Monday, April 26, 2010

Sugar Sweetie?

Did you know sugar could be aggravating your FM, CFID of CMP? I discuss this extensively, because it is a great perpetuator of many things.

In the book, I address sugar toxicity directly related to FM, CFID and the trigger points of CMP. High glycemic sugar intake can cause a host of problems, in addition to brain fog, it can also cause… (from the book, copyrighed material)

...There are other reasons for this that will be discussed later, but understand that excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake have been linked to a higher risk of developing yeast overgrowth."

"Leaky gut syndrome
....Treatment, includes restoring the gut’s friendly acidophilus bacteria,restricting foods with chemical preservatives, avoiding alcohol, ingesting fiber and magnesium to speed intestinal motility, avoiding NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications) that upset the intestinal lining, limiting caffeine and yeast products, and avoiding sugar and saturated fats."

The IgG, IgA, and IgM antibodies tests can be used to check for candidiasis-initiated responses.

What are important things to consider? (excerpts)

"Managing Your Diet.
...The way food is converted, used, and stored depends upon the body’s metabolism. Sugar and complex carbohydrates trigger insulin release from the pancreas into the blood. Insulin plays a major role in carbohydrate metabolism and helps regulate the way our bodies utilize carbohydrates, lipids (fats)"

"What We Eat.
..Learning how certain foods correlate with your symptoms will help you learn how to adjust your diet to eliminate aggravating foods. Minimizing use of sugar and saturated fat will help you feel better. Sugar is known to stimulate the growth of microflora in the digestive tract, such as the dreaded candida (yeast). It also generates free radicals and raises insulin production. And fat? Well . . . fat is difficult to digest! It clings to the inside of blood vessels and the outside of hips.".......
....."Diets that are higher in monounsaturated fatty acids, fiber, and low glycemic index foods appear to have advantages in insulin resistance, blood glucose control, and circulating lipids (fats).".......
.....".As previously noted, insulin, a protein hormone, is important to cellular metabolism. It helps the body regulate energy. Insulin resistance happens when your body no longer responds appropriately to insulin. Changes in your diet may help with the side effects of brain fog, the aggravated TrPs of CMP, fatigue, tremors, palpitations, anxiety, sweating, and hunger. Paresthesias and more serious symptoms, like seizure or coma, may result from insufficient brain glucose (sugar). Excessive insulin production prevents carbohydrates from being utilized for cellular energy, and some people can tolerate very low levels of blood sugar without the usual warning symptoms.100 In some cases, insulin resistance can lead to RHG.".......

Reactive hypoglycemia
...Reactive hypoglycemia may accompany FM and CMP in a certain subset
of patients, and may lead to insulin resistance...

(This is a double edged sword, related to simple suger and high glycemic intake)

......."According to Dr. Starlanyl, RHG is a type of hypoglycemia “that is specific to low blood sugar and occurs in response to a high carbohydrate intake.” This is not the same as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) from not eating.

In the case of RHG, the body overreacts two to three hours after a highcarbohydrate meal, causing excessive insulin production that significantly lowers the blood sugar."...

..."When you add a protein to every meal or snack, you decrease the risk of surges in blood sugar and insulin production. This can be particularly helpful in relieving symptoms of hypoglycemia."

"What is a Balanced Diet?.....
Limit intake of free sugars, such as simple sugar and refined sugars from cane, beet and corn (high fructose corn syrup), and sugars found naturally in honey, syrups, and fruit juices."

I hope this "look between the pages" stirs an interest in learning about the importance of managing your sugar intake.

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