Is Sugar Toxic?

Author: Dr. Quinte Naturopathic Centre on 3 April 2012

A recent episode of 60 minutes (thanks Bryan for the heads up!) talked about the toxic effects of sugar according to new research. Finally mainstream media is starting to publish what naturopathic doctors have been talking about for years! This is certainly not new research to us. I cannot count the number of times I have educated a patient on how sugar intake (obvious and hidden) is an underlying cause of the disease processes mentioned in this episode; heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity and cancer. I have heard myself say the same words regarding LDL protein in the blood, insulin receptors on cancer cells, and how sugar acts the same way cocaine does in the brain. If you missed the episode I have embedded it here:

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