The People's Chemist

How Sick Americans Blame the Sugar Industry for Their Own Gluttony

…I’m getting a heavy dose of emails asking me if I’ve seen the recent news, “How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat.”

I’m not a total hermit.

I saw the paper in JAMA.

However, my Give-O-Fuck meter didn’t budge.

It was almost 20 years ago that I received a master’s degree in organic chemistry.

Before that, I was hustling steroids across the border at 15 years old to make a buck from wanna-be high school wrestlers.  Even earlier, I cured myself of “hypoglycemia” (low blood sugar) at age 14, after a “doctor” prescribed me more candy to ramp up my dwindling blood sugar. (See FREE report at

…And even before that, I knew sugar was bad.

Who doesn’t!???  “I thought sugar was good for you,” said nobody, ever!

Among the articles revelations, it revealed that Coca-Cola provided millions of dollars in funding to researchers who sought to play down the link between sugary drinks and obesity.” It also showed how candy makers targeted parents by “funding studies that claimed that children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who do not.”

Wow, really!?  You mean corporate America used their piles of cash to pay for research that conveniently showed their products to be sales-worthy?

In 10 years the public will finally learn how Pfizer paid for research to hide the side-effects of statins – low testosterone, diabetes, cancer and the muscle wasting disease.

In two decades the same article will be showing how the US Govt. used global warming scare tactics to pass rules and regulations in favor of bigger government less freedom.  (But, not until they milk terrorism to death.)

Fact is, hundreds of millions of people in America love to shift blame and distract themselves away from the real issue. “How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat” does precisely that…and people are loving it.

The real issue is that NOBODY is taking responsibility for their own fucking actions. Everybody would rather waste time pointing the finger.

The title should have been, “How Sick Americans Blame the Sugar Industry for Gluttony.”

That would’ve spiked the needle on my GOF Meter.  No doubt, you’d read how countless numbers of people willfully choke down organic yogurts, sports bars, protein powders and “almond milk,” without a care in the world to the content of cane sugar…and then blame their government for not telling them it’s the chief cause of their beer belly, muffin tops and sagging asses…

Whole Foods could be the centerpiece as the worst offender. (Slap natural or organic on the sugary food and you have an instant bestseller.)

I can’t help but see parallels in the so-called “student loan crisis” — where millions of students borrow huge sums of money they can’t afford to pay back, and then blame predatory lenders (or someone else) for their financial downfall.  These people learned everything about parallelograms, algorithms, Beowulf, how to upload photos on Facebook, and the Civil War — but they never spent a single hour learning financial responsibility.

Somehow, they expect loans to be forgiven or reduced?!?…and the red carpet to be magically rolled out at graduation?!?

Sugar comes with consequences that everyone, by now, should fucking know about: obesity, depression, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. End of story. If you eat it, you openly invite these diseases into your life.  Start reading the fine print on your nutrition labels.  If it has cane sugar in it, ditch it.

That’s it…class is over.

Whether it’s loans, sugar, or being a jackass — people need to start making better choices.

Like public health leaders, the article failed miserably at teaching this one important point. Instead, everybody’s now focused on “who’s to blame.”


If any of the ravishing diseases bury you prematurely from your sugar use, you won’t be alive to blame anyone. So take responsibility for your own health before it’s too late.

The late Jack LaLanne, the world’s foremost exercise and health advocate, was saying “Fuck sugar” A LONG TIME AGO!!! He didn’t blame anyone and he didn’t try to sell us outlandish diets, turn us into twig-eatin’ hippies, push hormones on us or force us to choke down newfangled supplement fads.

Instead, Jack kept physical fitness within the reach of everyone by showing that our “habits create and eradicate disease” — the deadliest habit being SUGAR CONSUMPTION.

Long before sugar was discovered to be “suicide in slow motion,” Jack went toe-to-toe with this looming threat to America’s health. A self-confessed sugar junkie, he conquered his addiction and helped millions do the same. He fought conventional health wisdom and won almost 100 years ago.

The sugar industry didn’t stand chance…as long as people took personal responsibility.

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About the Author

My name is Shane “The People’s Chemist” Ellison. I hold a master’s degree in organic chemistry and am the author of Over-The-Counter Natural Cures Expanded Edition (SourceBooks). I’ve been quoted by USA Today, Shape, Woman’s World, US News and World Report, as well as Women’s Health and appeared on Fox and NBC as a medicine and health expert. Start protecting yourself and loved ones with my FREE report, 3 Worst Meds.


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