Sugar is Toxic
August 3, 2012
Never underestimate the power of exercise when it comes to heart health. In countless studies, it’s been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce insulin resistance, and dramatically improve heart health. Over 800,000 Americans die every year from cardiovascular disease. Over ¾ of these cases are said to be due to poor diet and a lack of exercise – not genetics.
Although we know these things, the question is, why don’t more people engage in physical activity or eat a healthy diet? Well, from my educated guess, I’d say it’s because the majority of these Americans have chronic pain and because of this they are depressed and less likely to help themselves stay healthy. This leads to a poor diet and a need to consume more and more sugar.
I hate to say it but sugar is toxic to a body. Although sugar or glucose from moderate amounts of fruits are a healthy source of sugar when eaten with portion control, refined sugars found in most foods people eat daily is slowly but surely killing us.
The toxic aspect is simply what happens when useless calories are turned into fat storage in the body. The two places fat likes to sit is in our connective tissue just beneath the skin (subcutaneous fat) and in and around our viscera or belly organs (visceral fat). Both play a role in toxic build up as well as a slow down in healing and repair.
In the subcutaneous layers of the body, a buildup of fat gets stored in the microvacuoles of our connective tissue. These vacuoles are essential spaces used to morph and adapt so efficient movement can be obtained by our muscles and joints. When fat is deposited in these vital spaces, our connective tissue system which plays a role as an extensible, architectural framework is unable to play it’s supportive role as efficiently. To adapt to movement, it’s essential that the vacuoles can morph and adapt on demand when tensional pull is created when body parts move. If fat is trapped in the superficial layers of this dynamic system, movement becomes more stressful to joints and joint compression increases.
Add to that the visceral fat in and around the organs within our gut region. This fat is far more metabolically active than the subcutaneous fat so it releases inflammatory chemicals into the bloodstream, promoting clots and raising blood pressure. These inflammatory chemicals love to travel to our joints and is the primary cause of osteoarthritis and joint damage.
With both of these factors occurring the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and joint damage leading to pain symptoms skyrockets.
When people are overweight however, they already have trouble with breathing, moving, and being active. So they are certainly less inclined to get up and go to the gym before work or eat a healthy breakfast – or any meal for that matter. Stress accumulates, the body ultimately breaks down and a sedentary lifestyle slowly kills hundreds of thousands of people prematurely. This issue is on the rise in children – not only in the US but in European countries as well.
Okay, so how can we begin to help people begin to transition back to better health and stop this insane escalation of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes? I am on a personal mission to help people get out of pain, improve their efficiency and bring their body back to a better place so they will become more active.
MELT is a simple self-treatment technique to restore the fluid state of the connective tissue, reduce the inflammatory response, and rebalance the regulators of the nervous system that aid in cellular repair. It’s not exercise. It’s not a diet. MELT is a 10-minute a day self-care tool that makes your body feel better. What’s wild about MELT is it’s immediate help in restoring neurological balance, stability, and joint mobility. It’s long term effects aid in reducing inflammatory response by improving the body’s natural healing mechanisms that are so thrown off by poor diet and chronic pain.
If your health is currently in a state of distress, MELT offers a great starting place to first become reactive to your issues and then become proactive in your daily life to combat the negative effects of aging and stress accumulation.
Keep your eye on our website! We will be issuing MELT videos and clips you can use at home and get out of pain and back into an active, healthy lifestyle! Feeling better is the first step in staying active!!!