Just reading my August issue of Alternative produced by Dr. David Williams and the main focus of this August letter is: Chronic Inflammation, The Silent Killer....I'll make separate thread on this later...this has been a huge focus for me in the last 3 yrs or so. There is acute and chronic inflammation and I'll do my best to explain what he says. But into the letter he goes in the sugar crazies.... He basically has said and says it again: I've written many times that sugar kills. We continue to learn that it does so in so many different ways...Our ever-growing addiction to sugar has caused many of the systemic health problems we suffer from today. Sugar has become such a huge part of lives that most people will never be convinced that they need to remove from their diets...(I've worked long and hard on this one in the last 10+ yrs.) And of course, it has become almost impossible now to totally eliminate it. But the research is there...It is directly linked to the number-1 disease responsible for more deaths than any other... Most people (doctors included) don't realize that S.mutans is the most prevelant bacterial species found in the artery cell walls of patients who undergo cardiovascular surgeries..And an infection by S.mutans is a leading cause of endocarditis or inflammation of heart valves. For me HOPING the grapeseed extract/pycnogenol supps are HELPING with my cardio health. Also on this, and I've read/heard about this for a long time, cancer cells love sugar.