SUGAR BLUES:  SUGAR AND MENTAL HEALTH 

Mental illness may be a myth and emotional disturbance can be merely the first symptom of the obvious inability of the human system to handle the stress of sugar dependency. A multitude of common physical and mental ailments are strongly linked to the consuming of ‘pure’, refined sugar. “The great confinement of the insane”, began in the late 17th century, after sugar consumption in Britain had zoomed in 200 years from a pinch or two in a barrel of beer, here and there, to more than two million pounds per year. By that time, physicians in London had begun to observe and record terminal physical signs and symptoms of the“sugar blues”.