Trick or Treat? The Dangers of Sugar

Hi, I'm Dr. Marie Starling.

At The Healing Center, we help people like you reach their full potential.

I specialize in adjunctive care for internal disorders, autoimmune conditions, IBS, thyroid symptoms, diabetes, and other complex health issues.


The Dangers of Sugar

The American Heart Association lists the following foods as containing high amounts of refined sugars.

candy corn

*carbonated soda
*fruit juice drinks
*dairy desserts
*ice cream

Watch your list of ingredients!

Refined sugar will appear in product labels under other names, such as:

sugary label

*brown sugar
*corn sweetener
*corn syrup
*high-fructose corn syrup
*malt sugar
*cane sugar

 What are the dangers of refined sugar?

Not only are sugary foods high in calories, but it also suppresses your immune system, can cause sleep problems, weight gain and feed the bad bacteria growth in your belly. Refine sugars can wreak havoc on your body.

vicious circle of sugar addiction

In the book, Sugar Shock, by Connie Bennett C.H.H.C., with Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D. defines this havoc:

A mood-altering, emotionally devastating, mentally damaging, physically destructive constellation of symptoms affecting million of people worldwide, who are caught in a cycle of overindulging in refined sweets and much-like-sugar carbohydrates like white bread, pasta and chips.  Mounds of research reveal that repeatedly over consuming these nutrient deprived quickie carbohydrates and caloric sweeteners wreaks havoc on your blood sugar levels, over stimulates insulin release, triggers inflammation, and could contribute to 150-plus health concerns, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, polycystic ovary syndrome, failing memory, sexual dysfunction, and infertility. Victims of SUGAR SHOCK! May also experience depression, fatigue, headaches, dizziness, cold sweats, anxiety, irritability, tremors, crying spells, severe PMS, nightmares, heart palpitations, mental confusion, muscle pains, blurred vision, temper outbursts, suicidal thoughts, and more.  Ultimately, this insidious roller-coaster effect, which occurs whenever you eat lots of sweets and quickie carbohydrates, hampers sufferers’ ability to function at full or even half throttle.

At The Healing Center we can support you with:

  1. “Cleaning up” your diet
  2. Reverse hypoglycemia →symptoms include irritability between meals, sugar cravings, unexplained weight gain, and moodiness
  3. Support your adrenals → symptoms include difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, and afternoon fatigue
  4. Prevent serious disorders → such as diabetes and heart disease
  5. Stabilize your miscellaneous and hard to diagnose disorders and autoimmune disorders

Call The Healing Center in Denver, CO today at (303) 721-8900 to schedule a 15-minute consultation. Or request a consultation below. We’ll help you break the sugar addiction!

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