SEE YOURSELF UP CLOSE! Sugars - the good and the bad and the poisonous; Live Blood Analysis,

Hello Wonderful Folks,

I'm focusing on sugars for a while - still so much mis-information and wishful thinking out there...

In this newsletter: the good; in the previous one: the bad and the ugly.

Next newsletter: some solutions.
Now that we have lambasted and disposed of the artificial sweeteners (see article below from a few weeks back), we can move on to real sugars - the unhealthy and upstanding characteristics of sugars and what ideally we want to include in our meals.

A. Part Two – Good Sugars
B. Live Blood Analysis
C. Part One – artificial Sugars

A. Part Two – Sugars Compared

Mainly, the sugars we come across daily are sucrose, lactose and fructose. Sugar as most often encountered in our foods are in a refined form of sugar cane or sugar beets but can also be part of a carbohydrate, naturally occurring, such as sucrose.
In industrial food preparation, when not an artificial chemical, we encounter sugar as glucose and the less expensive high fructose corn syrup.

When studies are designed there is a lot of confusion as some sugars are referred to as unrefined - would that be the sugar in its natural state as in the fibre in a piece of cane, sap from the maple tree, extracted sugar from fruit or pure honey or in crystallized form after extraction and then compared to high fructose corn syrup?
Can proper studies be done at all? Are there people who have never consumed refined sugar – as a control group?

Sugar effects are different for everyone - there are so many variables for each individual that in a study tabulating it all would be impossible  - the state of the pancreas, the state of the liver, the health of one’s veins, emotions related to our pancreas and liver specifically and fear and angers related to the intestinal tract, intestinal integrity (had antibiotics lately or unknown parasites onboard?).

By increasing the glycemic load, by allowing the blood sugar levels to rise for long periods, some people may create insulin resistance and some people will not. Some people will be feeling hyperactive and some not so much... As research committees flail around to try and quantify what is and isn’t - amounts and percentages of what we can “safely” consume - such as the WHO human and animal studies - we know we are all different and have a personal relationship with sugar - reactions, levels, numbers and all - highly unique to each of us.

So while we read about studies on sugar with dietary fibre and and without; more heart attacks and less; more or less inflammatory conditions due to more or less sugar studies in animals... chronic consumption versus binges and abstinences... alcoholics who consume only alcohol for one meal per day and do not become diabetic... and so on. Add in the general fear of candida and how misunderstood that is and...
Well...  we become totally confused and tend to dismiss the whole idea of care with sugars or eat none of them as a tense precaution.

So all these sweet “thoughts” seem to forget the poor pancreas - at the heart of the matter. Each pancreas is different and personal and yet it’s needs are similar for all of us. Assuming that we have one that works really well, we know that it can deal with the occasional over supply of sugars in our blood efficiently - whether from a sweet drink, too large a meal, an alcoholic drink or nasty processed sugar, all on an empty stomach.

Let’s follow it around. We ingest the sugar, it stays in our stomach a few moments and then lands in our intestinal tract. Not all our intestines are created equal - some are healthier than others and here, then, the sugar is absorbed into our venus system of the blood stream and goes for a quick filter to our liver and then on to our entire blood supply.
Our blood has a very narrow pH that MUST be maintained - a little added blood sugar requires tweaking and a lot requires a massive intervention - and nature intervenes immediately - on the moment! While already at the liver the “sugar radar” commands insulin to be released from our pancreas to help ‘push back’ on the sugar in our blood and move it along to processes to take it to our cells outside our blood - tissue such as muscles or to be stored as fat.

Sometimes the sugar cannot be put away fast enough - and our body’s natural backup system careens into action and a mighty unique process takes place - pteroharpen are formed. This is known as an artifact in mainstream microscopy! And in alternative microscopy it is seen as a little miracle - a biologically brilliant response! Oligosaccharides are formed and these are protectors. They coalesce into a thin film that look like angel wings. These are sugars that are manageable in our blood where they really shouldn’t be.

If there are a lot of them it slows blood down by virtue of being ‘sticky obstructions’. Circulation becomes sluggish - much like the effect of an overabundance of platelets. Folks on heavy meds or on chemo cannot form these protective pteroharpens properly and then these protective surroundings around a spec of toxic albumin are barely there and sometimes not at all!
Worse still, these heavy meds cause the unprotected toxic specs to embed into the walls of the capillaries, or arteries and veins and cause inflammation and this causes a secondary natural reaction by nature to automatically dampen the “fire’ with some minerals - calcium - and mitigate the damage to some degree. These little artery and vein wall inflammatory areas will be more hardened due to this intervention (a good thing at the moment of the problem) and when this continues on and on over time we accumulate damage.
And that is why blood sugar type issues are coupled with heart and artery issues. And over along periods it can be coupled with cardiovascular disease - natures protection programs gone awry.

It’s interesting when I look back over some notes on what was suggested by Edgar Cayce - the great “see-er” from Virginia Beach. He often suggested Jerusalem artichokes (the root of a member of the sunflower family) for diabetics. They are a great source of oligosaccharides but are hard to find at the grocery store. Oligosaccharides, such good sugars, are found in certain plant foods - burdock, chicory, leeks, onions, legumes, asparagus, and others. Many oligosaccharides are poorly absorbed in the small intestine and have drawn recent attention as “prebiotics” – food for certain beneficial bacteria in the colon. We find nearly 200 different oligosaccharides in human milk while other mammals can number less than 20 - aren’t we brilliantly designed?) Many oligosaccharides are a good form of housekeeping  - a form of ‘prebiotic’ food that the flora / bacteria in the colon prefer (such as Bifido bacteria).

So when you look at sugars backwards - it makes more sense.
You don’t want any harm to your heart’s function, arteries and veins - so you don’t want to create and crazy oversupply of pteroharpen in your blood supply at any time. You don’t want to allow any other situation that demand highly toxic meds so that when you do have a dietary slip up or a sluggish pancreas, you can actually make these pteroharpen at any time you want to as a defense.

Then you want to eat in such as way that you don’t need to create them in the first place.
So when you eat, your stomach is full of a whole spectrum of components including proteins and fats - and so some simple and not so simple sugars can sometimes be snuck in and enjoyed as their effect is buffered by the other components digesting away.
This is anything but the case when a sugar is consumed on it’s own. Straight into the blood supply it goes and nature has to bring out it’s back up programs if it can.

Sip some alcohol on an empty stomach - ouch. Have some nuts before hand and then have a few sips - not so lethal as the nuts slow down the absorption of the alcohol - complements of protein and oils.
A tablespoon of pure honey or a tablespoon of pure ice cream on an empty stomach? Ice cream - any day. One is pure sugar - the other is sugar diluted with fats and some protein and that sugar in ice cream will have a harder time absorbing quickly.
Enjoy that baked potato - the starch from the potato can be slowed down with some butter and sour cream.  A tablespoon of honey versus a tablespoon of white sugar? The nasty effect on your blood is the same even though one may sooth your throat and the other does not. One is a little healthier in composition than the other - the immediate damage is equally severe. They both require an emergency response from your body.

A glass of processed store-bought juice versus a glass of freshly squeezed juice of the same fruit? The latter - as it has not been tampered with and has not had more high fructose corn syrup added to make it more popular with children and therefore has a little less simple sugar. And then the enzymes and vitamins are a bonus as these are destroyed by mandatory pasteurization in the store version.
So a measure of moderation and each of us with a different personal measure!

A spoonful of sugar versus a spoonful of sucralose.... no contest.... see previous article at end of this email.

Merrie Bakker, 604-261-7742,,


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previous article connected to the one above

A little documentary: "Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World"
The chemical sucralose, marketed as "Splenda", has replaced aspartame as the #1 artificial sweetener in foods and beverages. Aspartame has been forced out by increasing public awareness that it is both a neurotoxin and an underlying cause of chronic illness worldwide.

Dr. James Bowen, Researcher and biochemist, reports: "Splenda/sucralose is simply chlorinated sugar; a chlorocarbon. Common chlorocarbons include carbon tetrachloride, trichlorethelene and methylene chloride, all deadly. Chlorine is nature's Doberman attack dog, a highly excitable, ferocious atomic element employed as a biocide in bleach, disinfectants, insecticide, WWI poison gas and hydrochloric acid.

"Sucralose is a molecule of sugar chemically manipulated to surrender three hydroxyl groups (hydrogen + oxygen) and replace them with three chlorine atoms. Natural sugar is a hydrocarbon built around 12 carbon atoms. When turned into Splenda it becomes a chlorocarbon, in the family of Chlorodane, Lindane and DDT.

"Chlorocarbons are never nutritionally compatible with our metabolic processes and are wholly incompatible with normal human metabolic functioning. When chlorine is chemically reacted into carbon-structured organic compounds to make chlorocarbons, the carbon and chlorine atoms bind to each other by mutually sharing electrons in their outer shells. This arrangement adversely affects human metabolism because our mitochondrial and cellular enzyme systems are designed to completely utilize organic molecules containing carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and other compatible nutritional elements.

"By this process chlorocarbons such as sucralose deliver chlorine directly into our cells through normal metabolization. This makes them effective insecticides and preservatives. Preservatives must kill anything alive to prevent bacterial decomposition."
Dr. Bowen believes ingested chlorocarbon damage continues with the formation of other toxins: "Any chlorocarbons not directly excreted from the body intact can cause immense damage to the processes of human metabolism and, eventually, our internal organs. The liver is a detoxification organ which deals with ingested poisons. Chlorocarbons damage the hepatocytes, the liver's metabolic cells, and destroy them. In test animals Splenda produced swollen livers, as do all chlorocarbon poisons, and also calcified the kidneys of test animals in toxicity studies. The brain and nervous system are highly subject to metabolic toxicities and solvency damages by these chemicals. Their high solvency attacks the human nervous system and many other body systems including genetics and the immune function. Thus, chlorocarbon poisoning can cause cancer, birth defects, and immune system destruction. These are well known effects of Dioxin and PCBs which are known deadly chlorocarbons."
Dr. Bowen continues: "Just like aspartame, which achieved marketplace approval by the Food and Drug Administration when animal studies clearly demonstrated its toxicity, sucralose also failed in clinical trials with animals. Aspartame created brain tumors in rats. Sucralose has been found to shrink thymus glands (the biological seat of immunity) and produce liver inflammation in rats and mice.
"We can expect to see a river of on-going media hype expounding the virtues of Splenda/sucralose. We should not be fooled again into accepting the safety of a toxic chemical on the blessing of the FDA and saturation advertising. In terms of potential long-term human toxicity we should regard sucralose with its chemical cousin DDT, the insecticide now outlawed because of its horrendous long term toxicities at even minute trace levels in human, avian, and mammalian tissues.
Dr. Bowen also calls attention to another seldom recognized and deadly permanent effect of these chemicals: "Aspartame, sold as NutraSweet, Equal, E951, Canderel, Benevia and under other names, is a hyper-sensitization agent which can cause Polychemical Sensitivity syndrome. Chlorocarbons strongly induce incurable hypersensitivity diseases, now becoming rampant."

A good book by Russell Blaylock, MD is Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills -

Dr. Betty Martini says "The FDA denied approval of aspartame for 16 years, then caved in to political/economic pressure when Don Rumsfeld, CEO of the manufacturer, was brought to Washington by Ronald Reagan. A new FDA Commissioner was appointed to approve it then became a consultant for NutraSweet's public relations firm for $1,000/day on a 10 year contract. Forthcoming has been a global epidemic of disability and death. One might expect FDA to be more cautious next time, yet FDA approved the toxic chlorocarbon Splenda without hesitation and without any long term testing on human subjects."

Merrie Bakker, 604-261-7742,,


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