Did you know that Americans are consuming 52 teaspoons of sugar per day per person!

Did you know that the primary food source for cancer cells is sugar?  Yes, cancer cells uptake sugar 10 times more than normal cells in the body.

Suicide by Sugar is the latest book by Nancy Appleton, PhD to address the effects sugar has on our health.  In fact Dr Appleton has a list of 146 Reasons Why Sugar is Ruining Your Health and here are a few of the items on the list (view the entire list )

  1. Sugar can suppress the immune system
  2. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body
  3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children
  4. Sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases)
  5. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis
  6. Sugar can lead to cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostate, colon and rectum
  7. Sugar can contribute to diabetes & cardiovascular disease
  8. Sugar can make your skin age by changing the structure of collagen
  9. Sugar can increase the body’s fluid retention
  10. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines
  11. Sugar can cause depression
  12. Sugar can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease
  13. Sugar can weaken eye sight
  14. Sugar can speed the aging process, causing wrinkles and grey hair
  15. Sugar causes food allergies
  16. Sugar can cause constipation
  17. Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves, which can alter the mind’s ability to think clearly
  18. Sugar can cause varicose veins
  19. Sugar can cause arthritis
  20. Sugar an increase systolic blood pressure

Unfortunately, it is becoming more and more difficult to spot sugar on food labels.  In fact food manufacturers will often use several sugar names on a label so that “sugar” does not appear to be the main ingredient.  Who knew there could be so many names for such a “simple” thing like sugar but here they are, some of the names for natural sugars  (view the list of 50 sugar names) :

  • Agave nectar
  • Barbados Sugar
  • Barley
  • Beet sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Buttered syrup
  • Cane juice crystals
  • Carob syrup
  • Corn syrup solids
  • Dextrin
  • Dextrose
  • Diastatic malt
  • Diatase
  • Ethyl maltol
  • Fructose
  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Lactose
  • Maltose
  • Mannitol

And the list goes on.  The sugar industry is constantly coming up with new ways of naming sugar.  Let’s not forget the artificial sweetneres and their numerous names:

  • Aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal)
  • Saccharin (Sweet’N Low, SugarTwin)
  • Acesulfame K (Sunett, Sweet One)
  • Sucralose (Splenda)

Then there is the natural herbal sugar substitute, Stevia.  You are probably beginning to see why so many people are confused about this whole sugar issue.

If you think you may have a sugar addition, take Nancy Appleton’s Sugar Addiction Quiz.

Here is a little “taste” of what sugar can do:

Sweet Suicide:  Or How Sugar Ruins Your Health

Here are a few more resources to help you kick the sugar habit:

Web Sites & Video Sources:
End Sugar Addiction  web site with comprehensive sugar addiction information

Nancy Appleton’s Presentation at Freedom Law School


Get the Sugar Out  by Anne Louise Gittleman

Feed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly  by Larry McCleary

Beat Sugar Addiction Now!  by Jacob Teitelbaum and Chrystle Fiedler

Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival  by Bent Formby and T.S. Wiley