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Sugar Again...The More We Learn about Multiple Sclerosis

Monday, April 22, 2013

As time passes we learn more about sugar and how it affects our health. I struggle with a sugar addiction that gets the best of me more often than I would have ever imagined.

Like many of you I read the Spark Health News often as well as other health sources to keep myself as healthy as I can. Sugar is often at the center of many of our health problems, something I wish I had known sooner.

I am part of the Sparking with M.S. team and recently found this study:

CONCLUSIONS: Glucose levels are a strong predictor of disability progression as measured by EDSS and timed walk. Further studies examining this association longitudinally are necessary to prove a causal relation between glucose levels and disability progression. This can open the way for testing some of the multiple interventions used in diabetes as potential MS disease modifying agents.

I am not surprised. As time passes I think we will learn what we have always known, use common sense and eat right.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BLACK-SWAN 5/7/2013 4:22PM

    I don't hold out lots of hope on them finding a solution within the mainstream, since they refuse to even test some of the most successful strategies for reducing blood glucose within the diabetes community. I think what they really mean is that they want to start giving diabetes drugs to more people instead of clue-ing them in on people like Dr. Bernstein and Dr. Wahls.

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DANGBLONDE 4/30/2013 10:25PM

    Interesting article. God bless you.


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WINE4GIRL 4/30/2013 8:43AM

    Great blog and info. Thanks for that!
Keep learning Victoria!

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HELEN_BRU 4/30/2013 7:40AM

    It's the hidden stuff that starts me going sometimes, so have to read everything and eat whole foods only - well, I try!

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HICKOK-HALEY 4/30/2013 4:33AM

    I have read where sugar can affect ADHD kids as well.. Really interesting read. Thanks!

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CHANTENAY 4/26/2013 10:46PM

    This is very interesting!


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GRACEISENUF 4/25/2013 3:07PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Sheesh I am just noticing how many sugar emoticons their are.

I really have to fight the urge continually sneaks up on me and tastes so good going down but I feel so terrible afterwards.

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1BEACHWALKER 4/25/2013 12:38AM

    Yes, use common sense, but the companies who make the food sure make it hard for us. I need to really get over my sugar addiction, it has reared it's ugly head again recently! Great information. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KLAD_COCKERS 4/24/2013 11:28AM

    Really good information - thanks for sharing Victoria!

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AWESOMECHELZ 4/24/2013 4:49AM

    I want to thank you SO much for sharing this with us, with me. emoticon I see my primary care doctor on May 1st and I want to share this with here, and get ideas on how to do better with my sugar intake. Actually, I need to learn WHAT to do, what is not good to eat other than just sweets. For example, does it also include chewing gum? Certain fruits? It is a little confusing to me but I will talk to the doctor about it.

Thanks again for sharing. emoticon
Love, Chelsea

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_LINDA 4/24/2013 12:29AM

    I love reading the Health News too, and always read anything about MS as my province is considered a hotbed for the disease. An excess of anything isn't really good for you. Its something we all need to learn. Here is to learning all things in moderation. I actually had two donuts today and I don't even usually go for the things!(I am a salty snack addict not sweet)

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GAYLLYNNE 4/23/2013 6:55AM

    So interesting! I too have a sugar addiction and I know it's so bad and can cause a whole host of horrible things in the body. So happy we all can support one another!!

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/22/2013 11:57PM

    The ifo was very interesting Victoria thank you!

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TIME4COFFEE 4/22/2013 11:11PM

    Common sense and eating right is the healthy balance worth striving for.

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ANGELA76H 4/22/2013 11:03PM

    Thanks for the info!

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PAMBWS 4/22/2013 10:02PM

    I have never had much of a sweet tooth, but have always wondered why 'sugar' is touted as the bad guy. Too much of anything is unhealthy, not just sugar or carbs or whatever the evil of the moment is, but some of almost everything is necessary for great health. And sometimes the warnings are fear mongering for the sake of receiving or maintaining funding for research. Especially as research dollars seem to dwindle.

I hope you find a healthy balance.

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LESSOFMOORE 4/22/2013 9:16PM

    Good info, Victoria. Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon

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SUGARBABY60 4/22/2013 9:16PM

    Great info Victoria, thanks.

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MOMGETSSPARK 4/22/2013 6:58PM

    I learned a lot! Thank you! emoticon

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