Saccharophobia (Fear Of Sugar)



By Atom Bergstrom

Atom’s Blog

Saccharophobia is a fear of sugar and sugary foods and drinks.

Fructose Phobia is a recent sub-category of saccharophobia.

“Sugar May Be Bad, But Fructose Is Far More Deadly,” health pseudo-experts trumpet.

Roll up your pants. It’s too late to save your shoes!

Gypsy Boots (1915-2004) is spinning in his grave.

Fructose (fruit sugar) is actually the PREFERRED sugar for a diabetic.


According to Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) …

“Water-containing fruit and plants that clean the blood are biological Clorox.”


Excess blood sugar is a digestion problem, as Dr. John Harvey Kellogg pointed out in a 1906 pamphlet.

Diabetes involves the liver, small intestine, stomach, blood, lymph, tissues, pancreas, and nerves.


Liver Time (1:00-3:00 a.m.)

Small Intestine Time (1:00-3:00 p.m.)

Stomach Time (7:00-9:00 a.m.)

Blood (Circulation-Sex/Pericardium) Time (7:00-9:00 p.m.)

These four Midnight-Noon Organ Times are chronologically aligned in a Solar Cross.


John Harvey Kellogg (Diabetes, 1906) wrote …

“The liver stands between the stomach and the heart. Sugar absorbed from the stomach and intestines can not enter the general circulation until it has passed through the liver. The liver possesses the remarkable property of being able to capture the sugar and hold it. By some wonderful process, which the wisest chemist can not explain, the liver first detains the sugar, and then converts it into fats and other useful substances in the body. The cells of the villi which assist in the absorption of sugar from the intestine perhaps act in the same way. Sugar is of use to nearly all the bodily organs in their work. It is especially necessary as a food for muscles.

“Von Noorden has shown that when an excess of sugar is taken, it is taken up by the lacteals [lymphatic capillaries that absorb digestive fats in the villi of the mucous membranes lining the small intestine], and thus finds its way into the general circulation without passing through the liver. It is thus apparent that congestion, or other disturbance of the circulation, must interfere with the absorption of sugar by the veins, and so tend to cause the appearance of sugar in the urine; hence the importance of giving scrupulous attention to the care of the digestive organs in this disease. It is, indeed, probable that indigestion is the primary cause of diabetes in the great majority of cases. By careless dietetic habits not only the stomach and intestines, but also the liver become deranged, all their functions are weakened, and thus the patient may easily fall into this nutritive disorder, which, according to Mosse, an eminent French physician, is rapidly increasing among all civilized nations. This is also true of dyspepsia or chronic indigestion.

“Thus it appears that sugar is an exceedingly important food element, the amount daily required being nearly three times that of all other food elements combined. When the body is disordered in such a way that it can no longer make use of the starch and sugar which is taken in with the daily meals, an excess of sugar is found in the blood, and in the urine, and the individual is said to have diabetes.”

According to the same source …

“The capacity of the liver for detaining sugar, and of the body in general for utilizing sugar, differs in different persons. Sugar may be made to appear in the urine of any person if a sufficient amount is taken into the stomach. The average person can assimilate six or seven ounces of sugar (glucose), but if a larger amount is taken, sugar appears in the urine.”

According to the same source …

“Butcher’s meat contains more sugar than most other forms of flesh food. Pavy has also shown that sugar may be formed from meat during the process of digestion.

“Various structures of the body are capable of producing sugar from flesh and other albuminious substances. This accounts for a fact formerly very puzzling to physicians; namely, that the amount of sugar daily eliminated is, in certain cases, apparently not much diminished by an exclusive meat diet. Many diabetics have on this account been led to discard the meat regimen.

“It is a common experience that the flesh diet becomes extremely loathsome, and not infrequently other inconveniences arise of a much more serious character. French physicians have recently pointed out the fact that diabetic coma, one of the most fatal complications of diabetes, is greatly favored by a meat dietary. Diabetic coma is believed to be due to the accumulation or development in the system of certain poisonous substances, the formation of which is favored by a flesh diet. The large use of meat also imposes extra work upon the kidneys, which are in this disease already overworked, by being compelled to eliminate enormous quantities of water and sugar.”


Dr. Kellogg believed uric acid is among the worse of these “certain poisonous substances,” but the prime culprit is PHOSPHATE, and it’s found in both muscle meat and grain proteins.

Ironically, there’s no phosphate in the inflammation-promoting grain starch. It’s in the grain storage proteins, including gluten and its related prolamins and glutelins.

“If the thunder don’t get you, then the lightning will.”


Ray Peat (“Phosphate, activation, and aging,” 2006-2016) wrote …

“The foods naturally highest in phosphate, relative to calcium, are cereals, legumes, meats, and fish. Many prepared foods contain added phosphate. Foods with a higher, safer ratio of calcium to phosphate are leaves, such as kale, turnip greens, and beet greens, and many fruits, milk, and cheese. Coffee, besides being a good source of magnesium, is probably helpful for lowering phosphate, by its antagonism to adenosine (Coulson, et al., 1991).”

'Saccharophobia (Fear Of Sugar)' have 11 comments

  1. June 29, 2017 @ 6:21 pm Atom

    There are two points of view about “high” cholesterol.

    According to Hal A. Huggins, D.D.S. …

    “Sugar raises cholesterol perhaps more than anything else; control of cholesterol is impossible when sugar is in the diet. Many patients who were once on medication to lower their cholesterol have been able to eliminate completely their need for drugs by controlling their diet.”

    According to Ray Peat …

    “In the last 20 years, there have been many studies showing that lowering cholesterol increases mortality, especially from cancer and suicide, and that people with naturally low cholesterol are more likely to die from cancer, suicide, trauma, and infections than people with normal or higher than average cholesterol.”

    I choose Door Number Two.–e-books.php


    • June 30, 2017 @ 10:09 am John

      Hi Atom, what is your view on high cholesterol, causes and solutions ?


      • June 30, 2017 @ 10:13 pm Atom

        The solution is to an optimum cholesterol level is to MINIMIZE (avoidance is IMPOSSIBLE) the following foods, supplements, drugs, and chemicals because they are anti-thyroid and pro-inflammatory …


        algal oil

        alginate (alginic acid)

        alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)

        arginine amino acid






        cod liver oil


        cysteine amino acid

        cystine amino acid

        docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

        docosapentaenoic acid (DPA)

        eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)

        endogenous opioids (endorphins, enkephalins, dynorphins, etc.)

        estrogen (protein deficiency and low thyroid favor its accumulation)

        fish oil

        flaxseed oil


        glucosamine sulfate


        hemp oil

        histidine amino acid

        horsetail silica


        iron (and other heavy metals)


        krill oil

        lactic acid

        lard (fed polyunsaturated &/or highly unsaturated fatty acids)

        leafy green vegetables (when RAW)

        lectins (carbohydrate-binding proteins)

        leptin (satiety hormone)





        methionine amino acid

        monosodium glutamate

        niacin (but not niacinamide)


        nitric oxide (stimulated by blue and UV light)


        oat bran (whole oats are OK)

        omega-3 eggs

        oxalic acid


        phytic acid (IP6)

        potassium bromate

        potassium iodate


        raw green vegetables (except for most fruit-vegetables like cucumbers, peppers, zucchini, etc.)


        silicon dioxide (silica mined or made from quartz)

        soy (and most of its products, including soy lecithin)

        squid oil

        starch (unless thoroughly cooked)

        stearidonic acid (SDA)


        sulfur dioxide

        titanium dioxide

        trans fatty acids

        tryptophan amino acid

        vegetable gums (acacia, carrageenan, cellulose, guar gum, locust bean gum, xanthan gum, etc. Carrageenan is by far the most toxic of the vegetable gums. The others are mostly “nuisances.”)

        yogurt (except for Greek yogurt)


        • November 18, 2021 @ 1:23 pm Oroubourus

          Hi Atom,

          One of the most ancient Horsetails variation Equiseteum Hyemale is recommended to eat in raw powder form by Doug Simmons to regrowth Enamel. He warns against Equiseteum Arvense which is the more common known horsetail. Then there is a compound inside that makes it necessary not to eat it more than two days in a row. Could you please say if you met Arvense or Hyemale? And if not sire check thus Simmons link so you can illuminate us with your perspective


          • November 18, 2021 @ 4:17 pm Atom

            I’d personally avoid any kind of herbal silica … although it’s been recently shown that it’s not as damaging to enamel as was once thought.

  2. June 30, 2017 @ 9:14 pm John

    Hi Atom,
    what effects does just the normal cup of black coffee (no sugar) taken in the morning have on the body ?


    • June 30, 2017 @ 10:17 pm Atom

      It leads to a lesser or greater increase of cortisol, depending on the person and the time of the morning.

      Black coffee still has health benefits, just not as much as coffee in combination with food, and it has a few side effects, minor or major, depending on the person again.


      • November 18, 2021 @ 1:30 pm Ourobourus

        Hi Atom,

        Do you recommend coffe only in the morning or after protein meal of thr afternoon, noon, as well? I mean to follow your tree fruit in the morning model.
        I started to experiment with skipping coffee in the afternoon after meat meal, and I am sad to see that my bowel movement reduced.

        Is it obligatory to have the cobalamin drink in the mornkng to avoid this effect? Maple syrup is rare in my country.

        And after introducing mornibg nuts my perilstalsis is reduced as well. It was fine before. A bit loose but regular. I was having Masa hot drink before , but now i skip it in order to follow the sun centered way of eating you propose :). What I am doing wrong :)?

        Are phytates in nuts just vanishing if eating them mornkng time or are they tje offenders i cannot digest :(?


        • November 18, 2021 @ 4:19 pm Atom

          Drinking coffee throughout the day has more benefits than disadvantages.

          Morning is the most important time for coffee. Using a tree honey is ideal if you can’t get maple syrup. Otherwise, sugar will do.

          A bush coffee is ideal with cane sugar at midday. Otherwise, drink any kind of coffee with any kind of sugar.

          A bush coffee mixed with chicory and salt is ideal in the evening. Otherwise, drink any kind of coffee with any kind of sugar.


  3. July 9, 2017 @ 4:27 am Jina

    Why is Greek yogurt ok to consume if you want good cholesterol levels? And also you mentioned in your last podcast that yogurt is not beneficial due to causing lactic acid which can attribute to Cancer. Can you clarify both these questions for me thanks.

    Jina – Sydney, Australia


    • July 11, 2017 @ 6:09 pm Atom

      Saturated fats don’t cause “high” cholesterol.

      Polyunsaturated fats cause OXIDIZED cholesterol outside of the cell instead of inside it (where it belongs).

      Greek yogurt is LOW in lactic acid. But an occasional yogurt of any kind is OK when eaten on time.


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