Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Refined sugar is, of course, a poison and detected as a toxin within the body. This causes an autoimmune response and depletes the immune system. The rise in blood sugar levels causes the pancreas to release insulin and this stays in the blood stream long after blood sugar levels are normalised. The insulin prevents proper function of the spleen and release of growth hormone, both integral parts of the immune system. Refined sugar is, therefore, a double edged sword. Any naturally occurring sweetener would have to be a better choice and let's face it, not everybody has a perfect diet. --from a reader's comment on a Mercola article

Alternatives to refined (white) sugar:

raw honey
100% maple syrup
green stevia (this is an herb) and some say Zylitol
unsulferred blackstrap molasses
dates and raisins or fruit
never splenda, aspartame, high fructose corn syrup or any other fake sugar

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