Stop the Sugar Now!

Read to support getting the sugar out of your diet.

And this is just for starters!!
And this is just for starters!!

"Could this be sugar?"

 

Do you believe the answers are all there if you just pay attention to the signs along the way? Here is what happened to me!

I was the owner of a small chain of Beauty Salons. I hired a beautiful girl who told me from the beginning that she would really work hard but would usually get sick often. She also told me she did not like getting sick and would do everything she could to make it to work. She had tried to find out why this was happening to her, but the doctors did not have any answer.

Well, believe it or not, I decided to hire her. She was so cute; I had to take a chance. The truth is, she did what she said she would do and to cut short my long story, there were days she would show up for work and I could see she could barely stay awake, let alone stand on her feet.

To begin with, I would ask the questions; Did you get enough sleep? Yes. Are you sick at your stomach? No. Do you want to go home? No.

To sum it up, I would let her lay down and she would be okay within a few minutes and go work and work the full day. I could not get this situation out of my mind.

Okay, now lets get to my story about being on that awareness level.

I was on vacation in San Francisco and I walked into a small bookstore. I was browsing around and I came across a book. I can remember it like I was there again. It was a pink book. The author was Dr. William G. Crook. The name of the book was "The Yeast Connection" and I could not put it down. But this book would change me for the rest of my life. There it was ...my answer! This had to be what was happening to my new employee.

This information opened my eyes to a new understanding of SUGAR. Yes, Candida yeast infections, nutrition, sugar, and how we do abuse our body with food. The food that you think is fun food can be the very food that is compromising your health; Food like candy, white bread, white potatoes, white refined rice and even milk. It was a small education, but a big step to the next part of my life.

At that moment, I realized my faithful employee must be eating sugar and crashing in the morning. I could not wait to tell her.

Now pay attention to this! She was eating heavy sugar coated cereal with milk, in the morning and as the book said, milk has lactose another form of sugar; Two sugars for breakfast on an empty stomach.

According to the book by Dr. Crook, there are many forms of sugar ...lets just say she had more sugar in the bowl than nutrition. She was feeding the yeast bacteria (Candida Albicans) in her body that was harboring sickness. How scary is that!!

I still panic over the holidays when we promote sugar in so many ways and worst of all give it to our children so freely.

Now consider what happens when you feed your child pizza (white refined flour that turns to sugar with gluten added) for supper ...with a glass of soda with 26 to 36 grams of sugar and then top it off you say, "If you eat your supper, I'll give you a desert (more sugar). Soon you see perfectly good children start to fight and cry and you relate it to being tired (which the sugar played a part in too).

Please understand, I was no different than you. I was making my children happy for the moment ...thinking I was a good mother. I was not educated to these facts and then you have to ask yourself why? Why do our doctors not tell us the truth? Why do we have to struggle to find the truth? Why did the truth take so long to surface when they knew it all along? Who are they?

Quite simply, the truth is out there, but you have to become aware. Don't just pass over the truths by looking only on the surface. Look for the signs along the way to stay healthy.

The final facts is research the information from professionals that have studied and believe in nutrition ...like Linus Pauling, two time Nobel Prize winner, or Dr William G. Crook, for his study in nutrition, and Nancy Appleton, PH.D for her great books, "Get the Sugar out" and "Heal Yourself with Natural Foods." We can go as far as your mind can imagine.

Here's to your health!

Give me an easy way to add nutrition to my diet!

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Comments 23 comments

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Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

I loved your article. A few years ago, I wanted to prove the point to myself that sugar was bad so I ate junk food for an entire day (which is not like me. The next morning it was almost like having a hangover. For those who don't believe, try this yourself and you will understand.


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gjcody 7 years ago Author

hsofyan ...the only thing I have to say about the fact that humans need sugar is all foods change to sugar ....but they are different types of sugar ...as our brains function on glucose (a form of sugar). 

But you see hsofyan, the sugar I am talking about is simple sugars... known as white refined sugars ...also foods that are white and turn to sugar....these foods are refined and can weaken your immune system.  The sugars that rob your body of the minerals it need to digest and absorb calcium in your system.  And I will also mention that calcium is a very, very, important mineral  in your body ..essential for your bones and also your vital organs. 

These are the simple facts ...and there are many other more complex facts.

A good book to read on this subject is "Lick the Sugar Habit" listed on this page.  I posted it because I have read it and it spells the information out very well. 

Thank you for coming by hsofyan and please stop by again ...my best to you.!


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hsofyan 7 years ago from Indonesia

May not need to stop in, but the consumption of sugar in balance. Because humans need sugar. Sorry, if in my opinion mistaken.


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gjcody 7 years ago Author

Wow ...Dolores Monet ...do you have it right. Here I believe you have to rub peoples nose in the fact that there is a lot of sugar in all of the foods that they eat. "Read the labels" ...I would tell them and they would say really?

Sugar is more addictive than alcohol! Manufacturers got to gather years ago and really decided to put more sugar in foods to sell more and they did a great job. The amount of people over weight has risen and so has diabetes. Now isn't that awful. But they think it is great ....for their pocket books and then it leads to not only the pocket books of the food companies ....but the big pharms. Tooooooo Bad!!!!! But fact!

Thank you for you in site and comment ..Please come by again ...my best to you and your health!


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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

I think Americans are addicted to sugar - all manufactured food is full of sugar so that we are eating it without really noticing.


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gjcody 7 years ago Author

Hello Mighty Mom ...good to see you ...I thank you for coming by. 

Yes ...Sugar . ...sugar ...sugar ...do you know how many holidays are wrapped around sugar.  I just do not like to think about them.  When we can not think about what to buy someone ...we go to candy.

And yes you are right ...the hidden sugars are really a threat.  There is so much diabetes that you would think this would bring the sugar problem to peoples attention.

There was a lady that I begged not to keep eating sugar.  She was over weight and the age that onset of diabetes will occur.  She said no she liked her cookies at night and other things.  A year later she got diabetes.  She still cheats because it is harder to give up sugar than alcohol.  Now can you imagine that?

It can happen ..but we have to really struggle.  21 days to create a habit.  One day to break it.

Thanks for stopping again ...my best to your health and success!


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

Great info, GJCody. Sugar rush is inevitably followed by sugar crash. Glad you got your employee straightened out. Sounds like she was worth the effort. And thanks for sharing this vital news with us, too. There is so much sugar hiding in foods that we don't even know about -- that's not even counting the ones we DO know about!


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gjcody 7 years ago Author

frogyfish ....I agree ...to many people do not realize what sugar can do to their system. Just digesting sugar is a lot of issues for most people.

There are so many things to say about sugar that this article is way too small to give it all. I only wish people would sit down and look around them and see that there are so many diabetics. Do they think that is by accident. No it is by design!

Thank you for your comment frogyfish ..I appreciate you stopping by. Please come by again ..my best to you!


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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

Right on my soapbox! Your hub gives the truth about sugar and what it does! So many people don't know at all...


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Lady Guinevere 8 years ago from West Virginia

Thank you. I will come by again.


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gjcody 8 years ago Author

Lady Guinevere ...you are right and I tell people that when they start the full program ...they go through what we call "die off." This is because the yeast bacteria in your system does not like your new diet. They are having a picnic everyday and it is not for your benefit.

We also tell people that it is like giving up alcohol ...we will get into this in a later series. I thank you for stopping by and appreciate you comment. Please come by again. My best to you and your health!


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Lady Guinevere 8 years ago from West Virginia

You can't stop cold turkey--your body will go into withdrawal. Been there done that. When I have had too much sugar I can feel it--really feel it. I am not diabetic--yet but I can feel when it is time to stop the surgar. Although I am this way I have to have suagar in my house--my husband grew up Hypoglycemic. He has to drin or have Orange Juice in the house--fine for me I can't drink that. I also feed humming birds.


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gjcody 8 years ago Author

Kate Would ...thank you for coming by and commenting. I welcome your opinion. Yes it is true that we are fed too much sugar. Our bodies are not meant to deal with sugar every time we eat something.

And as far a people sitting up and taking action... this is one of the hardest things for them to give up. As an alcoholic, they will make excuses.

My best to your health!


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gjcody 8 years ago Author

Kate Would ...thank you for coming by and commenting. I welcome your opinion. Yes it is true that we are fed too much sugar. Our bodies are not meant to deal with sugar every time we eat something.

And as far a people sitting up and taking action... this is one of the hardest things for them to give up. As an alcoholic, they will make excuses.

My best to your health!


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Kate Would 8 years ago from UK

Oh Hallelujah - I love it when someone spills the awful truth about sugar. When you're tired of being tired the last thing that will help is another boost of sugar, and yet modern countries are full of sugar laden foods. Our bodies just weren't meant to cope with this amount of refined sugar, it's not wonder we're gumpy, fatigued and just plain tired of being tired. I hope your hub inspires people to sit up and take action :)

Kate

www.tired-of-fatigue.com


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gjcody 8 years ago Author

glycodoc ...Thanks for coming to visit ... and yes, I am totally aware of the fact that there are bad sugars and good sugars. In fact Aloe is long chain sugars. That is why Aloe Vera so efficacious. The process from harvest to the bottle is what makes all aloes different. The process must not break the long chain sugars or it is not as efficacious. In fact that is one of the healing properties of Aloe Vera.

And there are all types of sugars. One of the sugars I am referring to is white refined sugar. Nancy Appleton in her book "Lick the Sugar Habit" spells it out well. And I believe Dr. Crook has done a great job of pointing out some of the hard facts.

I look forward to reading more of your information ....thank you for your comment! My best to your health!


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glycodoc 8 years ago

Great information - in the past I have worked with many patients with Yeast Overgrowth Syndrome. FYI: there are bad sugars and good sugars - take a look at http://www.glycoscience.org.


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gjcody 8 years ago Author

Al Stevenson ...thank you so much for stopping by.  I checked out the chefal.suqarespace.com and it is very good.  I look forward to reading more.  I have heard of that theory of the ph of th body.  My partner and I have done a lot of reading to get to the point that we are and also have taken time to do our own type of diet.  By experimenting and reading ...we have found this type of information to be true. 

I applaud people like you that are bringing this type of information to the table.  But you know that until people get to the point of "no return", they do not want to give anything up.  Their life habits are hard to change ...and other people criticize their hard work. 

I will take the time and go over your information ...stop by and read about our aloe ...it does a lot for the nutralizing of the body.

My best to you and your health!


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Al Stevenson 8 years ago from Niagara Falls Area Canada

Thank you so much gjcody for your honest hard work. My own due diligence has now totaled some 2700 hours+ of research on lab research of disease, food and the microscope aspects of the human body and processes.

A cells natural energy production comes from oxygen. Sugars reduce this molecule, which by the way is the most abundant one in your body. The cell adopts by force a sugar fermentation process which further negates oxygen from the cell. This is where cellular mutations begin as mitosis can no longer be preformed properly.

I work mostly with terminally ill to turn them around...

Before I get into a book long rant...Thanks for your work and please come join me at jasonsnetwork.com if you'd like...

Also see what the Doctor and I are up to at www.chefal.squarespace.com

and my CookingClass101.com

Sincerely

Chef AL


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gjcody 8 years ago Author

MsKnowALot ...thank you for coming to visit. I enjoy the subject and it is hard not to want to tell the world all the knowledge that I have found out since I have been working with nutrition. Look forward to seeing you around again ...My best to you and your health!


MsKnowALot 8 years ago

You are a great writer and your views are eye opening, very informative gjcody, thanks for sharing.. great hub!


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gjcody 8 years ago Author

Amy Jane ...I am glad you liked this hub and thank you for your comment. I only wish more people would read how dangerous sugar is and how it can complicate their current conditions. It is about what we eat. "We are what we eat."


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amy jane 8 years ago from Connecticut

It's amazing that most people really don't know how dangerous sugar can be! Thank you for sharing this. :)

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