I have just stumbled upon an incredible blog called Crazy Sexy Life. It appeared with a list of other blogs mentioning "refined sugar" in my Google alerts. Just when I thought the fog and gray sky were going to get the best of me today, I happened upon this great find.
Today's article focuses on inflammation; what it is, diseases it's linked to, and an "Anti-Inflammatory Plan" to help you get started. One of the steps to reducing inflammation is giving sugar the boot, of course. "Reduce or eliminate refined sugars and carbohydrates. Refined sugar disrupts immune and digestive function, which contributes to inflammation."
I'd also like to note that the "blog posse" is totally worth reading. These are the contributors, with short, very interesting bios on each person. This is a fascinating, well-rounded blog worth your time.