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Sugars

“Sugars end in ‘ose’ like sucrose, maltose, dextrose, fructose, galactose, glucose, lactose, arabinose, ribose, xylose, deoxyribose, trehalose, and the like.”

Effects of refined/processed sugars: P75:

  • Refined sugars stimulate the sympathetic branch of the nervous system (autonomic nervous system??) See chapter 11

  • Refined sugars affects the circulatory and lymphatic systems are invaded and the quality of the red blood cells begins to change.
    • An overbundance of white cells occurs and tissue creation slows down

  • Consumption of processed sugars without consumption of quality fats, proteins, vitamins, and enzymes, results in elevation of blood sugar levels.
    • Elevated blood sugar levels results in the body releasing insulin, a hormone which RAPIDLY reduces blood sugar levels. HOWEVER, the feedback mechanism that tells the brain that blood sugar has returned to normal is SLOW, commonly resulting in a BLOOD SUGAR CRASH or hypoglycemic state.
      • The body must respond to this hypoglycemic state quickly, otherwise the brain will run out of blood sugar to operate on and you’ll go into a coma. So the body responds to this emergency situation by…. Relasing stress hormones like cortisol.

NOTE: MOST PEOPLE RESPOND TO THE HYPOGLYCEMIA/LOW-BLOOD SUGAR STATE BY DRINKING COFFEE, SODA, OR EATING SOMETHING SWEET.

  • Coritisol triggers release of stored glycogen from the liver to quickly raise the blood sugar levels again. This means if you drank or ate something with sugar by itself, then this process will be repeated again- like a roller coaster (many people live their lives on this roller coaster ride all day, every day).
    • This creates a big problem because after a while, your body can become insensitive to insulin- the first sign being an accumulation of fat around the middle, giving your midsection an apple like appearance, which is commonly referred to as Syndrome X, and is the first major step toward becoming a diabetic.
    • Also overworks the adrenal glands until they become exhausted from producing excessive cortisol.
    • When the hormonal system becomes disturbed and unbalanced due to the stress of eating processed sugars, numerous other pathological conditions soon manifest:
      • Degenerateive disease
      • Allergies
      • Obesity
      • Alcoholism
      • Drug addiction
      • Depression
      • Behavioural problems
      • ……
      • Kidney disease
      • Liver disease
      • Atherosclerosis
      • Coronary heart disease
      • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
      • Behaviour problems
      • Violent tendencies
      • Overgrowth of candida, yeast, fungi
      • Cancer (tumors are enormous sugar absorbers)
      • Bone loss- osteoporosis
      • Tooth decay
      • Chronic fatigue syndrome
      • Food intolerance
      • Numerous psychological disorders such as schizophrenia
      • Neurological disorders and associated pain syndromes
      • Colon cancer
      • Diseases of malnutrition

Artificial Sweeteners aren’t the answer (P76):

  • Why Aritifical sweeteners arent the answer:
    • The food additive aspartame has resulted in the most complaints to the FDA because of its side effects than any other food additive ever approved in FDA history.
    • Some artifical sweeteners have also been found by researchers to be neurotoxins that can damage the brain and nervous system (ref 56).
  • How and also why Aritifical sweeteners arent the answer:
    • You consume an artificicially sweetened drink or food
    • Taste buds react “sweet stuff has arrived”, which to the brain means “nutrition has arrived”
    • When the artifical sweetener reaches the small intestine, the receptors within the small intensine find no nutrition.
    • Message from small intestine is sent to brain where the brain says “We’ve been tricked- there’s no nutrition here.” The appestat (the part of your brain that triggers satiety) sends this message to “keep eating because we need nutrition to help process all this fake food and run your body.” And that ladies and gentlemen, is one of the ways we ended up with fat, starving people across the world today.

Alternatives to sugar:

  • Honey
    • Quality of honey: Use only unprocessed, unfiltered honey. You can’t miss it because this type of honey has chunks of bees wax in it, and you can’t see through it. It honey has been pasteurised or filtered, you’re not eating a food- it’s a by-product. Avoid cooking with honey as it’s not heat stable.
    • Quantity of honey: Use in moderation to help support good health and immune function
  • Stevia
    • About Stevia:
      • Stevia is a herb
      • 1000x sweeter than sugar
      • Known to assist in balancing blood sugar levels, making it ideal for anyone coming off caffeinated beverages or weaning themselves from sweets
  • Fruit
    • Quality of fruit:
      • Use in-season fruit or dried fruits to sweeten foods
      • Rehydrate dried fruits and berries by soaking them for 8-12 hours before using, then bring to a flash-boil to kill any unfriendly bacteria, parasites, or insect eggs that may have been laid on them during the drying process.
      • Only use un-sulfured dried fruits and berries
      • Georges suggestion: Black sappote
  • Below-ground vegtables:
    • How to eat:
      • Properly cook below-ground vegetables allow for beautiful natural sweetness.
      • Or when possible, raw below-ground vegetables allow for beautiful natural sweetness.
      • e.g. cooked organic sweet potato, shredded raw carrots or beetroots are quite sweet and make great additions to salads and sandwhiches.
  • Turbinado sugar and succinat:
    • About:
      • These sugars are minimally processed and raw
        • Raw date sugar is also acceptable, but again, sugar is sugar, so consume in moderation.

Chek points for becoming a sugar detective

  1. Read ingredient lists when purchasing foods
    1. A sugar is an ingredient which ends in “-ose” like sucrose, maltose, dextrose, fructose, galactose, glucose, lactose, arabinose, ribose, xylose, deoxyribose, trehalose, and the like.
    2. Beware of the term “natural.”. A “natural” sugar is still sugar.
  2. You must be aware of how much sugar you’re consuming, particularly with regard to your Primal Pattern Diet Type.
  3. Avoid all sweet drinks, including juices that are not freshly juiced!

  1. Milk, juice, sodas, coffee
    • We’re designed to drink water, nothing else
      • In the past 10,000 years, raw milk became recognised as a nutritious staple, as did raw, unprocessed fruit juices. Most mothers see milk and fruit juices as staples.
      • Fact: Americans today drink twice as much soda as milk and nearly six times more soda than fruit juices (ref 28). This demonstrates the power of advertising and certainly serves as a banner for the addictive powers of both sugar and caffeine, particularly when combined.
      • Adverse health effects from displacing water with soda pop, processed juice, or coffee, include:
        • Tooth decay
        • Sugar addiction
        • Caffeine addiction
        • Insulin resistance, syndrome X, and diabetes
        • Increased chances of osteoporosis
        • Increased severity of kidney stones
        • Nervousness
        • Insomnia
        • Attention deficit disorder.
      • Slow and steady wins the race
        • I know this is a lot to take in. Don’t feel like you have to make all of the changes I suggest overnight. Choose a few issues to address at a time. Remember, living healthy is a lifestyle. Id rather you take things slowly and stick to your plan for the long term than to dive in and quit because it was too hard. The good news is that the more positive changes you make in regards to your eating habits, the better you will feel and the more energy you will have to happily continue your quest for optimal health!

Polysaccharides are a class of sugars with diverse functions and effects, including immune-modulating properties. A key part of the innate immune system is known as the Complement Immune system. Of the 3 branches of the complement system, the Lectin pathway uses polysaccharides in order to bind to and inactivate a variety of pathogens and antigens. Polysaccharides from mushroom sources have been shown to potentize the lectin pathway. https://metabolichealing.com/polysaccharides-mushrooms-the-complement-immune-system/

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1 .9. Sugar

1.9.1. What types Of sugar did we not eat? simple sugars

1 .9.1.1 . as recently as 400 years ago, refined or simple sugars (with the exception of honey) were not available to man. This was because producing simple or refined sugars such as packaged white or brown sugar from sugar cane or sugar beets required so much work to manufacture that only the rich could afford to buy them.

1.9.1.2. About 100 years ago, the average yearly intake Of simple sugars was only about 4 pounds per person. (ref 53). Today the average American or Englishman consumes 150-170 pounds of sugar per year! and those in most industraliased nations are not far behind (ref 14, 54).

1.9.1.3. About processed sugar (simple sugar??)

I .9.1.3.1. Processed sugar causes addiction to a food which is not nutritious (depleted Of life forces, vitamins, minerals, with refined carbohdydrates remaining), but actually causes disease, so it might not only be a drug, but also a poison because it creates it has a tendency to create more harm than good.

1 .9.1.3.2. The body cannot effectively utilise this refined starch and carbohydrate unless the depleted proteins, vitamins, and minerals are present. When we eat sugar in absence of the nutritional factors necessary to compensate for digestion, metabolism, and elimination, incomplete carbohydrate metabolism results….. eading to…

1.9.1.3.2.1 . accumulation of pyruvic acid in the nervous system like the brain, and in the red blood cells. These metabolites interfere with respiration of the cells. They simply can’t get sufficient oxygen to survive and function normally. In time, some of the cells die. This interferes with the functioning of that part Of the body and is the beginning Of degenerative disease (ref 55).

1.9.1.3.2.2. Daily intake Of sugar produces a continously over- acid condition, and so minerals like calcium are striped from body tissues like bones and teeth in order to buffer the acidic environment and create balance. This results in decay and general weakening of teeth and bones.

I .9.1.3.2.3. excess sugar eventually affects every organ in the body.

1.9.1.3.2.3.1. Liver is first affected.

1 .9.2. What types of sugars did we eat? complex carbohydrates

1.9.2.1 . we ate only naturally occuring, whole foods that provide complex carbohydrates, which convert to energy relatively slowly when consumed (this is because the carbohydrates also contained

fats, protein, fibre).

1.10. Buy cleaning utensils

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