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Diabetes

Q = How does sugar affect the pancreas?
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= When sugar is ingested into the body, the pancreas pumps out insulin in order to maintain proper sugar levels in the bloodstream.

Q = What else causes the release of insulin in the human body?
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= Stimulants like coffee, tea and stress will also cause a release of insulin.

Q = What are more than 70% of adult Americans that are overweight facing?
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It is estimated that nearly all overweight adults (more than 70 percent of adult Americans) are already pre-diabetic and many probably don’t know it?

Q = What does it mean when a fasting blood sugar level is over 126 mg/dl?
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A fasting blood sugar level over 100 mg/dl is considered to be a pre-diabetic condition.  When it exceeds 126 mg/dl you will be faced with a diagnosis of diabetes.

Q = Does pre-diabetes just happen to overweight individuals?
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Even skinny people can have a pre-diabetic condition that it can lead to heart disease, cancer, stroke, dementia and a host of other health issues?

Q = What is one of the biggest issues affecting children today?
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Childhood obesity tripled from 1980 to 2010.  Today we are seeing eight year olds with diabetes, fifteen-year-olds dealing with strokes and 25 year old adults needing cardiac bypass surgery?  Many health practitioners have stated that we are raising the first generation of Americans to live sicker and die younger than their parents.

Q = What are some current statistics concerning the rise in diabetes?
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From 1983 to 2008, worldwide diabetes increased from 35 million people to 240 million.  From 2008 to 2011 that number increased by another 110 million.

Q = Are there any diabetic conditions that seem to affect women more than men?
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Diabetic women are 29% more likely to develop depression.  For women taking insulin, that number goes up to 53%?

Q = What are some other side effects of insulin resistance?
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Insulin resistance symptoms can include the loss of muscle, increased fat storage, inflammation, rapid aging and overall bodily deterioration.

Q = Is it true that if you have type 2 diabetes, you don’t produce enough insulin?
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Type 2 diabetes is the result of too much insulin, not too little.  Insulin resistance happens when one consumes too many empty calories from soda and sugary drinks along with eating too many refined carbohydrates like pasta, potatoes, bread, etc.  This results in your cells becoming resistant or numb to the effects of insulin.

Q = How does the increase of diabetic conditions affect our overall health care system?
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Over the next decade it is estimated that direct health care costs will be over 3.4 trillion dollars for issues related to diabetic and pre-diabetic conditions.

Sugar

Q = How does sugar affect the pancreas?
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= When sugar is ingested into the body, the pancreas pumps out insulin in order to maintain proper sugar levels in the bloodstream.

Q = Is fruit a good choice when trying to avoid sugar?
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Fruit consumption should be kept to a minimum due to its natural sugar content.  Melons in particular, are sweeter than many fruits and can also contain mold.

Q = Is milk a good alternative when trying to avoid sugar?
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Milk contains sugar.  Pasteurized milk actually encourages the growth of Candida.

Q = Is yogurt a good alternative when trying to avoid sugar?
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Not all yogurt is created equal.  Read the label and only purchase live yogurt this is unsweetened.  Live, unsweetened yogurt can assist the body with the re-population of beneficial microorganisms in the bowel.

Q = Are there other names for or classifications of sugar?
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Beware, sugar comes in many forms. Their names were changed to fool you.  Here is a list of some of the many names of sugar and sugar like substances: agave, barley malt, beet sugar, brown sugar, buttered syrup, cane-juice crystals, cane sugar, caramel, carob syrup, corn syrup, corn syrup solids, date sugar, dextran, dextrose, diastase, diastatic malt, ethyl maltol, fructose, fruit juice, fruit-juice concentrate, glucose, glucose solids, golden sugar, golden syrup, grape sugar, high-fructose com syrup, honey, invert sugar, lactose,  malt syrup, maple syrup, maltodextrin, maltose, mannitol, molasses, raw sugar, refiner’s syrup, sorbitol, sorghum syrup, sucrose, sugar, turbinado sugar, and yellow sugar.

Q = Do artificial sweeteners really help keep weight off the human body and are they really safe?
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Individuals that actually consume large amounts of artificial sweeteners tend to have more weight problems than those that don’t. From the research I’ve done, it is actually more difficult to lose weight when artificial sweeteners are ingested.  There are a host of issues that have been linked to the use of artificial sweeteners too. For example, Nutrasweet has shown to increase the risk for developing autoimmune and thyroid issues as well as cancer, obesity and diabetes. In animal studies where Splenda was used, it is being associated with reduced growth rate issues as well as thyroid problems, anemia, mineral deficiencies and other organ challenges.  Heating  Nutrasweet causes the chemical structure to change into a formaldehyde-like substance. Splenda isn’t any better as it can be converted into a dioxin-like molecule.

Q = Do you know how many grams or teaspoons of sugar are in that 20 ounce SoBe Energize Green Tea that you are drinking?
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= SoBe Energize Green Tea, 20 oz contains 51 grams or 12 teaspoons of sugar! Not all green tea is created equal. Don’t be fooled by misleading labels. This SoBe tea isn’t good for you and in fact is harming your health. This is more of the same flavored sugar water that does nothing more than raise your blood sugar levels. Now you are setting yourself up for a pre-diabetic condition. Keep it up and before you know it, you will be living with full-blown diabetes. That is not a natural state that you will want to be living in. Contact support@avoiceforchange.com or support@newmedicinefoundation.com and find out what you can do about it.

Q = Do you know how many grams or teaspoons of sugar are in that 20 ounce Vitamin Water that you are drinking?
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= Vitamin Water, XXX Acai Blueberry Pomegranate, 20 oz contains 32 grams or 7.5 teaspoons of sugar. Don’t be fooled by misleading labels. This vitamin water isn’t good for you and in fact is harming your health. Flavored sugar water does nothing other than raise your blood sugar levels which is turn is setting you up for a pre-diabetic condition. Keep it up and before you know it, you will be living with full-blown diabetes.


Hormones

Q = Got Hormone Issues – Infertility and Depression a Problem?
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= Very low levels of progesterone, not an uncommon androgen hormone deficiency in nearly all people today, is the primary cause for fertility problems currently in the modern world. It is also the major cause of postpartum depression in addition to estrogen dominance which causes many other common female ailments.

 

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