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What’s wrong with a little sugar? part 2

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A website called does an excellent job of educating us on our immune systems. They state, “T cells (also called T lymphocytes) are white blood cells that defend the body from infectious disease, cancer, and foreign substances. T cells also release chemicals (interleukins) that control the entire immune response, that is, how the body recognizes and defends against disease and infection.

Helper T cells circulate in the body hunting for diseased or infected cells. Killer T cells are important because they are the only T cells that can directly attack and kill other cells.”

In my previous blog with the same title, we learned that in addition to the application of “large quantities of chemical fertilizers” sugar crops are also vulnerable to more than 60 diseases caused by fungi and different germs. The end user of it must realize that sugar is more an industry than a food. But all of us eat sugar! Why don’t we all get sick? I believe that many of are constantly sick precisely because we are exposed to chemicals and molds. 

Decades ago, I met Theron Randolph, MD, a pioneer in allergy work. He taught of “specific adaptation” wherein even poisons could become adaptable to our immune systems in small quantities. Indeed, he was correct, because no one dies after smoking the first cigarette.

When a healthy person with a normally functioning immune system eats sugar (or any grain for that matter), his T cells make protective antibodies to the chemicals and/or mycotoxins in the sugar and sugar is rendered harmless by the entire immune system, working as it should. Eating sugar once, or even once in a while, is rarely the problem. Sugar is an addictive food. When a sick person eats sugar, his immune system is already heavily taxed from making so many T cell antibodies to the germs that are causing his ill health. Further taxing the immune system with antigens (anything that can cause an immune response, like ragweed, cat dander…or sugar) like sugar may be his next step to being diagnosed with “type 2 diabetes.” Then “diabetic neuropathy” is diagnosed, followed by kidney diseases. His sickness is perpetuated by both sugar, acting as a catalyst, and a faltering immune system. It is very difficult for any doctor to point his finger at sugar, when he witnesses his patients T cells constantly and frantically trying to restore good health. Remember, there are no sugarologists in America.

With Valentines Day right around the corner, my intention is not to frighten anyone away from a few pieces of chocolate, especially if the recipient of your love has a healthy immune system. But if your reflection of love is to someone who has health problems, might I suggest roses? Oh, one more thing…wrap the roses tightly so they are not exposed to a thorn prick. A fungus called Sporothrix schenckii grows on the thorns of roses. More on this in my next blog entitled “Let them have roses.” Until then, Happy Valentines Day and stay well! Doug


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