WELL-RECOGNISED AS THE ORIGINAL INFLUENCER OF THE ANTI-SUGAR MOVEMENT IN AUSTRALIA, DAVID GILLESPIE IS A TOP SELLING AUTHOR OF HEALTH BOOKS, INCLUDING ‘SWEET POISON’ PUBLISHED IN 2008.
It’s not every day you’re lucky enough to speak with a highly influential figure such as David Gillespie. So you can imagine the excitement from Unique staff when it was announced that David would be visiting Unique Health Products.
All 120 Unique staff where invited into the boardroom to sweet talk with David and there wasn’t a single staff member that left without feeling inspired to eliminate or at least reduce their sugar intake.
Coming from a law background, David is a brilliantly encaptivating speaker and grounded all his findings by explaining the research behind them. After deciphering the latest medical findings on diet and weight gain, he explained that the insights on sugar were chilling.
David spoke clearly of his personal struggle with sugar, how he overcame the addiction and recognised that being overweight was the least of his problems. He needed to stop poisoning himself. Over a relatively short period of time, he achieved what a lifetime of fad dieting couldn’t.
Removing sugar from his diet allowed him to lose over 40 kilos and gain the energy he needed to keep up with his six young children.
The findings he shared were logical and to the point. He purely concentrated on highlighting the health benefits of simply removing fructose from our diet.
Sugar is made up of half fructose and half glucose, and with David’s research, he identified that it was the fructose that could be linked to various negative health effects. He explained that removing fructose from your diet is the first thing to concentrate on, after we have overcome the sugar cravings, we can then look at other ways to build a stronger relationship with healthy foods.
His approach is very black and white to follow in comparison to more complicated healthy lifestyles. He has structured it to be easy enough for all Australians to follow, so they can easily stay on the band wagon. There’s only one rule – no fructose.
David Gillespie writes the way he speaks, he draws you in with hard hitting facts and explains everything along the way. We just loved having him at Unique and are completely inspired by his books. Unique proudly distribute David Gillespie’s ‘Sweet Poison’ and ‘Eat Real Food’.