Rounding Up The Facts On Why Sugar Destroy Life

By Carla Lee Johnston, Special for USDR

The greatest villain to appear on movie screens this summer isn’t a serial killer, terrorist or giant monster. It’s sugar. Sugar is currently added to 80% of processed foods on U.S. store shelves. The average American is consuming 238 teaspoons/day of sugar, totaling 130 pounds a year. Sugar is a silent cumulative killer which is responsible for the pandemic rise in America’s obesity and Type 2 Diabetes, which is occurring despite the tremendous emphasis placed on exercise and portion control for those who are overweight. And, when you begin to connect the dots to the current health crises we face, individually and collectively, with the rises in cancers, heart disease, auto immune and even infertility, we are being called, now, to a reality check on how to find our sweet spot in becoming proactive in protecting and defending our rights for making choices about what we put into our bodies, our minds that define our state of well-being.

Deeper than just the issue of sugar on our bodies health and well-being is the truth that now 50%-60% of all U.S. sugar comes from GMO sugar beets, a highly addictive and now life threatening danger hidden in not just candy bars, but now even our “natural” foods and our savory foods like soups, breads, cereals and more are laced with this poison.1

Why is sugar so damaging to our bodies?
Sugar is a highly addictive neurotransmitter which acts as a mood booster and puts our glucose action into serious overdrive. In animal studies, when rats were given a choice between sugar and cocaine, sugar won, even to those already addicted to cocaine.2

Many scientists believe we have an instinctive desire for sugar as it plays a vital role for our survival.
Today, however, we find sugar hidden in so much of our processed foods that even if you have the self-control to avoid that extra slice of cake, like it or lump it, without gaining knowledge about the many forms of sugar in even our processed savory foods; bottom line, you’re eating more sugar in your diet than your body’s liver can process, which is leading you down the yellow brick road to a state of dis-ease in your body’s perfectly designed bio-system of which there may be no tapping your feet to return your body back to the land of health.

Doctors warn to avoid GMOs (Genetically Modified Food)

The problem with sugar and other toxins in our food and water today is they are slow killers. If I were to hand you a small shot of sweetened poison you would not likely drink it. However, today without the labeling disclosure on whether the sugar you’re eating is GMO sugar, derived from GM sugar beets, you truly could be risking your life or the life of your loved ones by eating that candy bar, or reaching for that oh so good processed soup.

Several animal studies are indicating serious health risks associated with eating GM food including infertility, insulin regulation, auto immune problems, accelerated aging (think free radical attack), and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system.

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) called on “Physicians to educate their patients, the medical community, and the public to avoid GM (genetically modified) foods when possible and provide educational materials concerning GM foods and health risks.”3

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words and there is nothing sweet about seeing the inflammation caused in our stomachs and intestine linings with the short term impact on our bodies from ingesting sugar. Ignorance is no longer bliss—it is deadly.

How can you become proactive in your eating habits to co-create a more prosperous life?

Begin by reading labels to see where sugar derivatives are hiding. Here’s a quick lesson, look for words ending in the –ose suffix. You’ll find that Sucrose, Maltose, Dextrose, Fructose, Glucose, Galactose, Lactose, Aspartame, High fructose corn syrup, Glucose solids. Regardless of the deceptive labeling, the following are all sugar: Cane juice, Dehydrated cane juice, Cane juice solids, Cane juice crystals, Malodextrin, Dextrin, Beet Sugar, Barley malt, Caramel, Butter Syrup, Carob syrup, Brown sugar, Date sugar, Malt syrup, Diatase, Diatastic malt, Fruit juice, Fruit juice concentrate, Dehydrated fruit juice, Fruit juice crystals, Golden syrup, Turbinado, Dorghum syrup, Refiner’s syrup, Ethyl maltol, Maple syrup, Yellow sugar.

When you find yourself craving a “fix,” you’ll be surprised at how even just a piece of gum (of course, sucrose or aspartame free, which means you’ll have to find them in a health food store) or a fresh piece of fruit will surprisingly satiate those sweet tooth cravings.

For now, until we round up the unbiased facts on the dangers of GM sugar, stop deceptive labeling and require full disclosure, choosing organic means you’re at least not eating GM sugar and are making the most proactive choices you can in loving your bodies.

Remember, without your health, life has no meaning. Breaking or creating a good habit takes 26 to 28 days of consistent effort. NASA astronauts were required to wear goggles 24/7 that turned their world upside down. On the 26th day one astronaut’s brain turned his world right-side up and within 2 more days all of the astronaut’s brains followed suit. When neuroscientists repeated the study, they found that with even 1 day off from the goggles they could not repeat the results, nor turn their world right-side up.

What will it take to turn your world into a sweet and happy ending?

Meet Carla Lee Johnston:

Founder & President of ONETEAM HUMANITY FOODS, dba: Nutburgers (, Carla Lee Johnston is dedicated to finding ways to feed people with truth about what is really in our food and water and provide nutritional information and resources to empower us about the food choices you buy. Learn more about how you can contribute to the health and well-being of your life and loved ones today.

* Founder and President of One Team Humanity Foods
* Inventor of The NutBurger
* Evolutionary Health Expert
* World Renowned Humanitarian
* Champion against Poverty and Hunger in our bodies, our minds, and our hearts

All opinions expressed on USDR are those of the author and not necessarily those of US Daily Review.

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