The consumption of Sugar and Polyunsaturated Seed Oils combine in our diet to create inflammation in every blood vessel wall and in every tissue in every organ of the body. The inflammatory process makes everything susceptible to damage and further disease.
Fructose is fruit sugar and is one half of the ‘toxic’ material we call sugar.
Fructose is a prolonged appetite stimulant that is highly addictive.
Informed decision making involves knowing the potential consequences of that action. What you do with that information becomes your choice. If you engage in risky behaviour then you will ‘pay the price’ of that activity given time.
For too many decades we have been ‘fed’ inaccurate information about the benefits and risks of Sugar and Polyunsaturated Seed Oils.
A diet high in Sugar and Polyunsaturated Seed Oils creates an internal environment ripe for the development of most Modern Diseases including Cancer.
This site aims to clarify recent information and research into lay terms and to promote some ideas for consideration on this vast topic.
Every week I see patients crying out in pain because of their weight, health and cancer related issues. They are often trying to do the right thing but are led up the wrong path when it comes to dietary information. They are the ones searching for a sustainable way of reducing their weight as well as decreasing the inflammatory process throughout their body.
Most of us are trying to do the right thing with our food intake. Having information is a beginning.
Getting rid of the load of Fructose and Polyunsaturated Oils in our daily diet is the BIG START.
BASICS REFINED CARBOHYDRATES
- Reduce/eliminate refined carbohydrates
- Move away from the breads, pizza, rice,
- Decrease the intake of starchy vegetables like potato, sweet potato
- Substitute vegetables and in particular green leafy vegetables
The NoFructose Handout Starter Sheet is your take away summary of this web site. Read it at the NoFructose Starter Sheet area of this web site or download it.
What is the fuss about Fructose and Polyunsaturated Fats?
The amount and frequency of Fructose and Polyunsaturated Fat consumption combine in our diet to create inflammation in every blood vessel wall in every organ of the body.
It just finally makes sense!
Something has happened to our dietary intake in the last 100 years or so to account for the massive shifts in diseases experienced by modern society.
The combination creates a chronic inflammation in every organ of the body. This makes that part of the body then susceptible to a variety of other influences including genetics, the chemicals in our society, radiation and whatever the media throws at us on a week-to-week basis.
I am primarily concerned with the inflammation generated in the organs. This is predominantly related to the by-products of Fructose and Polyunsaturated Fat metabolism.
The LDL’s (low density lipoproteins often referred to as the ‘bad cholesterol’ when you have your ‘cholesterol’ checked) produced by our metabolism of Fructose are the ‘Goldilocks’ size in that they are just the right size to get into the wall of every blood vessel. They then sit there and are oxidised, just like when steel rusts, creating an inflamed vessel.
Lipoproteins are the ‘transport vehicles’ of varying sizes that move insoluble fat, oils and cholesterol around the body.
The higher the proportion of polyunsaturated fats (seed oils) within those lipoproteins, the greater the intensity of the inflammation that occurs. If the LDL’s are full of saturated fats (animal fats) there is less oxidation and less inflammation.
Complicated but simple.
No one likes to be conned or discover that they are addicted to a substance that has been pushed upon us by our lifestyle of convenience.
The first step is to recognise that Fructose is a chemical appetite stimulant that works for a prolonged time and has its own unique long-term toxic metabolic pathway. The trick is to recognise that sweet foods are treats rather than part of our staple diet.
No Fructose is NOT A DIET. It is a concept of avoiding a natural toxin. Just like sunlight, we need a certain amount but too much has short and long term complications.
We need fuel in our tanks just like petrol in our cars. If you knowingly put the wrong petrol in your car engine it will not run properly and has short and long term efficiency complications. We have not evolved to have the Current amounts of Fructose and Polyunsaturated Oils in our diet.
Simple as that.
Why do ‘skinny’ people still get heart attacks, dementia and cancer?
We all have varying degrees of metabolism. Some individuals may be able to ingest large amounts of sugar but not put on weight. Healthy and trim people still metabolise Fructose and Polyunsaturated Oils in the same way and create the same inflammation in the blood vessel walls of every organ in the body. The weight may not be put on but the susceptibility to disease remains.
Fructose is a prolonged appetite stimulant that is highly addictive. As a hunter gatherer it would allow us to sit beneath a tree at the end of summer and gorge ourselves on the natural sources of sugar such as fruit and then metabolise it into fat for Winter hibernation.
In small doses, and predominantly at the end of summer or if combined with significant amounts of fibre (such as in vegetables) it is comparable with our existence as a hunter gatherer. The current frequency and doses that we ingest make Fructose toxic to our system and a significant contributing factor to the majority of the Western diseases.
Over a prolonged period this results in a subintimal chronic inflammation in every vessel in every organ of the body. Polyunsaturated Oils only compound the issue.