That Sugar Film - the evils of suger exposed in a human body experiement
In my early 20's I discovered tumors and cancer fed off sugar and I was horrified. I was a sweet tooth and I would always try to cut back but inevitably I would indulge every now and then. But noticed it always messed with my mood, appetite, weight and sleep.
When I decided to start OMS after my diagnosis, I also decided to go off refined sugar completely because it really didn't serve my health anyway. I really just wanted to free my body up for healing. And it was one of the best things I did, I actually don't get sugar cravings at all like I use to, I just don't need it anymore.
When my friends said they'd watched this film on Sugar and the food industry I was naturally curious to see just how sugar can affect our health long term. It's pretty incredible. The maker of the film does an experiment on himself and puts himself on a "low fat" diet eating foods that are perceived "healthy" but are full of sugar to make them taste better eg, low fat yogurt, cereals, breakfast drinks and crackers. He'd been super healthy to begin with so he felt the effects pretty bad. But what was interesting is that most people talk about "calories in and calories out" in terms of weight loss. But what this film highlights is that the kinds of calories your putting into your body have a significant impact on your health. I won't spoil the ending but it's pretty incredible what happens to him on his perceived "healthy low fat" diet. I've linked the trailer below.
The full film is available on thatsugarfilm.com where you can rent or buy it, it's also available on Apple TV movies.
Since my diagnosis I've used honey, dates, stevia and pure maple syrup in moderation and it's so much better. Infact Ben and I are now quite sensitive to super sweet stuff, I think our taste buds are in shock if my healthy baking is too sweet. Interestingly a few years ago my boyfriend read that eating honey from your local area can alleviate hayfever to the specific area the honey's from. Then I noticed it was actually happening to me, by using local raw honey from our farmers market daily as a sweetener I literally had no hayfever this season in sydney.
To clarify what some of the best sweetener substitutes are i've put a video below by Dr Josh Axe on his top 5 best sugar substitutes and why.
"Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS is a certified doctor of natural medicine, doctor of chiropractic and clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people get healthy by using food as medicine. In 2008 he started Exodus Health Center, which grew to become one of the largest functional medicine clinics in the world.
Dr. Axe has created one of the top 10 most visited natural health websites in the world at www.DrAxe.com which has over 6,000,000 monthly visitors, where the main topics include nutrition, natural medicine, fitness, healthy recipes, home remedies and trending health"