When it comes to carbohydrates, Americans have been misled, especially by our healthcare system. First and foremost, sugar and carbohydrates are highly addictive. Our per capita consumption of more than 100 pounds of refined sugar annually certainly attests to that, and a basic understanding of how our bodies process sugar at the biomolecular level reinforces the validity of the addiction model. Second, carboholism, or sugar addiction, is a direct cause of diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, depression, and a long list of medical, dental, and psychiatric conditions.
As long as the healthcare system ignores the fundamental biochemical causes of hypoglycemia, Type II Diabetes, eating disorders, and obesity, healthcare consumers will continue to suffer unnecessarily as they’re treated with palliative and profitable medications which merely cover up symptoms of carboholism and fail to get to the root of the problem. Add to this the fact that our healthcare system, by in many cases willfully ignoring carboholism, has instead invented other fictitious “causes” of the many conditions carboholism creates, and you’ve got a perfect storm that results in a significant portion of our population’s suffering from an addiction and a spate of resulting disorders that all could be wiped out in a very short time, and without the use of drugs.