Robert Lustig's 90-minute YouTube video "Sugar: The Bitter Truth," has been viewed more than two million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years.
In the late 1970s when... read more
“Anthony Cashmore of the University of Pennsylvania recently proposed that free will was in reality an interaction between our DNA and our environment, along with some stochastic (random) processes. Because our DNA cannot be changed, and because random processes are random, we are left with our environment, both as the sentinel exposure and the only factor that can be manipulated.”
“While this book is about the dispassionate science and logic of obesity and how it can help individuals and society, I'm a human being as well. I get sick when I think of what's happened to use, our country, and our planet. This book is my outcry for a better world for our children. Time to cry out -- and just maybe our children will inherit the Earth.”Robert Lustig, MD
I. Introduction: Time to Think Outside the Box
II. Part One: The Greatest Story Ever Sold
1. A Fallacy of Biblical Proportion
2. A Calorie Is a Calorie -- or Is It?
3. Personal Responsibility versus the Obese Six-Month-Old
III. Part Two: To Eat or Not to Eat? That's Not the Question
4. Gluttony and Sloth -- Behaviors Driven by Hormones
5. Food Addition -- Fact or Fallacy
6. Stress and "Comfort Food"
IV. Part Three: "Chewing" the Fat
7. The Birth, Care, and Feeding of a Fat Cell
8. The Difference Between "Fat" and "Sick"
9. Metabolic Syndrome: The New Scourge
V. Part Four: The "Real" Toxic Environment
10. The Omnivore's Curse: Low Fat versus Low Carb
11. Fructose -- The "Toxin"
12. Fiber -- Half the Antidote
13. Exercise -- The Other Half of the Antidote
14. Micronutrients: Home Run or Hyperbole?
15. Environmental "Obesogens"
16. The "Empire" Strikes Back: Response of the Food Industry
VI. Part Five: The Personal Solution
17. Altering Your Food Environment
18. Altering Your Hormonal Environment
19. Last Resorts: When Altering Your Environment Isn't Enough
VII. Part Six: The Public Health Solution
20. The "Nanny State:" Personal versus Societal Responsibility
21. What Hath Government Wrought?
22. A Call for Global Sugar Reduction
Epilogue: Not a Top-Down but a Bottom-Up Movement
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