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  • Sugar and

    Artificial Sweeteners… The Sweet Poisons

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    ©2014 Lisa Barrett, D.O.M., All Rights Reserved

    Did you know…?  Sugar represents 20-25% of the daily caloric intake of the average American

     Average per person annual consumption of sugar is 152 pounds

     Consuming one Coke is equal to 10 teaspoons of sugar

     High sugar intake is linked with increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer

     Excessive sugar is one of the main causes of premature aging

     Sugar damages the collagen in skin, cartilage, and ligaments

     Sugars promotes loss of elasticity in the skin creating wrinkles and sagging

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     Accelerated aging from sugar causes hardening of the arteries and stiffening of the joints

     Carbonated soft drinks are the largest source of refined sugar in the American diet

     “Low-fat” foods use all kinds of sweeteners to enhance flavor

     One teaspoon of sugar can shut down your immune system for 8 hours

     Sugar is the “cocaine” of the food world

    White sugar is a refined and processed sweetener adding

    nothing but calories and taste to food.

    When you eat foods with refined sugar content like sodas, candy bars, desserts, pastries, high carb

    goodies, you totally upset the blood sugar balance in your body. This triggers the release of insulin,

    which the body uses to regulate blood sugar levels and keep them at safe levels.

    When insulin levels spike up, they quickly crash. This leaves you feeling sleepy and probably hungry

    again. This leads to more snacking and craving more sweet treats. Then you overeat because you are

    not really hungry which, of course, leads to weight gain. It’s a vicious cycle!

    This is why you should seek different kinds of snacks like fruits, nuts, or things made from whole grains.

    These are slow-burning carbs that also contain vitamins and fiber, and they will give you a consistent

    source of energy without the sugar meltdown.

    After eating refined sugars or carbs, you typically feel a “high,”

    only to be followed by fatigue, irritability, and poor

    concentration, or the “low.”

    When sugars are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream causing the spike in blood sugar levels, the

    insulin rushes in and “shoos” the sugars into cells to be stored as… you guessed it… FAT!

    The vicious cycle you get caught in can lead to obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and

    diabetes.

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    High refined sugar sources to watch for…  Sweets and desserts  Candy  Sodas

     Fruit-flavored beverages

     Breakfast cereals

     Condiments

     Pasta sauces

     Canned fruits and vegetables

     Frozen meals

     Nutrition bars

     Flavored yogurt

     Vitamin drinks

     Chocolate anything

     Peanut butter

     Salad dressings

     Hot dogs

    Sneaky sugar aliases…  Cane crystals  Corn sweetener  Maltodextrin (corn syrup solid)

     Rice syrup

     Corn syrup

     High-fructose corn syrup

     Sucrose

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     Fructose

     Glucose

     Dehydrated cane juice

     Lactose

    Become a sugar detective by reading all labels. You will find most processed foods contain one or more

    of these sugars in the ingredient list.

    Here’s a tip in searching for sugar code words… The words “syrup,” “sweetener,” or anything ending in

    “ose” can be assumed to be sugar.

    Refined sugar has been linked to disorders…  Obesity

     Diabetes

     Insomnia

     Hypertension

     Asthma

     Tooth decay

     Cardiovascular disease

     Mood swings

     ADD/ADHD

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     Arthritis

     Gall stones

     Acne

     Depression

     Dry, aged skin

     Heart palpitations

     Indigestion

     Lack of concentration

     Chronic fatigue

     Anxiety

     Vitamin B deficiency

     Cravings for more sugar

    Can I still use artificial sweeteners? After all, they say they have

    no calories!

    NO, NO, A THOUSAND TIMES… NO!!

    I could write a thesis on the dangers of artificial sweeteners. There is a HUGE misconception about

    them. People think they will satisfy their sweet tooth and minimize the hazards of high sugar intake by

    using them. But, the truth is… they are life-threatening. Let’s take a closer look at some of the popular

    brands on the market…

    Aspartame:

    Aspartame is thought to be the most dangerous of all the artificial sweeteners out there. It contains

    methanol, a serious metabolic poison. Your body converts it to the deadly poison formaldehyde

    (embalming fluid) which attacks your central nervous system and every organ in your body.

    Aspartame is a very threatening neurotoxin!

    It is sold under the names of…

     NutriSweet

     Equal

     Spoonful

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     Benevia

     NutraTaste

     AminoSweet (the latest marketing con)

     Equal-Measure

     Neotame (altered aspartame formula, even more deadly)

    Aspartame is a genetically engineered chemical, originally produced for use as a fire ant poison.

    Adverse reactions and side effects…

     Predominant role in creating neurodegenerative or neurocarcinogenic diseases

     Can instigate tumor generation, especially glioblastomas, aggressive brain tumors

     Its excitotoxic stimulation can develop manifestations of Parkinson’s disease, ALS, and MS

     Damages fetal nervous system development from maternal ingestion

     Injures brain, retina, and other organs long after exposure due to accumulation

     Triggers systemic lupus

     Changes the brain chemistry and can cause severe seizures

     Causes birth defects

     Causes carbohydrate and sweet cravings, making you fat

     Especially deadly for diabetics because it keeps blood sugar out of control

     Can cause coma

     Can cause severe aggressive behavior

     Aggravates respiratory allergies such as asthma

    And this is an abbreviated list! Avoid at all costs.

    Saccharin:

    Saccharin is sulfa-based, making it risky for those with a sulfa allergy. There is no longer a warning label

    on foods containing Saccharin, making it that much more dangerous.

    It is a coal tar made by combining anthranilic acid (a corrosive agent for metal) with nitrous acid, sulfur

    dioxide, chlorine, and ammonia. You heard right… CHLORINE and AMMONIA. Sounds more like a

    household cleaner, yet millions consume it every day.

    It used to carry a warning label saying it caused bladder cancer in rats. The FDA removed the warning a

    few years ago saying the cancer in rats doesn’t cause cancer in humans. Huh? Doesn’t pass my sniff test

    for safety.

    And what about the allergic reactions?! Things like headaches, breathing issues, skin rashes, and

    diarrhea. Worst yet, it is still being added to some infant formulas! Plus, it raises insulin levels creating

    a risk for obesity and diabetes.

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    It is sold under the names of…

     Sweet & Low

     Sweet Twin

     Necta Sweet

    Saccharin is a chemical. There is nothing natural about it. Just say NO and step away.

    Sucralose:

    Sucralose is a synthetic chemical that is cooked up in a laboratory. Chlorine molecules are added to a

    sugar molecule. This chemical process alters the sugar so much that it becomes a substance no longer

    occurring in nature which your body is not able to metabolize. It is because of the inability to

    metabolize that the manufacturer can claim it has zero calories.

    Studies show that 15% of sucralose is stored in the body. Remember, it is a synthetic chemical which

    makes it a toxin to the body. It bears more chemical similarity to the pesticide DDT than it does to

    sugar. DDT can remain in your body for decades and have devastating effects.

    Adverse reactions and side effects:

     Gastrointestinal problems

     Seizures, dizziness and migraines

     Blurred vision

     Allergic reactions

     Blood sugar increases and weight gain

    It is sold under the names of…

     Splenda

     Sukrana

     SucraPlus

     Candys

     Cukren

     Nevella

    The manufacture touts rigorous testing in its marketing pitch to convince the average consumer that

    sucralose is safe. What they don’t tell you is tha