The big problem with America is TOO MUCH SUGAR. It is the SWEET DECEPTION of things that taste great. Later in the year (2015) I will be doing a lecture about the BITTER SWEET TRUTH OF SUGAR AND FRUIT and its sweet deception. On the T.V. and the radio and internet and magazines we are constantly being told that fruit is great for you and that you should have your 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day…… but is this really true? Or, is it just some marketing gimmick that sounds great and allows the American Heart Association to convince everyone that they will be fine and never get heart disease. Well, I can share with you this much: the approach ain’t working. Heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in the United States and has been the leading cause of death for a few years now. If you live in the United States, your chances of getting heart disease are 1 in 2. That is a 50% chance. SUGAR CAUSES HEART DISEASE IN ALL FORMS. This is a documented fact and not my opinion. Sugar causes homocysteine levels to rise. Homocysteine leads to heart disease. Sugar also causes AGEs (Advanced Glycation End products) to go up and this leads to inflammation (increased c-Reactive Protein) and this then leads to heart disease. This is what happens. These chemicals as well as nuts and seeds and excessive spicy foods irritate the small intestine and the small intestine villi and microvilli and then lead to inflammation that negatively affects the heart and other parts of the body. This is new news for Western Medicine but in Traditional Chinese Medicine it has been known about for 100,000 years!!
Are you a fat burner or a sugar burner? The answer to this question has a profound effect on how long you will live, and on how healthy you will be. Our body can burn two types of fuel for energy: fat and sugar. Fat is our most efficient energy source, and under healthy conditions we get most of our energy from fat. Sugar, on the other hand, is the body’s turbo charger: the fuel that we use when we need a sudden burst of energy. Your body is not designed to burn sugar as its primary fuel.
I thought you might like this article about Sugar and Cancer from the Scientific American. Please realize that this article is NOT saying that sugar will get rid of cancer NOR is it saying that sugar causes cancer. The subject matter here is of another nature. What the article is emphatically saying is that there are certain specific sugars that dramatically effect cancers and their expression and spread.
108 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health
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. Each number is footnoted at the end.