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The story behind sugar
1st November, 2003
‘Refined'. Of a higher quality. The result of conscious improvement. Not so with sugar. Refined sugar has been depleted of its vitamins and minerals. What is left consists of pure, refined carbohydrates.‘Refined'. Of a higher quality. The result of conscious improvement. Not so with sugar. Refined sugar has been depleted of its vitamins and minerals. What is left consists of pure, refined carbohydrates. Lacking the natural minerals present in sugar beet or cane, it drains and leaches the body of precious vitamins and minerals because of the demand its digestion, detoxification and elimination make upon one's entire system.
No wonder, then, that in the 1950s Dr William Coda Martin called sugar a poison. The sudden shock of a heavy intake of sugar disrupts the delicate balance that is essential to our bodies' healthy functioning. The body then mobilises neutral acids and minerals such as sodium (from salt), potassium and magnesium (from vegetables) and calcium (from the bones) in an attempt to return the acid-alkaline balance factor of the blood to a more normal state.
Eating sugar every day exacerbates the problem – producing a continuously over-acid condition, which means that more and more minerals are required from deep in the body to rectify the imbalance. Ultimately, so much calcium is taken from the bones and teeth that decay and general weakening begin. Excess sugar eventually affects...
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