August 23, 2009

I have not watched this yet. I'm putting it here so I remember, when I have some time. Ry and I seem to be down with, possibly, the flu. I'm only watching comedies and cartoons till we feel better. If anyone checks this out, let me know what you think.

8 comments:

Mommylion said...

I watched the whole thing. It makes painful sense. I see a huge change in our diet coming very soon. Thanks for posting this... I think ;)

Katherine said...

Oh ya, this is a bolt of lightening. Everyone should see this. Ironically, I'm watching it now, coming off a week of the flu where Ry and I lived on Coke and juice. ha ha

Mommylion said...

I just read this this article this morning. It along similar lines. I've always been known as someone who isn't a 'sweets' person, and even I am balking at cutting total sugar intake down to 6 tsp per day. That is a serious life change for us. But I feel compelled to do so after watching that video.

Katherine said...

For anyone else who doesn't have time to watch the whole thing. If I understood correctly it can be summed up such:

A Dr. in California who treats pediatric patients for obesity explains that sucrose is not that different from ethanol, chemically. Both are poisonous for human metabolism and both are converted directly to fat. So, for instance, two pieces of white bread equaling 120 calories are converted by our bodies to glucose, which we can burn directly for energy. The same amount of calories from sugar are converted, almost completely, directly into fat. With the added kicker that the process whacks out your insulin system AND does not signal to your brain that any food has been eaten. Because, remember that all that sugar has mostly just been converted directly to fat. So your body is hungry AND you've just put on more fat.

On this he was unequivocal: Children should drink only water or milk.

He said handing a child a soda or even a glass of juice is not chemically different from handing them a beer. Its your basic glass of fat. Nice, huh?

rae said...

Just watched the WHOLE thing over the course of a few hours. I've been all about eliminating HFC for awhile now, but this really sold me even more.

Katherine said...

Rae, what freaked me out was him saying that hfc and sugar actually aren't different. I had convinced myself that common white sugar wasn't that bad... dang!

Mommylion said...

We were fooling ourselves by buying 'raw' sugar, or organic non-carbon sugar. When the truth is it is basically organic poison. Silly us.

rae said...

I know, dammit. I have embraced cane sugar with fervor. I have even gone so far as buying soda with cane sugar vs. hfc at $3.95/six pack (occasionally). And now? Well, damn.

I'm a baker and lover of desserts. How I am going to reconcile this? Too much to say for the stinking comment box.