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Why Sugar is Toxic to Your Health

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Why Sugar is Toxic to Your Health

Why Sugar is Toxic to Your Health

 

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!

Dr. Lori L. Shemek
Star Expert

Dr. Lori Shemek is the best-selling author of “FIRE-UP YOUR FAT BURN! and a leading health and weight loss expert. The Huffington Post has recognized Dr. Shemek twice as one of the 'Top 16 Health and Fitness Experts' alongside such names as Dr. Oz and the Huffington Post also recognized her as one of the 'Top 35 Diet and Nutrition Experts' She is also a health expert for the ABC TV show Good Morning Texas.

Dr. Lori L. Shemek
Star Expert

Dr. Lori Shemek is the best-selling author of “FIRE-UP YOUR FAT BURN! and a leading health and weight loss expert. The Huffington Post has recognized Dr. Shemek twice as one of the 'Top 16 Health and Fitness Experts' alongside such names as Dr. Oz and the Huffington Post also recognized her as one of the 'Top 35 Diet and Nutrition Experts' She is also a health expert for the ABC TV show Good Morning Texas.

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Kelli Angel
Kelli Angel 5pts

Sugar causes candida & candida basically IS cancer.

Karla Serrano
Karla Serrano 5pts

And that is for everithing with a acid pH .meat. Beer. Milk. Canned food etc.....

Asra Fatima
Asra Fatima 5pts

Heartly congratulations to both...wish u a happy married lyf

Ch Akram Nadeem
Ch Akram Nadeem 5pts

Are artificial sweetners carrying side effects tell me

MichaelMcClure
MichaelMcClure 5pts

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.

Prissymae Phillips
Prissymae Phillips 5pts

I'm addicted to sugar. I'm thinking of getting hypnosis to try and overcome the cravings.

Regina Strickland
Regina Strickland 5pts

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

Poh Choo Loo
Poh Choo Loo 5pts

Stephanie Zhi Hua Chong, no more roti tissue.... it contain sugar dear.

Snowy Raven
Snowy Raven 5pts

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.

Karen Monaghan
Karen Monaghan 5pts

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

Dev Das
Dev Das 5pts

sugar candy is good for healthy while sugar purified will be danger. In some case filter cigarette is more hazardous than non filter

Sunil Neshti
Sunil Neshti 5pts

instead of sugar one can use the jaggery...

Sanjay K Patil
Sanjay K Patil 5pts

replacement is Jaggery or Baba Ramdev sugar which is brown in color.

Niby Kottaram
Niby Kottaram 5pts

Me and my family is using honey instead of that

Suzanne Miles
Suzanne Miles 5pts

Shared on Go For Glow thanks for your posts keep them coming .. love Ayurveda for health and healing

R Marie Hatfield
R Marie Hatfield 5pts

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.

Myuri Gupta
Myuri Gupta 5pts

I nvr used dis too much,its really torix for our hlth

Luisa Quintero
Luisa Quintero 5pts

there's a thing called brown sugar.. So far as I know it should be really healthy O.o

Yuvraj Bokhre
Yuvraj Bokhre 5pts

Because in there carbon is present there molecular formula is C12H22O11

Priya Choudhary
Priya Choudhary 5pts

But we can take sugar from other sources also which is quite beneficial. Such as fruits, honey, sugercane, etc