Tuesday, February 19, 2013


About 100 years ago, each person consumed an average of 4lbs of simple sugars per year. Today, especially in America and England, that number is 150+pounds (per person!)
-In the 1950's Dr. W.C. Martin classified refined sugar as a poison because of its deleterious effects on the body's cellular functions.
-Example: Daily intake of sugar creates a chronic over-acid condition. To buffer this environment and to protect the blood, calcium is leeched from teeth and bones which eventually cause weakening and decay.

-Other pathological conditions that can manifest: Kidney disease, coronary heart disease, ADD & ADHD, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, overgrowth of candida and yeast...

-Read the labels: anything ending in -ose is a type of sugar: glucose, fructose, sucrose, dextrose, lactose, etc

-Stay away from artificial sweeteners. Some have been found by researchers to be neurotoxins that can damage the nervous system and brain.

-If you must use sugar, opt for those minimally processed, such as; turbinado, succinat and coconut sugars. Raw, unfiltered, unprocessed honey can also be used but do not cook with it as it is not heat stable. Maple syrup, Stevia, and various types of fruit are also alternatives.

HOMEWORK for the week: Keep a simple diary of how much sugar you ingest per day. Keep the amount of grams at or below 25g. It's very difficult. To find almost every food under the sun, visit: www.calorieking.com

How To Eat, Move, and Be Healthy, by Paul Check