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    Sensitive to sugar?

    Hi there, I was curious to see if there are others who are sensitive to sugar...if so, what happens when you do have sugar? Do you react the same way with other sweeteners such as honey and maple syrup?

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    What do you mean by sensitive? I find (and my doctor said it is possible) I am pretty addicted to sugar of any kind. Eating it makes me just want more and more. I have to try and stay away. Too much affects me mentally almost like coffee.

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    I have every sign of being insulin-resistant, so yes. I deal with it by eating a low-carbohydrate diet, which prevents blood sugar spikes and the constant hunger associated with them. All sugars--and starches--are metabolized the same by the body.

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    I have a terrible sugar addiction. I am well aware of this, it is the least simple thing in my life to over come. Cookies are my favorite food, big spoonful of sugar in my coffee and on.Today after a cup of sugar coffee, I once again decided today is the day I will stop this! I know what to eat, when to eat, so I will cut out the sugar in-between or cut back is always better for me.

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    I really don't think I have a sensitivity to sugar, but like BikingLady I sure do enjoy it, and it is hard to overcome that desire. Fortunately, for me most of the time, any small piece of chocolate like a bite size bar etc. will do it. I don't need to eat a whole carton of ice cream or a box of donuts, so I guess it could be worse. I just like that taste of something sweet at the end of a meal. Oh, and with coffee in the morning. A scone, donut, muffin.......sigh.....
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    What do you all think of the sugar cancer connection? I've had several people tell me recently that they are giving up sugar because cancer eats (grows) from sugar.

    I get the shakes from too much or two little. Have never regulated it well. Took metaformin for years because of PCOS which tends to make people pre-diabetic though when I had blood tests my sugar levels are normal to a little below.
    I don't like artificial sweeteners at all - get headaches from them.
    If a choice is set in front of me I tend to pick the salty/crunchy or the spicy over the sweet. I scrape icing off cake. I like my tea 1/2 & 1/2. I do use sweetened creamer in coffee but going to try going to just black coffee and see if that'll help me cut my coffee consumption.
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    Float On: I scrape icing off cake.

    That sounds sinful!

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    Otto Warburg (a Nobel-winning scientist) did research in the twenties showing that cancer tumors' preferred fuel is glucose. There's a lot of evidence that sugar (and simple carbohydrate) promotes insulin production, which in turn leads to metabolic derangements like obesity, diabetes, and (probably) dementia. There are books and videos galore that support this research. I'm not at all interested in having diabetes or dementia, so I limit my sugar intake to rare occasions. Stephen Phinney MD, a strong proponent of low-carb, high-fat diets, said once in a lecture in Australia that sugar is ten times worse than the most "evil" of substitutes, and I'm inclined to agree.

    This video is a bit long--but I found it worth watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RvB...ncer treatment

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    I have been researching this topic for several months off and on. My own anecdotal singular experience is a diet reducing sugar, processed grains and potatoes to about half what I used to consume resulted in weight loss of 25 lbs thus far (target weight is 5 lbs away), increased energy, no mid day lethargy, triglyceride levels improvement, excellent blood pressure, a resting pulse better than any taken in at least 30 years and no evidence of insulin resistance. To be fair, I have also taken up a daily fast of at least 12 hrs, usually starting at 6 pm and ending at "break fast" the next morning.

    No soda. No morning juice. No sugar in my coffee. No cookies. An occasional soft serve ice cream to soothe my cravings.

    I am more sensitive to this since my paternal grandmother died of diabetes, my father was a diabetic who died of heart disease and arteriosclerosis and my brother is an acute diabetic reliant on daily insulin shots.

    Some of the best research I have found suggests sugar to be the most likely suspect, that it has taken many decades of ill conceived public health recommendations regarding low fat dieting to bring us to this crisis and that due to genetic changes over time many of us are now born with insulin resistance. It is not simply that we are too inactive and consume too much. Sugar is actually processed by the liver into fat quite quickly and the resultant condition is much like an alcoholics fatty liver.

    Most of the prominent so called experts and university science professionals who dispute this relationship receive large financial endowments from the sugar industry to support research and conveniently ignore results that don't produce favorable outcomes. It is also hard to conduct research on humans given that you must basically commit to poisoning one group over a long period of time. Research on animals fails to provide an apples to apples comparison.

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    William smith: My own own mind is made up every time I go to WalMart. Just look around.

    I have formed a few of my own ideas when I have to go into the WM.

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