Death by Sugar - why you should avoid this toxin.

Many people think that we should cut back on sugar consumption in order to keep our weight down.

That's true but I wonder how many realise that sugar is toxic and not only causes diabetes, heart disease, obesity, cholesterol problems, arthritis, liver disease, fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue, candida and high blood pressure but is also implicated in the growth of cancer cells. Sugar is a killer.

This is what happens in your body when you eat sugar. When sugar reaches your bloodstream your pancreas produces insulin to convert sugar so that it can be used by the body's cells.

If a large dose of refined sugar goes into the bloodstream the pancreas produces an equally large dose of insulin. Blood sugar that the body does not need at that time gets stored as fat. This leaves the system full of insulin so, to neutralise this, the adrenal glands produce epinephrine and cortisol.

If this process is repeated too often the pancreas can become damaged and stop producing insulin causing Type I diabetes. Insulin prevents high blood sugar (hyperglycaemia). The effects of hyperglycaemia range from drowsiness to unconsciousness, brain damage and death. The adrenal glands can become overworked leading to adrenal fatigue or exhaustion.

Even if your pancreas and adrenal glands survive sugar overloads, sugar has been proven to depress your immune system for up to 5 hours after eating sugar. When your immune system is down you are susceptible to attack by viruses and immunodeficiency diseases like pneumonia, auto-immune disorders, meningitis, osteomyelitis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, AIDS and cancer .

Sugar kills beneficial bacteria in the body and also feeds fungus allowing candida, for example, to thrive. Cancerous cells feed on sugar as they are infected with sugar-hungry fungus allowing tumours to grow.

Sugar is a toxin that affects many organs and metabolic processes and yes - it can kill you.

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