Diabetes is another well-known disease caused by the consumption of sugar and high-fat foods. Diabetes is caused by the inability of the pancreas to produce enough insulin when blood sugar levels rise.
The concentration of blood sugar that occurs in the body plunges the body into a state of shock caused by a rapid increase in blood sugar levels. Eventually, the pancreas becomes exhausted from overwork and diabetes rears its ugly head.
…Hypolykemia occurs when the pancreas overreacts to too much sugar in the blood and secretes too much insulin, giving rise to a feeling of “fatigue” caused by the fact that the sugar level is lower than it should be.
“A recent article in the British Medical Journal titled ‘Sweet Road to Gallstones’ reports that refined sugar may be one of the major risk factors for gallstone disease. Gallstones are made up of fats and calcium. Sugar can have a depressing effect on all minerals, and one of the minerals, calcium, can become poisonous or stop functioning, penetrating all the organs of the body, including the gallbladder.
“…One in ten Americans suffers from gallstone disease. The risk increases for every fifth person over forty. Gallstones may go unnoticed or cause twitching pain. Other symptoms may include inflammation and nausea, as well as intolerance to certain foods.”
What happens when you eat refined carbohydrates like sugar? Your body is forced to borrow vital nutrients from healthy cells in order to metabolize foods lacking such nutrients. To use sugar, substances such as calcium, soda, sodium and magnesium are borrowed from different parts of the body. So much calcium is used to counteract the effects of sugar that its loss leads to osteoporosis of the bones.
This process has a similar effect on the teeth, and they lose their components until decay begins, which leads to their loss.
Sugar also makes the blood very thick and sticky, which prevents much of the blood flow from reaching the tiny capillaries.through which nutrients enter the gums and teeth. As a result, the gums and teeth get sick and decay. Residents of America and England, the two countries with the highest consumption of sugar, face dreadful dental problems.
Another serious problem associated with sugar is the occurrence of various mental complications. Our brain is very sensitive and reacts to rapid chemical changes in the body.
When we consume sugar, the cells are deprived of vitamin B – sugar destroys them – and the process of creating insulin stops. Low insulin means high levels of sucrose (glucose) in the blood, which can lead to mental breakdown and has also been linked to juvenile delinquency.
Dr. Alexander G. Schoss addresses this significant fact in his book Diet, Crime, and Crime. Many psychiatric patients and prisoners are “sugar addicts”; emotional instability is often the result of addiction to sugar.
… One of the conditions for the normal functioning of the brain is the presence of glutamic acid – a component found in many vegetables. When we eat sugar, the bacteria in the gut that produce vitamin B complexes begin to die – these bacteria survive in a symbiotic relationship with the human body.
When the level of the vitamin B complex is low, glutamic acid (which B vitamins normally convert into nervous system enzymes) is not processed and drowsiness occurs, as well as short-term memory function and the ability to count. Removing B vitamins when the products are “worked out” makes the situation even worse.
…Besides the fact that sugar in chewing gum destroys teeth, there is another danger to be taken into account: “The design of the teeth and jaws does not allow them to chew for more than a few minutes daily – much less than two hours daily in the case of avid chewers. All this chewing puts undue stress on the jawbones, gum tissue, and lower molars and can alter the bite,” writes Dr. Michael Elson, DDS, in the Medical Tribune.