Sugar, How We Love You and How You Kill Us!

We all know that sugar is not good for us but we probably don’t know the details of why it is so bad so we just continue to eat it. Even if we know it is bad.. well.. just a bit of a teaspoon here and one there.

Of course it is not just the sugar we eat but also the things we eat that we do not know are sugar that matter as well. For example, there is rarely a child in the US whose parents don’t think that fruit juice is bad for their child if they took the fresh fruit and squeezed it themselves fresh off the tree. The fact is that the moment we separate the fruit from the fiber, the juice becomes only sugar. The same with the new fad “juicing,” the fad “shake” and “smoothies” are all sugar water or sugar milk.

Another sad truth is that healthy foods have a lot of sugars in them and we trust that because the label says it is good for us, it really is. Well here is a film that is playing called That Sugar Film played by Gameau, the same guy who went on McDonald’s diet for some time. This time he went on healthy food diet: low fat, ate no sugar, no soft drinks, no ice cream, no chocolate, no cakes. Within 3 weeks he was told he had fatty liver disease. This is serious folks!

That Sugar Film

That Sugar Film

The movie is out now so go watch it! Here is the write-up of what it is all about. Sugar also dehydrates and causes migraines plus makes you swell. So next time you are trying to remove your ring from your finger and you need soap and water to do that, remember what you ate. Chances are whatever you ate had sugar in it!

Please watch what you eat! Your life depends on it!

Comments are welcome!


About Be Healthy

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist who evaluates changes in behavior, chronic pain, decision-making, as a result of hormonal variations in the brain. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention and treatment without the use of medicines. As a migraineur, her discovery was helped by experimenting on herself. She found the cause of migraine to be at the ionic level, associated with disruption of the electrolyte homeostasis, resulting from genetic mutations of insulin and glucose transporters, and voltage gated sodium and calcium channel mutations. Such mutations cause major shifts in a migraine brain, unlike that of a non-migraine brain. A non-migraineur can handle electrolyte changes on autopilot. A migraineur must always be on manual guard for such changes to maintain electrolyte homeostasis. The book Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: How To Treat and Prevent Migraines Without Medicines - An Insider's View explains why we have migraines, how to prevent them and how to stay migraine (and medicine) free for life. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and new research and findings, she is now finishing the 2nd edition. The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraines, incorporating all there is to know at the moment and also some hypotheses. It includes an academic research section with suggestions for further research. The book is full of citations to authenticate the statements she makes to be followed up by those interested and to spark further research interest. While working on the 2nd edition of the book she also published academic articles: "Migraine Cause and Treatment" Mental Health in family Medicine, November 23, 2015, open access "Functional Prodrome in Migraines" Journal of Neurological Disorders, January 22, 2016, open access "Are Statistics Misleading Sodium Reduction Benefits?", Journal of Medical Diagnostic Method, February 3, 2016, open access “A Comment on Severe Headache or Migraine History Is Inversely Correlated With Dietary Sodium Intake: NHANES 1999-2004” Angela A Stanton PhD, 19 July 2016 DOI: 10.1111/head.12861 not open access, subscription is required to read it. Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in NeuroEconomics at Claremont Graduate University, and fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers. For relaxation Dr. Stanton paints and photographs. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook
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4 Responses to Sugar, How We Love You and How You Kill Us!

  1. Roald Michel says:

    1. How come sugar is not on the FDA list of adverse reactions?

    2. How come people craving sugar are not incorporated in the DSM disorder list?

    3. Comes close to a modern version of the Pied Piper of Hamelin story.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Because then the sugar lobby paying government officials off would doom the officials… I think our government would collapse. Also our pharmaceutical industry would collapse. Not eating sugar of any kind would prevent probably 90% of our modern diseases (including cancer).. so what would they do? Can you imagine the mass unemployment? Can you imagine hospitals closing their doors and doctors standing in line for food stamps? Nah……………… nothing that good will ever happen


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