Natren Probiotics

The most popular item we eat is killing us.

Did you know that the world's most popular food additive is the same ingredient that is causing obesity, diabetes, candida, allergies, and many other diseases and disorders.  On some level you must already know what I'm about to say?  Sugar!  

Stop the sugar.  Not only is sugar addictive but it is deadly.  Unfortunately, most of us don't realize just how much sugar is in the food we eat, how many foods actually turn into sugar in our bodies and how it is effecting each of us individually.  Research has reported that at one time we ate on average a couple of tablespoons a day.  Now that sugar is in our bread, ketchup, soy sauce, pasta and more... we are finding that the average person consumes 1 pound a day.  And yes the industry has gone out of their way to provide sugar free options for us; however, these options can be just as deadly as the sugar itself.

Most of us know that sugar is not healthy, but I don't think the majority of us have any idea truly how devastating sugar is. And reducing one's sugar consumption can be challenging as it is highly addictive, causing withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, mood swings, depression, fatigue, and cravings.  However, there are ways to help you overcome the withdrawals and successfully get off the sugar if you are willing.  Switching to sugar free is not an option either, the only real solution is to realize that it is all a really bad idea for our bodies.  It provides no nutritional value for us and actually takes away from our bodies ability to perform the way it was designed.  If you absolutely must have that sweet taste give Stevia a try.  It is a green plant that is sweet and full of nutrients which your body can actually find benefit from.  They've even packaged it and are now selling it at most local health food stores and some mainstream grocery stores.

Here is a list of foods to avoid....  (Click for a list of good foods to eat)

White Flour
Soda/Carbonated Drinks - ALL
Juice - ALL
Sports drinks - ALL
Pasta - ALL
Cereal - ALL
Energy Replacement Bars
Ice Cream
Sweet fruit (Oranges, Bananas, Red Apples, Tropical, etc)

Here is a list of items that can help during your transition....
  • Probiotics - the refrigerated kind.  "Healthy Trinity" by Natren is my first choice followed by "Garden of Life.
  • Fish Oil - Carlson's is the best and fish oil can help reduce the cravings while providing your body with fuel that it can use not only for your internal organs but for your brain as well.
  • Avocados - Great food to help curb the cravings
  • Coconut Oil - Cold Pressed also a great source of omega's while offering your body and brain essential fatty acids. (a tablespoon 3 times a day)
  • Eggs - Cook the whites, and eat the yolks loose. (sunny side up, poached or any a protein shake)
  • Distilled water with a freshly squeezed lemon
  • Dandelion root (2 tablespoons a day of the powder or 4 capsules in the am/pm)
  • Grapefruit
  • Stevia - Packets,  French Vanilla Stevia Liquid Extract 2 Ounces, Shaker 
Here are 148 reasons why you should stop eating sugar.
       SUGAR CAN:
  1. Suppress the immune system.
  2. Upset the mineral relationships in the body.
  3. Cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
  4. Produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
  5. Contribute to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
  6. Cause a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function you loose.
  7. Reduce high density lipoproteins.
  8. Lead to chromium deficiency.
  9. Lead to cancer of the ovaries.
  10. Increase fasting levels of glucose.
  11. Cause copper deficiency.
  12. Interfere with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
  13. Weaken eyesight.
  14. Raise the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
  15. Cause hypoglycemia.                                
  16. Produce an acidic digestive tract.
  17. Cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.
  18. Cause mal-absorption leading to dis-functional bowel disease.
  19. Cause premature aging.
  20. Lead to alcoholism.
  21. Cause tooth decay.
  22. Contribute to obesity
  23. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis.
  24. Cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
  25. Cause arthritis.
  26. Cause asthma.
  27. Greatly assist the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans.
  28. Cause gallstones.
  29. Cause heart disease.
  30. Cause appendicitis.
  31. Cause multiple sclerosis.
  32. Cause hemorrhoids.
  33. Cause varicose veins.
  34. Elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
  35. Lead to periodontal disease.
  36. Contribute to osteoporosis.
  37. Contribute to saliva acidity.
  38. Cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
  39. Lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol  in the blood.
  40. Decrease growth hormone.
  41. Increase cholesterol.
  42. Increase the systolic blood pressure.
  43. Cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
  44. High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar bound non-enzymatically to protein)
  45. Interfere with the absorption of protein.
  46. Cause food allergies.
  47. Contribute to diabetes.
  48. Cause toxemia during pregnancy.
  49. Contribute to eczema in children.
  50. Cause cardiovascular disease.
  51. Impair the structure of DNA
  52. Change the structure of protein.
  53. Make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
  54. Cause cataracts.
  55. Cause emphysema.
  56. Cause atherosclerosis.
  57. Promote an elevation of low density lipoproteins (LDL).
  58. High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.
  59. Lower the enzymes ability to function.
  60. Intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease.
  61. Cause a permanent altering the way the proteins act in the body.
  62. Increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.
  63. Increase the amount of liver fat.
  64. Increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
  65. Damage the pancreas.
  66. Increase the body's fluid retention.
  67. Restrict bowel movements.
  68. Cause myopia (nearsightedness).
  69. Compromise the lining of the capillaries.
  70. Make the tendons more brittle.
  71. Cause headaches, including migraine.
  72. Play a role in pancreatic cancer in women.
  73. Adversely affect school children's grades and cause learning disorders..
  74. Cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves.
  75. Cause depression.
  76. Increase the risk of gastric cancer.
  77. Cause dyspepsia (indigestion).
  78. Increase your risk of getting gout.
  79. Increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates.
  80. Increase the insulin responses in humans consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets. 
  81. Reduce learning capacity.
  82. Cause less effective functioning of two blood  proteins, albumin, and lipoproteins, which may reduce the body’s ability to handle fat and cholesterol.
  83. Contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
  84. Cause platelet adhesiveness.
  85. Cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become underactive and others become overactive. 
  86. Lead to the formation of kidney stones.
  87. Lead to the hypothalamus to become highly sensitive to a large variety of stimuli.
  88. Lead to dizziness.
  89. Cause free radicals and oxidative stress.
  90. Significantly increases platelet adhesion for anyone with peripheral vascular disease .
  91. Can lead to biliary tract cancer.
  92. Feed cancer.
  93. Cause and increase the risk for a pregnant mother to deliver a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.
  94. Lead to substantial decrease in gestation duration among adolescents.
  95. Slow food's travel time through the gastrointestinal tract.
  96. Increase the concentration of bile acids in stools and bacterial enzymes in the colon. This can modify bile to produce cancer-causing compounds and colon cancer.
  97. Increase estradiol (the most potent form of naturally occurring estrogen) in men.
  98. Combine and destroy phosphatase, an enzyme, which makes the process of digestion more difficult.
  99. Be a risk factor of gallbladder cancer.
  100. Be an addictive substance.
  101. Be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.
  102. Exacerbate PMS.
  103. Can affect the amount of carbon dioxide premature babies produce.
  104. Be changed in the body into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch.
  105. Promote excessive food intake in obese subjects.
  106. Worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  107. Adversely affects urinary electrolyte composition.
  108. Slow down the ability of the adrenal glands to function.
  109. Induce abnormal metabolic processes in a normal healthy individual and to promote chronic degenerative diseases.
  110. Cut off oxygen to the brain if administered as I.Vs (intravenous feedings) of sugar water.
  111. Be a risk factor in lung cancer.
  112. Increase the risk of polio.
  113. Intake can cause epileptic seizures.
  114. Cause high blood pressure in obese people.
  115. Induce cell death.
  116. Increase the amount of food that you eat.
  117. Can increase an antisocial behavior in juveniles
  118. Lead to prostrate cancer.
  119. Dehydrate newborns.
  120. Increase the estradiol in young men.
  121. Cause low birth weight babies.
  122. Cause schizophrenia
  123. Raise homocysteine levels in the blood stream. 
  124. Increase the risk of breast cancer. 
  125. Can increase your risk of getting cancer of the small intestine. 
  126. Cause laryngeal cancer.
  127. Induce salt and water retention.
  128. Contribute to mild memory loss.
  129. Decrease the intake of many essential nutrients.
  130. Increase the total amount of food consumed.
  131. Result in a heightened preference for sucrose relative to water at 6 months and 2 years of age.
  132. Cause constipation.
  133. Causes varicose veins.
  134. Can cause brain decay in pre-diabetic and diabetic women.
  135. Can increase the risk of stomach cancer.
  136. Cause metabolic syndrome.
  137. Increase neural tube defects in embryos.
  138. Be a factor in asthma.
  139. Increase your chances of getting irritable bowel syndrome.
  140. Affect central reward systems.
  141. Cancer of the rectum.
  142. Endometrial cancer.
  143. Cause renal (kidney) cell carcinoma.
  144. Cause liver tumors.
  145. Cause endemetrosis
  146. Cause yeast infections
  147. Cause mood swings
  148. Cause allergies 


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