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Many researchers are seeing sugar as not just "empty calories," but rather a chemical that becomes toxic in excess.
Sugar and other sweeteners are, in fact, so toxic to the human body that they should be regulated as strictly as alcohol by governments worldwide, according to a commentary in the current issue of the journal Nature
Originally posted by CosmicEgg
Sugar is particularly toxic to anyone in the autism spectrum. You heard it here first. They talk now about gluten and casein being bad for autistics but I assure you now, sugar is far worse. Mix those and you might as well give the person a gunpowder cigar and a hemlock cocktail. It's mortifying that people haven't worked that out yet, but medical science isn't there to keep us healthy, is it? Patchy info keeps you malleable and weak. Keeps the profits rolling in longer. That's business!
Originally posted by Bachrk
reply to post by AnIntellectualRedneck
I logged on just to say thanks for posting. I am, and have always been highly addicted to sugar. I crave it like others crave drugs or alcohol. I have requested dessert before dinner in restaurants many times. I wake up craving it and go to bed craving it. IF I eat a lot of sugar before bed I actually wake up sweating in the middle of the night. A LOT of sweating. I am not a large person but I'm sure I would be smaller and feel better if I stopped the sugar.
I have done without sugar before yet it always draws me back in. I DO consider it a drug.
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
I am going to share something with you guys that you may not know about heart disease, high blood pressure, and sugar.
Sugar is very much like salt. It draws liquid. Don't believe me? Look up "Korean Ribs". The first step is to apply a lot of brown sugar to the ribs, then set them aside while you make the rest of the sauce. This pulls the moisture from the meat so it can be replaced by the marinade (soy sauce, mostly). It is the secret to the delectable dish.
If you want to try something interesting, cut sugar and starches from your diet. Go to less than 20g carbs per day for 4 days. If you are not up to pee at least 3 times in the night by night 4, you are indeed an usual individual. Once you cut sugars/starches from your diet, the water used to carry these sugars is eliminated.
Those of you who have been told to try a low salt diet for your high blood pressure, or who take hypertensive diuretics, may see something familiar in this. It is because, like salt, sugar requires large amounts of sugar to move through the body. But your doctor doesn't tell you this, and the entire approach to treating HBP is to lower salt while mostly ignoring starches/sugars.
If you have congestive heart failure, or edema, try eating a low carb diet, along with a moderate salt diet. You will see a difference. An added benefit: your body will regulate insulin better, too.
Sugar is poison. Our bodies can use it for energy, but the side effects are to make us bloated and water heavy (not to mention fat). It is damaging to your bodies.
Originally posted by Infrasilent
You guys do realize that the body runs on sugar, right?
Yes, bow down sheeple...
The state will now ration your food... so that you may be used for optimal production...
Originally posted by ZeroKnowledge
Sugar in excess is not good ,i totally agree. But vast majority of artificial sweetners are even more "not good" and at much much much lower dosage. Few sweetners are ok - Stevia for example, but it is considerably more expensive then sugar.
Educating people about what we consume and forcing manufacturers to keep their products in safe zones sounds to me much more logical.