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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hidden SUGAR Everywhere, You MUST Avoid It

I subscribe to several health new letters on line and find these very helpful in researching the cause and possible cure for Type 2 Diabetes. Blue Heron Health news is one I really like. I am going to post a link to a recent one concerning the dangers of sugar and hidden sources for same in our diets. I have often seen in print from the medical community at large that sugar is NOT the problem. I disagree and might add my own comment that prescription drugs are NOT the solution.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths," says Proverbs 3: 5-6.

I have read that the average American consumes 150-170 pounds of sugar every year in the form of glucose, fructose and sucrose with the lion's share coming from refined carbohydrates. In another article I read that the average American eats 22 teaspoons of sugar a day and the average American teenager eats 34 teaspoons of sugar per day. COMPARE that to the estimated average consumption from a 100 years ago which was 4 pounds of sugar per year. Take the 150 pound average and divide that by 4 and you can see sugar consumption has increased 37.5 times as much as our ancestors consumed. Even with those figures the American Diabetes Association does not seem to feel that all that sugar consumption could possibly cause Type 2 Diabetes. See the link below:


Myth: Eating too much sugar causes diabetes.
Fact: No, it does not. Type 1 diabetes is caused by genetics and unknown factors that trigger the onset of the disease; type 2 diabetes is caused by genetics and lifestyle factors. Being overweight does increase your risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and a diet high in calories, whether from sugar or from fat, can contribute to weight gain. If you have a history of diabetes in your family, eating a healthy meal plan and regular exercise are recommended to manage your weight.

That is SCARY thinking and the result of biased research in my humble OPINION. I am NOT alone in that thinking however. See the LINK below from the Diabetic Warrior website:


$19 million paid to ADA by BigPharma?

This post will be discussing the “contributions” BigPharma paid the American Diabetes Association… $19 million in 2008. That’s the last year I can find the data.
I talk about this periodically…. but I’ve never done a post showing the actual numbers. New “friends” may not be aware of this… if not YOU SHOULD BE SHOCKED.
This MUST violate some law… or at least ethical practice. Read this post and tell me you do NOT agree.
Keep in mind:
1) The American Diabetes Ass. (ADA) supports a meal plan that REQUIRES it’s diabetic adherents to take increasing amounts of drugs … and insulin.
2) PepsiCo, Big Pharma, Monsanto and The Sugar Lobby all pay and raise money for the American Ass. Of Diabetes Educators (AADE). The AADE is the national organization for Certified Diabetes Educators…. which also promotes the same high carb, drug inducing meal plan.
So the next time you are eating a high carb meal from one of those high carb “diabetic friendly” cookbooks…. and eating the meal requires you to take a Diabetic Drug … or a statin or a Hypertension drug etc….
Just remember this… the company probably could charge you less if they weren’t “donating” money to the ADA and the AADE.
So you’re being charged higher prices so the drug companies (BigPharma) can afford to payoff the ADA & AADE.

Summary: the ADA & AADE is rewarded for pushing a high carb meal plan because the meal plan:

1) Creates more diabetics.
2) Requires existing diabetics to take more drugs.
Everyone including the medical ‘industry’ makes out like bandits…. literally.
Everyone except diabetics and those who suffer from inflammatory diseases.

Almost forgot, here are the Drug Companies and how much they ‘gave’ to American Diabetes Association in 2008.

Here is the link to the actual page on the ADA website… if you do not believe me. :)

(FACTOID) MY INPUT: There are 41 grams of sugar in a 12 ounce Pepsi or Coke. How many of those do you consume a day? Diet soda is just as bad except for different reasons concerning PH factor.

On to the Blue Heron Health Newsletter Article: I would suggest that you also subscribe to the Blue Neron Health Newsletter if you are serious about overcoming Type 2 Diabetes. If you click on the link, there is a place to sign up for the free newsletter. Dan


Posted on July 28, 2012 by Jodi Knapp
There is one ingredient that’s a major contributor to almost all modern diseases. Avoiding this ONE ingredient will drastically improve, even cure type 2 diabetes, arthritis and hypertension, just to name a few health problems.
I believe it will soon be exposed publicly as the biggest contributor to cancer- even more than smoking.
And I would go so far to say it’s the single reason obesity has become so common over the last 30 years.
Even more, although it’s included on almost all dinner tables (as well as lunch and breakfast), it’s by all definitions nothing less than a poison. And whether you know it or not, you’re consuming a big quantity of this poison.
That’s why, in today’s article I’m going to expose this poison, tell you why and how to avoid it and what to use instead to improve all health issues.
You may have been aware of a battle between the sugar industry and the corn industry (making high fructose corn syrup) over which one is less healthy.
Due to this battle, many manufactures are now making processed foods and drinks using cane or beet sugar instead of HFCS.
But guess what? Even if HFCS is probably even worse than sugar due to the chemical processing it takes to make it, both products are poison.
Both HFCS and regular sugar are pretty close to 50% glucose and 50% fructose.
Whereas glucose is actually quite healthy and can be absorbed by almost all cells in the body, fructose is poison that needs to be processed by the liver before it can be used anywhere.
And once processed by the liver, majority of the fructose is transformed directly into fat and stored all over the body.
One place fructose is stored is in the pancreas. It also acts as a block on the cell’s insulin receptors. This is one of the main causes of Type 2 Diabetes.
Fructose also elevates uric acid, which triggers inflammation all over the body. This again causes arthritis, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke. This uric acid has also been linked to cause all major cancers.
As if this wasn’t enough, fructose also creates all kinds of hormone changes. One thing it does is blocks insulin release. Therefore, cells don’t absorb the energy from the blood stream and blood sugar levels spike. The only way to get rid of the sugar is by storing it as fat. Since glucose and fructose are often consumed together (in sugars) this is especially dangerous.
One strange dynamic about fructose is, unlike any other food you consume, it doesn’t tell you when you’re full. So if you consume 500 calories of glucose and other nutrition from pasta, at some point there is a feedback curve to your brain telling your appetite you had enough.
This doesn’t happen with fructose. Not only that, it may even trigger more hunger. So now you may consume 300 calories from fructose but your body doesn’t sense it as nutrition so you’re still hungry. You then consume another 300 calories from other kinds of food. Since they’re extra calories you didn’t really need, they’re transformed directly into fat.
So where are you getting your fructose from?
Any kind of sugar contains around 50% fructose. This includes HFCS, cane sugars, honey, syrup, sugars in orange juice etc. And although the fructose is packaged differently in these products, once broken down in the body, there is no difference.
And the average person is consuming a frightening amount of fructose!
Can you imagine that you’re most likely eating 1/3 or a pound sugar EVERY DAY! And half of it is fructose. This is how much the average American consumes. And this may be true for you even if you don’t ever scoop out the white powder yourself.
Sugar or HFCS is an ingredient in every type of processed food. It’s added to almost all non-diet drinks. Sometimes even the steak you buy in your local supermarket has been seasoned with sugar without labeling it.
The amount of sugar consumption for the last 30 years has multiplied. Mostly because of the increase in cheap HFCS that can be added to almost all kinds of processed food and drinks.
One of the reasons food makers are using so much sugar is because of the low-fat trend. When all fat is taken out of most cooked foods and pastries, the feeling and taste of it is very dry and unappealing. To counteract this HFCS is added in.
Whereas fat consumption has gone down from 40% to 30% of overall calories for the last 30 years, sugar consumption in various forms has gone way up. And cases of obesity and chronic diseases are soaring. Eating fat was never the problem.
There is a direct (and I mean absolutely direct) correlation between the consumption of sugars (specially HFCS) and increase in type 2 diabetes.
High blood pressure and high cholesterol cases are on a steep rise as well. Never before have as many people been medicated for these health problems as now. And cases are getting younger and younger.
The most visual consequence of the big sugar consumption is of course obesity. USA is leading the way but both Europe and Asia and even some parts of Africa are catching up fast. Being overweight has become the rule instead of the exception.
So if you accept that whatever health problem you’re fighting, fructose is a major player, what can you do about it?
The first thing is to become aware that sugar is in all processed food. Some microwave foods, for example, include more sugars than cakes and donuts. All drinks except diet drinks (that may even be worse for different reason) are also loaded with sugar.
So avoiding processed food is essential. If you want to take this issue to the max, this means cooking at home most of the time or eating out at places that specialize in healthy diets.
Replacing all sodas and other drinks (including fruit drinks) with water may get you quite far. Many of those drinks also include other chemicals so you’re killing two birds with one stone.
Don’t be afraid to use healthy fats. Fatty parts of the meat, olive oil and other healthy oils and even full fat milk is not going to hurt you. If you are including this into your cooking and therefore using less sugar, you’re doing much better.
The guides published by Blue Heron Health News are full of more, great advice on how to make small changes that result in big health benefits. In association with this article, you may want to check out:

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