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May 12, 2005
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Do You Have The Sugar Blues?
Eating to many carbs will make you sad and blue
3 Easy Steps For Controlling Your Blood Sugar
Here's the plan for life full of energy
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Sorry we missed each other last month. I didn't send out a newsletter last month because I had an unexpected loss. My mother had a severe stroke on April 25, and died 7 days later. I learned a lot about myself and my family. My sister and brothers were wonderful, we all made the tough decisions we had to make with courage. I know we acted in behalf of my mother and did what was best for her.
When it came time to write the newsletter, I was so spent that I couldn't find the energy. All-in-all I am doing well. I know it will take time to heal from my loss. Now my sister and I just have to go through her belongings, she will be coming here this summer to help me get it all handled.
On a positive note, Tye and I take our final at the end of this month and then we are Certified Nutritional Therapists. What does this mean? We're going to be able to tell you what is wrong with you. Kidding aside, I will explain in more detail next month.
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Do You Have The Sugar Blues?
Too much sugar can lead to hypoglycemia, diabetes, heart disease, and chronic tiredness.
Balancing the blood sugar is an important part of regaining energy and health. Excess sugar consumption is one of the major causes for fatigue.
When your blood sugar gets too low, then your adrenal glands have to fire, which tells your liver to produce glucose from proteins and fat. This is not good. This puts your body in a fight or flight mode. When you're in this mode, your body is in survival mode, which means all other systems shut down, such as your immunize system. You're also burning up your own muscle tissue for energy. The easiest tissue to break down, for emergency use, is your heart muscle. Over the years, this process is tearing your body apart.
Not only is sugar a major culprit, the consumption of refined carbohydrates that quickly turn to sugar in our blood is equally damaging.
Many people actually use sugar as a drug of choice. Sugar tends to change the way the blood-brain barrier selects appropriate amino-acid building blocks of brain chemicals.
Refined carbohydrate consumption increases the level of the amino acid tryptophan, which is the building block of the brain chemical, serotonin. Serotonin is a proven tranquilizer. Sugar creates a cycle of craving and bingeing and is highly addictive.
Blood sugar disorders can cause fatigue and are closely tied to trace mineral status in the body. The average can of soda pop contains eight to nine teaspoons of sugar. If a person drinks a can of pop, the blood is hit with a hefty dose of sugar that is eight to nine times more than that of normal. In response to this abnormal level of sugar consumption, the body must mobilize large amounts of adrenalin and insulin to clear the sugar from the bloodstream. Repeated day after day, this scenario can lead to significant health problems as well as blood sugar disorders.
SUGAR INTAKE IS AT RECORD HIGHS
In 1821 the average American consumed 10 pounds of sugar in a year.
Now, the average American consumes 170 pounds of sugar a year.
170 pounds is equivalent to consuming 8 ounces of sugar a day.
8 ounces of sugar a day is equivalent to 227 grams of sugar.
1 teaspoon of sugar is equivalent to 5 grams of sugar.
16 teaspoons of sugar is equivalent to 1 cup of sugar.
1 Soda is equivalent to 39 grams of sugar.
3 Oreos is equivalent to 13 grams of sugar.
1 Yoplait yogurt is equivalent to 27 grams of sugar.
1 Frappuccino is equivalent to 31 grams of sugar.
Read the nutritional facts on the label of foods, under sugar, to see how many grams of sugar there is, then divide it by 5 to see how many teaspoons of sugar there are in a single serving.
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The Health Queen and Girlfriends Recommend
3 Easy Steps For Controlling Your Blood Sugar
1. Eliminate sugars
* Don't eat foods or beverages containing sugar, whether added or natural. Don't eat sweet tasting foods or drink.
* Read labels: Corn syrup, corn sweetener, sugar dextrose, glucose, fructose, brown sugar, cane sugar, beet sugar, turbinado sugar, date sugar, raisin syrup, maple syrup, are all sugars, and should be avoided in even the smallest amounts.
* Avoid the use of artificial sweeteners as a substitution for sugar. Research has shown that artificial sweeteners can cause aggravated hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), loss of diabetes control, and precipitation of clinical diabetes, in people who were free from disease. For people with diabetes, consumption of artificial sweeteners, has caused an aggravation of complications related to diabetes.
* Naturally sweet foods must also be avoided: such as: honey, fruit juice, grapes, raisins, dried fruits, jams and jellies, and fruits.
* Avoid all following: ice cream, cake, candy, soda (all carbonated beverages), pies, pastries, canned jellies, preserves, Jell-O, most cold breakfast cereals, fruit juice, punch, breakfast syrups, and similar processed food items.
Exceptions allowed: permitted a maximum of one 4-ounce selections daily from list below. Make sure the fruits are fresh and organic whenever possible.
Apple Papaya Orange
Melon Blueberries Fresh pineapple
Banana Grapefruit Pear
Home canned fruit: (no added sweetener)
2. Eat protein-rich and/or complex carbohydrate rich foods
You will probably feet better if you include some foods rich in protein and/or starch at most meals and snacks. Unlike sugar-rich foods, these provide a "time-released" source of sugar, yielding their glucose slowly and steadily, thereby helping to avoid the "peaks and valleys" of poor blood sugar regulation.
Foods such as eggs, fish, and meats are protein rich. So are some types of cheeses (like cottage cheese), nuts and seeds, and combinations of various beans and grains. Starch-rich foods include whole grains, cereals, and starchy vegetables, such as whole grain breads, crackers, potatoes, and squash.
Eating complex carbohydrates and protein-rich foods in small to moderate amounts (e.g. 1 - 4 ounces), at most meals or for snacks, does not mean you should avoid other types of helpful foods which you enjoy, such as vegetables.
3. Eat small frequent meals
Eat small-to-moderate amounts of food every few hours, particularly if your energy is low. For example, eat 3 moderate meals daily, and one, two, or three meals between snacks as desired, or as needed, to keep your energy or concentration up.
Many factors, besides sweets in the diet, influence blood sugar levels. Certain nutrients are also helpful in regulating blood sugar. The mineral, chromium, is particularly important for the proper utilization of insulin. Brewer's yeast, whole grains, beans and meat are the best food sources of this mineral. Dietary supplements, including chromium, may be indicated for some people with blood glucose concerns. Each individual is different, and health problems should be considered on an individual basis, whether or not professional treatment is required.
However, the three general guidelines we've discussed have helped many people to reclaim their lost energy and vitality.
In following these guidelines, you may feel worse for a couple of weeks before you begin to feel much better. After a few months or so, you may be able to add moderate amounts of sweets back into your diet without producing the same old symptoms. Patience and consistency bring healthy rewards.
Stevia is one of the most health restoring plants on the Earth. Native to Paraguay, it is a small green plant bearing leaves which have a delicious and refreshing taste that can be 30 times sweeter than sugar. Besides the intensely sweet glycosides (Steviosides, Rebaudiosides and a Dulcoside), various studies have found the leaf to contain proteins, fibers, carbohydrates, iron, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, and rutin (a flavionoid). You can find Stevia at any health food store.
Hi, I'm Dawn's sister, Eve.
I'm writing to ask you to spread the word and to keep your ears open. I am looking for a "HOUSE-SITTING" situation from June 20 through mid August.
My sister and I are going to be handling our late Mother's affairs over the summer and I live out of town.
Why not rent you ask? Well, I don't want to have to move all of the "THINGS" I would need. This just seemed foolish, when I could take care of someone's house, while their away, and it could work out for both of us. So, if you know of someone or know of someone who knows of someone etc... Let me know! I would love to be downtown or close to it.
You probably want to know a little about me...who is this chick???
I'm Eve Mayer, just turned 43, and I've been married to my man, Guy for 21 years. We have two kids, Jessica 20, an art student in Utah (it's a long story) and Cole 14, he's into baseball and skateboarding and his newest passion, filming and editing.
Guy and I have been in business together since we met and our latest project is a resort and spa in Guerneville. I don't smoke and I don't drink, remember, I am Dawn's sister!!! I am very responsible, love pets, and plants. I would pretty much have my cup of tea in the morning, go to work, and fall into bed at night. Can you help me find the place to do that?
Thank you so much for helping me get the word out.
You can reach me at 707.478.8778
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