Relationship between sugars and inflammation

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia and ME & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' started by jaminhealth, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    I've been on a crusade re: inflammation and more so
    since I'm taking Anatabloc and hearing from so many
    in distress all due to inflammation in the body:

    Read this link: The relationship between Sugars and Inflammation:

    www.lowcarbmonthly.com/.../the-relation ... sugar-and- ...

    Sugars are huge inflammation maker...jam
  2. ljimbo42

    ljimbo42 Member

    When I stopped eating sugar about 6 years ago, the really bad fibromyalgia pain I had decreased a lot.

    It didn't stop all the pain completely, but it was a very noticable improvement. I am convinced now that sugar creates a lot of inflammation in my body.

    Good luck with the Anatabloc! We need all the help we can get-lol.
  3. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    to avoid sugar, but to purposely bring a container of
    cashew cookies home from trader joe's like I did last
    week is just plain "dumb" and I know better, but the
    temptations in that store are just plain AWFUL..

    If I were really "smart" I'd throw the rest of the container
    away.....thinking on that as I type.

    True, fruits are sugar, but we need some fruit and not
    overload on them....many foods are high glycemic but
    we have to be aware of what sugars we are putting in
    our bodies...

    A friend has skin cancer (squamous) and is always going
    to have more cut out but she is so into sugar stuff...I remind her but it doesn't register....cancer thrives in sugar. If she
    really really got mindful and stopped the sugar intake, who
    knows maybe the cancers would NOT continue to grow.
  4. ljimbo42

    ljimbo42 Member

    I use to buy a pound of oreo's to last me a month, they usually lasted 3-4 weeks. Although I felt tortured, because every time I saw them, I was tempted to eat just one. :)
  5. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    left in that container, into the trash...

    Can't bring them into the house.....

    Eat an orange, a tangerine, kiwi for a sweet
    picker upper.....
  6. ljimbo42

    ljimbo42 Member

    I know how difficult that is! I do think it's worth the effort though.
  7. lesliesue

    lesliesue New Member

    Same here.....I really need to not eat sugar and yet I have some dark chocolate here. You are strong to throw those cookies out!

    I was doing well on and off for a while...need to get serious again.
  8. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    I will never get this out of my mind when I heard years ago,
    cancer thrives on sugar.......
  9. luigi21

    luigi21 Member

    I just had to laugh at the entrance to your reply,you set the scene so vividly it sounded like the start of a very funny comedy. You should become a writer. Completed unrelated to the subject of sugar, but i have to give credit where its due. Thank you for the chuckle
  10. luigi21

    luigi21 Member

    My last message was in relation to jaminehealths cookie story.
  11. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    Dr. Jeffrey James on the radio on sugar and blood sugar, and
    keeping our glucose labs between 85-100. My labs last yr were 90, yrs prior 100...

    I'm really looking at this sugar issue, we don't want to
    end up with diabetes....so again keep the sugar out...of house and when you need a sweet go lightly, this goes for
    carbs like breads, pasteries, etc.....

    He also mentioned Hashimotos and how when one has
    Hashi their thyroids are being destroyed, all the Syn and
    meds aren't going to reverse Hashi....

    That's one thing Anatabloc is being touted to do, reduce Hashi and it's mentioned in Stop The Thyroid Madness revised edition recently.
  12. artofmyown

    artofmyown New Member

    I can definitely tell the difference when I eat sugar - the next day my fibro pain is 10 times worse. Then it takes me two weeks without sugar to clear it out of my system. That's about the time when my sugar cravings really kick in and I start the whole cycle over again by eating sweets. Wish I could break out of the cycle, but can't.
  13. Nanie46

    Nanie46 Moderator

    Eliminating processed sugar and high fructose corn syrup definitely makes a big difference in my pain level.

    I have been avoiding them for about 6 years now.
  14. IanH

    IanH Active Member

    I have found the same. Added sugars to my diet increases general pain levels, which lasted for 2 to 3 days. In addition diarrhea and tremor increased for 24 hours.

    The benefits of keeping sugar low are worth it. However I don't avoid sugar completely, I can get away with some:
    eg. jam or honey on toast
    plenty of fruit, especially berries

    However my daughter cannot allow herself these as she get an increase in candida as well as increased fatigue.

    Sugar increases the gut dysbiosis and can be corrected partly by taking a large dose of probiotics but thats an expensive way to correct a problem which can be avoided. The more leaky the gut the more pain and cognitive problems.
  15. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    cycle, you have to want to bad enough re: pain and cancers. That alone is enough to scare me into brearking the cycle.

    There is a lot of info that magnesium deficiency will
    cause sweet cravings....