Teeth are, bones covered with enamel, the hardest part of your body. You already know what sugar does to teeth. If sugar can put a hole in the hardest part of your body, what is it doing to the rest of your body?
My father laughed when I told him about my sugar addiction. Like most people, he had been influenced by to sugar promotions and the dismissal of opposing medical research. My addiction had been a source of frustration, for many years, as I witnessed my inability to control candy cravings. I had limited concentration on class assignments, without having the flavor of the moment in my possession. Unaware that I had fallen victim to a drug, I also felt ashamed.
Thankfully I discovered, “Sugar Blues,” and learned how the sweet drug caused insanity during the first century of its mass consumption. “The great confinement of the insane,” as one historian calls it, began late 17th century, after sugar consumption in Britain had zoomed in 200 years from a pinch or two in a barrel of beer, here and there, to more than two million pounds per year. By that time, physicians in London had begun to observe and record terminal physical signs and symptoms of the “sugar blues.” –William Duffy This new-found awareness became the first step towards my elimination of this addiction. I promise to share how I kicked the habit, in a future post.
The word “sugar” is often used to describe two substances which have different chemical structures and which affect the body in profoundly different ways. To clarify, this article is about sucrose derived from refined white sugar and other processed sugar products like molasses covered brown sugar, corn syrup, fructose, lactose and dextrose. Glucose, also called “sugar,” has always been an essential element in the human bloodstream. It forms naturally, through the consumption of raw fruit and vegetables, or the body converts food into glucose during the digestive process. Sucrose addiction is something relatively new in human dietary history.
The moment you consume a bit of sucrose, the chemical bypasses the digestive process heading straight to your lower intestines. It quickly turns into glucose and your blood sugar levels spike. Your pancreas produces, the hormone, insulin to push the glucose into cells for energy and there is a sudden drop in your blood sugar level. This causes your body to crave more sweets for that sugar high.
People are programmed to snack on candy and sodas in order to raise their blood sugar level. Unfortunately, sucrose consumption exacerbates the issue. The level of glucose in their blood is typically low due to sucrose addiction. People who kick sucrose addiction and stay off sucrose find that the glucose level of their blood returns to normal and stays there.
Ten Things You Should Know About Sugar
1. Sugar (Sucrose) produces an over-acid condition within the body and leaches essential minerals.
2. Refined sugar debilitates the heart, kidneys, nervous system and lymphatic system.
3. The removal of sugar from diets has cured crippling, worldwide diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart illness.
4. Sucrose creates an abundance of white blood cells and weakens the immune system.
5. Refined sugar makes people sleepy and they lose their ability to calculate and remember things.
6. Dr. Weston A. Price travelled the world and learned that people in third world countries who ate natural, unrefined food had perfect teeth and great health. As soon as refined sugars were imported into their country there was obvious physical degeneration within one generation.
7. The dietary history of schizophrenic patients exposes plenty of sweets; candy, cake, beverages and food prepared with sugar.
8. “When starches and sugars (even one spoonful) are taken together and undergo fermentation, they are broken down into carbon dioxide, acetic acid, alcohol and water. With the exception of the water, all of these are unusable substances-poisons.” – William Duffy
9. “Today, pioneers of orthomolecular psychiatry, such as Dr. Abram Hoffer, Dr. Allan Cott, Dr. A. Cherkin as well as Dr. Linus Pauling, have confirmed that mental illness is a myth and that emotional disturbance can be merely the first symptom of the obvious inability of the human system to handle the stress of sugar dependency.” –William Duffy
10. According to Dr. John Tintera, sugar impairs the adrenal glands which have led to allergies and alcohol abuse. Symptoms for patients who are unable to handle sugar include; fatigue, nervousness, depression, apprehension, craving for sweets, inability to handle alcohol, inability to concentrate, allergies and low blood pressure.
SUGAR BLUES, William Duffy
PURE WHITE AND DEADLY: HOW SUGAR IS KILLING US AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO STOP IT
THE MUCUSLESS DIET HEALING SYSTEM, Arnold Ehret