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Thursday, January 16, 2014


The title seems obvious to a diabetic and yet most of us knowingly or Unknowingly simply consume too much sugar. Much of it can be hidden in canned or frozen foods or convenience foods. As I mentioned in a recent post, I found a 12 oz can of root beer in my refrigerator after the holidays ( wasn't mine).

I read the label to find out there are 43 grams of sugar in that 12 oz can. I know people who drink two or three soft drinks like this per day. Sugar is only part of the problem with any soft drinks since they also destroy your interstitial fluid which bathes your trillions of cells. The real danger here is sodas are acidic and they change the PH of your system to acid when it should be slightly alkaline. This alone leads to a host of other ailments.


Irish Proverb:

"Firelight will not let you read fine stories but it's warm & you won't see the dust on the floor"

See link below:


The Dangers Of The Sugar You Eat

The Dangers Of The Sugar You Eat
If you’re like many Americans, most of the food you eat comes out of a package. A hidden surprise in many of those comestibles is the large amount of sugar that food companies add to their products. If you value your health, you must be more aware of the sugar you are consuming.
Consider these unfortunate sugar numbers:
  • 27 percent: Your increased risk of obesity if you consume a sugary soft drink every day.
  • 15 percent: Your increased risk of obesity even if you consume soft drinks only “occasionally.”
  • 10 teaspoons: Amount of sugar in a typical soft drink.
  • 7 teaspoons: Amount of sugar in a typical energy drink (250ml).
  • 6 teaspoons: Amount of sugar the typical woman should consume daily, according to the American Heart Association.
  • 9 teaspoons: Amount of sugar the typical man should consume daily, according to the American Heart Association.
  • 60 calories: Calories from sugar a typical American consumed daily in 1914.
  • 540 calories: Calories from sugar a typical American consumes in 2014.
  • 180,000Global deaths per year attributed to excess sugar consumption.
What you can do to cut back on sugar:
  • Eat fewer packaged foods. Cook from scratch at home.
  • If you need to feed your sweet tooth, eat whole fruits. Avoid supermarket fruit juice.
  • If you make baked goods in your kitchen, cut the sugar you use in half.
  • Add fresh fruit to your desserts instead of sugar.
  • Cut back on restaurant food.
  • Never let a soft drink cross your lips.

See my post entitled:

Interstitial Fluid and Type 2 Diabetes For Dummies / Like Me  / posted on 6/6/2011

EXCERPT from my own post:

Insulin Resistance occurs when the internal environment, which is the interstitial fluid that surrounds your body cells becomes acidic and oxidative (due to years of unhealthy diet). Years of exposing to oxidation and acidosis had reduced the sensitivity of the insulin receptors on the cell membrane. And when insulin cannot open up the glucose channels to transport the glucose molecule into the cells to be used or stored, that forces those glucose molecules to bounce back into the blood stream.


In addition to external sources of glucose (such as high carbohydrate or sugar foods), there is another source of glucose which is hidden within your body, the liver. When your body needs energy, it will signal the liver to turn those stored fat (in the form of glycogen) into glucose through a process known as gluconeogenesis. Thus, your body will try to use up the stored glycogen first before it sends out the "hungry signal" asking you to eat.

The right question to ask is, "What causes insulin resistance and how we can reverse it?" You must understand and always remember that the actual root of the problem is acidosis and oxidation. Thus, you should focus on how to neutralize the acidic toxic and how to increase the anti-oxidative capability within your body instead of wasting your time searching for the latest diabetes drugs.
Continuously taking Metformin will never solve your problem. Taking those temporary solution drugs  only rolls the problem to build up a much bigger problem (kidney or liver failure) in the future.

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