Sweet Poison

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By now everyone knows that SUGAR is bad for you.  Well, maybe not everyone!  You see, the majority of the population has been under the spell of the propaganda being spewed forth about how sugar is really not that bad.  “It’s Natural”! “Got a problem with artificial sweeteners?  We use pure natural sugar in our soft drinks!”  Different poisons , same affect – POOR HEALTH!

The charts below illustrate some of the toxic effects of sugar and the artificial sweetener aspartame:

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Effects of the artificial sweetener aspartame

If you read my post on CELLULAR INFLAMMATION you learned that there are three main things that cause it, toxins, bad fats and sugar.  Cellular inflammation (inflammation of the cell’s membrane) basically causes the cell not to function correctly and eventually die.

The inflamed membrane affects the cell’s ability to get rid of waste, absorb nutrients, and it’s receptors become blunted and non-functional, ultimately causing cell death.  Depending on which cells are affected, determines what disease you doctor will diagnose!  (That’s the reason the above charts seem to have unrelated diseases, but they all are affected by cells dying off).

An article written by Brad Chase in today’s NaturalNews.com explained a good three step process to break a sugar addiction!  First you make sure all your fruits a veggies are ORGANIC.  This produce tastes better, has a higher nutritional content, and contains slower-breaking-down complex carbs.  This is a key factor.

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Secondly, if you consume pastries and cookies, you can substitute a whole grain bread and raw honey.  This is not the healthiest option, but it can help break the habit of the simple sugars in baked goods!  Again these are steps taken to break the addiction to sugar.

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And thirdly if you are craving crunchy snacks use raw nuts and trail mixes as a substitute for chips, pretzels etc.  Nuts are a great source of nutrients, just make sure they are raw and organic.  If you want to “kick it up a notch”, soak the nuts and them dehydrate them.  This increases their digestibility and actually makes certain nuts taste better!  You can do a search for the simple process of doing this.

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Before long, your “taste” for sugar will actually disappear, or be severely curtailed.  When I was a young man (about 100 years ago) I would put multiple (3 to 4) teaspoons of sugar in my coffee, now I drink it black!

You will also see many of your chronic symptoms disappear, and you will not get the annual bout with the flu!

And then you can take it further to other aspects of your environment, and deal with toxins and bad fats!

To Your Health!

The Cholesterol Hoax!

The following are excerpts from Dr. Jack Tips article entitled “The Cholesterol Myth, a deception of mammoth proportions” with some further commentary by me.  This may be the largest scam in medical history!

Cholesterol emboli

Cholesterol emboli (Photo credit: Boonyarit Cheunsuchon)

Towards the end of the 1980’s the general public became aware of cholesterol, and its connection (wrongly) to cardiovascular disease.  The studies found that cholesterol was clogging the arteries causing cardiovascular issues, dubbed the boogieman, the pharmaceutical companies started creating drugs to lower it and developed a massive campaign to convince doctors that they must use these new drugs to lower the cholesterol levels of all their patients that presented with “high” cholesterol (roughly over 200).  This was much like saying “Every time there is a fire, there are firemen around, so they must be causing the fires!  We must reduce the number of firemen and that will reduce the number of fires!”

This started an entire industry of No Cholesterol products, including ketchup, cereals and even apples!  And there was a mad dash to develop cholesterol-free versions of favorite foods, which was a huge mistake!

Margarine - better than butter?

Margarine – better than butter?

For decades, much of the population has followed this no cholesterol diet hoping to improve their health.  But, sadly, this advice has back-fired!  All the drugs and foods that were meant to lower our cholesterol and keep us healthy, have proven to do just the opposite!  And here is a few reasons why (your doctor won’t tell you this):

  • There are beneficial cholesterols that the body must have to be healthy!
  • Cholesterol plays a vital structural role in the brain.  Can’t live without it!
  • The liver makes cholesterol out of lipids (fatty acids) for the body’s needs.
  • Conduction of nerve impulses is dependent on cholesterol!
  • Female and male hormones are made from cholesterol!
  • Cholesterol serves anti-inflammatory processes in the body!
  • Life-saving immunoglobins are made from cholesterol!
  • In normal digestion (get this!) the body does NOT absorb cholesterol from foods!  Any cholesterol in foods is digested into lipids before being absorbed (then the body has to re-construct cholesterol if there is a need).  Thus you don’t get cholesterol in your blood from eating foods that contain cholesterol any more than you get banana in your blood form eating bananas!
  • Vitamin D, necessary for calcium absorption, preventing cancer, and supporting life processes at the cellular level originates as cholesterol!
  • Bile, necessary for fat digestion, is made from cholesterol!

That’s a pretty impressive list of  the benefits of cholesterol!  There are many statistics that show that cholesterol is NOT responsible for cardiovascular disease, particularly when leading cholesterol consuming peoples (such as the Massai and Eskimos) had low to non-existent incidences of the disease!

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Many “studies” have had their results contaminated to try and prove that cholesterol is the bad boy, but the truth of the matter prevails!  The  reductionist attitudes of doctors, and the drug companies, concerned only with their bottom lines, have injured and killed many people over the last three decades – needlessly!

The real culprits in the chronic disease processes are SUGAR, BAD FATS, and TOXINS!  If we just learn this, and make the needed adjustments, the vast majority of the worlds population could be healthy, living into their senior years without pain, sickness, or suffering!  That’s the way it was meant to be!!

Dr. Tips (N.D., Ph.D., C.Hom., C.C.N.) earned his Ph.D. in Nutrition Science from the Dr. Roger Williams School of Nutrition Science, Clayton, MO.  He is a board certified Naturopathic Physician.  He is a prolific author of 16 books on nutrition subjects, and is proudly one of our mentors.  More info can be had at http://www.jacktips.com