Some people may call it âsugar diseaseâ â but the 200,000 New Zealanders living with diabetes already know the bitter realities.
Professor Robert Lustig MD explains in detail the addictive properties of sugar here:
âThe brainâs pleasure center, called the nucleus accumbens, (is a region in the basal forebrain rostral to the preoptic area of the hypothalamus) is essential for our survival as a speciesâŚTurn off pleasure, and you turn off the will to liveâŚBut long-term stimulation of the pleasure center drives the process of addictionâŚWhen you consume any substance of abuse, including sugar, the nucleus accumbens receives a dopamine signal, from which you experience pleasure And you consume more. The problem is that with prolonged exposure, the signal attenuates, gets weaker. So you have to consume more to get the same effectâtolerance. And if you pull back on the substance, you go into withdrawal. Tolerance and withdrawal constitute addiction. And make no mistake, sugar is addictive.â
Â Sugar is damaging and in another article âThe Toxic Truth About Sugarâ Â Professor Robert Lustig MD shares that the consumption of the fructose in high fructose corn syrup has increased one hundred fold since 1970. âWeâre being poisoned to death,â says Robert Lustig MD. âThatâs a very strong statement, but I think we can back it up with very clear scientific evidence.â Lustig and his colleagues suggest that sugar be regulated in the same way alcohol is regulated.Â The human body, especially the liver, never evolved to handle the kind of fructose load that it is now getting.Â What does it do? It responds by turning much of the fructose you take in into fat deposits. It also makes you highly prone to diseases like cancer, Alzheimerâs disease, heart disease, hypertension, dementia and type 2 diabetes.
Sugar is added to so many processed foods nowadays and is virtually unavoidable. Millions of people continue to consume 500 calories plus every day in added sugar and what they donât know is that sugar acts upon the same areas of your brain as alcohol, cocaine and cigarettes do, creating cravings, unnatural hunger and an addiction for yet more sugar.
Processed foods and carbohydrates all trigger the areas in your brain which cause cravings as when you eat them they all turn into sugar. When you eat processed sugars you digest them fast and the effect it has on your blood sugar is that it makes it spike. Then a few hours later comes the big crash which activates the part of the brain Professor Robert Lustig MD talks about. The nucleus accumbens, the part of the brain that makes you reach for more carbs and sugary foods, the area of the hypothalamus which then forms addictive behavior.
If you have been searching for a way to kick your sugar addiction to the curb then go cold turkey and start on Pure hCG as this diet is one that will help reset the hypothalamus gland. By taking the natural drops and following the protocol of eating a diet rich in fresh lean proteins, vegetables and ditching all sugar and carbs from your diet magic happens. Not only do you start to lose weight and feel better about yourself by eliminating sugar from your diet you begin to notice a lot of changes. One big one is your skin as when you consume a lot of sugar your skin gets saggy, puffy and your complexion is dull. If you still need something sweet then reach only for the best natural sweetener around which is Stevia and is available everywhere now. It is an exotic herb which is grown in the subtropical areas of South America and has been used there for years and years.
The good news is that when it comes to type 2 diabetes â prevention is a big deal, especially if youâre at increased risk of developing diabetes.
Nineteen Kiwis are diagnosed with diabetes every day and latest data shows that the people most affected are of working age.
However, children and young adults are now getting type 2 diabetes, principally because they consume too much energy from high-calorie foods that they canât burn off.
With around 60 percent of us overweight, a BOAT (Bit of a Tummy) may not worry us too much. However, the other âBitaâ of the problem should. A Bit of a Tummy often goes with a âBitâ of diabetes. And, a âBitâ of a heart attack or a âBitâ of a stroke can ruin your life.
*If you have a BOAT and especially if you have a LOT (Lot of Tummy) check your diabetes risk factors atÂ diabetesauckland.org.nz
Make today the day you change your ways. You can prevent you and your BOAT from being wrecked and get back on track to living a happy and healthy life again with Pure hCG.