Fructose: A Magic Formula

diet away your stress

Diet Away Your Stress, Tension, and Anxiety
The Fructose Diet Book
Palm
1976

Well folks, this is the miracle diet you have been waiting for!

Dr Palm’s theory is that a fructose regimen can improve the function of the nervous system. Benefits include decrease of demand for alcohol in alcoholics and eliminate cravings for food among those who overeat. In addition, he continues with claims to improve symptoms in psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, lessons the “premenstrual tension” and improves the management of diabetes.

Sounds like fructose is magic.

I think you can safely weed this one.

Mary

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11 comments

  1. IIRC, back then too much sugar was what was blamed for hyperactivity, along with artificial colors. So he was out of step with the times already.

    And I’m LOL about recommending pure fructose for diabetes! We already knew that would only make it worse… I mean, we had pills and insulin by 1976 as well as low-carb diets.

    Pretty much everyone would have been running around with sugar highs and lows (which would cause all the problems he claims to treat) like kids on Halloween. And not help schizophrenics at all.

    I don’t see people being healthier since we started putting high fructose corn syrup in everything.

    This guy was a crackpot even then.

  2. Fad diets *cause* stress, tension and anxiety. I wouldn’t really be surprised if they caused schizophrenia. After all, I’m on the autism spectrum which is supposedly caused by being on a vegan diet, *not* being on a vegan diet, not being on a carnivore diet, eating anything with even a trace of fat, salt, sugar, food dye, carbs, calories, flavor, and cooking said foods with frying pans that have that non-stick coating on them.

    1. Having giant blood sugar swings isn’t going to help anyone’s state of mind. People with schizophrenia (or depression, etc.) certainly don’t need it. It wouldn’t cause it, but it could sure make it worse. (Source: have schizophrenic and bipolar in-laws) (make up your own tacky joke).

      Some things are simply genetic happenings, and you can’t “cure” them with a special diet. Pretty sure that slugging down pure sugar throughout the day isn’t good for anyone, physically or mentally.

  3. They forgot to mention how to dip cotton balls in liquid to “feel full”.
    Can you binge and purge those dietary foods?
    Where’s the coffee and cigarettes diet?

    Kirstie Clements wrote in The Vogue Factor (2013) models were still eating toilet paper to stay thin.
    Withdraw this book with extreme prejudice yesterday.

    There is much on the internet today that can explain why fructose may be an alternative to simply consuming carbs, but fructose it seems goes direct to the liver and that little organ doesn’t need such stress.
    Nope we can’t just “google” it, even today so this book MUST GO NOW (no booksale, direct to dumpster). The fructose they speak of is in tablet form, who consumes that like that?

    Sounds like they promote popping fructose in place of caffeine or other nefarious pills:
    over the counter uppers.

    1. At least caffeine doesn’t attack your liver like fructose does. I once had a very mild jaundice (medication-caused) that cleared up when I stopped taking those pills, and even a barely-there case taught me that when your liver ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. Outside of a really bad case of flu, I’ve never been sicker.

      If this book is soft-cover, please put it in a recycling bin. A friend of mine worked at a college library, and when they were doing a massive overdue weed, they actually cut the pages out of the hardcover books and recycled them, only trashing the covers.

      She’s very crafty and made me a lovely Kindle case out of a book called “The Imaginary Library”, which we both thought was so appropriate.

  4. Well, well, well:
    Emeritus faculty member J. Daniel Palm dies

    By David Gonnerman ’90 / June 9, 2009

    J. Daniel Palm, St. Olaf professor emeritus of biology, died Saturday, June 6, in Northfield. A memorial service will be held in July at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield.

    Palm, who earned his master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, retired in 1988 after 26 years at St. Olaf. He is perhaps best remembered for his research on fructose in the late 1960s and early 1970s that culminated in his book, Diet Away Your Stress, Tension and Anxiety, and to his being named an honorary fellow of the International Academy of Preventive Medicine. Palm’s other research projects led to improved soybean and potato processing in India, and avocado processing in Kenya.

    https://www.stolaf.edu//news/index.cfm?fuseaction=NewsDetails&id=4667

    AND AND AND
    https://www.southernminn.com/northfield_news/archives/dan-palm-84/article_bb6ef89c-5440-5ad6-b17b-34dba34ef1e1.html

    1. At least he did some good, then, after attempting to throw America into unsafe blood sugar swings with his non-physician, non-dietician ideas.

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