A new book by dietitian and physiologist Yvonne Webb explores sugar and the important role it plays in the everyday life of animals and plants on our planet, specifically humans.

For Goodness’ Sake, Let’s Talk Sugar, discusses behaviours around food intake and weight control, the importance of sugars and other carbohydrates in the diet, and their central role in control and maintaining the equilibrium of both the individual and the earth.

Yvonne Webb had an accomplished professional life as an academic, culinary dietitian, author, nutritionist/physiologist, researcher and consultant to government bodies and industry. She realised a book needed to be written on these topics when people visiting her clinic needed help with the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of managing their weight, particularly newly diagnosed diabetics.

“Some were quite traumatised by the misinformation around sugar and the lack of accurate knowledge and confusion around sugar, carbohydrates and weight control,” she said. “I’d be asked questions such as, ‘is sugar a poison?’ ‘Should I snack?’ and ‘should we have a sugar tax?’.

Yvonne previously established a very successful weight control clinic and decided to reveal her secrets based on established scientific knowledge stating that, “My advice on which this book is based, is underpinned by science that has been confirmed through research. I redirect the arguments over health and nutrition back to the central issue of food intake, including sugar.

Yvonne addresses the obesity epidemic and the amount of myth, fake news and marketing surrounding this problem. “This book differs from other health and nutrition books in that it allows readers to make the informed decisions that are right for them. It proposes alternative strategies to beating sugar addiction.” She explained.

Yvonne is now retired and cultivates an edible garden and gives talks to community groups.

For Goodness’ Sake, Let’s Talk Sugar is available from all good online bookstores including Amazon, Booktopia and Dymocks. Prices start from $5.84 (eBook) to $27.75 (paperback). The book is distributed through Ingram’s Lightning Source. ISBN: 978-1-5289976-9-0.

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