Expert: Sugar Is Eight Times as Addictive as Heroin
The experts say, the experts say. If you believe half of what they say about the horrific effects of everyday normal aspects of life that have been with us for generations, you might die of sheer neurosis:
A U.S. doctor is making it his mission to publicly highlight some scary effects sugar has on the body. The chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine says we’re becoming more dependent on sugary foods and drinks – saying they’re even more addictive than cocaine.
On “CBS This Morning,” Dr. Mark Hyman said, “In animal studies, they find that the rats go for the sugar and that it’s eight times as addictive as cocaine. Small amounts of sugar can be part of a normal diet, but most of us are addicted to sugar and don’t know it.”
Hyman himself has gone as far as calling sugar and sugary foods “deadly.”
He told the New York Daily News that “sugar is the new nicotine. And worse, sugar actually causes diabetes and obesity.”
Speaking of nicotine, the average price of a pack of cigarettes in 1990, before the health jihad against smoking caught fire, was $1.50 according to ChaCha. As of last July, a pack ranges from $4.96 in Kentucky to $14.50 in ultra-liberal New York.
That should give you an idea of what the price of a milk shake will be in a few years.
Hyman’s motivation for whipping people into a state of terror over sugar is a book he is hawking, The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet. Authoritarians of the Michael Bloomberg stripe will gladly seize on whatever shocking facts he might pull out of his ear. The closer government bloat brings us to socialized medicine, the more justified they will be considered by the media to dictate everything we consume.
Liberalism is like a wildfire that burns hotter the more it consumes. The more they take away from us for our own good, the more powerful they feel, the more compelled they feel to take away still more.
If you’re wondering where the campaign against sugar will end, Dr. Hyman demonstrates:
Remind you of anything? Compliments of Prohibition:
On a tip from Wiggins. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.