Posted 08 January 2014 - 06:10 PM
50 grams of added sugar is far too much. The CDC recommends a limit of 25 grams, which is probably too much. We really shouldn't have any added sugar. And I wonder how healthy you can really be eating if you find it hard to consume less. Your cells won't take in sugar if they are already full, but your body will keep trying to get it out of your blood stream by pumping out more insulin. Excess insulin means excess hormones. And it pro-inflammatory. But it does it because sugar in the blood stream is very damaging. It ages you by reducing elasticity of all your tissues including your skin (wrinkles) and, along with high blood pressure, is the cause of the arterial damage that your body struggles to repair with cholesterol that then leads to plaque, clogged arteries, heart disease & stroke. Every time you consume more sugar than your cells will take in, you cause damage. It also feeds cancer cells which are covered in insulin receptors.
Thread about the state of our 'health' care system that begins with a report on the toxicity of sugar: http://www.acne.org/...tem-has-become/
This thread is primarily about fructose malabsorption, but has info on how the body processes all kinds of sugars. http://www.acne.org/...out-from-fruit/
"What you want is a healthy lifestyle with natural circadian cycle, stress management, physical activity and a nutrient dense, anti-inflammatory blood sugar stabilizing diet habits that don't include anything you have an intolerance for."
Edited by alternativista, 08 January 2014 - 07:07 PM.
Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.
Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing
. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear
Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.Diet effects acne in so many ways
: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!
For more information, see my Good Things for Acne
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