No. Sugar is not the root cause of diabetes, insulin resistance, heart disease, hypothyroidism, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, adrenal fatigue, weight gain, digestive issues… Should I go on?
For as long as I can remember we have been blaming sugar for every health ailment known to man. How many times have you heard from a healthcare professional that you have to eliminate carbs + sugar to be healthy?
But let me ask you.
How can something be so detrimental to our health when it is what our bodies, our cells, require to function optimally? Really, think about that for a second. Our bodies preferred + optimal source of fuel is glucose (sugar).
It’s never been about the sugar. It’s all about consuming the right types of sugar + eliminating PUFAs (nuts, seeds, + vegetable oils).
Hear me out.
PUFAs in your bloodstream compete with sugar in your bloodstream + block your cells from being able to metabolize your blood sugar.
When we are no longer giving our body it’s preferred source of fuel, our body begins to release stress hormones adrenaline + cortisol to keep you alive + prevent your blood sugar from dropping too low.
First the rise of adrenaline triggers stored PUFAs to be released into your blood stream which then prevents your body from being able to use sugar promoting insulin resistance of the cell + cell death.
Then as cortisol rises + breaks down protein this causes glucose to surge that is then blocked from entering your cells + then causes more adrenaline to rise, which leads to more insulin resistance + more cell death.
THIS cycle is what causes carb intolerance + insulin issues.
But Laura I feel so good being low carb. Well girlfriend, it’s only a bandaid, the real problem is that your cells are clogged and you are not able to use glucose appropriately.
Side note: your not addicted to sugar, your body is probably just starving + craving nourishment from over-consumption of PUFAs that have been starving your cells of glucose.
Sure it may be trendy + short term you may eliminate carbs + feel great until your metabolism is wrecked, your thyroid sucks, your liver isn’t functioning, your digestion is terrible, + your hormones are wack.