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That Delightful Poison called Sugar

Posted by Sohani Gonzalez Ba,lch,mch

220 Days Ago




Society has been encouraged to consume substances that control unacceptable behaviour.  “Hidden, yet powerful chemical dependency is promoted”.   If it makes you happy, great, you are more controllable!


Sugar and spices found their way along the ‘trade routes’ to civilizations that had endured bland, boring diets in the main, for centuries, and these new trade goods were exotic and delicious.


Sugar became very popular and is one of the main modern day staples.

Cane sugar is a drug, which acts as a stimulant, and sugar abuse is the least discussed and most widespread addiction (possibly alongside tobacco and cocaine) in the world.


(Maybe Jamie Oliver’s recent Petition in the UK for a sugar tax will help change the attitude and usage of sugar in time.)


Sugar cane gives a brief ‘high’ but is followed by depression, guilt and often a gut upset or inflammation in the form of diarrhoea, especially if taken in large amounts.


“Sugar and Slavery” went hand-in-hand, as addiction to sugar led to mass forced transportations, brutality and the murder of huge populations and created great wealth for the families involved.


Sugar causes the body to become acidic, and only in an acidic state(pH 5.0~6.4) can chronic disease and rapid ageing develop.


One of the reasons sugar is so difficult to ‘kick’ as a habit is it’s affect on the hormone Cortisol.  Stress triggers Cortisol, and our modern world is permeated with stress.  Cortisol raises the blood pressure, increases glucose production and can precipitate diabetes, as well as increases the consumption of ‘comfort foods’ to pacify the stress.  Thus the huge increase in obesity and diabetes in the world.


The hormone ‘leptin’, in the brain is the switch that regulates hunger and body fat, too much insulin from sugar and similar carbohydrates in the system blocks the leptin signal.


One of the major blocks of the ‘leptin’ signal is consumption of foods laden with corn syrup ( fructose), and even worse if GMO produced.  Most ‘junk-foods’ use this syrup knowingly.  In the early 1980’s the USA Food Industry added this to many foods and drinks, doubling their profits in one year!!!


And some of you may be aware ever since that time that people have been getting bigger and Diabetes Type 2 is epidemic.  In fact Diabetes Type 2 has doubled in 20 years. In 2016 4 million people have diabetes and by 2025, over 6 million alone in the UK may have the condition or more!


World sugar consumption has tripled in the past 50 years.


Why were our ancestors before 1979 slim (watch any old TV programme), even thin, because the food industry hadn’t adulterated the food chain to such a degree.  Junk food and ‘convenience food’ was the brainchild of the USA in the 1960’s.  Now sugar is in most foods today unless you eat pure, whole foods, organic meat and fish, fruit, vegetables, fermented foods nuts, seeds, beans and pulses etc etc.  All this has been driven by greed and profit by a food industry indifferent to its population and cynical about it’s health status.


Chronic disease as a by-product of sugar:


Obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), dementia and cancer.  Cancer cells thrive in glucose and an acidic body.  I would go as far as to state that all chronic disease originates in an acid blood state (pH 5.0~6.5). pH can be checked with litmus papers in the first pee of the morning.

Sugar has been observed to initiate cancer and cancer will grow by 57% in the next 20 years too.


So what is the answer and solution?


Reduce all sugar intake (in all forms) – if you have a ‘sweet tooth’ use small amounts of pure sweeteners like ‘raw’ local honey,  organic maple syrup and  organic date syrup.

Also organic coconut sugar, dark liquid Stevia (not the refined) , Luo Han and only Xylitol made from birch bark (not corn).


Eat a diet of whole unprocessed foods, preferably organic or local and unsprayed and free-range meats, fish and eggs.

~ Use fresh fruit in season and vegetables

~ Fermented foods like sauerkraut etc

~ Add spices like cinnamon, ginger and turmeric and, if liked, ginger to plain yoghurt, stewed fruits, smoothies and juiced veg and fruits.

Cinnamon is particularly helpful in preventing and treating diabetes.

~ Use whole fats - if you can tolerate dairy use  grass-fed organic butter,milk or Ghee

~ Cold pressed or unrefined olive oils and other oils (preferably in glass bottles)

~ Organic coconut oil or butter

If you use other ‘spreads’, make sure they are organic and non-hydrogenated (hydrogenated spread may be carcinogenic)

Reduce alchohol intake (loaded with sugars!)

Drink more good quality green tea/black tea, herbal/fruit teas and filtered water.


I hope this information will be useful and a guide to improve your well-being .


Sohani Gonzalez BA., LCH., MCH.,   (2017)  01258 839043 / 07986157095

Sohani Gonzalez  BA,LCH,MCH

Article written by Sohani Gonzalez Ba,lch,mch - Blandford Forum

I have been practicing as a homeopath over 35 years, in Brighton, London and Dorset. Over those years I have included nutritional study and now often include nutritional advice and supplementing to achieve the best health.
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