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Posted by Beverleigh H Piepers RN, Dated 21-10-2015

Closeup of ingredients list of granola health bar with forms of sugar highlighted...

Closeup of ingredients list of granola health bar with forms of sugar highlighted…

“Bad things” happen when you include high fructose corn syrup in your diet.

In one study, healthy individuals consumed either glucose or fructose-sweetened drinks. The drinks were made up of either 25% of the calories from glucose or 25% of the calories from fructose. They consumed the sweetened drinks for 10 weeks.
The group that consumed the fructose had…

– developed insulin resistance,
– their abdominal fat increased,
– their blood sugar level, and
– insulin levels increased.

In various other studies, there is an increase in gout episodes, even in those who never had gout before. This is a frightening thought because it means thousands of children will end up with gout – and gout is a very painful disease to have….

– imagine how hard it would be to watch your child suffer from gout for a few weeks at a time,
– how difficult it would be to have to give your child medications for gout that are toxic in many ways, and
– how much time it will take out of your regular schedule to have to attend to this new health issue.

Children already have developed gout from eating a lot of foods with high fructose corn syrup. This isn’t a theory that hasn’t been proven. It’s reality.

High fructose is a killer. That’s the bottom line. Do you really want it in your diet or your family’s diet?

In the next article, find out whether or not sugar is addictive and what’s the evidence about it?

Beverleigh H Piepers RN
Type 2 Diabetes Health Coach

Facebook: DrugFreeType2Diabetes
Twitter: @diabetes2diva


Posted by Beverleigh H Piepers RN, Dated 7-10-2015
Unhealthy eating concept...

The unhealthy eating concept…

Some foods on the market should not even be called foods because they are a mock-up. Many foods present with artificial preservatives, chemicals and added sugars and are far, far away from what a natural food looks like or tastes.

Your mission is to detect these artificial foods and the fake sugars they contain – and stay as far away from them as possible.

For example, imitation sugar #1 is corn syrup. High fructose corn syrup is a highly processed chemical added to foods. It has already been revealed in many research studies to cause metabolic disorder, pre-diabetes, worsen Type 2 diabetes, and help bring about many adverse effects in the body.

Let’s make this article interactive – go to your kitchen cabinet to start checking foods for corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup. It is surprising to find the number of foods with these products in them. Next look for sugar words in the list of ingredients…

– invert sugar,
– turbinado sugar,
– maple sugar,
– brown sugar,
– molasses,
– syrups,
– honey, and
– agave.

It is a real shocker to find foods in your cabinet containing these ingredients. Then look for sucrose and fructose. Next look for fake sugars along these lines…

– aspartamine,
– aspartame,
– saccharine,
– xylitol,
– sorbitol,
– erythritol,
– sucralose, and
– mannitol.

Energy Drink CanMake sure you check foods such as condiments – ketchup, mustard, teriyaki sauce, barbecue sauce, and hot sauce. Don’t forget to check tomato and pasta sauces, dried fruit, soda, gummies, granola bars, canned fruit and any energy drinks.

 Check your cabinets and let us know what you find! Find out more in our next blog – we’ll discuss the topic, “Why Should I Remove High Fructose Corn Syrup From My Diet?”


Beverleigh H Piepers RN
Type 2 Diabetes Health Coach

Facebook: DrugFreeType2Diabetes
Twitter: @diabetes2diva

Why You Need to Avoid High-Fructose Corn Syrup

Why You Need to Avoid High-Fructose Corn Syrup
Posted by admin, Dated 29-10-2013

Many studies carried out have shown a clear link to the increased consumption of high fructose corn syrup with the out of control and ever-increasing epidemic of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in the US. This does not just mean it only affects people in the US, it means any country that sells food or drink products containing HFCS will have the same problem the more it is used and consumed.

What is High Fructose Corn Syrup?

BHP.HFCS.HFCS is where corn (maize) derived syrup has undergone enzymatic processing to change some of its glucose into a substance called fructose because of the sweetness this produces. HFCS is then added to anything from soda to snack bars and cake ingredients, to make it sweeter and therefore more desirable to eat…

– in Canada HFCS can be seen on the ingredients label as ‘glucose/fructose,’
– in Europe it can be labelled as ‘glucose-fructose,’ and
– in other countries ‘high-fructose maize syrup.’

But this is not inclusive of every name out there for HFCS.

High Fructose Corn Syrup is more Dangerous than Sugar…

The US is where HFCS is consumed the most. This is because the US has to pay two to three times more than the rest of the world for sugar, so it’s easy to see why HFCS has become a staple sweetener in food and soda.

But don’t let this fool you into thinking your foods may not be full of HFCS just because you don’t live in the US. In the UK for example, some of the known foods that contain high fructose corn syrup are:

– McVitie’s HobNobs,
– McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes,
– Carte D’Or ice cream, and< - Mr Kipling Bakewell Slices. These brands are also sold globally. So ensure you start reading your food and drinks labels to avoid this deadly ingredient. One of the reasons HFCS is deadlier than sugar is because it is metabolized to fat in your body quicker than any other sugar currently tested by scientists. This happens because most fats are formed in your liver and when sugar enters your liver it will decide whether to store it, burn it or turn it into fat. But when it comes to fructose - this process is completely bypassed and therefore the liver simply turns it into fat immediately. Scientific data published on this topic also shows consuming fructose will lead to decreased signalling in your central nervous system by the hormones leptin and insulin. Leptin and insulin play a major role in regulating how much food you eat, as well as controlling your body weight - this then suggests dietary fructose may contribute to overeating and weight gain. Also, as any diabetic will know, decreased insulin and leptin signalling is a main cause of Type 2 diabetes and a host of other obesity related conditions. So, if you are trying to lose weight and manage your Type 2 diabetes, then avoid fructose, especially in the form of high fructose corn syrup, to enhance your chances of success.

More Researchers Exposed for Bad Research on Sugar

More Researchers Exposed for Bad Research on Sugar
Posted by admin, Dated 14-8-2013

bhp.diabetes.milkA recent study conducted at the University of Central Florida examined people who drank low-fat milk with sugar or high fructose corn syrup every day for ten weeks.

The researchers found the fat in their liver didn’t increase and there wasn’t any insulin resistance seen in the volunteers.

The researchers concluded that what the American Medical Association physicians have been saying for all these years is correct. You can consume sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup or sugar and it’s safe.

Oh, really!

Can you see their mistakes? It just really concerns me when I see such preposterous conclusions. What are these researchers thinking?

Their design of the research is flawed from the start. First of all, when Americans consume high fructose corn syrup or sugar, they don’t put it in their milk. And if they did, they wouldn’t be putting it in low-fat milk; they’d go for a higher fat content in the milk.

Secondly, in the real world the people would have used those sweetened drinks on the market, not milk. By adding milk to the diets of the volunteers, they already added more nutrients to the diet of the volunteers. They increased the protein, the calcium that affects hormone production and vitamin D levels too. Milk also has other nutrients in it and is a wholesome food.

On the other side, the high fructose corn syrup drinks on the market don’t have protein in them, or vitamin D or calcium or other nutrients. Do you see how this research is flawed from the start?

And the third big mistake is only letting the study go for 10 weeks. It takes much more time for the body to develop disease.

So, do I believe it? No, not at all. I’m sticking to my guns about high fructose corn syrup causing fatty liver disease in rats and humans.

Mountain Dew: The Next Diabetes Inducer?

Mountain Dew: The Next Diabetes Inducer?
Posted by Beverleigh Piepers RN, Dated 17-4-2013

Mountain Dew soda pop was created in 1948. The slogan that went with this beverage out to the public was “It’ll tickle yore innards.” Tickle? If you can feel a tickle, it might be damage on a molecular level you are feeling. Some people are very sensitive and can feel much more going on in their body than others can.

With ingredients in Mountain Dew such as carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, orange juice concentrate, citric acid, sodium benzoate, caffeine, gum arabic, brominated vegetable oil, erythorbic acid and yellow dye #5, it’s not hard to see why kids develop ADHD symptoms.

Research studies show yellow dye #5 causes ADHD-like symptoms. The legend is Mountain Dew is linked to shrunken testicles and/or penis size as well as lowered sperm count, yet officials at the company report that it’s an urban myth.

One 12 oz can Mountain Dew has 46 grams carbohydrates. Diet Dew has 0 grams but what are the artificial sweeteners and are they linked to pancreatic dysfunction?

No one knows. Eight ounces of Mountain Dew Baja Blast with Tropical Lime has 30 grams carbohydrates and 12 oz of Voltage rings in at 45 grams. The aspartame used has been linked to all types of health disorders, as mentioned in previous blog posts.

Is Mountain Dew or Diet Dew meant for diabetics? No, not at all. Stay away from these dastardly drinks and regain your health. Even if all you did this week for your health was eliminated these types of soft drinks, you would be taking a big step towards regaining your health and reversing damage already done.

5 Soda Pops Revealed: They Are Your Worst Beverage Choice If You’re Diabetic

5 Soda Pops Revealed: They Are Your Worst Beverage Choice If You’re Diabetic
Posted by Beverleigh Piepers RN, Dated 11-4-2013

What’s in Coca-Cola that gives it such a high carbohydrate content? You’ll never know their secret recipe because it’s kept under lock and key by top Coca-Cola officials.

What we do know is that the primary ingredient is either high fructose corn syrup or sucrose, both linked by many health experts as a culprit in causing diabetes. The latest studies of high fructose corn syrup link it directly to obesity, gout, metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes.

Other ingredients include caramel color, caffeine, phosphoric acid, lime extract, vanilla, glycerin and coca extract. The taste of Coca-Cola is really a mixture of six flavors: vanilla, cinnamon, orange, lemon, lime and nutmeg. The glycerin is kosher, which makes Coca-Cola a kosher drink, but only when high fructose corn syrup is used instead of corn syrup sweetener (not kosher). Coca-Cola makes sure it offers the true kosher variety for Passover.

Phosphoric acid is enough of an acid to dissolve teeth and bones. Caffeine has its own set of problems.

Kosher or not, Coca-Cola gets a thumbs down for diabetics.

Pepsi-Cola has been around since 1898 and may have been a tool in political schmoozing. Khrushchev and Vice President Richard Nixon visited the Moscow’s World’s Fair in 1959 and sipped on small cups of Pepsi-Cola while they solved world problems.

One 12 oz can Pepsi-Cola contains 38 grams carbohydrates.

Diet Pepsi was sweetened with aspartame but in December 2012, began adding acesulfame potassium to the aspartame. Aspartame is a walking time bomb for your health.

That list again of the top 5 drinks in the year 2010 is below:

1. Coke
2. Diet Coke
3. Pepsi
4. Mountain Dew
5. Dr. Pepper

More soon…