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reply to post by boncho
Don't make me work harder on my Sunday.
I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) years ago. I went to the doctor because I was struggling with extreme fatigue and tiredness where I once had the energy of a super hero.
They told me I should avoid all sugar and the foods like potatoes and anything else that turns to sugar in the blood.
I've learned to drink coffee and tea unsweet with none of those B.S. artificial sweeteners and now can not tolerate either of those beverages even lightly sweetened.
I've found that I do ok just by avoiding sweet beverages. I can still eat dark chocolates every day and cake and pies at holidays sparingly.
I don't eat a lot of pies or cakes but don't try to completely avoid them.
We in the position we were in with the tobacco companies when they were denying it caused cancer.
I'm heinously insulin resistant, and I was told all through the eighties and nineties to eat a low fat high carb diet. THE worst possible diet for me. I now eat a shed load of animal fat and meat and usually low carb. Humans did not evolve to eat grain and sugar. I now tell my doctors face to face when they are wrong when they tell me to eat low fat.
Several REALLY large scale dietary studies have now concluded it's not fat but high GI carbs that cause heart attacks. Govt and food industry still plugging low fat as healthy on TV. Diabolical.
reply to post by boncho
Nice to see that this 2009 lecture suddenly found itself a rebirth as it has finally dawned on me what I have known for so long... sugar in the forms we intake it is extremely unhealthy.
I am one of those who will munch the entire box if I eat one piece or one cookie. Every single time more or less...
This morning I looked above our fridge where we keep our empty bottles and it was filled with 1.5 litres soda bottles.
When I think of it, me and the mrs. basically go through 1.5 litre of soda each day :´( and we even fail and let the kids "have a taste" once in a while.... I feel so bad right now.
So I'm pretty sure I'm one of the addicts.
But here's what's more interesting:
Back in early February I decided to fly up to my moms in Norway and go hiking... I told myself no soda and no bad food for those five days. Here's what happened. Day three I fell into the crisp pit and ate a tube of Pringles. But for the entire week I didn't drink any soda what so ever.... when I got back home, combined with the hiking, the no soda treatment had lost me 2.5kg!
Ofcourse not having detoxed my girlfriend in the process as well, and landing back in the couch potato position when I got home, I'm now back on the soda wagon But I hate it!!! I HATE SODA!
The ambivalence is excruciating! Some part of my body or brain wasn't to taste it, but my sense is telling me to stay away.
This is a constant battle that I'm still losing each time and even though my weight is 12-15kg too high, I can't seem to find the true incentive to stop myself for poisoning myself slowly.
Anywyas, I found a link to the anti-sugar book, and since Alan Carr helped me stop smoking for good with his book, I was hoping "Pure, white and Deadly" will do the same trick for my sugar addiction.
Here's the link for the book for anyone else who wants to "wake up": "Pure, White and Deadly" by John Yudkin
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
Avoid stuff like xylitol, which is just about as bad as sugar for creating insulin response
1. Remineralization of teeth.
2. Remineralization/density of bone for aging women in particular (but men too), and also muscle-sparing
3. Contribution to the gut biome / gut flora.
4. Immune-contribution by way of preventing adhesion of nasty/damaging bacterias not just in the mouth but in the body.
5. Research on how much xylitol humans can absorb daily and 'adapt' to without any apparent harm
6. Everything else dental.
7. Miscellanous health benefits.
8. Surgical and injury treatment benefits.
9. Stuff related to diabetes, diabetics, etc.
10. General info on xylitol used as a food/sweetener
11. Even more obscure benefits (not directly to health, but...)
1. REMINERALIZATION OF TEETH.
* The scientific and clinical information available today indicates that habitual use of xylitol can be associated with significant reduction in the incidence of dental caries and with remineralization of both enamel and dentin caries lesions.
* Xylitol candy was used 3 times during the school day. Xylitol seemed to have a strong preventive and a clear remineralizing effect on caries.
* Through the retarding effect on calcium phosphate precipitation, alditols may favorably govern remineralization of carious lesions.
* Chewing sorbitol or sorbitol/xylitol gum for 20 minutes after meals and snacks stimulated remineralization by salivary means.
* Exposure to xylitol (20 grams per day in candy) resulted in pronounced rehardening.
* High-xylitol chewing gum usage can retard or arrest even rampant caries.
* Primary teeth with dentin caries that remineralized during xylitol use were examined by electron microscope and for microhardness. The rehardened surface layer (normally less than 0.1 mm in thickness) was significantly harder than sound dentin and nearly as hard as sound enamel.
* When remineralizing solution containing xylitol is used, xylitol may act as Ca2+ ion carrier and may maintain constant Ca2+ ion content by introducing Ca2+ ions from the surface layer to the middle and deep demineralized layers, thereby enhancing total remineralization. The present study demonstrates that remineralization occurs over the entire demineralized layers via the utilization of xylitol.
* Remineralization near the surface layer advanced because of crystal formation resulting from fluoride action. Xylitol additives working as calcium-ion carriers possibly promoted remineralization in the intermediate and deep layers.
* It was found that among sugar alcohols and calcium compounds tested, the combination of xylitol and calcium hydrogenphosphate strongly enhanced the remineralization of demineralized layers.
* Xylitol gum containing G. furcata extract and calcium hydrogenphosphate amplified the remineralization throughout all demineralized layers.
* Xylitol can induce remineralization of deeper layers of demineralized enamel by facilitating Ca2+ movement and accessibility.
* Xylitol gum enhanced the remineralization of initial caries-like enamel lesions
* Remineralization becomes all the more remarkable in the presence of xylitol. Xylitol strongly stimulated saliva-induced remineralization in deep layers.
* Adding calcium to xylitol gum increased the remineralizing effect
* Chewing xylitol gum containing funoran and calcium hydrogenphosphate has a significant effect on the remineralization of initial caries-like lesions of the teeth.
* The best rehardening properties were for saliva substitutes with xylitol. (for remineralization)
* Xylitol chewing gum is even more effective with the addition of calcium and seaweed extract.
2. REMINERALIZATION/DENSITY OF BONE & MUSCLE SPARING
* By giving xylitol to operated patients, we can observe a normalization of the disturbances of glucose utilization, as well as an obviously reduced loss of nitrogen…
[nitrogen loss = muscle wasting, loss of lean body mass]
* ...xylitol maintained bone density in rats that had their ovaries removed. Without ovaries, estrogen levels plummeted and so did the bone density in rats that were not given xylitol. However, in the rats that had ovaries removed and were given xylitol, bone density actually increased.
* ...xylitol was effective in decreasing age-related bone loss in older male rats by 10%.
"Finnish researchers ... suggested that an effective human dose would be about 40 grams daily. The scientists speculated that xylitol's bone density-enhancing properties are due to its ability to promote intestinal absorption of calcium."
[There's more on this I just don't have in front of me.]
3. CONTRIBUTION TO THE GUT BIOME / GUT FLORA.
Polyols are in general toothfriendly, low-glycemic, low- insulinemic, help reduce overall glycemic load, and contribute to healthy colonic environment and function. This is the best article to find comparative glycemic discussions. G. Livesey, Health potential of polyols as sugar replacers, with emphasis on low-glycemic properties, Nutrition Research Reviews, vol. 16, pp. 163-191, 2003.
* Xylitol and glucose have different effects on the GI microflora. Xylitol caused a shift to a simpler, more gram-positive flora. Glucose led to higher rates of candida growth and invasion.(mice)
* C. albicans grown in galactose elicited maximal increase in adhesion followed by glucose and sucrose. Maltose and fructose also promoted adherence of Candida. Xylitol significantly reduced adherence of Candida to BECs. [this was mouth not gut]
"Xylitol has been shown to be effective in inhibiting Candida Albicans, a serious systemic yeast problem, and other harmful gut bacteria including H. Pylori, implicated in periodontal disease, bad breath, gastric and duodenal ulcers, and even stomach cancer."
continued in next postedit on 28-5-2014 by RedCairo because: put in left-carat oops
(and "sugar free" candy with maltitol, which can be worse than sugar).