67 Ways to kill Your Family with Sugar. Mastery Newsletter. May 6, 2015

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Today’s article is intended to overwhelm…heh heh.


Overwhelm with info about how really, really bad sugar is for all of us. It comes from Wellness Consultant Catrina Roesch. And yes, you can skim it and still get the message.



 When reading, keep in mind excessive carbohydrates are the same as sugar to our body.

(bread, rice, potatoes, cereals, pasta, ALL grains, fruit and especially fruit juice)



     67 Ways to kill Your Family with Sugar

In addition to throwing off the body’s homeostasis (The ability or tendency of an organism or a cell to maintain internal equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes.), excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences. The following is a listing of some of sugar’s metabolic consequences from a variety of medical journals and other scientific publications.


  1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.Sanchez, et al.

“Role of Sugars in Human Neutrophilic Phagocytosis.

“American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, November 1973, pp. 1180-1184


  1. Sugar can upset the body’s mineral balance.

Nutritional Implications of the Interaction between Minerals

Progressive Food and Nutrition Science 17, 1933, 65-87.


  1. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, concentration difficulties, and crankiness in children.

J.Goldman, et al.

“Behavioral Effects of Sucrose on Preschool Children,”

Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 14 1986 565-577.


  1. Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.Behar, J. Rapoport, Berg C., Adams, and M. Cornblat.

“Sugar Testing with Children Considered Behaviorally Sugar Reactive.”

Nutritional Behavior 1 1984 277-288


  1. Sugar can adversely affect children’s school grades.

Alexander Schausss.

Diet, Crime and Delinquecny (Berkeley, CA: Parker House 1981)


  1. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.Scanto and John Yudkin.

“The Effect of Dietary Sucronse on Blood Lipids, Serum, Insulin, Platelet Adhesiveness and Body Weight in Human Volunteers.

Postgraduate Medicine Journal 45: 1969 602-607


  1. Sugar contributes to a weakened defense against bacterial infection. Rinsdor, E. Cheraskin, and R. Ramsay.

“Sucrose Neutrophlic Phagocystosis and Resistance to Disease”.

Dental Survey 52. 12 1976 46-48.


  1. Sugar can cause kidney damage.Yudkin, S. Kang, and K. Bruckdorfer.

“Effects of High Dietary Sugar.”

British Journal of Medicine 281, November 22, 1980,p. 1396.


  1. Sugar can reduce helpful high density cholesterol (HDLs) and promote an elevation of harmful cholesterol (LDLs).

Lewis GF , Steiner G

Acute effects of insulin in the control of VLDL production in humans.

Implications for theinsulin-resistant state.

Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada. Diabetes Care 1996 Apr;19(4):390-3

  1. Pamplona, M.J. Bellmunt, M. Portero, and J. Prat.

“Mechanisms of Glycation in Atherogenesis.”

Medical Hypotheses 40, 1990, pp. 174-181.


  1. Sugar may lead to chromium deficiency.

Kozlovsky, et al.

“Effects of Diets High in Simple Sugars on Urinary Chromium Losses.”

Metabolism 35, June 1986, pp. 515-518.


  1. Sugar can cause copper deficiency. Fields, et al.

“Effect of Copper Deficiency on Metabolism and Mortality in Rats Fed Sucrose or Starch Diets.”

Journal of Clinical Nutrition 113, 1983, pp. 1335-1345.


  1. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.

“Sugar and Prostate Cancer.”

Health Express, October, 1982, p. 41.


  1. Sugar may lead to cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostate, and rectum.

R.M. Bostick, J.D. Potter, L.H. Kushi, et al.

“Sugar, Meat, and Fat Intake, and Non-dietary Risk Factors for Colon Cancer Incidence in Iowa Women.”

Cancer Causes and Controls 5, 1994, pp. 38-52.


  1. Sugar can cause colon cancer, with an increased risk in women.

Clara Moerman, et al.

“Dietary Sugar Intake in the Etiology of Biliary Tract Cancer.”

International Journal of Epidemiology 22, No.2, 1993, pp.207-214.


  1. Sugar can be a risk factor in gall bladder cancer. Kelsay, et al.

“Diets High in Glucose or Sucrose and Young Women.”

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 27, 1974, pp. 926-936.


  1. Sugar can increase fasting levels of blood glucose. Lemann.

“Evidence That Glucose Ingestion Inhibits Net Renal Tubular Re-absorption of Calcium and Magnesium.”

Journal of Clinical Nutrition 70, 1967, pp. 236-245.


  1. Sugar can weaken eyesight. Ed Taub, ed.

“Sugar Weakens Eyesight.”

VM Newsletter 5, May 1986.


  1. Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitter called serotonin, which can narrow blood vessels.

Richard Wurtman.

University of California, Berkeley,

Newsletter 6, No. 3, December 1989, pp.4-5.


  1. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia and produce an acidic stomach..

William Dufty.

Sugar Blues. (New York: Warner Books,1975.)


  1. Sugar can raise adrenaline levels in children and adults. Lewis.

“Health Briefings.”

Fort Worth Star Telegram, June 11, 1990.


  1. Sugar can increase the risk of coronary heart disease.

Katz RJ , Ratner RE , Cohen RM , Eisenhower E , Verme D

“Are insulin and proinsulin independent risk markers for premature coronary artery disease?” Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology,

George Washington University School of Medicine,

Washington, DC 20037, USA.

Diabetes 1996 Jun;45(6):736-41


  1. Sugar can speed the aging process, causing wrinkles and grey hair.

Annette T. Lee, and Anthony Cerami.

“The Role of Glycation in Aging.”

Annals of the New York Academy of Science 663, pp. 6370. D.G. Dyer, et al.

“Accumulation of Maillard Reaction Products in Skin Collagen in Diabetes and Aging.”

Journal of Clinical Investigation 91, No. 6, June 1993, pp. 421-422.


  1. Sugar can lead to alcoholism. Abrahamson, and A. Peget.

Body, Mind and Sugar. (New York: Avon, 1977.)


  1. Sugar can promote tooth decay. Glinsmann, H. Irausquin, and K. Youngmee.

Report from FDA’s Sugar Task Force, 1986:

Evaluation of Health Aspects of Sugars Contained in Carbohydrate Sweeteners.

(Washington, DC: Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, 1986, p. 39.)


  1. Sugar can contribute to weight gain and obesity. Keen, B. Thomas, R. Jarrett, and J. Fuller.

“Nutrient Intake, Adiposity, and Diabetes.”

British Medical Journal 6164, No. 1, March 10, 1979, pp. 655-658.


  1. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Cleave.

Sweet and Dangerous.

(New York: Bantam Books, 1974, pp. 28-43.)

B.G. Persson, et al.

“Diet and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.”

pidemiology 3, No. 1, January 1992, pp. 47-51.


  1. Sugar can cause a raw, inflamed intestinal tract in persons with gastric or duodenal ulcers. Cleave.

Sweet and Dangerous.

(New York: Bantam Books, 1974, pp. 157-159.)


  1. Sugar can cause arthritis Darlington, Ramsey, and Mansfield.

“Placebo-Controlled, Blind Study of Dietary Manipulation Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis.”

Lancet 8475, No. 1, February 6,1986, pp.236-238.


  1.  Sugar can cause asthma.

Lawrence Powers.

“Sensitivity: You React to What You Eat.”

Los Angeles Times, February 12, 1985.


  1. Sugar can cause candidiasis (yeast infection). Crook.

The Yeast Connection.

(Jackson, TN: Professional Books, 1984.)


  1. Sugar can lead to the formation of gallstones. Heaton.

“The Sweet Road to Gallstones.”

British Medical Journal 288, April 14, 1984, pp. 1103-1104.


  1. Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.

N.J. Blacklock.

“Sucrose and Idiopathic Renal Stone.”

Nutrition and Health 5, No. 1-2, 1987, pp. 9-17.


  1. Sugar can cause ischemic heart disease. Yudkin.

“Dietary Fat and Dietary Sugar.”

Lancet, August 29, 1964, pp. 478-479.


  1. Sugar can cause appendicitis. Cleave.

The Saccharine Disease.

(New Canaan, CT: Keats Publishing, 1974, p. 125.)


  1. Sugar can exacerbate the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Erlander.

“The Cause and Cure of Multiple Sclerosis.”

The Disease to End Disease 1, No. 3, March 3, 1979, pp. 59-63.


  1. Sugar can indirectly cause hemorrhoids. Cleave.

The Saccharine Disease.

(New Canann, CT: Keats Publishing, 1974, p. 45.)


  1. Sugar can cause varicose veins. Cleave, and G. Campbell.

Diabetes, Coronary Thrombosis and the Saccharine Disease.

(Bristol, England: John Wright and Sons, 1960.)


  1. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraception users. Behall.

“Influence of Estrogen Content of Oral Contraceptives and Consumption of Sucrose on Blood Parameters.”

DiseaseAbstracts International B. 43, 1982, p. 1437.


  1. Sugar can lead to periodontal disease. Glinsmann, H. Irausquin, and K. Youngmee.

Report from FDA’s Sugar Task Force, 1986:

Evaluation of Health Aspects of Sugars Contained in Carbohydrate Sweeteners.

(Washington, DC: Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, 1986, p. 39.)


  1. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.

Nancy Appleton.

Lick the Sugar Habit Bones.

Garden City Park, NY: “Reaction of Monosaccharides”

Avery Publishing Group, 1989, with Protein: Possible Evolupp. 36-38.)


  1. Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.

Schrezenmeir J III.

Hyperinsulinemia, hyperproinsulinemia and insulin resistance in the metabolic syndrome.

Medical Clinic, Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany.

Experientia 1996 May 15;52(5):426-32


  1. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity. Beck-Nelson., O. Pedersen, and Sorensen Schwartz.

“Effects of Diet on the Cellular Insulin Binding and the Insulin Sensitivity in Young Healthy Subjects.” Diabetes 15, 1978, pp. 289-296.


  1. Sugar leads to decreased glucose tolerance. Keen, B. Thomas, R. Jarrett, and J. Fuller.

“Nutritional Factors in Diabetes Mellitus.” J. Yudkin, ed. Applied Science, 1977, pp. 89-108.


  1. Sugar can decrease growth hormone. Gardner, and S. Reiser.

“Effects of Dietary Carbohydrate on Fasting Levels of Human Growth Hormone and Cortisol.” Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine 169, 1982, pp. 3640.


  1. Sugar can increase total cholesterol. Reiser.

“Effects of Dietary Sugars on Metabolic Risk Factors Associated with Heart Disease.”

Nutritional Health 3,1985, pp. 203-216


  1. Sugar can increase systolic blood pressure. Hodges, and T. Rebello.

“Carbohydrates and Blood Pressure.”

Annals of Internal Medicine 98, 1983, pp. 838-841.Insulin, hypertension and antihypertensive drugs in elderly patients: the Rotterdam Study.

Stolk RP , Hoes AW , Pols HA , Hofman A , de Jong PT , Lamberts SW , Grobbee DE

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Erasmus

University Medical School, Rotterdam,The Netherlands. J Hypertens 1996 Feb;14(2):237-42


  1. Sugar can change the structure of protein causing interference with protein absorption. Simmons. “Is the Sand of Time Sugar?”

Longevity, June 1990, pp. 49-53. F. Bunn, and P.J. Higgins.

Significance. Science 213, July 10, 1981, pp. 222-224.

Anthony Cerarni, Helen Vlassara, and Michael Brownlee. “Glucose and Aging.”

Scientific American, May 1987, p.90.


  1. Sugar causes food allergies.

Nancy Appleton.

Healthy Bones. (Garden City Park, NY: Avery Publishing Group, 1991.)


  1. Sugar can contribute to diabetes.

Jenkins DJ , Jenkins AL

Nutrition principles and diabetes. A role for “lente carbohydrate”?

Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Ontario,Canada.

Diabetes Care 1995 Nov;18(11):1491- 8

“Sucrose Induces Diabetes in Cats.” Federal Protocol 6, No. 97, 1974.


  1. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy and contribute to eczema in children. Cleave.

The Saccharine Disease. (New Canaan, CT: Keats Publishing, 1974, pp. 132-133.)


  1. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.

Ruth L. Caccaro, and J. Stamle.

“Relationship of Postload Plasma Glucose to Mortality with a Follow-Up.”

Diabetic Care 15, No. 10, October 1992.


  1. Sugar can impair the structure of DNA.

Annette T. Lee, and Anthony Cerami.

“Modifications of Proteins and Nucleic Acids by Reducing Sugars: Possible Role in Aging.”

Handbook of the Biology of Aging. (New York: Academic Press, 1990.)


  1. Sugar can cause cataracts.

Suresh I.S. Rattan, Anastasia Derventzi, and Brian Clark.

“Protein Synthesis, Post-translational Modifications, and Aging.”

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 663, 1992, pp. 48-62.


  1. Sugar can cause emphysema.

V.M. Monnier.

“Nonenzymatic Glycosylation, the Maillard Reaction and the Aging Process.”

Journal of Gerontology 45, No. 4, 1990, pp. 105-110.


  1. Sugar can cause atherosclerosis and free radical formation in the bloodstream.

R Pamplona, M.J. Bellmunt, M. Portero, and J. Prat

“Mechanisms of Glycation in Atherogenesis.”

Medical Hypotheses 40, 1990, pp.174-181.


  1. Sugar lowers the enzymes’ ability to function.

Nancy Appleton.

Healthy Bones (Garden City Park, NY: Avery Publishing Group, 1991.)


  1. Sugar can cause loss of tissue elasticity and function.

Annette T. Lee, and Anthony Cerami.

“The Role of Glycation in Aging.”

Annals of theNew York Academy of Science 663, pp.63-70.


  1. Sugar can cause liver cells to divide, increasing the size of the liver increase the amount of fat in the liver and increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.

Frances Sheridan Goulart.

“Are You Sugar Smart?”

American Fitness, March-April 1991, pp. 34-38.


  1. Sugar can over-stress the pancreas, causing damage.

Kurt Greenberg.

“An Update on the Yeast Connection.”

Health News and Review, Spring 1990, p. 10.


  1. Sugar can increase the body’s fluid retention, cause constipation, cause myopia (nearsightedness), and compromise the lining of the capillaries.

Frances Sheridan Goulart.

“Are You Sugar Smart?”

American Fitness, March-April 1991, pp. 34-38.


  1. Sugar can cause hypertension.

Landsberg L

Insulin sensitivity in the pathogenesis of hypertension and hypertensive complications.

Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School,

Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA.

Clin Exp Hypertens 1996 Apr-May;18(3-4):337-46


  1. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.

Jonell Nash.

“Health Contenders.” Essence 23, January 1992, pp. 79-81. E. Grand.

“Food Allergies and Migraine.” Lancet 8126, No. 1, 1979, pp. 955-959.


  1. Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha and theta brain waves, which can alter the mind’s ability to think clearly and cause depression.

Larry Christensen.

“The Role of Caffeine and Sugar in Depression.”

The Nutrition Report 9, No. 3, March 1991, pp. 17-24.


  1. Sugar can increase insulin responses in those consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets.

Shelton Reiser, J. Hallfrisch, M. Fields, et al.

“Effects of Sugars on Indices on Glucose Tolerance in Humans.”

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 43, 1986, pp. 151-159.


  1. Sugar increases bacterial fermentation in the colon. Kruis, G. Forstraier, C. Scheurlen, and F. Stellaard.

“Effects of Diets Low and High in Refined Sugars on Gut Transit, Bile Acid Metabolism and Bacterial Fermentation.”

Gut 32, 1991, pp. 367-370.


  1. Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance and increase blood platelet adhesiveness which increases risk of blood clots.

John Yudkin.

“Metabolic Changes Induced by Sugar in Relation to Coronary Heart Disease and Diabetes.”

Nutrition and Health 5, No.1-2, 1987, pp. 5-8.


  1. Sugar increases the risk of Alzheimer Disease.

Craft S , Newcomer J , Kanne S , Dagogo-Jack S , Cryer P , Sheline Y , Luby J , Dagogo-Jack A, Alderson

A Memory improvement following induced hyperinsulinemia in Alzheimer’s disease.

Department of Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA.

Neurobiol Aging 1996 Jan-Feb;17(1):123-30



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