You’ve all heard it. Sugar = WHITE DEATH. But what about natural sugars? Like those found in fruits and vegetables… honey, maple syrup, etc etc. That can’t be bad for us, right? Weeeelllll…
I believe, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that sugar (in all it’s forms) is not something we need to be eating. Not only that, but we can go as far as to say it’s one of THE MOST damaging substances we can ingest.
Sugar consumption triggers a cascade of metabolic effects which eventually leads to several of today’s most popular dis-eases.
- Fatty Liver Disease
- Thyroid Diseases
- PCOS and other Hormonal Imbalances
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Type 3 Diabetes (Alzheimer’s)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Eczema and other skin conditions
- Chronic Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia
- Insulin Resistance
- and beyond
Now, I’m not here to argue with anyone who doesn’t believe this. To those I say – Go research it for yourself! And by research I mean, don’t go prowling the intranets for “studies” that only speak to what you ALREADY believe. Toss your biases aside and open your mind to the knowledge that is actually out there.
Find the research papers and lectures – Soak it all up, from both sides, and then make an informed decision for yourself.
EXPERIMENT! Try going without any sugars for just ONE WEEK and take note of how you feel, then add it back in and take note of any changes
Below are some excellent articles and lectures:
What is my personal experience with sugar?
It is the single reason for my chronic hypoglycemia that I had suffered from a very very young age. Iron malabsorption, hormonal imbalances; more specifically an unnatural increase in androgens thanks to IGF-1 from sugar consumption — this led to PCOS that I am now healing from, inflamed lungs and nasal passages (allergies and severe asthma), persistent viral infections, acne, anxiety, and depression. Just to name a few.
What is my personal experience without sugar?
Healthy iron levels, stable blood sugars, NO ALLERGIES, healthier lungs, no more viral infections, less frequent ovarian cysts (if you haven’t felt this before, count yourself lucky), clear skin and a clear mind.
What I mean by sugar is anything that converts into glycogen (with the exception of gluconeogenesis).
- Starches (potatoes, rice, grains)
- Fructose (fruits and honey)
- Sucrose (table sugar, maple syrup)
- Dextrose (corn)
- Glucose (sports drinks and glucose tablets)
Sugar, in all forms, is an immunosuppressant! What does this mean? Sugar literally suppresses the chemical processes within the body that control immune function. Wow! Too bad they don’t teach that in schools, eh?
Take from this what you will – I encourage all of my readers to take the time to research everything for themselves, even the things that I say! However, it is my personal opinion that SUGAR, in every form, has no place in the human diet.