A Spoonful of Sugar IS Poison
Sugar is poison in excessive amounts. Yet people eat about 140 pounds of sugar a year. But because sugar is such a huge industry, even dietitians and doctors and the media do not inform us of just how bad refined sugar is for our health. It keeps us from being healthy, it makes us sick and it keeps us from recovering/healing. The most common effects of eating sugar is Diabetes, but you’d be amazed at the other problems it causes.
But whatever you do, DO NOT SWITCH to artificial or fake sugars or sugar substitutes. These are poisonous and may cause cancer, headaches, severe reactions and other health problems that are a lot worse than the ones you get from real sugar. The best source for information on the evils of sugar is this book: Lick the Sugar Habit by Nancy, Ph.D. Appleton.
Adjunctive Nutritional Schedule
For sugar eaters:
GTF Complex: 4 tablets per day
GreenNutrients: 6 tablets per day
CalMag Balance: 6 tablets per day
BFood Complex: 6 tablets per day
Dr. Nancy Appleton (cited above) lists 146 ways that sugar damages and affects your health. Here are but a few, but if you want the whole list, buy her book or go to her website: www.nancyappleton.com)
Here are the top 25 on her list:
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 ovaries.
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, and norepinephrine.
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 disease.
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 ulcerative colitis.
24. Sugar can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal Ulcers.
25. Sugar can cause Arthritis.
An important bit of information to remember is that sugar goes by many names, including carbohydrates, which is why carbohydrates are curbed in good Weight Loss programs. Other names for refined sugar include: sorbitol, mannitol, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, brown sugar, white sugar, glucose, sucrose, fructose, lactose, maltose, sugar in the raw, powdered and table sugar. The best substitutes for refined sugar are organic unrefined honey and organic unrefined maple syrup, in moderation, of course, but these also are definitely sugars and do affect blood sugar and the pancreas.
Here is an excellent article about Sugar from the Price-Pottenger Foundation, writteen by: George E. Meinig, DDS, FACD
“The sugar you eat is sucrose, a disaccharide C-12H-220-11. The sugar in your blood is a monosaccharide C-6H-120-6. Sorry to get so technical, but I hope in seeing the chemical formula you will recognize that a difference exists.
“At any one time the glucose level in your blood stream should be 90 mg. per 100 ml . This means the total amount in your blood is about 5 grams or about one to three teaspoonfuls.
“Now, when you eat a candy bar containing eight teaspoonfuls of sugar, or pie at 10, or ice cream at eight, you send in a high charge of eight to 20 spoons of sugar into a system that is geared to maintain itself with only one to three teaspoonfuls, a chaotic problem is encountered. This overload must be dealt with first by your pancreas and its hormone insulin. Then, when the insulin gets too high, the adrenal gland must manufacture and distribute into the bloodstream its insulin-governing hormones. Normal, natural food is not so highly concentrated and, more importantly, contains essential vitamins, minerals and enzymes which help the stomach to utilize what you have eaten. This in turn helps each cell to obtain its proper nutrients.
“The continual overcharging of one’s glands with sugar has a depressing influence on your metabolism. That is, instead of speeding it up, it actually slows it down, resulting among other things, in a lower than normal blood sugar.
“The slowdown foods are sugar, refined breads and packaged cereals, pie, cookies, pastry, ice cream, candies, coffee, tea, alcohol and soft drinks.
“If you really want a pickup, use the speedup foods instead, for they stimulate metabolism. Meat, fish, seafood, poultry, fresh fruits,and vegetables, cheeses, eggs, butter, seeds, nuts, etc., all invigorate and vitalize the system. The actual time of absorption and development of energy from these foods is but a little more than with sugar itself. Besides, an important fringe benefit of the good speed-up foods is better handling of stress and one’s vigor is sustained over longer periods of time. ( Source: 1999 PPNF, Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation; price-pottenger.org)