Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I have been moving further away from traditional medicine and rarely take out my prescription pad anymore except to write a prescription for bioidentical hormones. The closer we can adapt our diets and lifestyles to how we lived when our genes were evolving, the healthier we will be. A lot of people still don’t recognize that we live in a toxic environment. We were not designed to process so many toxins. That is why a good detoxification program two or three times per year is essential for optimal health.

Sugar is the most toxic substance we can ingest. We are literally bombarded with sugar daily. Sugar causes inflammation in the body and inflammation is responsible for virtually all diseases. So, if you wanted to do one thing that is greater than anything else to enhance your health, Stop Eating Sugar!

The single most important factor relating to disease is nutrition and sugar is one of the most toxic food substances we can ingest. When our genes developed in Paleolithic times, concentrated sugar didn't exist. As we have evolved, our environment has changed radically, but our genes are still the same as they were 65,000 years ago. Today, even an apple is about ten times sweeter and bigger than in Paleolithic times. Sugar stimulates our pancreas to secrete insulin. Insulin is actually very inflammatory. Inflammation is responsible for every disease from cancer and arthritis to high blood pressure and heart disease. Again, if you want to do one thing to improve your health—avoid sugar. It’s hard to avoid because it has become so pervasive in prepared foods and food products. Look out for sugar in a wide variety of forms such as bakery items, bread, ketchup, and salad dressing as well as in almost all bottled drinks except water. Try using sugar substitutes instead such as xylitol, stevia or agave nectar.

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