Monday, March 28, 2011
Did they warn you about this drug you get at every meal?
How many of these adverse health effects are you noticing? They are from this highly toxic drug:
2. Brain fogginess and inability to focus.
3. High blood sugar.
4. Intestinal bloating ,
5. Sleepiness, especially after meals.
6. Weight gain
7. Increased blood triglyceride levels.
8. Increased blood pressure.
10. Acanthosis nigricans.
11. Increased hunger
12. Abnormal blood clotting
13. Increased inflammatory cytokine levels.
The drug? INSULINIf you checked even one off that list, you need more information about this powerful drug. Every meal, every snack, you might be getting a toxic dose. How?
Insulin is produced by your pancreas when your blood sugar increases. If you eat carbohydrates (sugar, grains, starchy root veggies, regular vegetables and fruits). These foods convert to glucose in your blood. They don’t all convert at the same rate, however. Some carbohydrates convert quickly and flood your blood with sugar (which is toxic). Insulin is released to bring down this blood sugar.
But high levels of insulin are also toxic, as witnessed by the above list.
Fortunately, we have scientific tools to evaluate the blood sugar from food and the resulting insulin response. They’re called glycemic index and glycemic load. The first is about the speed that a food converts to sugar and the second (load) is about the absolute amount of sugar. The glycemic load is the more useful of the two for our purposes. If the glycemic load of a food is below 10, you won’t end up with too much toxic blood sugar or insulin. At http://mindingthemiddleagedmiddle.com/articles.shtml the last article on that page is a list of very low glycemic load foods. If you like looking things up online, try this website: http://nutritiondata.self.com/ You can look up a wide variety of foods and adjust the serving size to see what the glycemic load is. Remember, to avoid toxic levels of insulin, keep load at 10 or below.
No question, insulin is a drug with very harmful potential. Note that it increases blood pressure, harmful clotting disorders, makes you hungrier and causes system-wide inflammation (which starts all disease processes.) These are HUGE!!! This is a dangerous drug!
But here’s the definition of a drug… any substance that, when absorbed into the body of a living organism, alters normal bodily function.
When you eat sugary foods or high density carbohydrates like grains, they alter normal bodily functions (by increasing insulin). Food is a drug. And the scary thing about it is that it’s a drug you put into your body multiple times per day. Eat wisely!