The Immune System Part II
You need to be aware! What is my food?
Do you know what you are eating?
In our last Hub, we mentioned that our personal "lifestyle habits" are the major cause of suppressing the immune system. Today, we're going to expose a few of the long-term habits that can help weaken the immune system. As mentioned in Part I, this doesn't take place overnight, it's the collective use of misuse of these habits and long term abuse all working in combination that eventually compromise the immune system.
Where does the abuse begin?
It all begins with the food we eat, the over the counter or prescription drugs we take and the emotional stress we deal with on the day-to-day bases that we call living.
Lets begin with the food we eat.
Lets begin with the food we eat. We believe that here in America, we have the best food available in the entire world. Not only that, we believe that we have the most nutritious food in the marketplace. We also believe that we have the safest food available in the entire world. Wrong! In truth, we are the most overfed and undernourished people on the planet.
- The new leader in junk food!
Take a look at the new leader in the junk food. And you thought you were eating healthy. We need to think a little more about what healthy is now.
- Pay attention to the real killers!
Food is something we need everyday and to not have the right food is a real tradegy. We need to pay more attention. This site quotes that unhealthy eating is second leading killer to smoking.
But don't we have the most beautiful, bountiful food in the world?
Why? Why might you ask? Why would I make such a statement when we have the most attractive, most beautiful, most bountiful stores, markets, supermarkets and specialty food markets of any country in the world? Not to mention the multitude of "sugar shacks" on every corner, on every cross road USA. These quickie stores that we call "sugar shacks" are used for a quick fill up (gas), coffee and donut or whatever quick fix we need, because we're always running late and just haven't scheduled a proper lunch or dinner in our precious day planner. That's our Lifestyle!!!
Shocking information about aspartame!!
What is causing this mess?
I mention "sugar shacks" because there are very few foods in our stores, in our supermarkets, that aren't loaded with sugar, preservatives, artificial colors and/or artificial sweeteners added to everything on the shelves.
To add to the mess, we have processed most of the nutrients out of the food, we have increased our fat intake, decreased the amount of fiber in our diet and added these harmful ingredients and chemicals just to make them last longer and look prettier on the shelf.
Surprise number one!
Surprise number one, if you haven't figured it out by now, would be sugar. Sugar, by design, is in just about everything we eat. Think about this ...100 grams of refined sugar reduces the function of the white blood cells to destroy bacteria by 50%, after two hours of eating sugar. The average American consumes about 150 mg of sucrose everyday in addition to all the other refined sugars that have been, by design, added to our food source.
So, why should I care about sugar?
When we eat sugar, the immune system is compromised and weakened.
When we eat sugar, the bloodstream is always saturated with sugar, and this in turn produces large amounts of insulin, which suppresses the production of growth hormones, which is the important regulator of the immune system. In addition to being an immune system suppressant, sugar is also one of the major causes of obesity, which is out of control in this country.
- Youtube video that will spell out more of the crisis.
This is some of the terrible things that are happening to our food ..and we are not aware.
Are you saying it is not good for me?
With a list of 100's of reasons why sugar destroys our health, I will mention just a few.
- Sugar can suppress the immune system.
- Sugar causes hyperactivity and difficulty of concentration in children.
- Sugar can lead to cancer of the prostate, ovaries, breast, colon and rectum.
- Sugar can lead to alcoholism, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, asthma, appendicitis, colitis, Crohn's Disease, high blood pressure, hemorrhoids, migraine headaches, obesity, osteoporosis, tooth decay, stress, and ulcers and the list goes on.
Isn't it plain to see why the immune system is weakened? And this is only the beginning. If you can relate to any of these health conditions ...check your sugar consumption.
Stop the sugar now ...watch for Part III coming soon.
Read the first hubpage on The Immune System Part I