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The Sweet Truth

Eating white sugar has harmed the health of everyone who uses it. This product has also cost America, in particular, billions in health care costs, disability and loss of life. Some authorities have called it white poison. Refined sugar is harmful because it is devoid of nutritional value, vitamins and minerals. Furthermore, the body is left with only pure, refined carbohydrates, which it cannot utilize effectively. A diet high in refined sugar can also result in unbalanced blood sugar, triggering a release of powerful stress hormones. The constant hormonal roller coaster caused by consuming sugary-junk foods overworks the adrenal glands, disturbing the hormonal balance in the body.

An overabundance of sugary products will eventually lead to various health conditions such as: degenerative diseases, allergies, obesity, alcoholism, drug addiction, depression and behavior problems. Refined sugar can also contribute to yeast infections, upset calcium metabolism and cause deficiencies in magnesium, zinc, manganese, chromium and B complex vitamins.

Be careful to check your products as sugar is hidden in many foods. This is important –the first four ingredients on a label should never include: sugar, dextrose, glucose, sucrose, corn syrup, fructose, honey, fruit juice, rice syrup, malt sweetener or evaporated cane juice.

Unfortunately, the sugar habit often begins with our young in this country.  Many parents incorrectly assume that children like sweet foods, which is often not the case, until they learn the habit from their parents. These treats are usually used as rewards sending children the wrong message. In addition, commercial food manufacturers propagate the insidious message of sugar-coated foods marketed as “children’s foods.”  Just turn on the TV on a Saturday morning and watch the advertisements on television that young children are watching. One product after another sold on TV is sugar-coated to help sell the product. It sets the children up for a lifetime of illness and disability.

Working together, advertisers and parents cultivate the sweet taste in innocent children. They begin to regard it as normal when it is not.  The results then surface as attention deficit, learning problems, autism, hyperactivity, infections, brain tumors and a rash of other disorders that are “new” for children, such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, manic-depression or bipolar disorder, random violence and the list goes on.

To ensure optimal health, remove sugar from your diet.  Furthermore, keep sugar out of your child’s diet. Take care of your body, and be an excellent role model for your child, feed yourself nourishing, nutrient rich foods such as high quality free range meats, organic vegetables, healthy fats and plenty of clean water. Get sufficient rest, live simply and breathe.

Here’s to your health,


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21 Responses to “The Sweet Truth”

  1. Joy Feldman says:

    Hope you enjoyed this article.

  2. Love the article! You did it again.

  3. Karen Payne says:

    Joy, You tell it like it is… there is no other way around the “demon” sugar.

  4. Anonymous says:

    What an interesting article! Are there any healthy substitutes for sugar?

  5. Melissa zonfrilli says:

    I cannot hear or read this information enough. It really helps when your friends and family say ” oh just have a little bit. It isn’t going to kill you” I wish I knew it all before I had my kids.

  6. Joy Feldman says:

    Hi there Anonymous,
    The question you posed about any healthy substitutes for sugar is an excellent one. Stevia, made from a plant is an excellent substitute. It is an herb the South American’s have used as a sweetener for hundreds of years. The leaves of this small, green Stevia rebaudiana plant have a delicious flavor. Please use this sweetener sparingly as it is 30 times sweeter than sugar.
    This sweetener is beneficial because it does not metabolize the sweet glycosides from stevia. And guess what? As a result, there is no caloric intake. Additionally, it affect blood glucose levels and may be used freely by diabetics.
    Thanks for the great question! Here’s to your health. Joy Feldman-JHF Nutritional Consulting

  7. Want 2 eat healthy says:

    I have Pancreatic Cancer. Can your diet help or get rid of Pancreatic Cancer? Thanks.

  8. Joy Feldman says:

    Dear Want2eatHealth,
    Thank you for your excellent question.No, my diet will not get rid of Pancreatic Cancer. Nutritional Balancing Science works well in prevention and in reversing some diseases. Cancer however, is quite aggressive and I would recommend Kelly Metabolic Cancer Protocol. William Kelley, DDS, was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in the late 1960s. His doctors gave him no hope. Kelley researched the medical literature and stumbled onto the trophoblastic theory of cancer.
    He figured he had nothing to lose, so he took massive doses of pancreatic enzymes of porcine (pig) origin. This is the main remedy recommended to kill trophoblast.
    Kelley completely recovered in a few years and began to share his discovery. He continued to research and evolved a complete cancer protocol. He refined it for 35 years until his death from natural causes at age 88.
    The Kelley metabolic cancer therapy is an excellent, overall program to recover from cancer. It involves coffee enemas daily, several sauna sessions daily, pancreatic enzymes that are a “natural chemotherapy agent” and little else besides a healthful diet and a few supplements. Rest and sleep should be an important part of any cancer recovery program, as well. Thank you for your inquiry.

  9. Mike says:

    Right on Target!. Keep spreading the word.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Great Article! What are some of your favorite parts about being a nutritionist?

  11. Joy Feldman says:

    Hi Anoymous,
    I love being able to help people feel better. Nutrition is not only about prevention, it is also about reversal of diseases. I also like learning about how different foods and supplements can affect the biochemistry in the body. Thank you so much for your question.

  12. Healthyeater says:

    I read your book and it was amazing! I loved it so much I was wondering if you were going to write another book? If you are what is it going to be called and what is it going to be about? Love the Article!

  13. Anonymous says:

    I read your book and I thought it was amazing! I was wondering if you were going to write another book. If you are what is it going to be called and what will it be about? Love the Article!

  14. Melissa zonfrilli says:

    Do you have a theory on what is causing cancer? With all the research and modern treatments it just seams to be getting worse.

  15. Melissa zonfrilli says:

    Do you have a theory on what is causing cancer? With all the research and modern treatments it just seems to be getting worse. Also I love all the articles you linked us to! Dr mercola’s was especially good. The one on ADHD would not download for me though. Thanks

  16. Joy Feldman says:

    Thank you,
    I am so glad you enjoyed the book. Yes, i am in the process of putting together a book for children. I also would like to revise and improve my first book with additional information on Nutritional Balancing Science as well as new recipes.

  17. Joy Feldman says:

    First, I would like to say thank you for your question. This area is just not my specialty and I admire those who have made it theirs. There are many different theories regarding what causes cancer, According to many researchers, it a normal cell line of the body that expresses at the wrong time and place. The cell line is called the trophoblast. This theory, basically states that the cells get out of control. Cancer is a word that invokes fear for many, but improving lifestyle, diet and attitude can be very helpful in prevention. Cancer grows best in tired, toxic and nutritionally depleted bodies. Most people today are very tired and exhausted. I also believe that our water sources do contains many toxins. Tap water, if consumed for decades, can be a cause of cancer. For example. lead, cadmium, arsenic and other toxic metals can be found in the water. Last year in the news, it was discussed that many large cities contained residues of up to 60 or more pharmaceutical drugs in their water. Although the quantities are small, these add up if one drinks and bathes in them daily. Foods that are chemically processed and filled with sugars, additives, preservatives and chemicals will certainly upset the biochemistry in the body and weaken the cells. Take care of your body and prevention in this area will be your best friend.

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