi Nancy Just wanted to say I have used sugar all my life and I don't see any harmful effects on my body. What can I do to lengthen my life?

By: jaklizard

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 20:37:29 +0000


By: Paula

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:57:38 +0000

Dr. Appleton, Found your book stopping inflammation In the library of all places, and what a Gem. Have a question about the body monitoring test I ordered. I have have been battling RA for 10-12 years now,been off gluten, milk,any white starches and sugar for 1-2 years, with out a lot of progress in my flare ups. I know when I eat certain foods how they react with pain and swelling, and stay away from them as much as possible. After reading your book I did not realize how fruits and honey can cause such impact. I Am trying to leave fruits and honey of the list. Thanks for the insight. But, my question is this, I have been on Humaria for 8-9 years also, so when I use the body monitoring test will this medication skew my test results for inflammation?

By: jaklizard

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 19:39:06 +0000

The doctor thanks you for your patronage over the years. Her first suggestion would be to eat whole fruit when a craving hits. Fruit has two kinds of sugar, the naturally occurring fructose-glucose blend with the proper bonds we can digest and edible cellulose. For people who are otherwise healthy, whole fruit is your friend. The cellulose slows down the sugar, so the natural version can be good for you, but the refined versions of fructose, glucose, sucrose or what have you are very bad for you. Depending on how you handle lactose and dairy you may lightly top the bowl of fruit with cream (not milk). Cream (and sour cream and butter in other dishes) are mostly milk fats with light hints of lactose (another naturally occurring mix where the fat slows down the lactose). It may take a week or two to train your body, but fruit or fruit and cream should deal with the cravings. Other than that the doctor gives Stevia a limited approval. It's not a perfect solution as Stevia can feed an addiction. It also doesn't remove all sugar from baked goods because sugar serves a purpose in the chemistry of baking. But, the idea is if your recipe says two cups of sugar for the apple pie then Stevia can replace at least a cup of that sugar. Less sugar is an improvement. As for the dessert you remember, the doctor's knowledge and beliefs about sugar and sweet foods has evolved over time. It's possible she would repudiate the dish now, 12 years later. G.N. Jacobs for Nancy Appleton

By: Gloria Dunn

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 19:02:01 +0000

Hi Dr. Appleton, I attended one of your seminars when I was in LA in 2003. You totally convinced me. You were wonderful. For the last few years I have been craving sugar at night -- candy bars, popsicles, cake, etc.... What can I get that can satisfy the cravings that is not sugar. I used to not eat sweets much but now I crave sugar all the time. I think at your seminar you had a desert that could be made but did not have sugar. Please help. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks, Gloria

By: Linda

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 21:57:31 +0000

Thanks, Lynn. Good suggestions. Today I had split pea soup for breakfast with just one rice cake. (Hoffman diet.) I usually ate a banana and almond butter - bananas not allowed - too high in sugar. For lunch, some fresh escarole, cauliflower and a small piece of wild salmon. Now my husband wants to order Chinese food!! I'll just get steamed veggies and 'maybe' an egg roll - scoop out the insides and toss the crust. It has minimal meat in it, I pick most of it out. LOL! Yep. I too was overdoing almonds. Drinking almond milk in home made lattes and smoothies. .After watching Forks Over Knives DVD, it is hard to dismiss their no-meat advice. They allow whole grain carbs, all fruits, bit no oil at all or any animal product. esp. dairy. YES. Stress can really do a number on the body, no matter how well we eat. Thanks for you input. :)

By: Lynn

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 18:08:09 +0000

Linda, Had purchased a blood sugar meter to help confirm when low blood sugar. You could maybe do that with your food (believe lentils are carbs+protein,recall Chana dahl as listed low glycemic). Am sure if you crave any meat, and try organic might be fine in balance with vegies. Planning helps also, if notice when/why binge (if didnt eat enough, certain foods, events...) then have ready a snack or meal that is good. I would carry pumpkin seeds...with me,but was overdoing the almonds (high oxalates and raisens high histamines),so back to balance . If you felt good on the Hoffman's plan, might be good to put some into your diet again. Maybe work on just 1 or 2 things at a time, as noticed that letting stress get to me can really crank up stuff.