Sugar and Processed Food Disease Is Killing (the) US
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At the rate at which we are consuming sugar today, sugar is not a treat...sugar has become a gradual death sentence.
--- Denis Waitley
“Chronic added-sugar consumption is no less a problem than smoking or alcoholism. And the hard truth is that we may have only begun to see the effects of what the endless sugar avalanche is doing to us.”- David DiSalvo
Treat your pancreas well: it is important! Beta cell burnout has a lot to do with your diet, so don’t over work your beta cells; they will eventually wear down. These beta cells are the cells in your pancreas that make insulin. Insulin is used to regulate blood sugar levels in your body. When people with type 1 diabetes eat sugar the effect is great. Their blood sugar spikes and they can get really sick. With type 2 diabetes and for most of us this spiking effect is weak, but over time (think decades for most people) it is over working our beta cells leading to “burnout”. It does appear to be reversible though through dietary means. “Studies of bariatric surgery and weight loss have conclusively shown that type 2 diabetes is reversible and therefore the beta function can be recovered even in massively obese patients with decades of disease.”*
This is about science, it is not about the math.
--- Robert Lustig
Processed Food Disease ( aka Type 2 Diabetes )
Issues with Processed Food
- Omega-3 fatty acids
- Branched chain amino acids ( Corn-fed meat has more than grass-fed. )
- Omega-6 fatty acids ( Farmed salmon is loaded with these; you might as well eat a steak instead. )
- Nitrates, Heme
“A calorie is NOT a calorie. Period.”
Each increased sugar beverage per day increases risk for diabetes by 29%.
- Heart Disease
- Fatty Liver Disease
- Tooth Decay
What changed that could possibly cause the rise of most chronic diseases?
Secondary Sugar Kills.
Chances are that 50% of your secondary sugar intake is hidden in savory foods. Gluten free will normally have 30-40% more sugar, than the same product with gluten. Excess sugar gets turned into glycogen in your liver, which is then stored as fat.
Sugar causes cravings through the release of dopamine.
It's really important for us to be mindful of what we're putting into our bodies and how it's affecting both our body and our brains.
The Impact of Sugar on the Human Brain and Vicious Cycles
Sugar is a true addiction; brain scans for a drug addict shows low dopamine receptors, which is extremely close to what is observed in scans from someone that is obese.
“A growing body of evidence now points to the importance of adolescent diet for general well-being, including brain health. Moreover, changes in the human diet over the past 50 years are potentially putting the adolescent brain in a more vulnerable state. ‘Western’ diets high in processed foods, fats and sugars result in many problems including obesity, diabetes and cognitive and emotional disorders. On the other hand, healthy diets, such as a Mediterranean diet high in vegetables, fish, fruits and nuts provide many macronutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and flavonoids, which promote both brain and body health.” * https://www.nature.com/articles/tp201748
Sugar appears to be as bad as “Early Life Adversity (ELA), which includes tragedies such as maltreatment, deprivation, violence, abuse and parental instability. ELA is an important risk factor for common psychiatric illnesses such as depression, PTSD, and psychotic disorders. We know ELA can change brain structure and function in unique ways both in humans and in animal models.” * https://knowingneurons.com/2016/05/04/sugar-brain/
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Authored By Tim Brown
Have the attitude and honest belief that if you give it your all it will be done. One day or day one.