What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Too Much Sugar?

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You add sugar to your morning cup of coffee or tea. You bake it into pastries, cakes and cookies. You even sprinkle it all over your breakfast cereal or your oatmeal for added flavor. It’s also hidden in some beloved “treats” that people consume on a daily basis, such as sodas, fruit juices, candies, ice cream and in almost all processed foods, including breads, meats, and even your favorite condiments like Worcestershire sauce and ketchup.

Sugar is toxic, addictive and deadly  – This intense addiction to sugar is becoming rampant, not just among adults, but in children as well.

Why Is Excessive Sugar Bad for Your Health?

Today, an average American consumes about 32 teaspoons of sugar per day, which is 26 pounds per year.

People are consuming excessive sugar in the form of fructose or high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). It is found in almost all types of processed foods and drinks today.  HFCS is metabolized directly into fat.

Effects of Consuming Too Much Sugar  –  Dr. Robert Lustig, a professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology in the University of California and a pioneer in decoding sugar metabolism, says that your body can safely metabolize at least six teaspoons of added sugar from natural and manufactured sources per day.

Sugar: The Bitter Truth video.  Here is a full version has been viewed almost times 7.8 million times https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM

This short version speaks about high-fructose corn syrup https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCjatB98vw0

Here are some of the effects that excessive sugar intake has on your health:

  • It causes weight gain, abdominal obesity, decreased HDL and increased LDL cholesterol levels, elevated blood sugar, elevated triglycerides, and high blood pressure.
  • One of the most severe effects of eating too much sugar is its potential to damage your liver, leading to a condition known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

     

    • Your liver metabolizes alcohol the same way as sugar — as both serve as substrates for converting dietary carbohydrate into fat. This promotes insulin resistance, fatty liver and dyslipidemia (abnormal fat levels in your blood).

     

    • Fructose causes superoxide free radicals to form, resulting in inflammation.

     

    • Fructose can directly and indirectly stimulate the brain’s “hedonic pathway” — creating habituation and dependence, the same way that alcohol does.

     

    • Sugar is a primary dietary factor that drives obesity and chronic disease development.

     

    • It “feeds” the cancer cells, promoting cell division and speeding their growth, allowing the cancer to spread faster.

     

    • There is a powerful connection between a high-fructose diet and your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, through the same pathway that causes Type 2 diabetes.

     

    • According to some experts, Alzheimer’s and other brain disorders may be caused by the constant burning of glucose for fuel by your brain. Other diseases that may potentially arise because of too much sugar consumption include: Hypertension, Lipid problems, Heart disease, Polycystic ovarian syndrome.

How to Manage or Limit Your Sugar Consumption  –  Avoid processed foods and beverages like soda. According to SugarScience.org, 74 % of processed foods contain added sugar stealthily hidden under different names.

Here is a link to 56 names of sugar https://blog.virtahealth.com/names-for-sugar/

Severely limit your consumption of refined carbohydrates (waffles, cereals, bagels, bread, etc.) and grains, as they actually break down to sugar in your body, resulting in insulin resistance.

As a general recommendation, keep your total fructose consumption below 25 grams per day, including that from whole fruit. Keep in mind that although fruits are rich in nutrients and antioxidants, they also naturally contain fructose.

Avoid artificial sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose.

Here are some additional dietary tips to remember:

  • Increase your consumption of healthy fats, such as omega-3, saturated and monounsaturated fats such as organic butter from raw milk, (unheated) virgin olive oil, coconut oil, raw nuts like pecans and macadamia, free-range eggs, avocado and wild Alaskan salmon.

 

  • Drink pure, clean water – The best way to gauge your water needs is to observe the color of your urine (it should be light pale yellow) and the frequency of your bathroom visits (ideally, this is around seven to eight times per day).

 

  • Add fermented foods to your meals, they provide detoxification support, which helps lessen the fructose burden on your liver. Some of the best choices include kimchi, natto, organic yogurt and kefir made from grass fed milk, and fermented vegetables.

This has been condensed from Dr. Mercola’s Post https://articles.mercola.com/sugar-side-effects.aspx

Please see his Post for the References to the supporting studies.

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My mission is to help people like you get well and stay well. – Dr. Raymond Francis

Raymond Francis, D.Sc., M.Sc., RNC has been called a “brilliant advanced thinker” and has been cited as “one of the few scientists who has achieved a breakthrough understanding of health and disease.”blog jan. 11 hoax image

This Post is Transcript from Dr. Raymond Francis’s 4.47 minute video Processed Foods.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPlo-pARW7A&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2dTijNc3QzCCu0vszSnoeNxlgAmqq3OopZO-kRJOcqSjLAhu7l86sDwx0

My mission is to help people like you get well and stay well.

Most nutrition experts agree, don’t eat processed foodsand here’s a problem. There is a lot of confusion about what is a processed food, so let me try and add some clarity.

Virtually ALL the packaged goods you buy in a supermarket are processed foods. They’re unhealthy. Processing is anything you do to a raw agricultural commodity after it’s been harvested.Now some processing is benign you know chopping up an apple cutting an apple or chopping some onions.  This is this is minor stuff it’s processing but it’s minimally processed. Minimally processed foods have been used safely since antiquity. They fermented foods, they sun-dried foods.

It’s the modern highly processed foods that are killing us.For example, processing whole wheat into white flour looses the fiber, the essential fatty acids and about 80 percent of the vitamins and minerals.

The average American is eating well over a hundred pounds of this junk every year. Bad enough by itself white flour is then used to create baked goods. These baked goods contain toxins like azodicarbonamide, which is a dough conditioner, caramel coloring, monoglycerides and diglycerides, which are emulsifiers, salt, potassium bromate, which is a carcinogen but it helps the dough to rise higher and gives the bread a nice white color, sugar, processed fats and oils, artificial colors flavors, preservatives. It kind of be nuts to eat this stuff and we’re consuming it by the ton.

Remember, there are only two causes of diseases – deficiency and toxicity.

Modern processing loses nutrients and adds toxins and this is why processed foods cause disease. Beware of foods that come in cans and jars and packages. These include all your baked goods and your pasteurized milk and your breakfast cereals and canned goods and frozen foods and prepared meals. We’ve been taught that frozen food is as good as fresh food. That isn’t true. Frozen foods are not as good as fresh foods. Vegetables are blanched prior to freezing. This results in losing folate, B vitamins, about 25% of vitamin C.

However it’s about choices and in the absence of fresh foods, frozen vegetables may be your best choice. So read labels carefully. The key is to minimize and avoid the worst choices. Especially stay away from those with a LONG list of ingredients. Stay away from these prepackaged things: prepackaged meals and canned foods and baked goods and deli meats and breakfast cereals and supermarket oils and anything that contains flavor enhancers and salt and emulsifiers and stabilizers from sweeteners and thickeners and added fats and oils and processing aids. Wow!

Choose food items with the least amount of stuff in it, no artificial colors, no artificial preservatives, no added sugars, no sodium, no added fats and oils. That’s the best you can do.

But the healthiest choice of all is always freshly harvested, organically produced plant-based foods.  So as much as possible eat vegetables raw. Eat lots of fresh salads dressed with high-quality olive oil or flaxseed oil. In addition high-quality supplements are essential. To learn more about how to get well and stay well read my book The Great American Health Hoax.

My personal journey to improved health was heavily influenced by Dr. Raymond Francis’s book, Never be Sick Again. The rest of his books, Never Be Fat Again, Never Feel Old Again, Never Fear Cancer Again,  also have tips on how to improve your health.  I highly recommend his books.

Amazon sells his books https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_7?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=raymond+francis&sprefix=raymond%2Cstripbooks%2C173&crid=30D6JYORI5SVY

Please more about Raymond Francis at https://www.facebook.com/RaymondFrancisAuthor/

 I invite you to Follow my Blog, Facebook or be added to my email distribution list. My focus is to maximize my physical performance and mental clarity, body composition, and most importantly overall health with a wholesome diet and exercise.

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Conditions Shown to Benefit From a Ketogenic Diet

Mounting research suggests nutritional ketosis is the answer to obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, MS, autism, migraines, traumatic brain injuries, polycystic ovary syndrome and much more.

The underlying problem is metabolic dysfunction that develops as a result of consuming too many netcarbohydrates (total carbs minus fiber)and/or protein. Sugars found in processed foods and grains are the primary culprits.

By eating a healthy high-fat, low-carbohydrate and low- to moderate-protein diet, you enter into what is known as nutritional ketosis: a state in which your body burns fat as its primary fuel rather than glucose (sugar).

How much protein, please review my Post: How Much Protein Do You Need In Nutritional Ketosis? By Stephen Phinney, MD, PhD Jeff Volek, PhD, RD, etc. al. on February 21, 2018https://2healthyhabits.wordpress.com/2018/11/09/how-much-protein-do-you-need-in-nutritional-ketosis/

Once you develop insulin and leptin resistance, it triggers biochemical cascades that not only make your body hold on to fat, but produce inflammation and cellular damage as well.

Other benefits include fewer hunger pangs, a dramatic drop in food cravings, helps you retain muscle mass and promotes longevity.

Hence, whether you’re struggling with weight and/or chronic health issues, the treatment is optimizing your metabolic and mitochondrial function. Your diet is key.

The primary reason that so many people are overweight and/or in poor health these days is that the Westernized diet is overloaded with non-fiber carbs as the primary fuel, which in turn inhibit your body’s ability to access and burn body fat.

High-quality fats are a far preferable fuel, as they are utilized far more efficiently than carbs.

How to Enter Into Nutritional Ketosis:   The most efficient way to train your body to use fat for fuel is to remove most of the sugars and starches from your diet, and replace those carbs with healthy fats.

A dietary intake of about 50 grams or less per day of net carbs while also keeping protein low-to-moderate is usually low enough to allow you to make the shift to burning fat (nutritional ketosis).

This is a generalization, as each person responds to foods in a different way. If you’re insulin resistant or have type 2 diabetes, may require less than 40 grams, or even as little as 30 grams per day, to get there.

Nutritional Ketosis Improves Your Brain Health:   Many times, improved cognition and mental acuity are among the first things people notice when entering nutritional ketosis.

Unlike blood glucose, blood ketones do not stimulate an insulin surge. They can even enter cells that have become insulin resistant. This is likely one of the reasons nutritional ketosis works so well for a variety of neurological problems and diseases.

Metabolic conditions (abdominal obesity, elevated triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, high blood pressure and/or elevated fasting blood sugar) have shown improvement with nutritional ketosis.

Hormonal and Nervous System Disorders such as Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and multiple sclerosis (MS) are two conditions that appear to respond well to this switch in primary fuel.

Nutritional Ketosis May Be the Key to Cancer Prevention:    It is my (Dr. Mercola) belief, as well as that of many of the experts I have interviewed, that over 90 percent of cancer cases are either preventable or treatable. The key is recognizing that cancer is really a mitochondrial metabolic disease, rooted in poor diet choices combined with a toxic lifestyle. Mitochondrial dysfunction sets you up for developing any number of diseases.

The central premise is that since cancer cells need glucose and insulin to thrive, lowering the glucose level in your blood though carb and protein restriction literally starves the cancer cells. Additionally, low protein intake tends to dampen the mTOR pathway that is often responsible for accelerating cell proliferation.

The remedy lies in optimizing your mitochondrial function and correcting the metabolic dysfunctions of insulin and leptin resistance.

This Post has been condensed from Dr. Mercola’s Posthttps://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/09/26/nutritional-ketosis-benefits.aspxPlease copy and paste the link into your address bar.

The image with the list of food on the Ketogenic Diet and foods to avoid is from the website https://lowcarbalpha.com

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I invite you to Follow my Blog, Facebook or be added to my email distribution list. My focus is to maximize my physical performance and mental clarity, body composition, and most importantly overall health with a wholesome diet and exercise.

 I will bring you compelling articles on Ketogenic and GAPS diets, the Super Slow High-Intensity Exercise Program and supplements.

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Healthy fat protect our bodies. The science is loud and clear: the correct balance of fatty acids is essential if you want to be the healthiest you can be.

Scientific studies have uncovered a number of important health benefits from omega-3 fats… Science suggests that omega-3s offer the following benefits to your health:

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Source:

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/11/everything-you-need-to-know-about-fatty-acids.aspx

 

Scared of Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s?

What can you do?

Reduce your chances buy combing exercise with a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits. Supplement with vitamin E and C, flavonoids (from plants), selenium, copper, zinc, and manganese.

Source: Affects of Aging By Dr. Blaylock posted Wednesday, 06 Sep 2017 02:24 PM

http://www.newsmax.com/Health/RussellBlaylockMD/aging-detox-brain-microglia/2017/09/06/id/812007/

 

The original article has been rephrased and simplified by Lydia Polstra. https://www.facebook.com/pg/2HealthyHabits/posts/?ref=page_internal

 

Older people suffer far greater damage from strokes, head injuries, and infections than younger people, because the aging of the brain will damage the cells that support the central nervous system.

 

It may also be why they develop diseases that destroy cells that connect to the nervous system and the muscles.

 

Cells that support the central nervous system are chronically affected by any infection, vaccination, or exposure to a source of inflammation that causes their nervous systems to degenerate much faster.

 

As we age our antioxidant network is less efficient, putting us at a higher risk of damage from free radicals and cell damage.

 

Our detoxification systems are often impaired as well, and this makes us more susceptible to a number of environmental toxins as well as drug complications.

 

Finally, immune deficiency is common and increases one’s risk of autoimmune diseases, cancer, chronic inflammation and infections as well as making it difficult to cure infections. This immune deficiency can damage the cells that support the central nervous system which can lead to developing Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, etc.

You asked, what can I do about it?

You can reduce your chances buy combing exercise with a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits. Supplement with vitamin E and C, flavonoids (from plants), selenium, copper, zinc, and manganese.

Russell L. Blaylock is author of The Blaylock Wellness Report newsletter, is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and neurological residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. For 26 years, practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional research. Dr. Blaylock has authored four books, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, and his most recent work, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders. http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Insiders/Dr-Blaylock/id-189/

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS are separate diseases, but they share the characteristics of deteriorating brain function, a long development period, and no cure by traditional medicine.

I watched a documentary on Alzheimer’s the other night. My curiosity lead me re-read the relevant chapters in two of Dr. Russell Blaylock’s books.
Book 1. Dr. Blaylock’s Prescription for Natural Healing.   It is meant for the average person to understand. Here is a link to the book:
I learned: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS are separate diseases, but they share the characteristics of deteriorating brain function, a long development period, and no cure by traditional medicine. When researchers examined what increased the risk of these disorders, they found that all had two things in common:
• They increase brain inflammation .
• They trigger very harmful overstimulation of cells in the brain and nervous system.
Book 2. Health and Nutrition Secrets than can save your life, is a book that a doctor or someone who wants to understand more.Here is a link to the book:
Here is a little of what I learned: Most neurological diseases do not become obvious until about 75 percent of brain cells in the affected area have died; the surviving 25 percent are extremely sick and cannot function normally, which is why treating neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s dIsease, Parkinson’s disease and Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) is so difficult. By the time such a disease becomes clinically evident, there just isn’t much left for doctors to work with.
Fats and the Brain: While vitamins and minerals are critical for proper brain function of equal importance is a group of fats called omega-3 fatty acids. These polyunsaturated fats  are composed of two very Important components, EPA  and DHA, which play a particularly important part in brain function and health.
Unfortunately because of food-processing methods and industrial raising of animals as meat sources, most omega-3 fatty acids have been removed from our foods.    …. By maintaining a low intake of Omega·6 fats and a higher intake of Omega-3 fats, you can significantly improve the function of your brain and reduce the risk of developing  diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Repairing the Damage:  … the evidence seems to indicate that it (DNA) plays a significant role in development of the disease.
Melatonin and curcumin enhance production of repair enzyme, whIch then aid in repair of pre-existing DNA damage. When DNA is functioning properly, it can give the cell the information it needs to make repairs as well.
For people at risk there are several supplements were mentioned. I was particularly interested in: Acetyl-L-carnitine, CoQ10, alpha-lipoid acid and DHA which can repair membrane damage and return fluidity to this vital cellular component.
If you would like the full list, please let me know.
We all have one life. Let’s make the best of it.