Talk about job-related health hazards! In 2005, handsome, trim, 64 year old Herm Rowland, Sr., chairman of Jelly Belly Candy Company, announced that he has Type 2 diabetes. This points out the constant work-place danger for everyone, not just for diabetics or pre-diabetics. Often we get suckered into going along with the pack. Office snacks, get-togethers, as well as lunch-rooms, make you feel like you have to run the gauntlet — there’s little or no healthy food in sight.A constant stream of poor lifestyle and poor food choices (even if each is just a small portion), can mount up over days, weeks and years. All those sugary snacks can kill you slowly. Don’t you want another real, healthy option?
However, fake sugar and sugar-free is no better, and in fact has serious ramifications of its own. Studies recently have shown that those who use sugar-free sodas are at risk. They are often much more obese than those who do not drink sodas, and soda-drinkers also risk kidney disease, too.
So, the calories are not the whole story — biochemistry is. Sugar-free hits many of the same biochemical triggers that sugar does! Therefore, insulin keeps spiking. Also, the high acidity of sodas (phosphoric acid, mostly) can wreke kidney damage and imbalance our body’s vital pH values, pushing us into Acid Crisis Mode (ACM), packing on pounds to wall-off life-threatening amounts of acid into the life-saving, fat-moisturized adipose cells, engorging them into balloons as we “balloon” in size. Or, we begin “wasting away” when we have no more fat storage available and the acid starts attacking any and all body cells and systems, directly.
Yes, under these circumstances, your fat is saving your life and protecting precious tissues and organ systems from acidic destruction. So, please stay away from man-made sweets, as our body can only “buffer” these acids for a little while before we start losing the battle and dis-ease begins.
What’s a healthy option for the sweet cravings we all have? The best course is to let your palate return to its natural appreciation for fresh fruits. That’s Nature’s candy. It satisfies. Cravings will even abate, more likely than not, if you eat only about 2 or 3 pieces of a wide variety of whole fruits, daily. Nature’s Candy! (c)2007 Em
Juices are not recommended; only whole fruits are OK. Juices leave out fiber and the many nutrients of those with edible skins and juices cause blood sugar spikes because of the lack of fiber.
Always, only eat fruit in its natural season and please pay the extra for Organic fruit, especially if you eat the skins. The healthiest fruits are:
- tomatoes, olives and avocados — yes, they are fruits!
- lemons, limes and grapefruits — which are alkaline in your body
- nectarines, peaches
- pineapples, mangoes, papayas
- raspberries, loganberries, blackberry and blueberry (in that order)
- grapes, currants, raisins
- black cherries
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and more about the work of Dr. Robert O. Young, PhD, D.Sc, N.D. about how the pH of your blood is the Key to staying alive:
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Best to all,
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