is the topic once again, because I’m positive most people still don’t understand what they’re doing to themselves.
My point was proved again, by two doctors I respect, (Drs. Samadi and Siegel) as I watched them clearly explain why, in this video news story. WATCH IT HERE
and salt are the most abused and misunderstood ingredients in the American diet.
Last night I woke up with painful pressure in my sinuses. You’re thinking, “that couldn’t have been from two pieces of pie, could it?”
That’s the way we think. We think that because we do NOT understand the real effects of
on our systems.
Environmental allergens like pollen and pet dander are not the only reasons we experience things like sinus pressure and sinus headaches.
Food triggers, poor digestion, inadequate sleep and it’s no secret that a lack of good nutrition can also aggravate sinus problems.
Well, guess what happens when you “slam” your pancreas with excess
Sugar is a simple carbohydrate, and it breaks down quickly in your digestive tract.
This floods your bloodstream with glucose very quickly, which your body can usually break down for energy.
This process is normal in reasonable amounts of sugar and is part of what’s supposed to happen when we eat. But, we’re NOT suppose to eat too much at one time…
Your body converts the blood “glucose” to energy through a hormone called insulin.
When blood glucose is in our bloodstream, our “pancreas” creates and releases insulin into the blood to “process the glucose.”
It’s no problem with “normal amounts of sugar,” but when you eat too much and force the pancreas to break down.
If you eat too much sugar at one time, your pancreas will increase the insulin without too much trouble.
But, when you do this often, like many people do, the long term wear on your pancreas can cause it to “age” more rapidly than the rest of your body.
It’s doing the same thing to your liver and kidneys, at the same time your pancreas is aging.
This will result in pancreatic failure, which is a fancy way of saying, “you’ve got diabetes.”
Now I’m not even talking about the other issues of how the sugar literally “breaks down and destroys brain cells.” You can watch the video I posted HERE.
Refined sugar lower your immune system, and sugar can also “prolong” sinusitis if it’s caused by the fungus candida.
Anti fungal diets and the suggestions in Dr. Ivker’s book, consist primarily of vegetables, non-red-meat, eliminating refined sugar, yeast, dairy, mushrooms, fried foods, bread, alcohol, and a number of others.
If you want to know for sure if what you’re eating is causing the problem, decrease refined sugar intake and eliminate potential food triggers.
Refined sugar, (white sugar and high fructose corn syrup) aggravates the balance of many hormones, and promotes the growth of “disease causing bacteria.”
Sugar consumption should be dramatically reduced or eliminated all together, to dramatically improve the lessening of sinus problems.
Investigate the possibility of your body reacting to foods consumed on a regular basis. Common foods causing problems include dairy and gluten containing grains (wheat, oats, rye, barley and spelt).
If you’ve been suffering from chronic sinus problems, it’s time to do an “elimination diet.”
Focus on proteins, fruits and vegetables, and avoid dairy and gluten containing grains for a two to three week period.
Along with sugar, get your salt intake down also!
Salt is a vital mineral that we need for good health, but most diets today, contain too much salt. Consuming too much can lead to hypernatremia. (An imbalance of salt and water in the body)
The recommended daily intake for the average person is around 6 grams per day, but most people easily consume twice that amount.
So how do you know that you’ve eaten too much salt?
Usually, people who consume too much salt, tend to be more thirsty, although this could also be caused by a dry environment, lifestyle factors, or because of diabetes.
If you are drinking a lot more water than you normally would, it might be worth getting a blood test.
Increased blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and osteoporosis are the long term results. (I personally believe that the salt contributes to the sinus pressure, since it increases blood pressure).
I only mention salt in an article about sugar because the “cause and effects” are co-mingling most of time. Many people that are consuming too much sugar, are ALSO consuming too much salt!
Sugar is in “almost” EVERY box, can, jar, package and container of food… Period! Like the doctors mentioned, anything that ends in an “ose,” Sucrose, Fructose, Dextrose and Xylose, are ALL sugar.
Your body doesn’t care what the label says, it’s all “sugar” and it will react and make the pancreas go to work again!
You better ask yourself, “How much sugar have I had today,” before you add a big slice of pie and ice cream for desert to the end of your day.
I am very serious about curbing our sugar and salt intake, as I made pretty clear in my article, “Detox Sugar and Live.”
It takes discipline and vigilance to curb your sugar intake. After all, it IS addictive physically and mentally, and you have to care about your health, to sustain a healthy pancreas, liver and kidneys.
Author: Steve Berchtold