Last weekend I went on a cleaning spree and started cleaning my office of old junk that no longer served a purpose. I have not done this in a long time so you can imagine what a job it was. In fact, I’m still working on it.
I came across several articles I have kept because I thought they were good but then I had either forgotten about them or couldn’t remember where I have put them. One of the articles is was entitled, 102 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health.
They taught us in medical school that sugar is not the best thing for us to eat when we had a bad cold, a bacterial infection, or just sick. The reason is that science has found that bacteria feeds off of sugar. They have also found that cancer cells love sugar and sugar will help cancer to replicate immediately.
A former patient had given me this article to share but when I researched as to where it originally came from, I found that it came from Nancy Appleton. She has a great website I’d like for you to visit. Its www.nancyappleton.com I want to give her the credit for the research she did in order to bring such great information to us. It took a lot. Thanks to Nancy Appleton. The following is her work.
102 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health
1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.
2. Sugar feeds cancer.
3. Sugar can upset the body’s mineral balance.
4. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, concentration difficulties, and crankiness in children.
5. Sugar can cause drowsiness and decrease activity in children.
6. Sugar can adversely affect children’s school grades and cause learning disorders.
7. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
8. Sugar contributes to a weakened defense against bacterial infection.
9. Sugar can cause kidney damage.
10. Sugar can reduce helpful high density cholesterol (HDLs).
11. Sugar can promote an elevation of harmful cholesterol (LDLs).
12. Sugar may lead to chromium deficiency.
13. Sugar can cause copper deficiency.
14. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
15. Sugar may lead to cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostate, and rectum.
16. Sugar can cause colon cancer, with an increase risk in women.
17. Sugar can be a risk factor in gall bladder cancer.
18. Sugar can increase fasting levels of blood glucose.
19. Sugar can weaken eyesight.
20. Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitter called serotonin, which can narrow blood vessels.
21. Sugar raises the level of neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
22. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
23. Sugar can produce an acidic stomach.
24. Sugar can raise adrenaline levels in children.
25. Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
26. Sugar can increase the risk of coronary heart disease.
27. Sugar can speed the aging process, causing wrinkles and grey hair.
28. Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
29. Sugar can promote tooth decay.
30. Sugar can contribute to weight gain and obesity.
31. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
32. Sugar can cause a raw, inflamed intestinal tract in persons with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
33. Sugar can cause arthritis.
34. Sugar can cause asthma.
35. Sugar assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infection).
36. Sugar can lead to the formation of gallstones.
37. Sugar can cause the formation of kidney stones.
38. Sugar can cause ischemic heart disease.
39. Sugar can cause appendicitis.
40. Sugar can exacerbate the symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
41. Sugar can indirectly cause hemorrhoids.
42. Sugar can cause varicose veins.
43. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral conception users.
44. Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
45. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
46. Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.
47. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
48. Sugar leads to decreased glucose tolerance.
49. Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E in the blood.
50. High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs) (Sugar bound non- enzymatically to protein).
51. Sugar can decrease growth hormone.
52. Sugar can increase total cholesterol.
53. Sugar can increase systolic blood pressure.
54. Sugar can change the structure of protein causing interference with protein absorption.
55. Sugar causes food allergies.
56. Sugar can contribute to food allergies.
57. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
58. Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
59. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
60. Sugar can impair the structure of DNA.
61. Sugar can cause cataracts.
62. Sugar can cause emphysema.
63. Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.
64. Sugar can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
65. Sugar can cause free radical formation in the bloodstream.
66. High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.
67. Sugar lowers the enzymes’ ability to function.
68. Sugar intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease.
69. Sugar can cause loss of tissue elasticity and function.
70. Sugar can cause liver cells to divide, increasing the size of the liver.
71. Sugar can increase the amount of fat in the liver.
72. Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
73. Sugar can over stress the pancreas, causing damage.
74. Sugar plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.
75. Sugar can increase the body’s fluid retention.
76. Sugar can cause constipation.
77. Sugar is enemy #1 of the bowel movement.
78. Sugar can cause myopia (nearsightedness).
79. Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
80. Sugar can make the tendons more brittle.
81. Sugar can cause hypertension.
82. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.
83. Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves, which can alter the mind’s ability ti think clearly.
84. Sugar can cause depression.
85. Sugar can cause dyspepsia (indigestion).
86. Sugar can increase your risk of getting gout.
87. Sugar can increase insulin responses in those consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets.
88. Sugar can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates.
89. High refined sugar diet reduces learning capacity.
90. Sugar can cause less effective functioning of two blood proteins, albumin, and lipoproteins, which may reduce the body’s ability to handle fat and cholesterol.
91. Sugar increases bacterial fermentation in the colon.
92. Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance: some hormones become under active and others become overactive.
93. Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
94. Sugar can lead to the hypothalamus to become highly sensitive to a large variety of stimuli.
95. Sugar can lead to dizziness.
96. Diets high in sugar can cause free radicals and oxidative stress.
97. High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increase platelet adhesion.
98. Sugar can increase blood platelet adhesiveness which increases risk of blood clots.
99. Sugar increases the risk of Alzheimer Disease.
100.Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function. The more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function you lose.
101.Sugar reduces high density lipoproteins.
102.High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents is associated with a two fold increase risk for delivering a small-for-gestational- age (SGA) infant.