Did you know?
Eating lots of sugar does make it more likely you'll get minor illnesses (and in the long run baddies like diabetes) but it isn't as simple as it 'shutting down' your immune system. Indeed, that would probably kill most people right off!
By the time any carbs (including sugar) enter your bloodstream they been broken down by enzyme action into glucose/galactose...the reason sucrose is most harmful is simply because it is mega concentrated and you end up with a glucose 'hit' not a steady stream of glucose.
Sugar messes with insulin levels, for sure and that gives most people a 'sugar crash' as their body runs low and they become groggy, dehydrated, headachy- but it isn't the only reason why you end up feeling rough if you eat too much. A massive rush of sugar in your throat (and glucose in your insides) also feeds bacteria and germs living inside you (they need carbs too!) and the fungus candida, present in almost all humans (but usually kept in check by not cramming yourself with sugar and by 'good' bacteria). A big hit of sugar takes energy for us to break it down, and vitamin C- meanwhile, fungi and bacteria are feeding on it while your system is occupied 'fire fighting' the load of glucose...
So basically, the effect is the same: although your immune system is not itself damaged or supressed (suppressed immune system is a very serious medical condition) your body is kept busy processing all that sugar and the 'enemies' multiply to a level where the (healthy) immune system is just too busy to cope. Imagine 10000 customers turning up to a small shop- even if all 5 staff are present, they would be overwhelmed. The usual infections with this kind of thing are fungal infections of the skin (including atheletes foot and thrush, YUK) and colds/throat/ear infections (again YUK).
But the main danger from sugar is messing up insulin levels- once a year at Xmas, you might feel rough- but make a habit of it and diabetes could be the result. Way more serious than a cold!
Can anyone tell I had a diet overhaul recently and got geeky with it?
AAH, sweets, but it is so tempting. Now that is a reason why we can't eat sweets!
Oh and about our sick world, who even comes up with this stuff? Fact: Lipstick contains rat poop.
I think everyone knows this... hopefully. My sister says that she will still wear lipstick if it makes her look pretty. I guess its that thing when its only gross if you make it gross.
Its just strange because how can we not know about this in the first place? Like they're trying to set us up or something...
Ignorance is bliss
Most people will believe what is told to them or just assume that what they are buying is safe, these creeps who come up with this sick stuff depend on us not asking questions and getting involved.
Squizita~that is exactly how my doctor described it (sugar),
Kitty~for most ignorance is bliss! and a lot of folk just dont care!
the world cannot be perfect but I bet there are more people out there than we realize trying to make it better~ even one day, one person at a time makes a difference
i have a random fact:
Other than humans, Dolphins are the only animals to have sex just for fun!
@ Oddbreed- sad isn't it.. if more people could realize they can make a difference, I think the world would be a much better place.
I herd that about the dolphins too..if I reincarnate.. I know what my choice is HAHAHAHH
I always check things on snopes though ... the media/big corps hid things, but on the other side of the coin you get very convincing hoaxers who use the web (hey, anyone can make a page for free and it only takes dreamweaver to make it look real!)and email to spread panic. E.g. did anyone get this one back in the day? It scared a lot of women, but it was a hoax:
not a perfume girl, like my stinky hippie oil...
I stumble upon a site called Chemtrails, you want to talk about scaring people...ugh!
If you get a minute do a little snooping on that...freaked me out, especially when you see planes come out of no where and spray white trails in grids that dont disapate, they spread wider and get lower, they barely move with the wind and before you know it a beautiful day has turned to what looks like a smogg in the sky?? Ive got some crazy pics from our area, I will have to dig them out.
I took this picture in the parking lot of out grocery store a couple years ago.
I always notice them in the background of shows and movies now.
Chemtrails are a conspiracy theory. They're condensation trails.
That is true for 'contrails' chemtrails are different
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Quite a few of those 'chemtrails' images are actually alto cirrus cloud formations (known as 'mare's tails' traditionally)- for example:
Not saying anything about whether chemtrails exist or not- just that not all permanent lines in the sky are suspect. Nature has been making some of them for 1000s of years!
True, I have seen some odd clouds formed by nature.. but when you actually see the jet making them, it's kinda obvious
Just remembered this one last night;
When you blush your stomach also turns red!
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