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Sugar: The Bitter Truth
Dr. Lustig's lecture with nearly 5.5 million views highlights the biochemical and physiological outcomes of consuming too much added sugar.
Sugar is Killing Us
This short video illuminates the negative effects of sugar, specifically fructose, in the diet.
Processed food: an experiment that failed
Dr. Lustig's talk at the 2015 EAT Food Forum in Stockholm.
Hidden in Plain Sight
This video emphasizes the amount of sugar that is added to our foods.
Is Sugar in Fruit Different Than Sugar in Soda?
Dr. Kimber Stanhope from UC Davis explains why fructose in fruit is different than added sugar in foods.
How Much Sugar Are You Really Consuming?
Dr. Kimber Stanhope demonstrates why we may be consuming more sugar than we think.
Why the FDA Doesn't Really Know What's in Your Food
Big Food takes several shortcuts to prevents the FDA from actually finding out the potentially harmful additives in their food products.
FNV, Prepare to be Marketed to
This video shows the potential power of marketing in the real foods movement.
In Our Children's Food
We do not really know what is in our children's food.
High Sugar Diets and Disease
Dr. Kimber Stanhope of UC Davis presents her studies on the metabolic effects of high sugar consumption
August 22, 2016: The Top Ten Things You Need To Know About Added Sugars and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Children from the American Heart Association.
August 22, 2016: The American Heart Association issues its first statement on sugar limits for kids.
May 24, 2016: Proposal by the UK National Obesity Forum calls for a major overhaul of current dietary guidelines and emphasizes whole foods over processed foods.
May 20, 2016: FDA's Nutrition Fact Label that appears on the side of packaged food is changing, will include 'added sugars' starting in July, 2018.
May 17, 2016: San Francisco becomes the first city to require sugary beverage ads to carry health warnings of increased risks of obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.
April 25, 2016: Insulin resistance is a spectrum. Perhaps diet approaches should be personalized according to insulin sensitivity?
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Sugary Drink Facts
"The industrial eater is, in fact, one who does not know that eating is an agricultural act, who no longer knows or imagines the connections between eating and the land, and who is therefore necessarily passive and uncritical — in short, a victim. When food, in the minds of eaters, is no longer associated with farming and with the land, then the eaters are suffering a kind of cultural amnesia that is misleading and dangerous." -Wendell Berry, The Pleasures of Eating
"Cigarettes are toxic. They have warning labels. Alcohol is toxic. It has warning labels. Well, guess what? Sugar is toxic at the doses we are currently consuming. And half of it comes from a single source: soft drinks. It's time for a warning label." -Dr. Robert Lustig, Op Ed published in Contra Costa Times
"We’ve known for nearly a century that body weight is under primary biological control over the long-term. Unfortunately, that understanding has failed to alter a clinical treatment paradigm that remains focused on behavioral methods to alter calorie balance, despite extraordinarily poor results in practice. It’s time for new thinking." Dr. David Ludwig in response to Whole Health Source article