In this fascinating and compelling book, Carolyn Dean MD ND creates a salient solution for the problems facing our nation as a result of the excessive consumption of processed sugars and slurpy carbohydrate treats and makes a compelling call to action for the medical community to “first do no harm” by adjusting dietary requirements that will benefit their patients including:
- Educating the public about the dangers of consuming too much sugar would result in far less obesity; less ineffective gastric bypass surgery; and less weight loss drugs with their fatal heart attack side effects (Fen-Phen).
- An improvement in the obesity rates resulting in reduced percentage of metabolic syndrome, less lipid imbalance, and therefore less heart disease.
- Absolve dietary fat of its alleged role as a culprit in heart disease.
- Avoid the epidemic of heart disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and obesity by offering a nutritional speciality in medicine. There is a Bariatrics subspecialty that deals with obesity. Instead of preventing the problem, they allow it to manifest and then use drugs and surgery to treat it.
- Alleviate the burden of supplementation by using proper nutrition. Sugar creates a magnesium deficit because the liver needs twenty-eight atoms of magnesium to process one molecule of glucose. Fructose requires fifty-six atoms of magnesium.
- Limit our intake of sugar to the WHO recommendation of 5% of our daily calories, we would not suffer the autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s or dozens of other inflammatory conditions that plague the Western world.