Why is sugar toxic to the body? In 1957, Dr William Coda Martin attempted to answer the question: When is food a food and when is it a poison?
His definition of “poison” was: “Medically: Any substance applied to the body, ingested or developed within the body, which causes or may cause disease.” Dr. Martin determined that sugar is indeed a poison and thus, classified it as such.
Sugar’s toxic wrath is in part due to it’s composition as a purely refined carbohydrate. It is a chemical. Our bodies cannot utilize this poison because it has been stripped of all vitamins, minerals, and all other nutrients that help your body create optimum health. What occurs when sugar is ingested is a balancing act that takes place inside our bodies.
Because balance or homeostasis is so essential to our bodies, the minerals sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium are utilized to create this balance. For example, in order to neutralize the blood from sugar (sugar creates an acidic body), calcium is taken from the bones and teeth, thus, decay and osteoporosis may occur. If sugar is consumed every day, our bodies eventually will be depleted of these very important minerals and leave you with mineral deficiencies that depletes your health and weakens your defenses against disease. This process allows the dreaded free-radicals to cause major damage. Think of free-radicals as your body’s equivalent to nuclear destruction.
Excess sugar affects every single organ in the body – including the liver. The liver is where sugar is stored in the form of glucose. Eventually, if sugar is consumed every day, your liver will be unable to store the excess sugar and is returned to the blood in the form of fatty acids. Guess where those fatty acids are stored? They are stored in the most inactive areas: The belly, the buttocks, the breasts and the thighs. After these areas have been filled-up, the fatty acids then get distributed to organs such as the heart and kidneys.
Sugar hinders the body’s immune system and predisposes people to illness and disease. Our white blood cells are adversely affected. Here are just some health conditions associated with over-consumption of sugar: Obesity, cancer, aging, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, adult-onset diabetes, eczema, kidney stones, depression, candida (yeast over-growth), anxiety, dental cavities, atherosclerosis, poor brain function and countless other conditions.
Cancer is affected by sugar due to the cancer cell’s main source of fuel: Glucose. By controlling blood glucose, the cancer cells are starved for fuel and the immune system is bolstered.
We think of sugar as the granulated white stuff but it can be disguised in many forms such as: corn syrup, fructose, sucrose, lactose, molasses, honey, maltose, fruit juice and many other forms. It is essential that we become aware of the hidden sources of sugar found in processed foods.
In order to create optimum health, it is essential that we mindfully choose whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lower our stress levels, exercise and AVOID SUGAR.
To Your Good Health!
Sugar is basically an essence. All essences are toxic to naturally healthy people. When people ingest essences in the long term they will develop a vast array of debilitating conditions. Essences are usually derived by scientific process and refinement from substances that occur naturally throughout the world. Whenever it is discovered that something seems to provide man with a positive reaction after its ingestion the scientific community will descend upon it refine it and determine what it is that rendered the positive reaction. They then produce that refined essence into a marketable product that they then sell to the public at large. They most often utilize the medical community to advise and promote the sale of their products all in the name of modern medicine. Often in the short term these inventions seem beneficial. When over used and added to the collective of a lifetime of usage of the vast array of products available and prescribed the end result becomes debilitative. A prime example being the Diabetes epidemic that the world is currently experiencing. In the end it is not just sugar that has contributed to this particular epidemic.
My doctor says it is tell me not to eat it anymore or drink sodas not to eat anything with sugar in it I am diabetic
They need to clarify, processed sugars, artificial sweeteners as well as mixed sweeteners such as Truvia and Splenda. are what's toxic.. All fruits and vegetables have naturally occurring sugar.
I gave up sugar cold turkey and i was not well for a week. Much better now. I try to avoid sugar at all costs
sugar candy is good for healthy while sugar purified will be danger. In some case filter cigarette is more hazardous than non filter
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Years ago Dr. J. George told me "sugar is a woman's enemy". I was very young then but I listened and have avoided it ever since.
But we can take sugar from other sources also which is quite beneficial. Such as fruits, honey, sugercane, etc