Just about everyone likes to enjoy some kind of sweet treat now and then, but there is a hidden danger in consuming too many refined carbohydrates, especially refined sugar. It increases cellular resistance to insulin which causes blood sugar levels to increase. When blood sugar levels get too high one develops metabolic syndrome and may eventually become diabetic and that’s not so sweet.
Despite all attempts to refute the idea that sugar consumption leads to diabetes, the truth is that wherever populations of people abandon traditional diets and start eating more sugar, rates of diabetes dramatically increase. It’s also true that thousands of people have successfully lowered their blood sugar levels by skipping the sugary and starchy foods and returning to a more natural diet.
We need to get the word out that diabetes can not only be prevented, most of the time it can be reversed. It’s an important message, because, according to the latest (2017) statistics about 9.4% of Americans, about 30 million people, have some form of diabetes. About 7 million of these people have undiagnosed diabetes. About 84 million Americans are pre-diabetic, which means they could easily become one of the 1.5 million cases of new diabetes diagnosed each year. Diabetes also remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States.
But that’s really only the tip of the ice burg. High blood sugar contributes to the development of numerous other health problems. These include heart disease, cancer and neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s, not to mention obesity and the proverbial dental problems with which sugar has long been associated.
In this month’s Herbal Hour we’ll explain why eating refined carbohydrates leads to metabolic syndrome and diabetes. We’ll also talk about natural ways to lower get over the addiction to sugar and regulate one’s blood sugar naturally. Join us and learn how to keep life sweeter by preventing and reversing metabolic syndrome and diabetes.