Sunday, September 12, 2010


The day after our Rosh Hashanah dinner, the start of the Jewish New Year, my son asked me what ingredients were in my delicious noodle pudding because he was suffering from drowsiness and had extreme migraine headaches. "Do not take this personal " he said " I ate a lot of it and  just need to know what was in it that  made me feel that way."

Responding quickly, I told him his body was crashing from all the sugar he ate the night before. I pointed out to him the following foods he might have ate contained large amounts of sugar. The salad oil, challah bread, noodle pudding, a little honey in the brisket, soda, and of course the chocolate desserts.

After my conversation with my son, I went on the Internet to check if my answer to him was correct. I wanted to reasure myself  I used the right words for him to understand what has happened.  Along with my research was the information I put in this blog for all those who are going to cook for Yom Kippur and for all others who need to know this information for future cooking for their families

Many of us have low tolerance to certain foods. In his case he has low tolerance to sugars and other foods as well. It was a rude awakening for him as he is a very handsome, intellgent, and strong individual who is finally opening his eyes to what certain foods can do to him. Although he was very aware for years, now it is the sugar thing that invaded his low tolerance. We all take our tolerances for granted as we enjoy eating our favorite foods and desserts overlooking the consequences later.

When I was a little girl, I remember my mother lying on the couch after dinner while a whole house full of relatives watched her.  She just could not keep her eyes open after she ate dinner. Thinking she was just rude, I was unaware of her low tolerance to sugar.

Eating sugar shoots our blood sugar levels up and triggers a spike in the hormone insulin, which is needed to prep our cells to absorb the sugar. If there are no other nutrients to sustain our blood sugar level, it crashes as quickly as it rises, and we crave another hit. This is how sugar addiction begins

Excess sugar consumption also upsets the balance of intestinal flora in your digestive tract and can cause symptoms of intestinal distress such as bloating, cramping, and gas digestion. Other symptoms of sugar sensitivity are headaches, insomnia, aggression, panic attacks, irritability, mood swings, and depression. Too much sugar can deplete levels of serotonin, the neurotransmitter whose deficiency is linked to depression. What’s worse, low levels of serotonin actually trigger more sugar cravings.

Long-term sugar intolerance leads to type 2 diabetes and other complications like obesity and inflammation. Drinking more than one soda a day raises your risk of serious weight gain by 80%.

For those who were smart enough to realize what sugar did to their mind and bodies, they've turned to artificial sweeteners, Sweet n Low, Equal, Splenda and  all the rest were proven to be toxic. Some authorities say that Splenda has more in common with DDT than with food. Years ago Weight Watchers told me to take one teaspoon of sugar rather than sugar substitutes in coffee or tea.

In my research I learned of Stevia which is a herb used for over 400 years in South America and in Japan for twenty years with no side affects.The FDA has approved its use as a food supplement, but not as a food additive due to a lack of studies. Stevia can be used for anything you might use sugar in, including baking. It is naturally low in carbohydrates. You can buy Stevia at most health food stores and over the web. My friend said she recently purchased it in a local super market. Remember all sugar substitutes are toxic. Only Stevia so far has less. Studies are not finished yet.

While reading about what sugar does to us, I realized my own health issues. I have gained an enormous amount of weight during the years because I loved eating candy, especially containing chocolate . I started eating  it when I quite smoking 15 years ago. The candy was my crutch. Through the years and especially now that I am older, I found myself extremely tired all the time, requiring naps. I attributed it to getting older. Now I understand why my energy level is so low. From now on I will try to eliminate or at least minimize my intake. Thank you,  my dear son for arousing my attention on overdosing sugar.

I wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year and an easy fast



Wayne Shapiro said...

Foods are just one piece to a very complicated puzzle.

Many of us respond differently and have low and mixed tolerance to certain foods and combinations of foods, that are designed with harmful additives and artificial flavors and colors as well as the same, as with reactions to this, and the combined pharmaceutical poison that are marketed to us. They are are not required to list these special chemical ingredients with in the labeling of "Artificial Flavors" and "Artificial Colors".

Opening your eyes to what certain foods can do is one very basic thing people should do. Recently I have been opening my eyes by diligently studying the real untold secret why these poison are in ALL our Foods. Why it is so hard and virtually impossible to keep my family safe from these poisons that are all around us. How many people do you know who have died from cancer and other strange sicknesses? Why is it so hard for the average person to conceive compared to 30 years ago.

The sugar is bad and fake sugar is much worse and the Combinations of all the crap in our foods is a deadly mix that is designed to keep us unhealthy and more importantly, even keep us from wanting to realize, how these foods are affecting and dumbing us down as a society.

Sounds Crazy right? It sure does, and it is more then just sounds crazy. It really is insane and this is only the tip of the ice burg.

Certainly your not going to depend on this blog or the main stream media to do your research for you. If I still have your attention here, then it is highly recommended to continue to do you own research on "CODEX ALIMENTARIUS" and start wake up to the real WHY things are the way they are.

A quote from John Lennon "Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it."

"The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists." - J. Edgar Hoover -

Unknown said...

I lived with a girlfriend, for two years, who had the same problem. It was diagnosed as "hypoglycemia" [low blood sugar]. The pattern is exactly as you describe it, in your blog. Immediately after a meal, the blood sugar rises tremendously, and about one to two hours after eating, the blood sugar spikes downward, so fast that the person can lose consciousness. I could set my watch, by the regularity of the sound of my girlfriend's body falling off her rocking chair, and hitting the ground, with a loud crash.It occurred at almost the exact same minute, after EVERY meal that she ate. She would lose consciousness [faint], and fall off her chair. The "cure" is very simple. Simply stop eating "MEALS". Instead of meals, just "graze". To "graze", means to eat small amounts of food, sometimes only 2 or 3 mouthfulls at a time,throughout the day, the entire time that you are awake. To do this, you have to get out of the habit of sitting down at a table. You can eat 2 to 5 mouthfulls of food while you are standing up. Once you sit down at a kitchen table, or a dining room table, your lifetime of conditioning takes over, and you will eat everything in sight, until your stomach feels full. This "cure" is so easy, that I can guarantee that no will will even try to use this cure, because people tend to not belive in "cures" that are easy. They would rather believe in "conspiracys". -Cousin Joe