Have you seen this: Sugar Coated – A Revealing Look at the Sugar Industry

Is sugar the new tobacco? Would it surprise you to learn that scientists, the government and sugar industry knew the toxic effects of sugar 40 years ago, but covered it up? In the 1970’s there was a debate going on in the government and scientific world about whether fat or sugar was the cause of heart disease. Back then, research began to come out that SUGAR NOT FAT was the cause of heart disease. When they caught wind of this, the sugar industry launched a marketing campaign,  that was so successful, FAT became the bad guy. (They eventually won an award for their successful marketing) AND, here we are, 40 years later, fatter than ever.

Over this past weekend, I watched a documentary called 


This movie is an eye opening documentary about the toxic effects of sugar and the story behind secret documents that revealed the sugar industry cover up.

Here is the trailer for SUGAR COATED:

An interview with the director, editor and producer of SUGAR COATED. Here she talks about why she made this film:

Where can you watch it?

If you have Netflix streaming service, it is available there. Click on the link, sign into your account and you should be directed right to the movie.:

Netflix – Sugar Coated. 

I also found it on a website called documentarylovers.com, where you can watch it online for free. If you are curious about this site, here is a link to their FAQ page.

Documentary Lovers – Sugar Coated

Author: Tamara Hoerner

Welcome to The Purple Almond Wellness I’m Tamara Hoerner, MHNE, wellness educator and founder of Purple Almond Wellness. I work with middle-age individuals to help support brain health and develop whole body wellness, in order to improve the quality of their mid-life years. Heart and Alzheimer’s diseases run in my family and I struggled with weight loss, so I strive to help others with similar conditions. Using only nutrition, I rid my body of seasonal allergies, Psoriatic Arthritis and migraines. I know what it takes to use food as medicine, especially in middle age. As a wellness educator and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Hawthorn University, I develop personalized nutrition plans and wellness education sessions, to help clients. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

12 thoughts on “Have you seen this: Sugar Coated – A Revealing Look at the Sugar Industry

  1. We tossed out all sugar the day after thanksgiving. It has been 9 months now with no sugar. The first few months were awful. I craved it round the clock. Yesterday for the first time I had some ice cream. I figured it would be the greatest thing ever. I had 3 bites and tossed it. Doesnt even compare to fresh fruit.

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    1. Yes, I know what you mean. I gave up sugar about 2.5 or 3 months ago. Over the past week, I had lemonade twice, once for my birthday and once yesterday. As a recovering sugar addict, I had no idea just how sweet those things are.

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    1. Yes, I know what you mean. I had sugar a couple of times this past week, and felt awful afterwards.
      This documentary basically says that the sugar industry is covering up just like the tobacco industry did years before. It’s awful, and it’s all about money. 😦

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      1. Yes, it is. We live in the land of opportunity, which means that there’s opportunity for good and bad. A dietitian once told me that eating white bread was like mainlining sugar. I also heard many years ago that white bread occurred because people did not want whole grains and brown bread’s connected to people of color. I don’t know if that’s correct, but I remember it coming from a trusted source.

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  2. I watched it a few weeks ago — amazing. It really goes after all the added sugar in everything and how shady the sugar industry is.

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  3. It’s pretty eye-opening to realise that the industry isn’t really concerned about our health and what food is best for us, but rather they’re own bottom line. Lots of parallels to the tobacco industry and it’ll be interesting to watch how the food industry handles rising health issues and research surrounding sugar and sweetener alternatives. Another amazing documentary series about this is one by Jacques Peretti and BBC Two called the Men who made us Fat really interesting to see the history in the changes made to our food during the last 50 or so years and the ramifications to us.

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