Sugar Blues, inspired by the crusade of Hollywood legend Gloria Swanson, is the William Dufty has gloriously performed a service for us a fascinating story. William F. Dufty, who told Billie Holiday’s life story in “Lady Sings the Blues,” helped popularize macrobiotics in America, wrote “Sugar Blues”. Sugar Blues by William Dufty, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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What we have here is a single healthy dog, fed nothing but sugar and water, that lived for 32 days. I loved this book. Feb 16, Tina Roper rated it it was amazing. S I didn’t finish this book, but Dufry am so done. People were just really dumb, and still are, and don’t know why they can not control their bodies. View all 4 comments.

Sugar Blues by William Dufty

His statistics are shocking, and 40 years later, far worse. A little change like that may make a big difference. Refined stuff wreaks havoc on our systems. Beyond a history lesson though, it falls seriously short.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Views Read Edit View history. Fairly well written, at times eloquent, thought-provoking throughout.

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Abacus Press- Carbohydrates, Refined – pages. I read this book based on a recommendation and the fact that I’m somewhat of a naturalist when it comes to food.

Sugar Blues

The author is clearly a fanatic, as evidenced by his blaming everything from mental illnesses to the Bubonic plague to freckles on sugar consumption. There is just too much information.


I would really only recommend this book to someone interested in the history of sugar’s refinement and its integration into societies. Foolish people sugra give or sell candy to babies will one day discover, to their horror, that they have much to answer for.

Recommended to Chak by: Dufty remained devoted to Swanson until her death inserving as cook, advisor, muse and the ghostwriter of her autobiography, “Swanson on Swanson. Paperbackpages. The other examples Dufty lists to back his claim are simply cases of humans living for a while without food. It made me wonder do I have to give all of those types of sugar up as well? May 15, Eveline Chao added it.

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It augar a year to get around to reading it, but I’m glad I did. BUT, it is also a punishing and deserved slap in the face for our socially-selected ignorance about sugar. This book was first published in He essentially calls out a world too stupid to understand that its cheap diet had begun costing everyone their health.

William F. Dufty, 86; Wrote ‘Lady Sings the Blues’ and ‘Sugar Blues’

Including ghostwriting, he wrote approximately 40 books. Completely over the top, way off the deep end, and so far out there that only a person pre-convinced of its premise refined sugar is the root of all evil in the world, throughout history can take it seriously.

There is a fine section of this book where the same Dr Wiley almost convinces Teddy Roosevelt of the dangers complicated within mass sugar consumption. It’s probably even as bad as dufty says it is. While I approached this book predisposed to agree with the author I am a certified health coachI appreciate the extensive research he provides regarding the complex history of what came to be the refin I can’t recommend this book enough if you suffer from a chronic health ailment of any kind.


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This book has proven to be an invaluable asset to me, and I plan to share it with other people. Sugar is everywhere around us and it would be absurd to deny that the health crisis we are experiencing today is not in some part due to a complete divergence from natural food consumption to refined inorganic replacements.

It’s an very informative history of sugar: I wasn’t led to feel he had any purpose other than to show us how sugar affects our bodies. My own research also confirms his facts.

I would say it’s worth reading, though, if only cause it’s always good to be reminded: Description It’s a prime ingredient in countless substances from cereal to soup, from cola to coffee. Christina Sugar feeds cancer. Lots of information, often presented with amusing sarcasm. Dufty, who told Billie Holiday’s life story in “Lady Sings the Blues,” helped popularize macrobiotics in America, wrote “Sugar Blues” about the evils of processed sugar, and became the sixth and final husband of sugar-eschewing actress Gloria Swanson, has died.