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The reference number that has been bandied around as common knowledge is that the average sugar intake per person in the Standard American Diet “SAD” (interesting acronym, don’t you think?) is 150 lbs per person, per year. Putting that into terms that you may be better able to relate to…well, lets do the numbers (rounded for convenience):

150 lbs per year / 365 days per year = .41 lbs per day (that doesn’t seem so like such a big deal!)

454 grams per lb X .41 lbs per day = 186 grams per day  (Hummm…can’t really relate to that!)

186 grams per day / 4 grams per teaspoon (according to a 2013 posting by Diane Rellinger, Michigan State University Extension) = 47 teaspoons per day (yo!)

Unless you are a cell physiology aficionado  you may not know that high sugar consumption (which causes increase in free radical production) is a “disrupter” to normal cell physiological function that cause mitochondrial damage…messing with energy production at the cellular level…shifting the mechanism for energy production within the cell from aerobic (with Oxygen) to anaerobic (without Oxygen)

Cancer cells are “obligate glucose metabolizers” that thrives on sugar…sugar is the fuel for cancer cells! Starting to see the connection?

Trivia: Relative to the Sugar-Stupid-Cancer connection, what words of wisdom have John Wayne, Bill Murray and Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump character been attributed with having said?

John Wayne: “Life is hard;  it’s harder if you’re stupid.”

Bill Murray: “It’s hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it’s damn near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person.”

Forrest Gump: “Stupid is as stupid does.”

Moral to the story (at the expense of appearing insensitive, arrogant and condescending)…isn’t it stupid to eat so much sugar?

Best in health!



Recently ran across this question posted on the National Wellness Institute group on linkedin…

“What is cancer, and what are the best practices for cancer prevention?”

The bigger picture…looking deeper than treatment. Cancer is merely the expression in the physical body of chronic imbalances that exist in more than one of the following areas of one’s life: mental-emotional-physical-spiritual.  Physical & emotional imbalances being the most obvious. The nutritional (chemical) & environmental (chemical & non-chemical) factors (the enlightened Canadian physician Gabor Mate “You cannot separate the body from the mind or the individual from the environment.”) in combination with the unresolved emotional business from the past (…I like Norm Shealy’s term here instead of unresolved emotional pain from the past…I attended one of the Edgar Cayce seminars on “medical intuition” where Norm spoke quite eloquently about this issue) therefore should be addressed collectively. What typically gets overlooked, and is more challenging to address, in our current health care (“sickness-care”) paradigm even by many of my brethren in the alternative and holistic space is that there is always a correlation between unresolved emotional pain in an individual’s life (that creates the energetic imbalance within the body that affect cellular physiology) and the disease condition…physiology adapts to the environment (physical & non-physical).  I believe that one of the key factors for getting a handle on preventing & reversing cancer (since the body cures itself) is being able to shift our attention from blaming the medical paradigm for their focus and instead focus our attention on our own individual education, personal responsibility & discipline (personal empowerment) in the realm of creating healthy personal lifestyle.  If we are not sick we don’t need healthcare…allopathic or alternative!