David Perlmutter, MD, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Grain Brain and Brain Maker
"Sugar Crush brings laser focus to the powerfully detrimental role of sugar and carbohydrates as direct toxins not just to the peripheral nerves, but to the body in general. This is up to date and incredibly well-researched information that helps rewrite our understanding of disease prevention."
If you're confused about sugar and its role in disease and health, you're not alone. What is most important is that we begin to educate ourselves! Start here, with the questions we get asked most often about sugar, diet, health and disease.
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We previously posted about “Milk & Cookie Disease”, a term coined by Julie Wei, MD to describe a set of symptoms common that parents need to recognize in their children. See this article for a list of questions to help you identify if your child has M&C Disease.
The list of problems caused by sugar in all its forms just goes on and on. If you hadn’t previously thought of sugar as a cancer trigger, think again.
The reader’s digest version: when we eat sugar, or white flour, or foods with a high ‘glycemic index’, the blood levels of glucose rise rapidly. The body immediately releases a dose of insulin to enable the glucose to enter the cells. The secretion of insulin is accompanied by the release of another molecule, called IGF (insulin-Like growth factor), whose role it is to stimulate cell growth.
And therein lies the root of the cancer-sugar problem.
Insulin and IGF not only stimulate the growth of cancer cells but also their capacity to invde neighboring tissues. In addition, insulin and IGF promote inflammation, which also stimulates cell growth and acts in turn as fertilizer for tumors.
When David Servan-Schreiber, a dedicated scientist and doctor, was diagnosed with brain cancer, his life changed. Confronting what medicine knows about the illness and the little-known workings of his body’s natural cancer fighting capacities.
China’s diabetes epidemic is worse than previously estimated — much worse.
The most comprehensive nationwide survey for diabetes ever conducted in China shows 11.6 percent of adults, or 114 million, has the disease. The finding, published yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, adds 22 million diabetics, or the population of Australia, to a 2007 estimate and means almost one in three diabetes sufferers globally is in China.
Chinese are developing the metabolic disease at a lower body mass index than Americans, the researchers found, meaning that changes in diet and physical activity stoked by rapid economic development are resulting in an earlier onset of the obesity-linked disease. The epidemic will worsen with 40 percent of 18-to-29-year-olds on the verge of developing diabetes, which increases the risk of stroke, heart attack and kidney failure.
The last decade has brought greater wealth to a country of 1.34 billion, but with fatter wallets has come drastic changes in lifestyle, including diet and migration to cities, that have put the population’s health at peril. Major causes of death have shifted from infectious diseases and diet-related deficiencies to hypertension and obesity and now more than 260 million of the country’s citizens suffer from a chronic disease, according to data from China’s Ministry of Health.
Prevalence of diabetes reached 11.6% of adults, with men having a higher rate 12.1% than women, at 11%, the study said. That surpasses the 2007 rate of 9.7%, or 92.4 million adults, according to an earlier study from the Journal. It also exceeds the 11.3% prevalence of diabetes in adults over the age of 20 in the U.S., according to data from the American Diabetes Association.