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Before You Gobble down some of those sugary Easter treats . . .

Thursday, March 28, 2013

here is some healthy info:

Are sugar cravings simply a matter of willpower?

As it turns out, your daily sugar fix may have more to with biochemistry than desire.

Anyone whose inner ecology is out of balance will crave:

Sugar
Breads
Dairy
Fruit
Your inner ecology is made up of bacteria, yeasts, cells that line the intestinal wall, and cells that make up the immune system.

When the inner ecology of your gut is in a state of balance, good bacteria and beneficial yeast thrive.

When we eat sugar, we literally feed the Candida yeast and other harmful microorganisms living in the gastrointestinal tract.
They work synergistically with your intestinal cells, soothing away areas of inflammation. They also contribute to your digestive fire and help to detoxify poisons from the gut.

When the inner ecology is out of balance, this harmonious environment breaks down.

Once your inner ecology begins to deteriorate, the gut becomes wounded. And two things may happen:

Candida overgrowth can take over your appetite.
Nutritional deficiencies can develop.
Both Candida overgrowth and nutritional deficiencies can feed a voracious appetite—particularly one that demands sugar!

Candida Overgrowth Fuels Sugar Cravings

Candida overgrowth and nutritional deficiencies can fuel limitless sugar cravings. Even worse, eating too much sugar can damage your digestive system and immune system.

Candida is yeast that is normally present in the gastrointestinal tract.

In order to maintain a healthy inner ecosystem, good bacteria compete with Candida for space within the gut. This competitive environment keeps Candida overgrowth in check. If there are not enough good bacteria in the gut (for example, after antibiotic use), Candida can quickly grow and overtake its environment.

When we eat sugar, we literally feed the Candida yeast and other harmful microorganisms living in the gastrointestinal tract. (1) Foods that contain sugar include bready foods, sweet desserts, fruit, and even starchy vegetables. According to the Body Ecology Principles, sugar is expanding in nature. Without proper balance, it can drive the body into an acidic and pro-inflammatory state.

In other words, a diet full of sugar can damage your inner ecology. The more sugar that you binge on, the more you feed Candida overgrowth. The more Candida overgrowth you have, the more you crave sugar. It's a vicious cycle.

Too much sugar does not only damage the digestive system. It also damages the immune system. Research tells us that when you eat too much sugar, you throw your immune response system out of balance. (2)

Because sugar damages your immune response system, the body is not able to stop the growth of aggressive microorganisms like Candida. Once the immune system is thrown out of balance, Candida yeast is more likely to irritate the intestinal wall, destroy the inner ecosystem of the gut, and move into the bloodstream.

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Before we overindulge in Easter goodies, let's consider the consequences. For more info why not visit the Body Ecology site? It may be helpful to your health!

Have a great Easter holiday weekend! emoticon
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