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Is Sugar a Poison? December 6, 2009

Posted by mygiftofcancer in breast cancer, cancer, faith, health, prayer, sugar.
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I just can’t resist this topic! Sugar used to be my happiness, but now I know it was destroying me. Here’s another blog post on the subject:

As many folks around the world fight the battle of the “bulge” and obesity along with the plethora of diseases that go with it, it’s good to know that there are solutions. If one is truly concerned about their health, here’s one item that, if avoided, would likely radically improve their health and reduce their weight at the same time: refined sugar. Most of us already know this. From childhood we were told to limit our sugar intake. Even though we know we shouldn’t eat as much sugar as we do (“did” in my case, as I cut it out over a year ago) the hardest part (even if we  really want to limit our sugar intake) is exercising the will power. If you know it is negatively affecting your health and you got a really good scare or two (breast cancer, in my case), these two factors combined can give you quite a bit of strength to resist the temptations to eat things sweeten with refined sugar. However, if you’re weak, like me, prayer and a “public commitment” add supernatural power to help us achieve otherwise very elusive goals. It’s amazing to know we can get help from the Creator of the universe for such personal problems as sugar “addiction.” I’m not really a traditionalist when it comes to prayer. I often have a running connection going. It’s rather like having the radio on all the time even though I’m not always listening. (That’s God’s voice I choose to listen to, though I do get static from a rival station from time to time!) When I’m reminded of something or someone, I might pray for them or for help of some kind, but more often than not, I thank the Lord for them or for progress made or temptation resisted or some ill avoided. This style keeps me on a positive channel, which has also been proven to be very good for your health. Try it. It’s great!

Back to the subject: sugar. Please check out the article below:

Remember the Dangers of Refined Sugar

By Fleur Hupston, NaturalNews, December 03, 2009

In Western societies, the consumption of refined sugar is a daily addiction. From pouring syrup or sugar over pancakes and cereals at breakfast, to heaping it into coffee and tea, the habit continues during the day, resulting in obesity and health problems. Sugar content is often hidden from the unwary consumer and this raises questions such as: Is sugar really so bad? What exactly does it do to the human body? Can the definition of poison really be applied to sugar?

Poison is described in the dictionary as ‘A substance that injures or kills an organism’ and is ‘destructive to health’.

It is widely documented that the amount of sugar the average person in Western societies obtains in his or her daily diet contributes to an immune system that is constantly operating below optimum levels.

Since sugar is stripped of all nutrients, the body must ‘borrow’ missing vitamins and minerals required to metabolize sugar from its own tissues. Sugar damages health over time. Sugar is the chief culprit in many diseases and degenerative conditions; it creates havoc with the immune system and contributes to diseases such as obesity, tooth decay, damage to the pancreas, premature aging, osteoporosis, hyperactivity in children and weakening of eyesight. It contributes to the risk of heart disease and autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, asthma, and multiple sclerosis–this in addition to a plethora of other effects.

As far back as 1957 in his article published in the Michigan Organic News, Dr. William Coda classified sugar as a poison because it is stripped of life forces, vitamins and minerals. “What is left consists of pure, refined carbohydrates. Incomplete carbohydrate metabolism results in the formation of ‘toxic metabolite’ such as pyruvic acid. This interferes with the function of a part of the body and is the beginning of degenerative disease”.

Most people know that sugar is bad for teeth and rots them. If sugar is doing that to a person’s teeth, what is it doing to the rest of the body? In his book “Sugar Blues”, William Dufty notes, “Dental researchers have proven that the teeth are subject to the same metabolic processes that affect other organs of the body.” In other words, the acid that destroys tooth enamel is the same acid destroying the body.

Sugar should be eliminated from the diet. Avoid sugar and food containing hidden sugars–read ALL labels.

There are plenty of healthy alternatives to sugar. Try a little raw honey (unheated and unfiltered–heat can destroy the enzymes, rendering it almost as bad as refined sugar), Stevia or raw molasses.

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