Sugar in excess is not only bad for your teeth but toxic to life.
“Sugar-driven microvascular disease is the fundamental pathophysiologic and pathological process underlying most chronic degenerative syndromes and diseases, sugar excess has become the main dietary element that should be identified and avoided before and after symptomatic disease appears.”
In other words; Sugar is essential for life through the process of glycosylation but also toxic to life in the glycation process.
Our bodies convert sugar to glucose to use as a main source of energy for our cells, but excess sugar through pathological glycation is hazardous to your health and one of the underlying causes of most of our diseases.
Glycation is a process where glycocalyx, a sugar polymer coating that surrounds all cells is changed. Excess sugar cause this coating of all cells to harden and stiffen. The main effect is on the small blood vessels called capillaries in your body. Stiffening of these capillaries can cause most diseases we suffer from, depending on what organ or system that are effecting.
If this glycation effects the heart, we see Myocardial Infarction, Chronic Heart Failure. If the kidneys are effected we see High Blood Pressure, and if in the brain we see stroke and Alzheimer’s syndrome. If the glycation effects the ability of the insulin to activate insulin receptors we get insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome results in High Blood Pressure, High cholesterol, high fat levels, high fasting insulin, high fasting sugar or diabetes.
Diagnosis can be as simple as presence of centralized body fat accumulation, “liver” or aging spots on the hands or elsewhere, poor capillary filling on the feet, a variety of metabolic markers (e.g. high fasting blood sugar, insulin, A1C, CRP, homocysteine and toxic metals). Any functional MD can do these lab tests and evaluate the results for you.
Treatment is a high protein, low-carbohydrate-sugar diet, with moderate good fats, regular exercise and lifestyle changes. Avoid fructose (high fructose corn syrup and agave), add supplements that the MD monitors and recommends such as; chromium, vanadium, magnesium, cinnamon, ALA, B-vitamins, Vitamin D, and herbs.
Medications, EECP, modified EDTA chelation, and orthomolecular therapies can be useful when monitored by the MD.
For cognitive decline the evidence is showing that the earlier the evidence of sugar toxicity is detected and treated the more the decline can be treated and potentially reversed.
Conclusion: Sugar is vital to life and used in the body for energy and all the cell’s functions but excess sugar is toxic and contributes to most chronic degenerative syndromes and diseases.
Avoid the extreme amounts of sucrose, glucose and fructose now found in the typical American diet and monitor your body’s functions by detecting early problems and preventing these degenerative disease.
From: International BioMedical Research Institute, Townsend Letter, May, 2016, p 62+. By David A. Edwards, MD, HMD, et al.