Sucrose, maltose, dextrose,
fructose, it's all basically the same; they turn into glucose. To test
for hypoglycemia you take a GLUCOSE TOLERANCE TEST. Fructose takes a
little longer but ends up the same glucose. Refined or concentrated sugar
causes excess glucose and from it your cell walls harden. This reduces
the ability for nutrients to enter the cell and creates malnutrition of
Sugar sets about unbalancing the
body's mineral relationships manifesting itself in degenerative and
harmful conditions. Manganese, cobalt, copper, zinc, and magnesium are
depleted to utilize sugar. Minerals are synergistic. Throw one out of
ratio and the rest are adversely affected.
Proteins are digested with the help of trace minerals. Many allergies are
caused by undigested proteins.
Chromium picolinate is very
popular these days. Sugar increases urinary excretion of chromium.
Sugar's imbalance of the Calcium phosphorus ratio is a common pathway of
Ever since mother's milk, (or
sweetened formulae) we have unwisely associated sweetening with
nurturing. Sugar is more of a drugging pharmaceutical
chemical than it is a nurturing food.
"Sugar throws the body out of
balance causing food allergies, endocrine problems, arthritis, cancer,
hypoglycemia, diabetes, tooth decay, osteoporosis, and all degenerative
diseases. "Licking the Sugar Habit", N. Appleton, PhD.
Immune system compromise is
exacerbated by sugar's upsetting the body's biochemistry.
Our children need role models
that teach them healthy habits.
We need YOUR
help. Please encourage natural sweeteners from DILUTED fruit juices. Get
rid of ANY form of concentrated sweet and slowly
wean our children (and ourselves) from their addiction to it.
Like opium, morphine and heroin,
sugar is an addictive, destructive drug. "Sugar Blues", W. Duffy.
Withdrawal occurs. mgw. Acid alkaline balance is critical.
-If you don't think they or you
are addicted, try removing it from the diet for a month and see the flack
you get about it.-
Options: Take classes on
nutrition. Read "Sugar Blues" and "Licking", start using low or natural,
no sugar foods. Take our 26 page health
questionnaire included with several of our programs.
blood sugar and reduce sugar cravings with E3live.
I could write a much longer
article than this. This ignorance of the abuses around sugar needs to
end. Let Nancy Appleton finish this for me.
124 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health
Contributed by Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.,
Author of the book "Licking The Sugar Habit"
In addition to throwing off the body's homeostasis, excess sugar may result
in a number of other significant consequences. The following is a listing of
some of sugar's metabolic consequences from a variety of medical journals
and other scientific publications.
1. Sugar can suppress the immune system
2. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body
3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and
crankiness in children
4. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides
5. Sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial
infection (infectious diseases)
6. Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar
you eat the more elasticity and function you loose
7. Sugar reduces high density lipoproteins
8. Sugar leads to chromium deficiency
9. Sugar leads to cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostrate, and rectum
10. Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose
11. Sugar causes copper deficiency
12. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium
13. Sugar can weaken eyesight
14. Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin,
15. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia
16. Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract
17. Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children
18. Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel
19. Sugar can cause premature aging
20. Sugar can lead to alcoholism
21. Sugar can cause tooth decay
22. Sugar contributes to obesity
23. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn's disease, and
24. Sugar can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or
25. Sugar can cause arthritis
26. Sugar can cause asthma
27. Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans
28. Sugar can cause gallstones
29. Sugar can cause heart disease
30. Sugar can cause appendicitis
31. Sugar can cause multiple sclerosis
32. Sugar can cause hemorrhoids
33. Sugar can cause varicose veins
34. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive
35. Sugar can lead to periodontal disease
36. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis
37. Sugar contributes to saliva acidity
38. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity
39. Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E in the blood
40. Sugar can decrease growth hormone
41. Sugar can increase cholesterol
42. Sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure
43. Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children
44. High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs) (Sugar
bound non- enzymatically to protein)
45. Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein
46. Sugar causes food allergies
47. Sugar can contribute to diabetes
48. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy
49. Sugar can contribute to eczema in children
50. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease
51. Sugar can impair the structure of DNA
52. Sugar can change the structure of protein
53. Sugar can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen
54. Sugar can cause cataracts
55. Sugar can cause emphysema
56. Sugar can cause atherosclerosis
57. Sugar can promote an elevation of low density lipoproteins (LDL)
58. High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many
systems in the body
59. Sugar lowers the enzymes ability to function
60. Sugar intake is higher in people with Parkinson¹s disease
61. Sugar can cause a permanent altering the way the proteins act in the
62. Sugar can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells
63. Sugar can increase the amount of liver fat
64. Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the
65. Sugar can damage the pancreas
66. Sugar can increase the body's fluid retention
67. Sugar is enemy #1 of the bowel movement
68. Sugar can cause myopia (nearsightedness)
69. Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries
70. Sugar can make the tendons more brittle
71. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraine
72. Sugar plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women
73. Sugar can adversely affect school children's grades and cause
74. Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves
75. Sugar can cause depression
76. Sugar increases the risk of gastric cancer
77. Sugar and cause dyspepsia (indigestion)
78. Sugar can increase your risk of getting gout
79. Sugar can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance
test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates
80. Sugar can increase the insulin responses in humans consuming
high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets
81. High refined sugar diet reduces learning capacity
82. Sugar can cause less effective functioning of two blood proteins,
albumin, and lipoproteins, which may reduce the body¹s ability to handle fat
83. Sugar can contribute to Alzheimer¹s disease
84. Sugar can cause platelet adhesiveness
85. Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become underactive
and others become overactive
86. Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones
87. Sugar can lead to the hypothalamus to become highly sensitive to a
large variety of stimuli
88. Sugar can lead to dizziness
89. Diets high in sugar can cause free radicals and oxidative stress
90. High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease
significantly increases platelet adhesion
91. High sugar diet can lead to biliary tract cancer
92. Sugar feeds cancer
93. High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents is associated with a
twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA)
94. High sugar consumption can lead to substantial decrease in gestation
duration among adolescents
95. Sugar slows food's travel time through the gastrointestinal tract
96. Sugar increases the concentration of bile acids in stools and
bacterial enzymes in the colon
97. Sugar increases estradiol (the most potent form of naturally
occurring estrogen) in men
98. Sugar combines and destroys phosphatase, an enzyme, which makes the
process of digestion more difficult
99. Sugar can be a risk factor of gallbladder cancer
100. Sugar is an addictive substance
101. Sugar can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol
102. Sugar can exacerbate PMS
103. Sugar given to premature babies can affect the amount of carbon
dioxide they produce
104. Decrease in sugar intake can increase emotional stability
105. The body changes sugar into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream
than it does starch
106. The rapid absorption of sugar promotes excessive food intake in
107. Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
108. Sugar adversely affects urinary electrolyte composition
109. Sugar can slow down the ability of the adrenal glands to function
110. Sugar has the potential of inducing abnormal metabolic processes in
a normal healthy individual and to promote chronic degenerative diseases
111. I.Vs (intravenous feedings) of sugar water can cut off oxygen to the
112. High sucrose intake could be an important risk factor in lung cancer
113. Sugar increases the risk of polio
114. High sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures
115. Sugar causes high blood pressure in obese people
116. In Intensive Care Units: Limiting sugar saves lives
117. Sugar may induce cell death
118. Sugar may impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in
119. In juvenile rehabilitation camps, when children were put on a low
sugar diet, there was a 44% drop in antisocial behavior
120. Sugar can cause gastric cancer
121. Sugar dehydrates newborns
122. Sugar can cause gum disease
123. Sugar increases the estradiol in young men
124. Sugar can cause low birth weight babies
Here are a few more dangers of sugar:
121. Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E in the blood.
122. Sugar can cause free radicals in the blood stream.
123. Sugar can contribute to Alzheimer's disease.
124. Sugar given to premature babies often produces high blood sugar,
causing them to lose precious sugar, water and salts through the urine,
putting them at risk for dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.
125. Sugar given to premature babies can also affect the amount of
carbon dioxide premature infants produce, exacerbating problems for
those with lung disorders.
126. High sugar diets are linked to violence in prisoners.
Good sugar substitutes: Stevia, agavi, and Lo Han, commonly found in
health food stores and many grocers.
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