I was recently interviewed (together with Dr Dennis Godby ND and Monica Randel, RD) by Cathy Cassinos-Carr for an article in the Health section of The Sacramento Magazine. It is called Sweet Misery: Seven spoonfuls of wisdom about sugar. Cathy has done an amazing job explaining why we don’t want sugar in our diets!
“Sugar can raise cholesterol, it suppresses the immune system, it has been connected to cancer, it masks other problems (such as anxiety or depression), it speeds the aging process, it is linked to candida, IBS and other digestive problems, and finally it can prevent us from eating the good stuff”.
“Craving sugar does not mean we’re weak or that we’re a failure. It means we’ve got some brain chemistry, nutrient or hormonal imbalances that need fixing, or perhaps candida. Quitting [sugar] is not about willpower.”—Trudy Scott
Read the whole article here http://www.sacmag.com/media/Sacramento-Magazine/August-2010/Health-Sweet-Misery/