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"The same molecules that once sang for sugar will now sing for radiance. As we come into balance, we can shape our own direction rather than being driven by biochemical circumstances. We feel empowered to make changes in our lives and to control what is happening to us. What seemed like a story about food is really a story about possibility. Fear of being a bag lady or a wino on the street has given way to confidence and opportunity. And it all started with eating breakfast."
- Kathleen DesMaisons, Potatoes Not Prozac: Solutions for sugar Sensitivity (Get the book.)

"Healing your sugar sensitivity is not like abstaining from alcohol and drugs. You do not and cannot put food away forever. You must make choices about what you will eat several times a day. You may be faced with a hundred choices in just one day. This is really hard no matter how you look at it. And if you are in a vulnerable, upregulated state, it will be even harder. This is why having support is critical. Line up your ducks before you are faced with these situations. Enlist the aid of your friends and supporters. Remember to have a plan, a backup plan and a disaster plan."

- Kathleen DesMaisons, Potatoes Not Prozac: Solutions for sugar Sensitivity (Get the book.)

"Focus on your smoking patterns with the kind of attention you did to look at your sugar use. When and why do you reach for a cigarette? You may feel that your patterns are simply "habit," but when you start to pay attention you will see the power of the negative feelings of withdrawal and the emotional impact of getting relief. Get to know your smoking rhythms and triggers really, really well. Tease out all the reasons you smoke. Notice what increases your craving and what relieves it. Notice the times and places you associate with smoking. Watch for your reflexive reactions."

- Kathleen DesMaisons, Potatoes Not Prozac: Solutions for sugar Sensitivity (Get the book.)

"Fruit—and juice, especially—carries a high sugar content, and consuming too much of it rapidly raises the blood sugar. The body compensates to the sugar high with a surge of insulin from the pancreas—and the insulin, in turn, stimulates the liver to manufacture more cholesterol.1 It may also elevate triglyceride levels. Be careful of sugar-laden desserts, which can have the same effect. 5. Beverages. Water, seltzer water (try adding a small amount of fruit juice to boost flavor), milk, oat milk, no-fat soy milk, coffee, and tea. And alcohol is just fine, in moderation."
- Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (Get the book.)

"The medical community believes that the more simple the sugar (for example, table sugar, candy, or soda pop) one consumes, the faster the sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream and the quicker one's blood sugar rises. A new concept is now being studied, which is called the glycemic index. The glycemic index—or how fast our bodies absorb a particular carbohydrate—is determined by studying each individual carbohydrate. Few of us realize that highly processed carbohydrates such as white bread, white flour, rice, and potatoes actually release their sugars faster than table sugar."
- Ray Strand, M.D., Death By Prescription: The Shocking Truth Behind an Overmedicated Nation (Get the book.)

"Blood sugar also has a U-shaped curve, though an asymmetric one. Very few well people suffer very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Nearly all who feel weak or feel faint at times need to be disabused if someone told them they have "low blood sugar." They almost certainly do not, and there is no yield in medicalizing them in this fashion. If we exclude people on insulin therapy, or people who have had gastric surgery, hypoglycemia is very, very rare. It is a presenting feature of a pancreatic tumor that secretes insulin."
- Nortin M. Hadler MD, Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America (Get the book.)

"B-complex vitamin, vitamin C and at least 15 mg of zinc daily. 1 0 Total the box you checked has a 1 in it and score zero if the box has a 0 in it. You will probably need two to three weeks of data to see all of your typical patterns. We have not talked about all of these issues yet, but they will give you a sense of the total program. Add up your score. Get your food journal and double-check your answers. Let's go through them together. 1. I use alcohol. If you ever have something alcoholic to drink, even if you drink only once a month, the answer will be yes."
- Kathleen DesMaisons, Potatoes Not Prozac: Solutions for sugar Sensitivity (Get the book.)

"Blood Sugar Blood sugar also has a U-shaped curve, though asymmetric. Few well people suffer very low blood sugar, hypoglycemia. Nearly all who feel weak or feel faint at times do not have "low blood sugar," so there is no benefit in medicalizing them for it. If we exclude people on insulin therapy, or people who have had gastric surgery, hypoglycemia is very rare. It is one sign of a pancreatic tumour that secretes insulin or, if it occurs a few hours after a meal, it may presage full-blown diabetes."
- Nortin M. Hadler, The Last Well Person: How to Stay Well Despite the Health-Care System (Get the book.)

"The president of a sugar company had told a Senate committee investigating lobbying that $75,000 had been spent by the sugar lobby since December in a campaign to reduce duties on sugar. Negotiators had reported a setback in efforts to establish the Bank for International Settlements. A Carnegie Fund report decried the subsidization of college athletes. The America's Cup committee had announced the rules for the next running of the yacht race. An amateur pilot attempting a solo flight across the Atlantic was reported lost."
- Brian Fagan, Floods, Famines, and Emperors: El Nino and the Fate of Civilizations (Get the book.)

"The water may taste sweet, but the sugar crystals appear to have vanished, as if by magic. However, the key question is, have the sugar crystals actually lost their identity? Are they really gone? According to systemic memory theory, the answer is clearly no. The sugar crystals not only still exist, but they have evolved to include info-energy about water! Can we prove this? Easily. All we have to do is allow the water to evaporate. As the water "disappears," what do we see? The sugar crystals "reappear," again as if by magic."
- Gary E. Schwartz and Linda G. S. Russek, The Living Energy Universe (Get the book.)

"This thinking completely ignores the glycemic index (the rate at which the body absorbs various carbohydrates and turns them into simple sugar). Numerous studies demonstrate that some carbohydrates release their sugars more rapidly than others.10 The more complex carbohydrates (ones with a lot of fiber) like beans, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and apples release their sugars slowly. When these low-glycemic carbohydrates are combined with good proteins and good fats in a balanced meal, the blood sugar does not spike. This is critical in controlling diabetes."
- Ray D. Strand, What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You (Get the book.)

"The medical community believes that the more simple the sugar (for example, table sugar, candy, or soda pop) one consumes, the faster the sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream and the quicker one's blood sugar rises. A new concept is now being studied, which is called the glycemic index. The glycemic index—or how fast our bodies absorb a particular carbohydrate—is determined by studying each individual carbohydrate. Few of us realize that highly processed carbohydrates such as white bread, white flour, rice, and potatoes actually release their sugars faster than table sugar."
- Ray Strand, M.D., Death By Prescription: The Shocking Truth Behind an Overmedicated Nation (Get the book.)

"The president of a sugar company had told a Senate committee investigating lobbying that $75,000 had been spent by the sugar lobby since December in a campaign to reduce duties on sugar. Negotiators had reported a setback in efforts to establish the Bank for International Settlements. A Carnegie Fund report decried the subsidization of college athletes. The America's Cup committee had announced the rules for the next running of the yacht race. An amateur pilot attempting a solo flight across the Atlantic was reported lost."
- Brian Fagan, Floods, Famines, and Emperors: El Nino and the Fate of Civilizations (Get the book.)

"Somewhat shorter strings of sugar also occur in nature. They are not as stiff as cellulose, but they too can be usefully sticky. Wheat paste is the most familiar example of a shorter sugar polymer glue (microwaved instant oatmeal may be a close runner-up). A variety of different plant-derived, sugar-based polymers are exploited commercially for their gluelike qualities. Despite their pedestrian applications as fillers, sizing agents, and binders, these materials have exotic names such as gum tra-gacanth, gum arabic, and gum karaya."
- Paul D. Blanc, M.D., How Everyday Products Make People Sick: Toxins at Home and in the Workplace (Get the book.)

"However, the key question is, have the sugar crystals actually lost their identity? Are they really gone? According to systemic memory theory, the answer is clearly no. The sugar crystals not only still exist, but they have evolved to include info-energy about water! Can we prove this? Easily. All we have to do is allow the water to evaporate. As the water "disappears," what do we see? The sugar crystals "reappear," again as if by magic. This experiment is completely replicable; the implications are both reassuring and revealing."
- Gary E. Schwartz and Linda G. S. Russek, The Living Energy Universe (Get the book.)

"Think of it: one bowl of Cocoa Puffs has the same amount of sugar as a 50-gram bag of Hershey's Kisses, and a bowl of Corn Pops is the sugar equivalent of eating a Kit Kat bar.) Chips, multi-dye-colored cheese Goldfish, and pretzels in foil-lined bags, along with processed meats, fill the typical lunch box. Dinner often comes from a box or prepackaged bag from the freezer, and snacks and sodas—of which there are a plethora to choose from in our snack culture—serve as pick-me-ups in between. What fresh foods we do consume—unless organic—are sprayed liberally with pesticides and fungicides."
- Donna Jackson Nakazawa, The Autoimmune Epidemic (Get the book.)

"High-fructose corn syrup is not from fruit, it's a starch; it does not exist in nature (it's chemically refined to an artificial hydrocarbon); and it's therefore not recognized by the body." In addition, people need to know, the source says, that "sucrose is recognized by the body and converted to blood glucose."
- Connie Bennett, C.H.H.C. with Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., Sugar Shock!: How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life-- and How YouCan Get Back on Track (Get the book.)

"I remember my mom didn't let me have sugar. Once, we got this sugar cereal. Normally, a kid is like, "Sugar!" and they're happy. I remember sitting over this bowl of smushberry or something, and just wanting to throw up. I was supposed to carry on with this daily routine after what had just happened, and I'm sitting over this food and part of my feeling was wanting to throw up, part of it was, "What's the use of eating?" It was hopeless. "What's the point of living? What's the point of me going on?" After what just happened, I had no desire to eat and I was so sick, and it was like, "eek!"
- Dr. Arthur Janov, Primal Healing: Access the Incredible Power of Feelings to Improve Your Health (Get the book.)

"The body compensates to the sugar high with a surge of insulin from the pancreas—and the insulin, in turn, stimulates the liver to manufacture more cholesterol.1 It may also elevate triglyceride levels. Be careful of sugar-laden desserts, which can have the same effect. 5. Beverages. Water, seltzer water (try adding a small amount of fruit juice to boost flavor), milk, oat milk, no-fat soy milk, coffee, and tea. And alcohol is just fine, in moderation. (That's something my colleague and patient Joe Crowe appreciates."
- Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (Get the book.)

"Don't add sugar; the fruit has sugar to sweeten the smoothie. 5. Add slices of avocado to the blender mixture for the creamiest smoothie ever. Quick tip: Buy fresh baby spinach leaves, wash them, and freeze them in a large, sealed plastic bag. Once these are frozen, crush the leaves in the bag, and put them back in the freezer so you have handy frozen spinach flakes that you can add to smoothies or other dishes."
- James Dowd and Diane Stafford, The Vitamin D Cure (Get the book.)

"This can hamper the body's metabolization of sugar and raise the risk of diabetes. Having a fatty middle can signal metabolic syndrome, a cluster of diabetes and heart disease risk factors that includes insulin resistance, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high triglyceride levels, and low HDL (high-density lipoprotein or "good" cholesterol) levels. Indeed, people who are apple-shaped are three times more likely to suffer a heart attack than those who are pear-shaped—that is, carrying most of their fat in their buttocks."
- Joan Liebmann-Smith, Ph. D., and Jacqueline Nardi Egan, Body Signs: From Warning Signs to False Alarms...How to Be Your Own Diagnostic Detective (Get the book.)

"He then gave her a dose of dextrose, a kind of sugar, which revived her. It turned out one of her IV bags had contained insulin, not heparin, the anticoagulant she was supposed to be getting. The insulin had caused her blood sugar to crash to such a low level that she was on the verge of suffering brain damage. She recovered fully, but her father says he will never view a hospitalization in quite the same way again."
- Shannon Brownlee, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer (Get the book.)

"FOODS TO AVOID: sugar AND YEAST Several doctors I have interviewed spoke to me of the immunosuppressive qualities of sugar, which presents obvious dangers to people with AIDS, as they knew from working with their own patients. Dr. Marjorie Siebert told me, "One of the key things in a person having a good immune system is that they're not consuming sugar. sugar is a definite immune suppressant. A hundred grams of sucrose will cut antibody production by 50 percent for 24 hours."6 Joan Priestley added, "The average sugar consumption [in the U.S."
- Gary Null, James Feast, AIDS: A Second Opinion (Get the book.)

"In particular, the regulation of sugar metabolism by the hormone insulin is defective. The definitive test and biochemical imbalance is a high blood sugar level. Treatment in severe cases is insulin injections, which restore sugar balance. The symptoms clear and retest shows the blood sugar is normal. Nothing like a sodium imbalance or blood sugar imbalance exists for depression or any other psychiatric syndrome. But in an act of remarkable reductionism the disease model acts as though there were such a simple, biochemical explanation for psychiatric symptoms."
- Joseph Glenmullen, M.D., Prozac Backlash: Overcoming the Dangers of Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, and Other Antidepressants with Safe, Effective Alternatives (Get the book.)

"High-fructose corn syrup is not from fruit, it's a starch; it does not exist in nature (it's chemically refined to an artificial hydrocarbon); and it's therefore not recognized by the body." In addition, people need to know, the source says, that "sucrose is recognized by the body and converted to blood glucose."
- Connie Bennett, C.H.H.C. with Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., Sugar Shock!: How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life-- and How YouCan Get Back on Track (Get the book.)

"Sports drinks like Gatorade are helpful because they not only help replace fluids and electrolytes, but also contain sugar to keep glucose levels normal. If you don't eat for several days, your body's glucose (blood sugar) levels drop and you become weaker. This is important because when sick with the flu, you have no appetite or can't keep food down if you're vomiting. You can purchase packets of oral rehydration solution (ORS) that readily reconstitutes in water or you can make your own from water, ordinary table salt (sodium chloride), and sugar or honey."
- J. E. Williams, Beating the Flu: The Natural Prescription for Surviving Pandemic Influenza and Bird Flu (Get the book.)

"You know, having diabetes is like having to treat your body like a temple, not an amusement park.... Diabetes is no joke. It is a silent killer. You don't feel sick. You don't feel anything. You think you're all that and think you can eat a Snickers bar—but it will kick you in the butt the next morning. You really have to check yourself before you wreck yourself." —singer Patti LaBelle, ADA spokesperson and author of Patti's Pearls Their thesis, based on previous work, was that it is largely the glucose content of the diet that raises blood glucose."
- Connie Bennett, C.H.H.C. with Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., Sugar Shock!: How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life-- and How YouCan Get Back on Track (Get the book.)

"In the 1950s, Americans' average daily intake of sugar and other sweeteners was 23 teaspoons. By 2000 this had increased to 32 teaspoons of sweeteners per day, providing an additional 135 calories. (Just one 20-ounce bottle of soda, for example, contains about 16 teaspoons of sugar.) Without any other changes in diet or exercise, a person taking in an extra 135 calories per day gains more than 1 pound each month (3500 extra calories lead to 1 pound of weight gain)."
- John Abramson, Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine (P.S.) (Get the book.)

"Cut Back on Sugar Sugar has been suggested as a factor supporting tumor cell growth, so be sure to reduce the amount of sugar in your diet. sugar reduction has been part of a number of cancer-prevention studies. These include studies of traditional macrobiotics, which has a good record of anecdotal successes. Be aware that the sugar in your diet comes not only from sweets but also from many prepared foods. Be careful about what you eat. Make it a habit to read labels and to learn what you are really consuming."
- Dan Labriola, Complementary Cancer Therapies: Combining Traditional and Alternative Approaches for the Best Possible Outcome (Get the book.)

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