Sugar and Flour.What's the big deal?
They are the main ingredients of our delicious treats, our party foods, our comfort foods, the childhood staples.it's what happy memories are made of, right? That's what I thought. I talked a lot in my story about what my family members liked to eat..some still do..this is why.
I really started delving into these topics about a year after my father died.maybe sooner.it just took a while to all come together. One adverse reaction sugar and flour will play on the body is that it makes it acidic.this is so dangerous in many ways and is another topic entirely."the Ph balance".a list of ways sugar can ruin your health will be at the bottom of this page. The acidic level of the body is what first caught my attention though.
I was listening to a Tony Robbins tape on extreme energy and he explained this very well as only Tony can do.and I will do my best on another page.
Not only are sugar and flour empty calories.they have no nutritional value at all.they pack on the pounds and eat away at the tender tissues of our bodies, (this can happen to skinny people too).look what it does to your teeth.and they are pretty hard. Even if you don't have the addictive response to sugar that I do..one is too many and 1000 aren't enough..they will make you hungry again after you have eaten them.your body was expecting nutrition.it worked hard to break down and organize the "food" you put into it.but didn't get fed any substance..now it's asking for nutrition.it's hungry.if you grab a quick sandwich, pretzels, muffin, etc..the nutrition is still lacking and the cycle just repeats.
Even though as a nation we are bigger than we have ever been, we are more malnourished than we have ever been..our bodies are starving so we keep feeding them.but empty calories are not the answer.they're the problem..but we're learning a much healthier lifestyle now. (As you can see from the recipes there are alternatives.and healthy alternatives like stevia..to eating sweet stuff).
I believe from everything that I've read and learned, that the diseases in my family were a direct result of the amounts of sugar and processed foods they ate, the diabetes, the cancer, even the psoriasis and I think that all of their diseases were very likely, preceded by candidia.a yeast over growth that thrives on sugar and anti-biotics because it gets rid of the good bacteria needed to break down the bad stuff..we need to talk about pro-biotics too.
This is where I really wish I knew then what I know now.but I wouldn't have dug into it if all of the tragedy hadn't happened.and they may not have listened anyway.even now, some do, some don't.my husband and kids do.they have no choice.I make their food : ) Let's put an end to this sugar poisoning.are you with me?
This list is from the Global Collage of Natural Medicine, (www.gcnm.com)
I received my "nutritional consultant" certification from there and am currently working on the Natural Health Practitioners Certification.
78 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.
Sugar also comes in other names such as glucose, fructose, maltose, sucrose, high fructose corn syrup, maltodextrin, and more.
Sugar can suppress the immune system.
Sugar can upset the body's mineral balance.
Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, concentration difficulties, and crankiness in children.
Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
Sugar can adversely affect children's school grades.
Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
Sugar contributes to a weakened defense against bacterial infection.
Sugar can cause kidney damage.
Sugar can reduce helpful high-density cholesterol (HDLs).
Sugar can promote an elevation of harmful cholesterol (LDLs).
Sugar may lead to chromium deficiency.
Sugar can cause copper deficiency.
Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
Sugar may lead to cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostate, and rectum.
Sugar can cause colon cancer, with an increased risk in women.
Sugar can be a risk factor in gall bladder cancer.
Sugar can increase fasting levels of blood glucose.
Sugar can weaken eyesight.
Sugar raises the level of neurotransmitter called serotonin, which can narrow blood vessels.
Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
Sugar can produce an acidic stomach.
Sugar can raise adrenaline levels in children.
Sugar can increase the risk of coronary heart disease.
Sugar can speed the aging process, causing wrinkles and gray hair.
Sugar can lead to alcoholism
26Sugar can promote tooth decay.
Sugar can contribute to weight gain and obesity.
High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Sugar can cause a raw, inflamed intestinal tract in persons with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
Sugar can cause arthritis
Sugar can cause asthma.
Sugar can cause candidiasis (yeast infection).
Sugar can lead to the formation of gallstones.
Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
Sugar can cause ischemic heart disease.
Sugar can cause appendicitis.
Sugar can exacerbate the symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
Sugar can indirectly cause hemorrhoids.
Sugar can cause varicose veins.
Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraception users.
Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis
Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.
Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
Sugar leads to decreased glucose tolerance.
Sugar can decrease growth hormone.
Sugar can increase total cholesterol.
Sugar can increase systolic blood pressure.
Sugar can change the structure of protein causing interference with protein absorption.
Sugar causes food allergies.
Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
Sugar can impair the structure of DNA.
Sugar can cause cataracts.
Sugar can cause emphysema
Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.
Sugar can cause free radical formation in the bloodstream.
Sugar lowers the enzymes ability to function.
Sugar can cause loss of tissue elasticity and function.
Sugar can cause liver cells to divide, increasing the size of the liver.
Sugar can increase the amount of fat in the liver.
Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
Sugar can overstress the pancreas, causing damage.
Sugar can increase the body's fluid retention.
Sugar can cause constipation
Sugar can cause myopia (nearsightedness).
Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
Sugar can cause hypertension.
Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.
Sugar can cause an increase in delay, alpha and theta brain waves, which can alter the mind's ability to think clearly.
Sugar can cause depression.
Sugar can increase insulin responses in those consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets.
Sugar increases bacterial fermentation in the colon.
Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance.
Sugar can increase blood platelet adhesiveness which increases risk of blood clots.