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Carbohydrates are transformed into sugars inside of the body as they are metabolized. There are two major classes of carbohydrates. These consist of the simple and complex carbohydrates.

Most simple carbohydrates are engineered by the food industry. The simple carbohydrates include white breads, white rice, cereals, and white flour. None of these are white in nature. In fact, they are like nothing natural in either form or substance. Whenever they enter into a body, they make a transformation into sugars rapidly, which are then burned quickly. This soon after produces excessive hunger, despite their high load of calories. They provide a short burst of energy that is followed by a sugar crash, and possibly even greater hunger than was initially experienced. The aftermath mimics that of white sugar crystals.

Refined (simple) carbohydrates contain almost no nutrition. Modern milling practices result in the removal of the bran, husk, and germ from wheat and rice. This processing renders carbohydrates that are depleted of nutritional value, and it makes them likewise inflammatory. The processing of grains and rice are so extreme that refined carbohydrates get "enriched" with synthetic vitamins, in an attempt to ameliorate the effects of eating foods which have no benefit to the human body. Those who once lived almost exclusively on refined carbohydrates got a condition known as beriberi, which causes difficulty speaking, loss of feeling in the legs, involuntary eye movements, paralysis, and eventually heart failure. Beriberi is the result of a vitamin B-1 (thiamine) deficiency. To prevent this condition, vitamin B-1 is now added to almost all refined flours, and thereby to the junk foods that contain them. Instead of switching to natural ingredients, the chemical industry's solution was more chemistry, of course, in the form of synthetic vitamins. This was a poor stop-gap solution, because their "food" products are still lacking the minerals that would otherwise work synergistically with vitamin B-1 and others. The addition of vitamin B-1 did, however, stop the lawsuits, which was the primary goal.

In contrast, the complex carbohydrates are metabolized slowly. These foods include whole-grain rice, potatoes, and whole-wheat breads. They provide stable energy over an extended period, without inflammation, blood sugar instability, and without producing hunger cravings.

In this era, carbohydrate addictions are normal. This is the legacy of Rome's Empire. Before the rise of the Roman Empire and its innovative milling practices, wheat was barely consumed by humans. It was previously considered to be cattle food. Yet, our modern medical establishment promotes the idea that carbohydrate-based foods, which did not even exist throughout most of human history, are the fundamental part of our diets as the base level of the U.S. Food Pyramid. The modern U.S. Food Pyramid indicates that carbohydrates should be consumed more than any other food group. Carbohydrates are not necessary for health, or anything else for that matter, but complex carbohydrates may be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. Whenever possible, whole grain rice and whole wheat flour products should be chosen, in lieu of the simple carbohydrates.

In our society, people literally crave carbohydrates and experience addiction withdrawals without them, in the form of fatigue, irritability, hunger, loss of energy, confusion, and headaches. People have replaced good nutrition with refined carbohydrates, which subsequently feeds candida yeast living in the intestinal tract to stimulate even more malnutrition. It is easy to understand why the most effective weight loss plans, such as the Atkins' and Paleo diets, feature the limiting of carbohydrates.

We would like to include a special warning about purchasing whole wheat bread for people who are seeking better alternatives, because we have found that the chemical ingredients in commercial whole grain (whole wheat) breads tend to be significantly worse than those of commercial white breads. Therefore, the only reasonably healthy bread is homemade bread, which is preferably whole wheat.


Rich Murray
# methanol from aspartame etc. becomes formaldehyde Rich Murray 2015-09-27 23:19
Aspartame releases 11% of its weight as methanol into the human blood flow from the human GI tract.

Methanol has a human blood half-life of 3 hours, while its potent antidote, ethanol, has a half-life of only 1/3 hour. Ethanol in the blood preoccupies ADH1 enzyme, preventing it from making up to 16 times higher molar concentrations of methanol into formaldehyde inside human cells.

Humans are ten to a hundred times more vulnerable to acute and chronic methanol toxicity than any other creature, as human cells lack protective biochemical defenses against high levels of ADH1 enzyme in 20 tissues making methanol into highly reactive uncontrolled formaldehyde hydrate within the cytosol.

The gradual chronic results for each of the 20 tissues include cumulative random inflamed spots of harm, autoimmune diseases, many cancers, birth defects, and impaired aerobic cellular ATP energy metabolism in the mitocrondria, leading to acidosis from build up of lactic acid from anerobic energy metabolism.

Thus, evidence that this happens for any tissue adds to the evidence that all 20 tissues are harmed.

Methanol comes from wood, peat, and cigarette smoke; aspartame; dark wines, liquors, and fruit brandies; fresh tomatoes and black currants, and unfresh fruits, juices, and vegetables, cut up, heated, and preserved wet in sealed cans, jars, and plastics (due to the degradation of pectins), as well as methanol added to gasoline fuels in Iran and China.

Prof. WC Monte, Food Science and Nutrition, Arizona State University, retired 2004, gives a free online archive of 782 full text medical science references at his site WhileScienceSleeps, and in August 2015 published his peer-reviewed research study on methanol and autism (as a human birth defect):

142 mg methanol weekly is provided by 6.5 cans aspartame diet drink, about 1 can daily, the amount used by 161 moms, whose kids became autistic, over twice the methanol taken by 550 moms who had no autistic kids.

dietary methanol and autism, Ralph G. Walton, Woodrow C. Monte, in press, Medical Hypotheses (now peer reviewed), free full rich text, 38 references: Rich Murray 2015.07.06

within the fellowship of service, Rich Murray MA
Kenneth Quinn
# Erythritol Kenneth Quinn 2015-09-27 23:22
I have read a few of these articles on the different sugars and they always leave out Erythritol. I buy it on Amazon.com and it states on the bag: 0 calories, registers zero on the glycemic index, and non-GMO. It tastes just like sugar with no aftertaste. Since it seems to good to be true, what are the negative qualities?
Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2015-09-28 18:48
Erythritol is a sugar alcohol, so you should reference that section under Processed Sweeteners.
Kathleen Scott
# Great Article Kathleen Scott 2015-09-28 20:58
Thank your for writing such a great article. I will be sharing this for sure. I buy raw local honey and grow my own stevia. I use honey for baking and making jams and jellies instead of sugar. Glad to know I am doing somethings right.
David Tutwiler
# on table sugar David Tutwiler 2015-09-29 18:28
I worked in a lab where we used a product called Biocide which means "kills any living thing." It is chlorine dioxide. We wore Tyvek suits, surgical gloves, and respirators in a six percent humidity environment to use it. I remember the manager who refused to wear the gloves had the skin eaten away around the nail of all of his fingers from the Biocide.

If this is what is used to process table sugar, it's no wonder sugar abuse bothers the heart, and every other part of the body. Making this connection is such a new outlook on the matter.

Or "cattle bone char"? Prions will survive that.

Say grace before feeding your face.

Read "Sugar Blues" by William Dufty (one penny on Amazon.)Very interesting history of the global sugar industry from the beginning. Brave the political bias, and it's an eye-opening read- worth every penny (shipping was $3.99.)

I'm wondering if these substitutes are practical and accessible. very interesting article, none-the-less. Type this title in a search:
Sweet proteins – Potential replacement for artificial low calorie sweeteners, or use:
Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2015-09-30 19:30
You seem smart, yet you haven't learnt the most important lesson. Trying to out-engineer God is why we are having the problems that we are having.
David Tutwiler
# David Tutwiler 2016-02-04 15:55
How do you interpret my words as "trying to out-engineer God"? I made three points with an anecdote, a book, and an article. All in agreement with your article. I would never do such.

My outlook on that is "To walk on water, don the full armor."
Thomas Corriher (Managing Editor)
# Thomas Corriher (Managing Editor) 2016-02-08 11:50
Sarah said that trying to outsmart God was the problem, but not necessarily that you were doing it personally. In other words, you missed the biggest problem, but that does not make you the problem. The point was that for the last 10,000 years, people have been trying to improve nature through sorcery, pharmakeia, and now its being called "chemistry". It's an old story. Throughout that expansive period, not a single man-made formulation has ever had a reasonable help-to-harm ratio for health. Take for example Tylenol as one of the "safe" potions. It damages the liver, kidneys, and the intestinal flora to stress them for years and thereby cause a myriad of seemingly unrelated health problems, including a debilitated immune system. So, was that headache really worth it? Oh, but it gets better. Something that is blacked-out of the U.S. media is that Tylenol, when mixed with alcohol, can kill a human being within hours. It's why there are so many college-age "binge" drinkers who died, because they tried to treat their hangovers with Tylenol.

Anyway, we didn't accuse you of being the problem, David. However, it is precisely the weight of that armor which may pull you under.
Alexandra Schenker
# Organic coconut sugar? Alexandra Schenker 2016-03-13 20:45
I like your article and agree with it, I just wanted to ask you if organic coconut sugar a good sugar is, cause where I live it's impossible to get non processed sugar, but you can get coconut sugar. Any insight would highly appreciated (I suffer from hashimoto thyroiditis) thanks!

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