Today I wanna talk about carbohydrates and the detriment they cause to our bodies. It is so broad a topic that I can’t possibly mention everything. I will do my best though. Of course, I’m talking about abusing them and also about highly processed ones. You know very well when we eat we put into our bloodstream fat, protein, and carbohydrates in form of sugar, which means glucose, fructose, and lactose. Depends on what type of carbs you eat. Because of this, a hormone called Insulin is elevated to a degree depending, again, on the type of food we eat. If we eat a lot of carbs Insulin is spiked really high and, in dependence on the glycemic index and insulinogenic of food, we can get from hyperinsulinemia (really high Insulin in the blood), right after eating, to hyperinsulinemia (really low Insulin in the blood), half an hour to one hour after a meal. Constant high Insulin from our diet causes a lot of trouble in our bodies. Trust me, a lot.
High Insulin is a cause (or is behind) almost all civilization diseases today:
Diabetes is the first. No brainer there, right?
Cancer or, at least, a huge percentage of it (could be new to you)
Alzheimer’s (sometimes called Diabetes type III)
High cholesterol and LDL problems with that
In some cases also hypo nutrition (malnutrition) in our body
and that contributes to many other health conditions. Nobody will be surprised when I mention obesity, right? Times, when doctors tried to persuade us sugar, doesn’t cause obesity and diabetes but fat is the enemy are gone but many dinosaurs are still old-school guys who thought different ways and that is not good for us. Sugar is exactly that villain that causing it. In the 60s huge carb/fat-causing obesity and diabetes research was done. Big food companies underpaid researchers to blame fat for all of that and they were successful with the explanation. Fat really causes obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc, because carbohydrates are the preferential fuel of our bodies. It is true, but why???
Why Is The Carb The Villain?
Carbohydrates are unusual in nature for us. They are just seasonal. It is so inefficient fuel for us that body wanna burn it first and store fat (a lot better and cleaner fuel) for worse times. Dietary fat is also so similar to ours that our body loses no energy to transfer it to the best form for storage. On the other hand, carbs are so different that they need to be changed to fat and then stored. That process costs a lot of energy. So why not burn them first, for energy, and to store fat? Are u getting a picture? They tell you just half of the truth and then fat looks like a villain but it’s not. In nature is fat always going with protein hand in hand and that combination is OK and preferable. The problem starts when we add carbs into the mix. That problem is glycation or AGE. I have to confess! I pictured Insulin in bad colors. I made him a villain and guilty of everything. It is not exactly true! Did u ever hear of a situation when some very clever bad guy took advantage of a very good but dumb guy?
Insulin – a Dumb Guy
What I mean is Insulin (good but dumb guy) is trying to help us by taking sugar-glucose (clever but bad guy) from our blood down to a normal, desirable level. So the real bad guy is glucose, in our blood, causing all those troubles. Poor Insulin is there just to protect us from immediate danger. Diabetics know what high sugar in the blood cause. What kind of big danger is it, you may ask? Insulin causes obesity and that is a bad estrogen maker state. Many other diseases are made because of that but what is glucose causing in our body? Why is so bad for us to have such a high level?
Glucose And Highly Refined Food Cause AGE
No, it’s not age as getting older but Advanced Glycation End product. Sugar behaves inside the same as outside. It’s sticky! It sticks together with protein, fat, DNA pieces, and everything that contact with it. For the body is very hard to get rid of that AGE. The body just urine it out but because of a lot of glucose every day, is more and more difficult or impossible to get rid of any. We can fight it with some drugs or fasting. When we fast our body will get to the state of autophagy which is the cleaning/recycling process of our body. All bad shit is gathered into the cell, destroyed into basic building blocks, and then used where the body needs it. There is one big catch there though!!! Not everything can be destroyed. Let me explain it this way
Lefovers And Selfcleaning?
You finished your dinner, and the next day you are hungry but you have no food. You put all your food leftovers from yesterday into the oven (autophagy/recycling), to make a new, delicious, dish but the oven (the cell) is dirty after the process. If a cell needs to do that many and many times over and over again that mess (lipofuscin by the way) will build up to the point when the cell is full and the game is over for the cell. We lose time and health on the planet Earth by this and we could prevent it very easily. Just don’t eat so much sugar, hidden sugar, processed carbs, fast food, and, mostly, a combination of carb-fat, carb-protein, or carb-fat-protein!!! I know it’s easy to say but… Our society is like that but you have to decide what you gonna choose. Life or earlier death?
Does sugar cause diabetes?
Many doctors claimed that sugar doesn’t cause diabetes in the past but many of them still force this agenda so let’s look at that. When carbohydrate is ingested our body breaks it down into glucose (doesn’t in the fiber case). Glucose, in our blood, triggers Insuline because glucose is very detrimental to our blood vessels, causing AGE, etc. It’s a poison in a huge amount. And we DO a huge amount of that. The average person has around 31 tsp of glucose daily. We need just one!!! But let me finish the glucose story.
On How Insulin Takes Care Of Sugar
Insulin takes all glucose from the bloodstream and distributes it, as fuel, to cells (if you are not Insulin Resistant IR). When all cells are full Insulin stores them in the liver. When all storage space is full Insuline has other great functions. It can change glucose into triglycerides form (means fat) and store it, u guessed it, around our belly, butt, thighs, etc. The gland Pancreas creates Insuline. When we eat a lot of carbs, a lot of insulin is created and Pancreas is overworking and overwhelmed. When we eat many times a day Insulin is also elevated many times and always bouncing and hitting cells, knocking on doors, and asking cells to let him in. After a long time of constant hitting cells, they start to be resistant to Insulin and they don’t let Insulin penetrate a cell’s wall and feed them. They lock him out. That state is called Insulin Resistance (IR) and it’s a natural defense mechanism to protect cells from overfeeding. That causes Insulin to have more glucose in its hands. Insulin has to convert that glucose into fat even though cells are inside empty, hungry, screaming for food, sending signals/messages/enzymes to the Pancreas to create more Insulin to feed/satisfy them. So Pancreas is making tons of Insulin which causes even more IR and even more, glucose is changed into fat but not feeding closed cells. That is the vicious cycle and Pancreas is just producing and producing and producing and we have even 8 times more insulin than normal. After a while, overproducing and overworked Pancreas stops producing Insulin. The Pancreas is damaged, destroyed, and dead. Welcome to the diabetes world. So now u tell me! Does sugar cause diabetes?
What Is Going On With Diabetes And Cutting Legs Off?
As I explained before, glucose is damaging our blood vessels. When Pancreas stops producing Insulin, glucose stays in our blood. Glucose looks like a little crystal (I oversimplified). That crystal scratches our blood vessels’ walls, mostly in our legs and fingertips, and causes damage and later breakages. Why legs and fingertips, you may ask? It’s because there are the smallest and tiniest veins and it takes not much to damage them. Also, they are far from our heart so blood pressure is lower there, a heart can’t pump so much blood there. Try to focus on your feet after a high-carb meal. You will feel such ants on your toes. That is glucose damaging your capillaries (tiny blood vessels). After some time capillaries are destroyed, blood is not circulating in toes, the tissue becomes necrotic, amputation of toes, later same pattern with legs. You get the picture, right? The body has a natural defense against that but just to some degree. If there is too much glucose in our veins, it’s too much damage, and high LDL but that is another topic that I explain.
High Sugar In Our Veins Causes High LDL
As I said, glucose looks like a crystal (kind of) and that is why damaging our vein’s wall. Scratches them, making little, microscopical breakages. LDL goes there to patch them and help us. It’s the very sticky guy. It has to be to patch those holes and this is his bad reputation. Why? Because everything that is flowing aside sticks with it and makes a bigger bunch of sticky substances and then we put sticky glucose into that equation. It is a very deadly combination. When that bunch of shit grows too much the blood flow is stopped and what happened to that tissue that is not nourished with blood? Yes, of course, it’s become necrotic. Dead! LDL is not bad. It is not a villain! It’s a good guy at a crime scene. The real villain is high glucose in the blood. There is an all-panel of LDLs. There is just one, the smallest one, that u don’t wanna have in high numbers but others are necessary for us so don’t buy that nonsense LDL is bad. Improve your blood sugar and u will be fine with high LDL. Trust me on that.
Cancer and sugar
Sugar triggers an mTOR (mammalian Target Of Rapamycin) pathway a lot and that means growth. When we trigger our body’s growth mechanism all tissues grow. Good, bad, or ugly. Cancer as well! Refined table sugar is even worse, because of a lot of Deuterium in it, but that is another rabbit hole that I don’t wanna get into. Cancer is living on sugar (fermentation). If there is no sugar it changes its food source to Glutamine (in small cases/types to KETONE as well). That’s why it’s very hard to get rid of cancer. That’s not a true statement that cancer lives or starts to grow in an acidic environment. Cancer causes or creates an acidic environment. Did you ever see cancer patients? I’m sure you did. They are very thin. Cancer eats all energy, glucose, which is made from carbohydrates, protein, and also from fat.
The Cancer Cell Is Very, Very, Very Hungry
The cancer cell has thousands more receptors for ingestion comparing our cells. It steals all energy from our blood to feed itself and our cells are starving. That huge hunger is also a huge disadvantage for cancer. Do u remember? I mentioned cancer is very hungry. It needs a lot of food and that’s why can’t live a long time without food. Our cells are a lot better in this way. They can survive a lot longer without food than cancer. Let’s say they are hunger resilient. Even for that reason, we were able to survive a long period of no food time in our history. Cancer can’t do that. When we fast, especially prolonged fasting, cancer can’t survive such a condition and dies. Not in all cases but in most of them it’s true. We can survive with some supplements that don’t feed cancer for a long time. That is a really simple cancer remedy that our medicine doesn’t look at.
Western Medicine Doesn’t Look at Simple Cancer Healing
Why? Because it’s cheap and everybody can afford to do that. This method works just on about 80% of cancers though. Is it not enough? It sounds great to me. Now, look at what they feed cancer patients in hospitals. They give them bread, which is starch that changes to glucose within minutes in our bodies, green sweet jelly, sweet protein bars, jam, milk, and milk products which is lactose. Should I continue? That is exactly fuel for cancer, not a treatment. I gave u some thoughts about cancer and what causes it. U have to make your own conclusion or decision.
Welcome to another realm of how much is high blood sugar detrimental to our health. There is so much that high sugar does to us. At least u can see how much hurt us. I think everybody knows what Alzheimer is. If not, here is a little summary. Hallucinations and delusions may come and go over the course of the illness. This can get worse as the condition progresses. You may become aggressive and suspicious of people around you (schizophrenia). It is a nasty disease that 50% of people 80 – 85 years old get.
You may also develop other symptoms of Alzheimer’s as the disease progresses, such as:
- difficulty eating and swallowing (dysphagia)
- difficulty changing position or moving around without help
- weight loss – sometimes severe
- unintentional passing of urine (urinary incontinence) or stools (bowel incontinence)
- gradual loss of speech
- significant problems with short- and long-term memory
In the severe stages, you may need full-time care with eating, moving, and personal care. All of these symptoms are developing for many years. Medicine always claims the cause of this disease is idiopathic (means unknown). Science recently starts to say otherwise though. Researchers found out high blood glucose destroys small capillaries in the brain and the brain is not nourished properly anymore. They call it also diabetes type 3. Do you remember as I spoke about how glucose crystals destroy our blood vessels? This is the same. Totally different diseases but the same villain.
High Blood Sugar Causes Also Hyponutrition
We need a lot of nutrients to metabolize sugar-glucose into the cell:
- B1 Thiamine
- B2 Riboflavin
- B3 Niacin
- B5 Pantothenic acid
- B6 Pyridoxine
- B7 Biotin
- B9 Folate
- B12 Cobalamin
I think there are more of them but these are the most important. Some more than others but all of them put their work into carbohydrates metabolization. Now you can see how much of everything is involved in the carbohydrates-sugar-glucose process to change it into energy. It’s unbelievable how much are carbohydrates hungry.
Importance Of Zink And B1
Did you ever wonder why your fingernails have those white spots here and there? They look like little white clouds. It’s a Zink deficiency. When you eat a lot of carbs, mostly heavily refined carbs, and sweets, a lot of Zink is involved in their metabolization, and you end up low in Zink. The same pattern is with B1. B1 deficiency manifests mostly in a restless leg syndrome when the leg (mostly left but I don’t know why) can’t rest when you sit. The leg has to move up and down, here and there, mostly very fast. Many such symptoms are from those deficiencies when all of those vitamins and minerals are depleted from your body because they are used in sugar metabolization and that’s why they can’t be involved in other, the body’s vital, processes. Even that’s why we have so many diseases. Even that’s why we age and die prematurely.
Here we are. I wanna let you know how to fight back those bad, high blood sugar effects, that cause civilization diseases. I’m just not sure I can squeeze it into this. Probably not. But first, I have to say my disclaimer here. I don’t mean to diagnose or cure you and consult all of my suggestions with your health practitioner. I strongly hope you will not need them but you never know. So let’s jump straight into it.
As I mentioned earlier between lines, nutrient deficiency or disbalance causes HBS (high blood sugar). When we have no nutrients but a lot of bad guys (sugar, toxins, poisons, UV light, AGE) guess what is gonna happen? Yes, we gonna get some of those diseases that I mentioned. In many cases more than one. So let’s start with diabetes.
This method fixes and prevents almost everything. DON’T EAT SUGAR!!! I know, no brainer here, and you expected something else and I will provide it as well. At least for some time (a few months) don’t eat carbohydrates and especially those heavily processed! You have to teach your body to burn fat instead of glucose. I’m not talking about leafy veggies but fruits are NO-NO except avocados, olives, limes, or lemons. Yes, it’s a Ketogenic diet. I know we can’t fix diabetes type I. but type II. is totally fixable this way. Even type I. will improve and reduce taking Insulin to half (even less) with this approach. Fasting is very important. I know it’s impossible to fast too much with type I. but at least as much as you can. Do that gradually, slowly extending minutes, then hours from the last meal to the first one. We need our body to be sensitive to Insulin as much as possible and fasting is the best way how to do that. Supplements are also important here. Everything that makes you Insuline sensitive is good. Some of them are Insuline and fasting mimickers.
These Supplements Are Good For Blood Sugar Regulation:
- Metformin (prescription needed)
- Dihydroberberine (over the counter for now)
- Yerba Mate
- Kayenne pepper
- Ceylon Cynamon
For Better Absorption Of Glucose Are Good:
- Nutritional Yeast (natural B complex)
- vit. D
- Coffee (caffeine)
To Help Thyroid Function For Better Metabolism:
In Ketogenic State You Will Lose a Lot Of Water So You Will Also Need:
- Potassium (citrate, chloride)
- Sodium-Chloride (sea, Himalayan salt)
I just scratched a surface but the point is to start, and better, even before you will get into that trouble. U don’t get into trouble by eliminating also hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats, eating a proper ratio of Omega 3 to omega 6 fats, also just 25% of your fats saturated and rest mono and poly-unsaturated (MUFA and PUFA), low glycemic food, not much sodium or proper hydration. You can solve many other diseases by those actions.
This Helps Kill Cancer
FASTING! Especially Prolong Fasting!
Cancer cells are very hungry and that is their weakest point. When they don’t have anything to eat they die very quickly. Our cells can be hungry for a much longer time and survive. We can prolonge fasting, even more, when we implement supplements and adjuvants into the equation. When our cells get minerals and vitamins they basically don’t need anything else. We need also protein and fat. We actually don’t need to ingest carbohydrates because our body is able to make glucose (which we need for the function of some body parts) from protein and fat thru Insulin. We need to replenish our storage once upon a time and then long fast again until the cancer is not gone.
If you think it’s impossible and there is no evidence, studies, or real medical treatment out there then you are almost right. There are some, very few, small studies and anecdotal evidence that show a beneficial effect of supplemental long fasting to fight cancer. I know quite a few people that healed from not treatable or from a last stage of cancer. Of course, they are just anecdotal cases. Or did you see a big study or medical treatment for cancer patients? I didn’t. It’s very cheap to heal cancer. Just don’t eat. Who’s gonna pay for those studies? Who’s gonna promote healing by fasting? There is no money in it. I wanna give u some types anyway.
Vitamin D And DOM
Cancer first attacks our cell’s vitamin D receptors. That’s why we need to increase vitamin D intake to occupation all cell’s D receptors at all times to not let cancer go there. Cancer also changes its primary fuel. It wanna survives at all costs, right? Cancer lives on sugar and glucose, but when we don’t eat that cancer changes its food to Glutamine, one of the most common amino acids. It’s very, very difficult to avoid Glutamine in food. Is almost everywhere. There is one, still experimental, drug called DOM which, to some degree, suppresses Glutamine. There are promising study outcomes on that drug. You can check professor Thomas’s N Seyfried cancer research from Boston College for that DOM drug research if you are interested.
Can We Actually Do Something About Alzheimer?
Alzheimer, sometimes called diabetes type III., is a brain disease. Small capillaries but also neurons are damaged with years of a high blood glucose level (not only but the main reason). I don’t wanna repeat myself about Alzheimer’s symptoms. I explained everything earlier in this article. First I wanna say how to prevent it. Of course, low carbohydrate diet or, at least, low carbohydrate for some period of time and then carb reload and repeat. That’s a no-brainer. Another no-brainer is fasting. When we do fasting we actually create new neurons and also make them work more efficiently by releasing a hormone called Brain-Derived Neurotrophic factor or shortly BDNF.
These are prevention agents against Alzheimer’s:
- Benfotiamine – Fat-soluble derivate from water-soluble B1 Thiamine. It can penetrate the blood-brain barrier and that’s why it helps a brain straight (300mg 2x a day). Also, the TTFD form of B1 is highly absorbable
- Dihydroberberine – It’s 5x more absorbable for our body than usual Berberine and it helps to handle blood glucose lvl (500mg 3x a day)
- Acetyl-L Carnitine – Studies are not so clear about it but I wouldn’t take any risk and I would implement 2x 1000mg daily
- Metformin – It’s just for prescription but in this case, u will get it
- Ginkgo biloba – Since I was a kid everybody was talking (especially Chinese) about how Ginkgo is good for the brain
- Vit. D
- EGCG – One of the green tea chemicals (about 500mg 2x a day)
- Yerba Mate
- Coffee – one or two strong, black, freshly grounded daily
- Ceylon Cinamon
- Cayenne pepper
- Omega 3 – especially DHA (1000-2000mg a day)
- N-AcetylCysteine (NAC) – 800mg 2x a day
Basically, all supplements that help regulate blood sugar are good. There are many more to implement but no one helps you without improving your diet. Try to not get to that state. What is damaged in the brain is in the high majority not reversible.
That Is What Helps To Fix High LDL
LDL has smaller and bigger particles. Research suggests that a key protein on LDL called apolipoprotein B (apo B) is an important contributor to heart disease risk. Advanced lipoprotein testing measures the size, distribution, and number of these sub-particles as well as apoB. Ask your GP for that test. Then you will know what kind of LDL you have. If the bigger/puffier one, be happy and don’t do anything about that. If smaller and you have too many triglycerides in the equation as well then you should get down both. Refined carbs and their combination with protein but mostly with fat is a deadly combination for creating AGE and, after all, triglycerides. If u don’t know what triglycerides are so it’s our fat circulating in the blood. They are free fatty acids connected together by glycerol. Of course, fasting is the best to get rid of them but also not to eat a high-carb diet and eat carbs separately. Not at the same time as protein and fat. We need some for healthy life but not the excess of them.
Simple Tricks How To Burn Triglycerides And Heal Blood Vessel’s Walls:
- Drink around 0,5l water a few minutes before exercise to speed up metabolism
- Prior to exercise roll your all body over a foam roller. It’s gonna get blood to the place where u wanna burn fat
- A mix of sauna and cold shower
- Coffee pre and post-workout. Caffeine mobilizes fat (pre-workout) and significantly helps to utilize glucose into cells (post-workout) that doesn’t change to fat
- EGCG from the green tea
- Yerba Mate
- Vit. C complex to let your vein walls healthy to not let LDL patch cracks in the vein walls
- Hydrolized Collagen Peptides or Peptan (there is a whole protocol, on how to get it properly and for better absorption here)
Basically, everything that regulates blood glucose is good. Don’t worry about cholesterol. If there would be some problems with it, do you think our body would be making around 3000mg a day if we don’t get it from food? If you get it from your diet the body doesn’t make it so much. We need cholesterol. Our body makes hormones from that.
So now you can see we have to decrease and calm down insulin to avoid all those life-threatening diseases by drastically lowering carbohydrates and trans fats intake. There is no other way how to save ourselves other than that. I didn’t touch high protein intake as a cause of gluconeogenesis from protein because it is not so significant. Actually, in most cases, it is not issue at all. Eat your protein with fat and you will be more than OK. By this statement, I wrap this long article up and if you have any questions don’t hesitate and ask me in the comments section down below. Have a nice and long life without carbohydrates.