There is a balance between meat consumption and sugar.
If you eat meat, you need sugar, and visa versa. Serious trouble can happen if the balance is off which is easy since sugar is addictive, like a drug. If you are a vegetarian and eat mostly carbohydrates, the effect of extra sugar is heightened.
One of the major drawbacks is that sugar raises the insulin level, which inhibits the release of growth hormones, which in turn depresses the immune system. Not something you want to happen if you want to avoid sickness.
According to Kathleen DesMaisons in her book Potatoes Not Prozac sugar sensitive people , those who have a more volatile reaction to the substance, usually have low levels of serotonin and low levels of beta endorphins.
The level of beta endorphins have a direct impact on a personís self esteem, tolerance for pain, sense of connectiveness and to the ability to take personal responsibility for action. It follows that with higher levels of beta endorphins the disease management process would be easier.
When blood sugar spikes it signals the adrenal glands to release more adrenaline. This leads to adrenal fatigue and in turn makes blood sugar ups and downs ever more pronounced. Note this, for many of us have adrenals already fatigued from overeating of sugar.
According to William Duffy in "Sugar Blues" the difference between sugar addiction and narcotic addiction is largely one of degree. Here are some suggestions to make the withdrawal easier:
- As you are reducing the amount of sugar also reduce the amount of meat you are eating
- Eat a bit of ginger before meals
- Craving for Sugar and sweets is a symptom of Chromium and Vanadium deficiency.
- Donít eat any concentrated sweetener for breakfast
- Eat your breakfast as late as possible and start with fruit
- Make pause between fruit and other food
- Never eat fruit together with a rest of food
- Make treats like cookies sweetened with rice syrup (a honey like sweetener made from cultured rice) or barley malt
- Get to know some new foods that have a subtle sweet taste from natural sugars. Try manna bread (tastes like a muffin but is made only from sprouted grains) or oatmilk.
- Get to know more about the sugar/depression/energy connection. Read Food and Healing, Sugar Blues, or Potatoes Not Prozac