“Diabetes used to be an extremely rare disease, but now it’s predicted that one-third of Americans will develop the condition.”
In 1900, the average yearly sugar intake was 11 pounds per person. It’s now 96 pounds per person in North America, and as high as 140 pounds per person in the U.S. In contrast, it’s only 38 pounds per person per year in Asia.
Follow the sugar trail to the exploding U.S. childhood obesity epidemic—which has grown tenfold in 40 years—from 1975 to 2016!
Research published in The Lancet recently in October documents the disturbing growth of child obesity, which portends a rise in chronic diseases such as diabetes as well as heart disease and other complications. In addition, statistics recently released by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics show overall U.S. obesity rates since Ronald Reagan won the presidency have almost tripled!
“For the first time, we’re seeing people who are both obese and malnourished at the same time thanks to the empty calories provided by sugar which has become a staple of the Standard American Diet,” says board certified internist Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, author of The Complete Guide to Beating Sugar Addiction.
However, according to Dr. Teitelbaum, the solution may be as simple as learning to be a discriminating consumer by reading nutrition labels. “It’s just like reading the price tag when you go shopping—and then deciding if it’s worth it,” explains Dr. Teitelbaum. “The formula to determine how much sugar is in any product serving is easy. Divide the grams of sugar by four to tell you how many teaspoons of sugar are in a serving, and your own common sense will tell you whether it’s worth the cost to your health and well-being.”
I had the opportunity to review Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum’s latest book and really enjoyed it. What I found different from this book compared to other books I have read on the same topic is that he gives you a plan and a solution to fight this addiction and finally put it to rest. As part of his solution, he offers a well-researched list of natural remedies to try. His section on adrenal gland fatigue as a result of long-term sugar addiction was also very interesting.