Evil is lurking among us and its name is sugar. Added sugar is public enemy #1 in the modern diet. It has no nutritional value and adds unnecessary calories that can lead to weight gain, obesity and diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer.
A few generations ago we had a piece of candy on our birthday. Today we eat 60 pounds of sugar per year, which is an average intake of 77 grams per day. This equates to 19 teaspoons of sugar or 300 calories. This change in our diet has radically altered the health of America.
In my Evergreen acupuncture practice, sugar is often the root cause of many imbalances, just to name a few:
- Focus issues
- Eye problems
- Heart disease, specifically the heart muscle and pericardium
- Kidney problems
- Digestion including pancreatic imbalance, spleen and intestines
- Exacerbates viruses and bacterias
The Role of Heredity in Sugar Imbalances
Western medicine focuses on the obese patient who eats a terrible diet. In reality, most hypoglycemia and type 2 diabetes have a hereditary pull. This pull can go in two directions:
- If hypoglycemia and type 2 diabetes are not triggered, the lack of intake of sugar will manifest into nothing. On average, two fruits per day are enough sugar to keep the body balanced.
- If ignored and the intake of sugar is abused, the hereditary pull will move the body into hypoglycemia and eventually type 2 diabetes.
Two clear signs of hypoglycemia are the heavy craving for sugar and indulging in excess sugar. We cannot ignore obesity and a bad diet, which are huge concerns, but most of the time there is a hereditary pull.
Sugar lights up the same part of the brain as heroin, so if you think sugar is not addictive, you are gravely mistaken. Over-consuming sugar can cause you to lose control of your diet and feeds your addiction.
With my Evergreen acupuncture treatments, the blood sugar is balanced, cravings will decrease dramatically and the related symptoms will go away. The acupuncture treatment protocol includes balancing sugar (glucose, fructose, lactose, maltose, sucrose, dextrose, and all the basic sugars), insulin, glucagon, chromium and pancreatic beta cells. When sugar is balanced, health is restored.
What About Sugar in Fruits?
Fruits and vegetables contain natural sugars, and these foods are good for you. But added sugars such as high fructose corn syrup and cane sugar that are prevalent in packaged and processed foods are the enemy of your health. If you want to lose weight and have optimal health, avoid foods with added sugars.
Sugar is the root cause of all evil. In my Evergreen acupuncture office, I treat sugar imbalances and help my patients restore their health. Contact me today and discover how acupuncture in Evergreen can help you.