Any of you that have been to my workshops have heard me bang on about sugar being responsible for the epidemic of dis-ease we are seeing amongst our children, and I’m still not done! Dr Robert Lustig who is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California is a leading expert in childhood diseases and a pioneer of research into sugar metabolism. His vast research has led him to the conclusion that “sugar acts as a toxic substance that wreaks havoc on your health”, particularly sugar in the form of fructose.
Now is the time for use to take notice of this proven beyond doubt FACT because for the first time in history, lifestyle diseases are causing more fatalities than communicable diseases and sugar is being attributed the causative factor.
Sugar is over represented in our diets, particularly that of children. And fructose, the most metabolically damaging sugar of all, is found in nearly all packaged foods with devastating long term consequences. You may know the word fructose and recognise that it is the sugar found in fruit. Now we know that fruit is a healthy food because it is a whole-food and contains not just the sugar but the fibre and nutrients also (it still does need to be eaten sparingly). Fructose that has been isolated and added to processed and refined foods is the kind of sugar we are talking about such as breakfast cereals, biscuits, drinks and nearly all packaged and refined foods.
Because we can control what we put in our mouths and those of our children, we have a responsibility to ensure we don’t create a “lifestyle” disease such as diabetes, heart disease, insulin resistance or many cancers when they are entirely PREVENTABLE.
So how much sugar is your child having every day? Lifestyle diseases may seem a long way off when your child seems so young, so let me put it into perspective. Excessive sugar intake drives ill health of all kinds including asthma, allergies, gut issues, behaviour concerns, skin problems, stress, poor sleep, irritability, general malaise, the list goes on.
I see the results of kids eating too much sugar in my clinic on a daily basis. Sugar can not only create disease but it has the capacity to perpetuate illness resulting in a child being unwell on an ongoing basis. Something as minor as a sniffle that doesn’t go away is a disease process that could be caused by excessive sugar intake and is an inflammatory immune response that needs to be addressed for the sake of your child’s health now and into the future.

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