The following article first appeared in our Newsletter (Issue #1) and it
generated more mail than any other article we've ever done. It was written
by my son, Stuart Ruffner and we are reprinting it here in our Featured Articles
What You Don't See. . .
William Shakespeare wrote that "There are more things in Heaven and
Earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy." One of those things is
betrayal. We in this society are all victims of a conspiracy on a
global scale. Each one of us, are as Julius Caesar, betrayed by those
we have trusted for the entirety of our lives.
The sugar industry was the originator of the slave trade. Long before
cotton was grown on the soil of the United States, sugar cane was
planted, harvested, and processed by slaves to feed an ever-growing
Unless you intentionally make a concerted effort to avoid sugar in your
diet, it is in nearly everything you purchase to eat. Its addictive
properties cause you to crave more and more. The need for sugar-laden
foods mimic the cravings of any drug addiction.
I've heard it mentioned by food service workers that if they need to
boost sales of their product, they simply boost the sugar content.
Remind anyone of the cigarette companies with nicotine?
And how does this marketing work? They hide it behind the cute face of
the Nestlé Quik Bunny, the sweet and pudgy doughboy, or the trusted
"healthy" face of a Quaker. The sugar-pushers will gladly bargain
yours and your child's health away for a few extra (billion) dollars.
The effects of sugar on the body are well documented. The fact that it
is in reality an antinutrient are best explained by Dr. Atkins himself:
"The quintessential antinutrient is sugar. It is 100 percent
carbohydrate, and therefore contains no vitamins or minerals.
Nevertheless, it needs to be metabolized instantly. The stores of all
the many nutrients involved in processing its constituent sugars,
glucose and fructose, into ready energy are depleted in this process.
As a result, these nutrients must be supplied from other dietary
sources... To cite just one example, the critical glucose-metabolizing
mineral chromium is severely depleted by consuming sugar."
The health-robbing properties of a sugar eating society are in plain
view with results ranging from deadly serious (heart attack, stroke,
diabetes) to discomfortable and problematic (heartburn, acid reflux,
Enter the pharmaceutical companies:
As of this writing, Prilosec (an antiulcerant prescribed for chronic
heartburn and acid
reflux) is now the Number One prescription drug in the United States
as well as other parts of the world; gaining in use every year. As
of February of 2000, its sales had increased 24% over the previous
year for a $5.91 billion sales record.
When you eliminate sugar (in all forms) from your diet, and reduce your
carbohydrate intake, heartburn and acid reflux nearly always vanish
within days. Many diabetics see a complete reversal of their symptoms
while on a low-carb, no sugar diet. Ask yourself "how much does a drug
company make from the sales from just one of their diabetes
medications (such as glucatrol) in each year? How much do they make
selling Phentermine and Meridia for fighting (unsuccessfully)
Add to it all the profits on the drugs to fight the effects of obesity,
(from heart medication to blood pressure pills) and you begin to see
one indisputable fact: There's a lot of money to be made in keeping
us fat, keeping us addicted, keeping us sick...
As long as sugar is in our diets, those drugs (and others like them)
will reside in our medicine cabinets.
At least Julius Caesar knew in his last moments that he had been
betrayed by conspiracy – betrayed by those whom he trusted most.
People who die of sugar-related (and even seemingly unrelated)
diseases never know who and what killed them. They never get to
gaze into the eyes of a Rice Krispy elf and query, "et tu, Crackle?"