Health is all about balance and doing things in moderation. It is not about what you are eating and drinking one day of the week that is important, it is what you are eating and drinking the other 6 days a week. In my blog posts, newsletters, videos, company literature, and other communication with people seeking health care advice. I do my very best to focus on the basics. Sometimes I am a bit long winded – I admit. And, at other times it takes me a while to get to the point. Here I will do my best to stay focused. There are 4 basic things that affect 99% of my patients more than any other of those things.
Those 4 things are the following:
1. Blood Sugar:
Glucometer to check blood sugar
2. Water Metabolism
4. Protein Utilization
While it is true that these 4 things effect my patients more than anything else, the main underlying cause of these 4 aspects of health being imbalanced is due to a diet which is high in sugar, complex carbohydrates, or foods that are broken down into sugar. For example, most people do not think of brussel sprouts or artichoke hearts as being high in sugar but they are both mostly starch and so they raise blood sugar quickly after consumption. This is also true of winter squash and spaghetti squash and carrots.
I will now proceed to list for you below 75 astonishing facts about sugar.
- Sugar suppresses the immune system.
- Sugar can and often does upset the body’s mineral balance.
- Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, concentration difficulties, and crankiness in children.
- Sugar often will adversely affect children’s school grades.
- Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides (cholesterol levels).
- Sugar has been conclusively linked to criminal activity according to Barbara Stitt’s bookFood And Behavior.
- Sugar contributes to a weakened defense against bacterial infection.
- Sugar in excess leads to kidney damage.
- Sugar can reduce helpful high density cholesterol.
- Sugar will often promote an elevation in harmful, unhealthy cholesterol.
- Sugar in excess leads to chromium deficiency.
- Sugar in excess causes copper deficiency.
- Excess sugar is directly linked to Central Nervous System diseases such as MS, Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s and others.
- Sugar interferes with absorption of Calcium and Magnesium
- Sugar in excess is known to lead to cancer of the breasts, ovaries, prostate and rectum – particularly estrogenic cancers.
- Sugar is a risk factor for gallbladder disease (including gallbladder cancer.)
- Sugar can cause colon cancer and often does. Wheat is a starch which is broken down into sugar.
- Sugar can weaken eyesight.
- Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitter called serotonin, which can narrow blood vessels.
- Sugar can cause hypoglycemia – a condition that affects well over 50% of Americans.
- Sugar can increase fasting levels of Glucose.
- Sugar can produce an unhealthy acidic stomach
- Sugar can raise adrenaline levels in children.
- Sugar is directly linked to ADD and ADHD and Dyspraxia, Autism, Dyslexia, Depression and Schizophrenia according to Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD.
- Sugar increases the risk of coronary heart disease.
- Sugar speeds up the aging process that then leads to wrinkles and grey hair. The mechanism behind this lies in the AGEs (Advanced Glycosylation End products) caused by sugar in the body.
- Sugar may lead to alcoholism
- Sugar promotes tooth decay in some people.
- Sugar contributes to weight gain and obesity.
- Excess sugar consumption leads to arthritis.
- Sugar can cause asthma.
- Sugar in excess will often lead to candidiasis (yeast infection).
- Sugar can lead to formation of gallstones.
- Sugar contributes to the cause of kidney stones.
- Sugar may lead to ischemic heart disease.
- Sugar may cause appendicitis.
- To repeat what was stated above: sugar is linked to MS (Multiple Sclerosis).
- Sugar can indirectly cause hemorrhoids and constipation.
- Sugar can cause varicose veins.
- Sugar elevates glucose and insulin responses in oral contraception users.