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William F. Dufty, 86; Wrote ‘Lady Sings the Blues’ and ‘Sugar Blues’

He makes strong arguments for eastern medicine and healing based on duvty. As foreign explorers came upon the cane in the New World, they excitedly took to it and transferred it across the oceans, to Europe and Asia, to exploit its possibilities.

Foolish people who give or sell candy to babies will one day discover, to their horror, that they have much to answer for. Book ratings by Goodreads.

Sugar Blues by William Dufty

You have to realize I can dufhy sum up this book so easily in 10, letters. The author is clearly a fanatic, as evidenced by his blaming everything from mental illnesses to the Bubonic plague to freckles on sugar consumption. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of It’s an very informative history of sugar: But I’m naturally thin 6′ tallI know a lot of people who’ve lost serious weight quitting sugar and gluten. It’s not like I go off having a hundred of tablespoon of refined sugar a day.

Views Read Edit View history. Oct 12, Gina rated it liked it. Jun 03, Shaun rated it it was ok Shelves: He does commit an absolutely atrocious butchery of Foucault in his analysis of mental illness, or the history thereof, but again this does not compromise the general point he makes. Dufty remained devoted to Swanson until her death inserving as cook, advisor, muse and the ghostwriter of her autobiography, “Swanson on Swanson.


Contents It Is Necessary to be Personal. How We Got Here from There. There is a fine section of this book where the same Dr Wiley almost convinces Teddy Roosevelt of the dangers complicated within mass sugar consumption.

May 07, Megan rated it it was amazing. In William Dufty’s Sugar Blues, the author goes to great length to discuss the history of sugar and how such a seemingly innocent substance could bring about so much damage. This book has proven to be an invaluable asset to me, and I plan to share sufar with other people.

This book basically outlines the history of sugar and some roles it is thought to have played in some fairly significant historical events. A real incentive to get off of suar.

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This past week I looked in the content area and dufyy amazing how much man-made sugar is in many kinds of food. A book sugxr the trajectory of sugar in its way to our mouths. Jun 24, Amanda rated it really liked it. We want to have our health and eat our sugarcake too. Dufty’s wife, Gloria Swansontraveled the United States to promote the book in In that same vein, I also tend to believe refined carbohydrates are more damaging to our bodies than saturated fat, which has been a staple blhes of our diets for millennia.

I was shocked by how much was known about the effects of refined sugar on the human body, before the collective amnesia brought on by the industrial food system and its lobbyists in the 20th century This would have been a huge step in the right direction, getting an executive decision on repealing some sugar standard.


Sugar is linked to dental decay and obesity. You could have condensed all the good and relevant science of this book into a Buzzfeed article. Abacus Press- Carbohydrates, Refined – pages.

To ask other readers questions about Sugar Bluesplease sign up. Laugh when fact gets pulled into the deep end of extreme conjecture, but consider honestly those points rooted in any truth at all – even the crazy-sounding ones.

The historical, economic, and chemical truths about sugar refinement and it’s effects on us, the over-consumers, were old news at the time of this book’s publication in the mids. This is about us failing our kids. Zugar with a grain of salt or sugar this is a very informational book, though a little dated – having been written in He does commit an absolutely atrocious butchery of Foucault in his analysis of mental illness, or the history there Fairly well written, at times eloquent, thought-provoking throughout.

Fairly well written, at times eloquent, thought-provoking throughout. Dec 31, Emily Mellow rated it really liked it Shelves: Look at your Morton’s salt, it has dextrose, aka corn sugar, in it. I also appreciated that he worked to provide solutions and recipes for his readers. It was a single dog of unspecified breed, and there was no control.

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