Toxic Sugar? Not Agave Sweetener


Back in 2009 Robert Lustig gave a lecture called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth.”  Who could know that this article, posted on YouTube would go viral on the internet. This lecture has now been viewed by over well over 800,000 times and was the subject of an article in the New York Times written by Gary Taubes,  “Is Sugar Toxic which was published and on April 13, 2011. The a 90-minute discussion focuses on the nuances of human physiology and the influence on it of fructose biochemistry. When Rustig talks about sugar he is not only discussing white refined sugar but also high fructose corn syrup.

Many of Lustig’s claims are controversial but if he is correct than the excessive consumption of sugar  can be tied to the increase in obesity; diabetes,  heart disease, hypertension and many forms of cancers.

When we speak of sugar we are also talking about light and dark brown sugar which is often nothing but white sugar with molasses added. If Lustig is correct than what he is saying can also be applied to most forms of honey as well as maple syrup, natural or artificial


If you are looking to reduce stress related to glucose tolerance in the body as well as having access to a vegan sugar alternative that is sweeter than sugar I recommend Agave necter. We serve agave at the Spa on Pancakes in the morning.

The recipes for the Vegan pancakes? Simple.  Whole Wheat Flour, Baking Powder and Seltzer



Bio of the Author: Lewis Harrison is an natural foods chef who specializes in vegetarian and vegan recipes. American author,  speaker and Life Coach. An expert on natural foods and whole foods nutrition, stress management and personal development he is the owner of the Catskills Bed and Breakfast in Stamford, New York –

He is the creator of a distance learning course in Holistic nutrition and natural healing at the Natural Healing Academy – His corporate chair massage company has a website at


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