The Secrets of Sugar - the fifth estate - CBC News (by subsymmetric)
The 45 minute video above is from CBC Canada’s ‘Fifth Estate’. It appears in Dr. Mercola’s recent review of what happens to your health & body when you eat refined processed sugars .. We recommend you link to that essay .. at least to review his ‘Story At A Glance’ section .. which always does a good job of saving you (the reader) time. It is one of the goals of our ‘Notes’ .. to get as much good information to you as succinctly as possible.
Dr Mercola emphasizes that sugars trigger the production of opioids, a key ingredient in the addiction process .. your brain basically becomes addicted to the stimulating effects of these opioids .. He claims that Oreo cookies trigger activation of more opioids than exposure to cocaine .. In the video above, Dr. Lewis Cantley, a cancer researcher and head of the Cancer Center at New York’s Weill Cornell Medical College, explains why a high-sugar diet is so dangerous—in particular to children .. note that the factor linking obesity, diabetes, & cancer is insulin & leptin resistance.