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List of negative effects from sugar in diet February 19, 2007

Posted by jeffrooney in Uncategorized.
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Well I am on the march catching up on some info I have come across and want to draw attention to. In this post is a list of the many negative effects on health excessive sugar can have. This list is taken from the Julia Ross website of which I highly recommend. A few years ago I attended a seminar on a sports massage technique and the presenter was a guy with diabetes who had done extensive research on the effects of processed sugars on the body. One point he made is that it depleted potassium and messed with the potassium pump mechanism at work in the muscle cells. One effect he said was spasm and heightened sense of pain in the body as a whole. That caught my interest. Since then I have repeatedly come across similar information. Julia Ross does a lot of work using nutritional supplements to combat cravings of various sorts including carbohydrate and sugar cravings. Her stuff is worth a look if this is a concern of yours or someone you know.

Here is the whole list compiled by Julia Ross:

1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.
2. Sugar upsets the minerals in the body.
3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
4. Sugar produces a significant rise in triglycerides, a leading cause of heart disease.
5. Sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection.
6. Sugar can cause kidney damage.
7. Sugar reduces high density lipoproteins.
8. Sugar leads to chromium deficiency.
9. Sugar leads to cancer of the breast, ovaries, intestines, prostate and rectum.
10. Sugar consumption is the top cause of type II diabetes, as it increases levels of glucose and
insulin.
11. Sugar causes copper deficiency.
12. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
13. Sugar raises the level of neurotransmitters called serotonin
14. Sugar weakens eyesight.
15. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels).
16. Sugar can produce an acidic stomach.
17. Sugar can raise adrenalin levels in children.
18. Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
19. Sugar consumption can cause aging.
20. Sugar consumption can lead to alcoholism.
21. Sugar consumption is the top cause of tooth decay.
22. Sugar use contributes to obesity.
23. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s Disease, and ulcerative colitis.
24. Sugar can cause changes associated with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
25. Sugar can cause arthritis.
26. Sugar can cause asthma.
27. Sugar can cause candida albicans (yeast infections).
28. Sugar can cause gallstones to form.
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 leads to decreased glucose tolerance.
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. Sugar can cause migraine headaches.
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 proteins (LDL).
58. Sugar can increase free radicals in the blood stream,
59. Sugar can cause overeating.

List of negative effects from sugar in diet February 19, 2007

Posted by jeffrooney in Uncategorized.
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Well I am on the march catching up on some info I have come across and want to draw attention to. In this post is a list of the many negative effects on health excessive sugar can have. This list is taken from the Julia Ross website of which I highly recommend. A few years ago I attended a seminar on a sports massage technique and the presenter was a guy with diabetes who had done extensive research on the effects of processed sugars on the body. One point he made is that it depleted potassium and messed with the potassium pump mechanism at work in the muscle cells. One effect he said was spasm and heightened sense of pain in the body as a whole. That caught my interest. Since then I have repeatedly come across similar information. Julia Ross does a lot of work using nutritional supplements to combat cravings of various sorts including carbohydrate and sugar cravings. Her stuff is worth a look if this is a concern of yours or someone you know.

Here is the whole list compiled by Julia Ross:

1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.
2. Sugar upsets the minerals in the body.
3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
4. Sugar produces a significant rise in triglycerides, a leading cause of heart disease.
5. Sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection.
6. Sugar can cause kidney damage.
7. Sugar reduces high density lipoproteins.
8. Sugar leads to chromium deficiency.
9. Sugar leads to cancer of the breast, ovaries, intestines, prostate and rectum.
10. Sugar consumption is the top cause of type II diabetes, as it increases levels of glucose and
insulin.
11. Sugar causes copper deficiency.
12. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
13. Sugar raises the level of neurotransmitters called serotonin
14. Sugar weakens eyesight.
15. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels).
16. Sugar can produce an acidic stomach.
17. Sugar can raise adrenalin levels in children.
18. Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
19. Sugar consumption can cause aging.
20. Sugar consumption can lead to alcoholism.
21. Sugar consumption is the top cause of tooth decay.
22. Sugar use contributes to obesity.
23. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s Disease, and ulcerative colitis.
24. Sugar can cause changes associated with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
25. Sugar can cause arthritis.
26. Sugar can cause asthma.
27. Sugar can cause candida albicans (yeast infections).
28. Sugar can cause gallstones to form.
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 leads to decreased glucose tolerance.
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. Sugar can cause migraine headaches.
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 proteins (LDL).
58. Sugar can increase free radicals in the blood stream,
59. Sugar can cause overeating.

Assorted new things…to me that is February 17, 2007

Posted by jeffrooney in Uncategorized.
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Well it has been quite a hiatus since last post. A number of things have been in the works and new stuff has come across my plate.

I am still reading more on the whole issue of our food chain. See previous posts on some of my concerns, like the one on “Omnivore’s Dilemma”. The latest book I am reading on the topic is called Bitter Harvest and is by a chef named Ann Cooper. The subtitle of the book is “A chef’s perspective on the hidden dangers in the foods we eat and what you can do about it”. Ann is part of the Chefs Collaborative. I think its great that chef’s among others are taking a hard look at our food supply, where the current dangers in food processing lay and alternative solutions.

On a whole other front is some information about a technique a client/friend brought to my attention recently. It is called the Emotional Freedom Technique. It appears to be a relatively simply applied technique for emotional and even broader body/mind balancing. It utilizes a series of acupressure points, gentle tapping and the use of simple “affirmation” phrases addressing anything you can imagine – pain, cravings, emotional trauma and so on. The developer Gary Craig says “try it on anything”. You can go to his website on EFT and download a free initial kit plus has lots of other stuff in DVD form for further self training.

As you might already know I am a big fan things like this that are part of taking good care of ones self in simple and inexpensive ways. The categories of health are pretty straight forward. To name the basics – nutrition, movement and exercise, proper hydration, and mental/emotional. EFT is in the latter category. In previous posts I talk about meditative approaches to this as well. In addition to the EFT website you might check out Dr. Mercola’s EFT guide. It is laid out well and is easy to follow. Both his sight and the main EFT website have practitioner locator’s if you want to explore using it that way.

The last thing I want to mention on the issue of emotional health is that my wife Dianne Monroe has been busy of late studying the discipline of Expressive Arts Therapy. It is worth a look at her website to see another way of exploring the relation between the outer world and inner self.

Assorted new things…to me that is February 17, 2007

Posted by jeffrooney in Uncategorized.
add a comment

Well it has been quite a hiatus since last post. A number of things have been in the works and new stuff has come across my plate.

I am still reading more on the whole issue of our food chain. See previous posts on some of my concerns, like the one on “Omnivore’s Dilemma”. The latest book I am reading on the topic is called Bitter Harvest and is by a chef named Ann Cooper. The subtitle of the book is “A chef’s perspective on the hidden dangers in the foods we eat and what you can do about it”. Ann is part of the Chefs Collaborative. I think its great that chef’s among others are taking a hard look at our food supply, where the current dangers in food processing lay and alternative solutions.

On a whole other front is some information about a technique a client/friend brought to my attention recently. It is called the Emotional Freedom Technique. It appears to be a relatively simply applied technique for emotional and even broader body/mind balancing. It utilizes a series of acupressure points, gentle tapping and the use of simple “affirmation” phrases addressing anything you can imagine – pain, cravings, emotional trauma and so on. The developer Gary Craig says “try it on anything”. You can go to his website on EFT and download a free initial kit plus has lots of other stuff in DVD form for further self training.

As you might already know I am a big fan things like this that are part of taking good care of ones self in simple and inexpensive ways. The categories of health are pretty straight forward. To name the basics – nutrition, movement and exercise, proper hydration, and mental/emotional. EFT is in the latter category. In previous posts I talk about meditative approaches to this as well. In addition to the EFT website you might check out Dr. Mercola’s EFT guide. It is laid out well and is easy to follow. Both his sight and the main EFT website have practitioner locator’s if you want to explore using it that way.

The last thing I want to mention on the issue of emotional health is that my wife Dianne Monroe has been busy of late studying the discipline of Expressive Arts Therapy. It is worth a look at her website to see another way of exploring the relation between the outer world and inner self.

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