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Sugar is 'addictive and the most dangerous drug of the times'

Soft drinks should carry tobacco-style warnings that sugar is highly addictive and dangerous, a senior Dutch health official has warned.

by Bruno Waterfield | 17 Sep 2013 | The Telegraph

Paul van der Velpen, the head of Amsterdam's health service, the Dutch capital city where the sale of cannabis is legalised, wants to see sugar tightly regulated.

"Just like alcohol and tobacco, sugar is actually a drug. There is an important role for government. The use of sugar should be discouraged. And users should be made aware of the dangers," he wrote on an official public health website.

"This may seem exaggerated and far-fetched, but sugar is the most dangerous drug of the times and can still be easily acquired everywhere."

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/netherlands...



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Just a keyboard warrior

I've been studying the biomedical sciences for nearly a decade and I have a deep understanding of biochemistry and physiology.

Apparently, you don't, because you went on to say this:

I understand why paleo works. It's because it restricts food intake, which means you take in less calories. That is about it.

Obviously, if "that is about it", you have very little biochemical knowledge of "paleo" or low-carb nutrition. No mention of blood sugar cycles? The inflammatory effects of omega-6 vs omega-3? Effect of phytates and grain proteins on the gut lining? And I'm not just spouting party-lines, all of that research is out there in reputable medical journals.

Saying it all boils down to "less calories" is essentially saying "I took one look at it a couple years ago and learned all I ever need to know." How arrogant and ignorant of you.

Calories in- calories out. Get the 60 essential nutrients and that is nutrition. You are falling for marketing gimmicks.

It's an unfortunate reality that a lot of health "professionals" noted for their quackery in other fields (Mercola et al.) have jumped on the low-carb bandwagon and turned a great many people, who like to think they're very rational and reasonable, off of paleo as an area where legitimate science is being done. "If kooky Dr. X is for it, it must be bullsheit!"

However, the science is being done. Calories-in-calories-out has never been proven to work in clinical tests. I challenge you to show me one single clinical trial where people were overfed/underfed and gained/lost what was predicted by CICO within a standard deviation. I base my opinion of CICO as quackery on the dozens of medical trials which have been done on weight regulation which have never proven it to work. How many studies showing that CICO is utter nonsense must be done before you're finally convinced there might be something wrong with your quaint nutrition axiom? 100? 1,000? 10,000?

Wait, don't we have the scientific process backwards here? I thought science was done to prove hypotheses true. In this case, you've started with the assumption that biological CICO is true (based on nothing whatsoever) and have told us, the paleo people, to prove it wrong. Correct me if I'm wrong, but does that not belie a serious bias on your part? If not as a commenter here, than certainly as studier of biomedical sciences?

So perhaps you should rethink your "deep understanding of biochemistry and physiology" before adopting a position on a subject you seem to know very little about.

Source: I have a degree in biological sciences.

Specialty Health - FAT TWO: A

Specialty Health - FAT TWO: A calorie is not a calorie!!

What metabolic processes use

What metabolic processes use calories?

ALL OF THEM.

Calories is just energy. Metabolism requires energy.

Biochemically, how does a unit of energy (kg*m^2/s^2) convert to mass (kg) in all these metabolic processes? Care to name any of these metabolic processes?

There are few other minor and debatable biochemical arguments that I don't feel like getting into

Don't want to get into or don't know?

Bioscience as it is today is dangerous

Real science when done correctly is peer checked, and all input is considered. But when those GMO criminals do their dirty work no one is allowed to check for errors or validity. When Monsatan did the first test on rats with GMO corn they had to falsify the results. They stopped the test at 3 months, because in the fourth month most all rats had some type of organ failure. The EPA found out they were had a year later and fined them 6 million for lying. Monsatan was happy to pay the fine because the GMO's stayed in the market place.

What a way to run a company through fraud and deception.

Just remember rats are chosen for experiments because of the short life span of 2 years, where the human life span is approximately 70 years. So lets say the rats start having trouble in their 6 month, easy to figure. That would be within the first 1/4 of life the rats start having organ failure. So in humans 70/4 is approximately 18 years before humans start having organ damage and cancer running rampant. GMO really took over in the year 2000, we are now 13 to 15 years into all GMO for corn and soybeans. So as you can see we are just at the beginning of mass diseases hitting Americans.

Right now Autism is 1 in 100 30 years ago it was 1 in 20,000, Alzheimer's is up 9000% in the last 10 years. Diabetes is up 35% in the last 10 years.

BTW the University of Minnesota has linked Autism to glyphosate, the Red River Valley uses the most in the world and has the highest incidence of Autism.

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Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

More emotional gibberish from you.

I see you haven't taken a science course yet. You are quite knowledgable in alternative medicine propaganda being blasted in blogs and still lacking in evidence-based science.

Your outrageous claims require outrageous evidence.

Care to link a published journal about Alzheimer's and glyphosate?

Diabetes is directly correlated to obesity. No surprise there.

Why does it happen in obesity?

It is because the fat cells increase insulin resistance. Hypoglycemia seems to occur first, in maturity onset diabetes, followed by sustained hyperglycemia, better known as diabetes. Increased insulin,(hyper-insulinemia) even in the absence of diabetes, levels have seen to be present in patients with myocardial atherosclerosis, as well.

Scientists give Monsatan an F for performance of GMO's

http://yubanet.com/usa/Union-of-Concerned-Scientists-Gives-M...

Here you can read up on the group that condemns Monsatan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_of_Concerned_Scientists

So how about posting some thing that proves that GMO's are safe, where is the long term studies?

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

Here is one for ya the FDA lets the EPA regulate GMO corn

maybe because it's not food but a pesticide. The FDA regulates the food industry not the pesticide industry.

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm352067.htm

Look at the last two sentences. How do you like the flavor of your pesticides? Sugar beets can sugar coat it for you.

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

Take 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon & Handful Of Almonds To Prevent

Diabetes

White Sugar = "WHITE DEATH"

BOOM!

Cinnamon and almonds

... prevent diabetes? Based on what evidence?

Avoiding not only white sugar but ALL sugar will help prevent or reverse (at least Type II) diabetes? Now there is evidence for that.

I use sugar as a flavoring, not a food.

This was the law in our house.

When the children were growing up I didn't understand that their hyperglycemia and hyperactivity were caused by chromium and vanadium deficiencies (soils are deficient).

Dr. Lendon Smith called sugar an anti-nutrient. It required more nutrition than it provided.

I had to tell children the truth without the technical detail.

So, "sugar is a flavoring, not a food."

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Dr Lendon Smith? Liked him!

He was called before his state medical board of his state for such claims! It gave us all a clear message! Never consider nutrition in your patient care or you could be reprimanded. Or, even worse, ruined!

Don't, ever, learn more than your MD "peers" in competition! They will use it against you! (Their ignorance could be exposed!)

Dr. Smith mentioned trace minerals

In "Feed yourself right."

Dr. Smith reference the science of the day that backed practices that did no harm.

When I looked at Supralife's D-Stress ingredients, it reminded me of Dr. Smith's recipe, LOL! Just took one for scratchy throat coming on.

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Soil is not deficient of anything

It's the use of glyphosate that makes plants deficient of nutrients. If you use rotted manure for fertilizer it will add all the bacteria for the soil to grow very healthy plants never deficient in anything.

Bacteria and fungi are requirements in the soil for healthy plants. If you make a compost tea and pour or spray your plants you can drive bugs out of the garden, or field. All plants have a type of ora about them when they are healthy, bugs don't like healthy plants. The correct bacteria in the soil can even use up all the nitrogen locked in the soil from previous years.

Just remember you what soil not dirt, dirt is what the farmers are growing in now.

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

Have you reviewed USGA Soil maps.

USGA Soil maps. Live stock food is suplemented. Is yours?
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/geochem/doc/averages/countydata.htm

Senate Document 264
http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/modernmiraclem...

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Who cares, I don't

If you get the correct bacteria in the soil it can fix anything. Even heavy metals! We have known this since the early 1900's, but Monsatan took control of the farming industry with their bomb making material.

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

Bacteria are going to import selenium from 300 miles away?

To built up minerals in the soils, add wood ashes ore mulch to soil like great-grandpa did.

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Every thing is in the soil if the bacteria is there.

This little nugget of knowledge has baffled scientist for decades. Look at the soil in the Juggles of South America, they have no nitrogen, phosphorous, or any other fertilizers in the soil, only very rich in bacteria.

The Bacteria and fungi are so good at what they do they create the nutrients for the plants just as it's needed. This cycle of life has been going on for millions of years. We can grow crops just the same way, and never be nutrient deficient.

There new ways of building soil with limited compost manure. You can take a hundred pounds of decayed compost and aerate it in 500 gallons of water. This should fertilize 40 acres of crops, and you don't need any commercial poison.

Elaine Ingham, director of the Agriculture dept at Oregon State University until Monsatan forced her out! She Know this stuff very good she has out produced all chemical farmers.

15 Min video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEtl09VZiSU

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

I was reading Rodale's Organic Gardening back in 1970.

She is correct. Plants need nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus and 4 other minerals.

She does qualify her statement that most soils contain these needed minerals. See the USGS maps.

If human have a deficiency in the other 53 minerals it is called disease. Remedy the deficiency, remedy the disease.

Compost contains plant minerals. The first US Patent was for wood ashes (plant minerals). They were exported to English Gardens.

Seaweed was also composted and contains 77 trace minerals. Plants can only mine and store minerals that are present in the soil.

Healthy plants need healthy soils. Healthy men need at least 60 minerals for long life. So I supplement.

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If you are correct

Then who supplemented the earths soil 1 million years ago. All she is saying we must treat the soil to what it needs to do a good job raising our crops. Here is what compost tea can do: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IUReziB99Y

I will never pour commercial fertilizers on my ground again.

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

Rain is distilled water. Over time minerals return to the sea.

Some Ancient Shale contain 77 trace minerals, the Million year old remains of the old plants with the carbon squashed out.

When a seed sprouts it produces a tea of vitamins that feed the bacteria it needs to produce usable nitrogen, potssium and phosphorus locked in the mulch.

In some areas the river water contains the silt of rocks ground by glaciers. This glacial milk is trapped and tilled into the soil. Before the Nile was dammed silt from the faraway mountains soaked the land.

Pick the right place to live and your health and longevity benefits.

In Michigan the soil is selenium and iodine deficient. Goiter was prevalent before iodized salt and cretinism.
Selenium protects against cardiomyopathy, birth defects, arterial, prostrate, liver, brain diseases, cancers and infections.

Areas in China with selenium deficient soils supplement school children to prevent them from having heart attacks at 10 years.

Cows and sheep go mad grazing copper deficient soils.

People are more violent where Lithium is deficient in soils or water.

Each of us live in a unique mineral environment. The base soils, silt and amendments and groundwater.

Without copper, hair goes grey. Without molybdenum hair goes white. Add both and color comes back.

I can sell you 40 pounds of trace minerals formulated by a soil scientist and veterinarian to guarantee you have the healthiest manure tea possible and the healthiest fruits, nuts and vegetables to eat.

https://paulsplace.my90forlife.com/shop/index.html?view=Prod...

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Your right on most of what your saying

I would only add we are this way because very few people eat totally organic. They know how to flavor those GMO's to be addictive, and the media is no help for education.

Charlotte Gerson is a example of people that eat organic food, you can watch to whole video or see her at 14:00. Notice she is in her eighties and wears no glasses for vision.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbIixJI_oa4

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

Charlotte is a dear. Her father was a medical genius.

The liver uses a lot of copper to detoxify. Wrinkles, greying hair and stiff joints where my warning.

A hair analysis can verify the visible clues.

Gerson was right. No plant oils (except flax), no fried foods, no processed meats.

Beans, if they are cooked until the phytic acid breaks down.

Sea salt food to taste.

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Adequate

One only has to consider the increased output per acre, compared to when fields were completely "wild" and those fields on today's farms. By the way, I don't know how much is sacrificed by how much nutrient is lost by cooking, artificial fertilization, and pest control! It has been suggested. Then again, I may know a lot, but I don't know everything!

It's the use of glyphosate

It's the use of glyphosate that makes plants deficient of nutrients.

Not so fast. You're missing a few steps of the cycle. Glyphosate is being used because only weeds will grow in the barren land. The desired food crops will no longer grow without a lot of additional inputs (fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides, GMO, etc...)

If you use rotted manure for fertilizer it will add all the bacteria for the soil to grow very healthy plants never deficient in anything.

In conventional agricultural practices today, where is the manure coming from?

http://permaculturenews.org/2013/09/18/paradigm-shift-urgent...

Please look at the USGA maps discover why pets get minerals

And livestock. The human animal is not exempt of the same mineral deficiency diseases.

The minerals aren't in soil to start with. Bacteria can't mine the minerals that aren't present.

60 have been scientifically and empirically shown to be essential for human life.

Glyphosate does kill poison ivy and sumac.

Monsanto is a Federal Reserve member. Congress will try to regulate their competition to death.

Strike the Root 'End the Fed'

Prohibit Congress from borrowing.

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Soil Errosion

And livestock. The human animal is not exempt of the same mineral deficiency diseases.

The minerals aren't in soil to start with. Bacteria can't mine the minerals that aren't present.

Soil Errosion

Your right and wrong!

Humans are nutrient deficient, because of not replacing the bacteria in the soil. Poor farming for more than a century!

Bacteria can create nutrients that aren't there for plants life as they need it. Humans need to think of the soil as their second skin, take care of it and it will take care of you.

Please read my comment above.

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

Longer than a century... Poor

Longer than a century...

Poor farming for more than a century!

How HFCS and refined sugar are made...


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