Sweet Poison

Sweet Poison 7

Why Sugar Makes Us Fat

by David Gillespie

Publication Date: 01/09/2008

4/5 Rating 7 Reviews
David, a smart corporate lawyer equipped with an enquiring mind, begins to query why it is we are so much heavier than previous generations, and discovers a culprit: sugar, or, more specifically, the fructose component of sugar. Sweet Poison exposes one of the great health scourges of our time and offers a wealth of practical and accessible information on how to avoid fructose, increase your enjoyment of food and lose weight.
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David Gillespie

David Gillespie is a lawyer and the best-selling author of the Sweet Poison books, a series about how we are all poisoning ourselves with sugar. He followed those up with Big Fat Lies and Toxic Oil both of which target the dangers of seed oils in our diet.

Having upset the dietetics industry by writing about stuff in which he has no qualifications, he then turned his focus to something else he is unqualified to write about, education. In Free Schools, David takes a parent's eye-view of the research and concludes that all the rolling green hockey fields and architect designed amphitheatres won't make a jot of difference to the education your child is likely to receive.

In Eat Real Food, David returns to the topic of human nutrition and delivers the ultimate practical guide to avoiding the two most toxic substances in the modern food supply, sugar and seed oil.

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  • Sweet Poison

    by on

    Interesting and relevant topic but. Good research and technical information is presented poorly - for me, it was a frustrating read.

  • Technical but compelling

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    I bought downloaded the electronic version of this but purchased the paperback of the Sweet Poison quit plan. If you want to make efforts to avoid sugar, reduce it or eliminate it from your diet you need to read this book. It is technical, going through the scientific reasons why sugar is bad for us, but you need to know the science if you want to remind yourself why you are quitting. Despite the technicalities it was surprisingly easy to read and follow. I have been reducing my intake of sugar levels for 6 weeks now (not eliminating it). I have lost 2 kgs and feel great.

  • Loved it!

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    Fabulous book! Makes perfect sense and works!! Written in a clear comical easy to read style even when the subject is a tad complicated. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to live a healthier life or who wants to give their children the best chance of living a healthy, disease free life.