Pure, White, and Deadly

How Sugar is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop It
Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
Length: 9 hrs
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More than 40 years before Gary Taubes published The Case Against Sugar, John Yudkin published his now-classic exposé on the dangers of sugar - now with a new introduction by Robert H. Lustig, the best-selling author of Fat Chance.

Scientist John Yudkin was the first to sound the alarm about the excess of sugar in the diet of modern Americans. His classic exposé, Pure, White, and Deadly, clearly and engagingly describes how sugar is damaging our bodies, why we eat so much of it, and what we can do to stop. He explores the ins and outs of sugar, from the different types - is brown sugar really better than white? - to how it is hidden inside our everyday foods and how it is harming our health.

In 1972, Yudkin was mostly ignored by the health industry and media, but the events of the last 40 years have proven him spectacularly right. Yudkin’s insights are even more important and relevant now, with today’s record levels of obesity, than when they were first published. Brought up-to-date by childhood obesity expert Dr. Robert H. Lustig, this emphatic treatise on the hidden dangers of sugar is essential reading for anyone concerned about their health, the health of their children, and the well-being of modern society.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2016 John Yudkin (P)2017 Post Hypnotic Press Inc.

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A Real Lifesaver and Factual<br /> <br /><br />

I skipped this book at first because I did not care for the narrator's English accent, but I came back around and wow this John Yudkin and all these facts Through Out The Years of sugar, well suddenly I saw a clear picture of Life today that I am swallowed up by and my thinking. I am also trying to step out of the box of our diets and see the truth. Well, John Yudkin did it for me, he opened my eyes wide open. I now look at all the products before I put them in my mouth I had no idea that it was in literally everything.....it has been so easy to change my diet and my sugar consumption is now down to about 10% - to 15% found in processed foods. I wish you all the best of luck I have studied and listened to so many everything's on sugar in order to stop eating it well now I HAVE!!!

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Rare Truth

I'm a Hospice RN, this is important because: I was raised to never lie, to look the other in the eye, and stand in my truth. This book is a rarity and the subject matter intensely important if you want to save your life. Dying of cancer is no fun, change your eating habits now, before it no longer matters. I love being told the truth.

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Very Informative

It’s eye opening to know that this information has been available for over 50 years but has been hidden from the public, while we slowly kill ourselves eating high caloric over sweetened foods.

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the godfather of the anti sugar movement

excellent perspective. pioneer of the true cause of heart diease.
lost the battle against big agra but won the war.

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Great example of the scientists struggles against money

I admire Dr Yudkin’s courage and scientific integrity! Even though there are some facts that were disproven since the publication (e.g. margarine is now known to be bad and natural saturated fat good), most of the facts in the book hold true even today. Sugar is shown again and again to be the main culprit in many diseases. It is sad to know that all these facts were available to us and ignored for so many decades while the false information about fat and cholesterol, natural fat fear mongering were pushed into our heads by dishonest “scientists” supported by the industries profiting from the lies.

Unfortunately, another part of the story is still true: it is hard to do honest science in the world ruled by the financial interests.

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Stunning

Worth the time to listen 100fold. Assuming you’re intelligent enough to make the necessary changes that will help take advantage of this research. Thank you!

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Everyone interested in general health should listen.

Everyone interested in general health should listen to this. I struggled to make it through & had to rewind often, but I’m glad I stuck it out. I might request college credits! It’s a tough listen but is truly something to consider. I may have finally put to rest my obsession with pecan pie.

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An Eye Opener to Getting the Truth on Sugar

This is one of the most important audibles I heard. The author takes you on a journey that will change your understanding of the ills of sugar and how the sugar industry acts like the tobacco industry to manipulate its use so the consumer stays misinformed from the truth. A must read to have a grasp of nutrition and good health.

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Fascinating!

How would things be different now if we had listened to John Yudkin? Clearly the sugar industry doesn’t want their profits to suffer but the general populace must also be open minded before such information can be used for their own good! Wonderful information and great performance!

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Fantastic and Eye Opening

A thorough account of all the evidence against sugar as well as accounts of shady practices in the sugar industry. An unbelievably unbiased book and a must read.

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