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on July 29, 2013

sgar chart I read a list today of 146 reasons to stay away from sugar and thought HOLY MOLY!!!!!  All the issues I’ve struggled w/ over the years have stemmed from sugar.  Even the migraines that started as early as 13!!  I ain’t gonna lie, I’M ADDICTED..  I’m not just addicted to sugar, I’m addicted to food in general, I JUST LOVE TO EAT!  I can remember in my EARLY 20’s weighing 146 lbs and thinking “Oh i’m soooo fat”.  That’s when I got my FIRST office job.  Where did I spend my money?  THE FOOD COURT!  EVERY morning after dropping my daughter off at sitters I hit the drive-thru at McDs (BEC biscuit MEAL w/ diet coke and cheese danish).  After the food court opened I hit the cookie counter for 3 heath toffee cookies and diet coke (as long as I kept my cup they’d refill it for me thru-out the day).  There was a K&W just outside the parking garage so most days that was lunch but I had several options to choose from at the food court.  In the afternoon my boss would send me to buy him a yogurt/ice cream in a waffle cone and always got me one.  EVERY DAY YA’LL!  Then most evenings I had brownies w/ ice cream after dinner; dinner was homecooked HaHa, I laugh because that usually came from a box.  What kept me going was the fact that (Praise the Lord) I had a fast metabolism.  I could eat and eat and eat w/ no reprecussions!  OR SO I THOUGHT~  This is around the time my meneires disease symptoms started showing up.  I started noticing red bumps around my nose area that looked like chicken pox, this turned out to be rosacea.  I started having lots of sinus problems aka allergies and found out my “weak” moments were due to hypoglycemia.

When I hit 30 I weighed 160 lbs.  Eating the way I had been for 10 years I considered myself lucky to have only gained 14 lbs!  At this age I started my own cleaning business but only because it “fell in my lap” by accident lol.  I didn’t stop for breakfast EVERY day and most days I skipped lunch unless my client offered me a sandwich or I hit a drive thru between houses.  I did cook a lil’ better for dinner but still had evening desserts.  I started going to a small, local gym but I half-heartedly but in effort, I just liked saying, “I went to the gym this morning before work”.  My meneires symptoms were getting worse and I had spells that would last days and even a couple of times WEEKS!  I started having severe stomach issues (let me back up here to get really personal w/ ya..I NEVER had regular “potty” habits.  I was lucky to have a BM once a week).  I’d been seeing a chiropractor for a couple of years (he was my 1st client), had carpul tunnel in both my wrists, my knees started to really ache, my feet ALWAYS felt like someone had beat me w/ a ball bat.  Before I reached 40 I’d already had a colonoscopy, was diagnosed w/ hypo-thyroidism, high cholesterol, significant hearing loss (from meneires) and whatever that long term is I can’t say or spell that basically means my eyes are getting worse w/ age LOL

At 42 I weighed in at 203!  Went to bed tired, woke up tired and stayed tired all day long!  I couldn’t function, lacked enough energy to be w/ my family w/out feeling stressed/frazzled and I tried to shoot for a nap everday.  Here (thank you Jesus) is when Advocare came iinto my life and it all went uphill from there…but you know my “story” so I won’t bore you w/ all that again…as if this hasn’t been long enough already.  Sorry, I’m wide awake, late night and my head if spinning w/ toooo many things to say haha

BTW, I’m not one of those who feels you should completely deprive yourself.  I think you have to get a lil’ treat from time to time.  If you deprive yourself of the things you love, crave & desire for too long, I personally believe that you’ll cave and go overboard will an all out “fall off the wagon” moment which will leave you feeling discouraged.  If you crave sweets, bake a healthy cookie.  If you crave salt, air pop some corn.  If you crave crunch and an apple just won’t do, have a graham cracker.  I wouldn’t suggest you hit the local Krispy Kreme 😉

NOW…here is the list I read that was my big slap in the face Ah-Ha moment (I don’t know how accurate they all are but believe you me I will be checking into ’em..results to be posted in the future):

146 Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health

By Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.


1.  Sugar can suppress the immune system.

2.  Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.

3.  Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.

4.  Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.

5.  Sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).

6.  Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function you loose.

7.  Sugar reduces high density lipoproteins.

8.  Sugar leads to chromium deficiency.

9   Sugar leads to cancer of the ovaries.

10. Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.

11. Sugar causes copper deficiency.

12. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.

13. Sugar can weaken eyesight.

14. Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.

15. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.

16. Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract.

17. Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.

18. Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.

19. Sugar can cause premature aging.

20. Sugar can lead to alcoholism.

21. Sugar can cause tooth decay.

22. Sugar contributes to obesity

23. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis.

24. Sugar can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.

25. Sugar can cause arthritis.

26. Sugar can cause asthma.

27. Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).

28. Sugar can cause gallstones.

29. Sugar can cause heart disease.

30. Sugar can cause appendicitis.

31. Sugar can cause multiple sclerosis.

32. Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.

33. Sugar can cause varicose veins.

34. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.

35. Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.

36. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.

37. Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.

38. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.

39. Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol  in the blood.

40. Sugar can decrease growth hormone.

41. Sugar can increase cholesterol.

42. Sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure.

43. Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.

44. High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar bound non-enzymatically to protein)

45. Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein.

46. Sugar causes food allergies.

47. Sugar can contribute to diabetes.

48. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.

49. Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.

50. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.

51. Sugar can impair the structure of DNA

52. Sugar can change the structure of protein.

53. Sugar can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.

54. Sugar can cause cataracts.

55. Sugar can cause emphysema.

56. Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.

57. Sugar can promote an elevation of low density lipoproteins (LDL).

58. High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.

59. Sugar lowers the enzymes ability to function.

60. Sugar intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease.

61. Sugar can cause a permanent altering the way the proteins act in the body.

62. Sugar can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.

63. Sugar can increase the amount of liver fat.

64. Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.

65. Sugar can damage the pancreas.

66. Sugar can increase the body’s fluid retention.

67. Sugar is enemy #1 of the bowel movement.

68. Sugar can cause myopia (nearsightedness).

69. Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.

70. Sugar can make the tendons more brittle.

71. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraine.

72. Sugar plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.

73. Sugar can adversely affect school children’s grades and cause learning disorders..

74. Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves.

75. Sugar can cause depression.

76. Sugar increases the risk of gastric cancer.

77. Sugar and cause dyspepsia (indigestion).

78. Sugar can increase your risk of getting gout.

79. Sugar can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates.

80. Sugar can increase the insulin responses in humans consuming high-sugar diets compared to    low sugar diets.

81  High refined sugar diet reduces learning capacity.

82. Sugar can cause less effective functioning of two blood  proteins, albumin, and lipoproteins, which may reduce the body’s ability to handle fat and cholesterol.

83.  Sugar can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.

84. Sugar can cause platelet adhesiveness.

85. Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become underactive and others become overactive.

86. Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.

87. Sugar can lead to the hypothalamus to become highly sensitive to a large variety of stimuli.

88. Sugar can lead to dizziness.

89. Diets high in sugar can cause free radicals and oxidative stress.

90. High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.

91. High sugar diet can lead to biliary tract cancer.

92. Sugar feeds cancer.

93. High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.

94. High sugar consumption can lead to substantial decrease in gestation duration among adolescents.

95. Sugar slows food’s travel time through the gastrointestinal tract.

96. Sugar increases the concentration of bile acids in stools and bacterial enzymes in the colon. This can modify bile to produce cancer-causing compounds and colon cancer.

97.  Sugar increases estradiol (the most potent form of naturally occurring estrogen) in men.

98.  Sugar combines and destroys phosphatase, an enzyme, which makes the process of digestion more difficult.

99.  Sugar can be a risk factor of gallbladder cancer.

100. Sugar is an addictive substance.

101. Sugar can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.

102. Sugar can exacerbate PMS.

103. Sugar given to premature babies can affect the amount of carbon dioxide they produce.

104. Decrease in sugar intake can increase emotional stability.

105. The body changes sugar into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch.

106. The rapid absorption of sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese subjects.

107. Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

108. Sugar adversely affects urinary electrolyte composition.

109. Sugar can slow down the ability of the adrenal glands to function.

110. Sugar has the potential of inducing abnormal metabolic processes in a normal healthy individual and to promote chronic degenerative diseases.

111.. I.Vs (intravenous feedings) of sugar water can cut off oxygen to the brain.

112. High sucrose intake could be an important risk factor in lung cancer.

113. Sugar increases the risk of polio.

114. High sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures.

115. Sugar causes high blood pressure in obese people.

116. In Intensive Care Units, limiting sugar saves lives.

117. Sugar may induce cell death.

118. Sugar can increase the amount of food that you eat.

119. In juvenile rehabilitation camps, when children were put on a low sugar diet, there was a 44% drop in antisocial behavior.

120.  Sugar can lead to prostrate cancer.

121. Sugar dehydrates newborns.

122. Sugar increases the estradiol in young men.

123.  Sugar can cause low birth weight babies.

124. Greater consumption of refined sugar is associated with a worse outcome of schizophrenia

125. Sugar can raise homocysteine levels in the blood stream.

126. Sweet food items increase the risk of breast cancer.

127. Sugar is a risk factor in cancer of the small intestine.

128. Sugar may cause laryngeal cancer.

129. Sugar induces salt and water retention.

130. Sugar may contribute to mild memory loss.

131. As sugar increases in the diet of 10 years olds, there is a linear decrease in the intake of many essential nutrients.

132. Sugar can increase the total amount of food consumed.

133. Exposing a newborn to sugar results in a heightened preference for sucrose relative to water at 6 months and 2 years of age.

134. Sugar causes constipation.

135. Sugar causes varicous veins.

136. Sugar can cause brain decay in prediabetic and diabetic women.

137. Sugar can increase the risk of stomach cancer.

138. Sugar can cause metabolic syndrome.

139. Sugar ingestion by pregnant women increases neural tube defects in embryos.

140. Sugar can be a factor in asthma.

141. The higher the sugar consumption the more chances of getting irritable bowel syndrome.

142. Sugar could affect central reward systems.

143. Sugar can cause cancer of the rectum.

144. Sugar can cause endometrial  cancer.

145. Sugar can cause renal (kidney) cell carcinoma.

146. Sugar can cause liver tumors.


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