Stitched up, and Addicted – to Sugar*
I’m standing on Skid row, so addicted to sugar even though my sugar intake is low these days, or some days anyway. I don’t buy biscuits or cakes and don’t bake at all. Can you understand then how embarrassing it is when we go for morning tea to someone’s house and, if no one is looking, I eat every biscuit on the plate, or all the cheese and crackers laid out for us, the invited guests. How much sugar is in that cheese? I don’t buy cheese at home but there’s something in that stuff. It’s out to get me, I swear.
This addiction is all-consuming occasionally. I have had lots of success with eating very low amounts of sugar for weeks on end but then some twit will bring all the snacks along and I can feel my mouth watering. Yes, thanks, I’ll have three, no five. I don’t have a weight problem so that’s not the cause or trigger.
Have you heard of the book Sugar Crush written by a top US surgeon? No. Well, would you consider dropping everything you are doing right now to investigate his superb medical investigations and advice? This surgeon explained how he got sick of chopping off patients’ legs and limbs because of preventable diabetes. He did endless scientific research and guess what? Sugar was and is inflaming our bodies to bits and pieces and we end up nothing short of stuffed, sick and dead from eating refined sugar. It’s not even a food, it’s an additive. If you don’t believe me, ask Dr Jacoby, the Surgeon Author. He’s on your side every day. Which is worse for the body, sugar or animal products? I know the answer. Do you?
Okay good. We're learning... I can’t get out of the addiction fully even though I eat very little organic sugar. The addiction is harder to escape than Cocaine, so they say…
We eat organic sugar at my place but, I think I need rehab. Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice. Well, that's debatable...
Good success with our daughter who we have never forced to eat this way or that. While trying to keep her sugar intake low, I thought we were getting nowhere. That’s NOT the case at all. She finds lots of so-called normal food way too sweet. We are happy that her taste buds are not pressed to HIGH sugar addiction because she enjoys foods with little or no sugar in them, hidden or otherwise. The body can teach us everything when we listen.
What about that flavoured pasta that some kids love? Is that full of sugar? Even tea bags. What the hell. I drink organic tea most of the time, not always, because I still crave the every day tea. Why is that now? Is there sugar in the tea bags? There’s something in them that is NOT in organic tea.
Transparency in food labelling would change the world. We could have conversations that don’t lead us to nowhere, or send us way, way out there in the wrong direction. What do you think? I'll tell you more of my food investigations in my book Creating with a Bang and how lowering sugar intake and animal products helped save my family's lives one after the other.
Have You kicked the habit of addition, to people, places, home, phone, cooking and Food? Tell me about it at www.hunterksmith.com. There’s safety in numbers. Thanks for reading my blog.
*The Views expressed by Hunter K. Smith in this fictional blog or in any other form or media are based on her own interpretation of 15 years' science and medicine research including The 26 Year China Study and Forks Over Knives DVD. They are personal views only. Please consult a Nutritionally Qualified Doctor, Dentist or Vet for advice and before using (or ingesting) any food, drink, plant, nutrient or natural recipe remedy, on humans and/or animals. Thank You.