…..Sugar can assist you in murdering yourself….sounds bananas right?
Synthetic sugar can paralyze the immune system for four hours. Is that cool? No it isn’t. Being that we as humans encounter toxic environments, whether it’s our water supply, polluted cities, or the relationships we engage in, we cannot afford to lose FOUR hours of immunity shut down. Finding this out has got me to thinking, the typical Standard American Diet (SAD), how ironic, is mostly composed of sugar from when you wake up to when you go to sleep. Let’s look at a realistic example:
You have the typical child in your community who wakes up eating a sugary cereal that claims to give more calcium (we’ll get on calcium on a later day), that’s immunity shutdown from 7-11 a.m. The child’s immunity system, hopefully, will get back rolling at 11 a.m. How exciting is that? It gets an hour to regenerate! NOT REALLY, when 12 p.m. rolls around aka LUNCH TIME the child consumes some unidentified food on a tray accompanied with a cookie or some candy. (Let’s not even get on the snacking in between meals). More immunity shutdown from 12-4 p.m. FOUR MORE HOURS! Between dinner and lunch there is maybe four to six hours to do homework, extracurricular, or chores. This is another time where major snacking takes place, with the snacks from the corner store or neighborhood fast food restaurant. MORE IMMUNITY SHUT DOWN from 2-6 p.m. Do we notice a trend? Last but not least the child’s favorite meal of the day, dinner is followed up more cakes and candies at the child’s discretion. Sugar consumption may last until the child hits the pillow. The precious immune system is probably damn near in a coma-state and will regenerate around 2 a.m. while the child is sleeping. With all that was consumed throughout the day, the child has a properly functioning immune system between 2-6 a.m. THERE IS 24 HOURS IN A DAY THOUGH! That’s not cool. We need to cut back.
Nonfunctional immune system can open our bodies to host dis-ease and prevent us from fighting the free radicals that we may encounter, leaving us with illnesses and a frequent trips to the doctor with the “I don’t how I got this!” face, and taking medications unnecessarily.
I gave the child example because children usually eat what their adult influence is consuming. Let’s try to incorporate more vegetables and fruits as snacks as oppose to the corner store favorites. This is just a minor adjustment that can be made to builder our immune system.
Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor, I like to read.