This is a 7-part documentary on the subject. You may be familiar with Dr. Robert Lustig. He's a YouTube "star". This video, Sugar: The Bitter Truth has been viewed over 2-million times. He has also been seen on a recent 60 Minutes segment: Is Sugar Toxic?
An Epidemic for Every Body - How did we get so fat, so fast? The debut episode debunks the theory that obesity only affects the “gluttons and sloths” among us and is, in fact, a public health problem that impacts everyone.
Sickeningly Sweet - Dr. Lustig illustrates the overabundance of sugar in today’s processed convenience foods and explains how our bodies metabolize these sugars in the same way as alcohol or other toxins, causing damage to the liver and other organs.
Hunger and Hormones: A Vicious Cycle - Sugar impacts the brain just as much as the waistline. In this episode, Dr. Lustig explains the biochemical shifts that sugar causes, making us store fat and feel hungry at the same time.
Sugar: A Sweet Addiction - Sugar isn’t just sweet, it’s addictive. This episode explores the cycle of addiction that sugar causes in the brain, much in the same way as drugs and alcohol.
Generation XL - An unnerving trend of obese infants is just one indication that obesity can be passed on from mother to fetus. This installment looks towards the next generation, with an emphasis on preventive care and pre-natal health.
A Fast-Paced, Fast Food Life - The pace of modern life is a key contributor to today’s obesity epidemic. Elissa Epel and Barbara Laraia explain the connection and offer practical and effective solutions that don’t involve dieting and exercise.
Drugs, Cigarettes, Alcohol…and Sugar? - Our experts offer a frank indictment of the country’s agricultural policy and food industry, which have made it nearly impossible to avoid sugar in our daily diet, and suggestions for possible remedies.