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How science is going sour on sugar

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 16 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f307

Re: How science is going sour on sugar

There are many popular diets, but none of them seem to work. They all leave us hungry and weak, not satisfied or strong. Is there a healthy diet that actually works? If so, how do we find and follow it?

A healthy diet is balanced nutrition without toxins or addictions, both of which are common, covert causes of sickness. Toxins, like pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides, don't belong in our diet. The same is true for addictions, like honey, sweets, chocolate, vanilla, cola, coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. So how do we avoid toxins and addictions?

We should eat organic food and follow a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet. Organic food (which excludes chemicals) minimizes toxins by purifying our diet, and a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet (which excludes meat and fish) minimizes addictions by balancing our diet. (1)

(1) What is a balanced diet? Mann, H.

Competing interests: No competing interests

19 January 2013
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO, USA