High Fructose Corn Syrup was introduced into the American Food Supply in the 1970’s, at roughly the same time as partially hydrogenated oils. Since then, we’ve had epidemic levels of obesity, the highest rates of disease, and the lowest life expectancy of any industrialized nation. Those facts are not a coincidence.
I’m giving this one a qualified recommendation. About a third of it is really good. That part contains the recommendations to supplement your diet with sugar water and olive oil, explaining how and when. Unfortunately, the remaining two-thirds attempts to explain how and why the plan works. That part is mostly pseudo-scientific nonsense. The space would have been better used telling readers what to avoid in the American supply — something that is much easier to do when you follow the author’s recommendations. As diet books go, this one will do less harm than most. And the book is well-written, so even the nonsense is an entertaining read.
If you’re an American, you’re probably fat. And if you’re an American child, odds are overwhelming that your life will be cut short by complications rising from obesity and other complications. Despite what you may have heard, it is not your fault. It is not a matter of “personal responsibility”. There are ingredients in the American food supply that are making you fat. Those ingredients made their debut in the 1970’s. They are a matter of corporate responsibility — and culpability. To protect yourself, there’s a lot you need to know. (Original image courtesy of
These days, wheat is essentially a toxic compound. It raises blood sugar faster than a candy bar, may well contain metabolic poisons (no one really knows), and it has more gluten than ever before in history—a protein that literally sandpapers the insides of many, leading to a leaky gut, autoimmune diseases, and a host of other problems.