Thursday, February 07, 2013

Even MORE on how harmful HFCS, high fructose corn syrup, is!

Today's Post:  Thursday, 2-7-2013

I have been wrong.  HFCS should not be taxed and warned against.

It should be made illegal to make or sell!

Wow! What a mind blowing disaster it is if even half this new information is true!

Dr Al Sears does or hires done very good research on important health topics.  So when I get his email, I always check to see if it is such an email instead of a well done sales pitch for one of his products.

On Monday, January 28, 2013, his "Doctor's House call" free email had some stunning bad news about high fructose corn syrup.

1.  We already knew that high fructose corn syrup in soft drinks was the perfect fattener other than artificial sweeteners in diet soft drinks which are worse.

Drinking soft drinks with high fructose corn syrup adds calories top you but does NOT make you less hungry; causes your blood sugar to spike so your insulin spikes too and deposits those extra calories right into your fat stores; and then the insulin surge causes your blood sugar to drop -- which then makes you much hungrier for even more sweet foods!

Something that always makes you hungrier AND fatter EVERY time you consume it is a perfect storm of a fattener!

New research even shows that when you consume real sugar, your brain does initially turn down your hunger some.  BUT brain scans found that consuming high fructose corn syrup has ZERO such effects!


2.  Secondly, we already know that excessive sugars in the blood slam up your triglyceride levels and new research shows that high triglycerides are far more likely than too much LDL cholesterol to cause heart disease and heart attacks!

Does that mean that consuming high fructose corn syrup is heart attack starter too and damages the lining of your blood vessels?  Sure looks that way!

Also, the type 2 diabetes that repeated high fructose corn syrup triggered blood sugar surges helps cause also make even your normally safe large and fluffier LDL particles harm the insides of your blood vessels by sticking spikes of sugar onto them.  Remember those steel balls with spikes all over them that knights used to swing at their enemies? I think they were called maces.

This spiky LDL cholesterol particles, though tinier, are just like that in your blood vessels.  Yikes!  Ouch!

This trashes your capillaries and prevent blood flow to the part of your body those capillaries served. 

In your optic nerve that can blind you. In your brain it causes dementia and makes strokes more likely. In the blood vessels to your heart it causes heart attacks.

Does it also cause ED?  Yep.  Does it even sometime cause foot amputation too?  Yes.

So, just from what we already knew, high fructose corn syrup is both quite fattening and quite harmful to consume very often.

Now this new research also shows it is definitely more addictive and fattening than real sugar too.

So you can imagine my total surprise to find EVEN MORE bad news about high fructose corn syrup in Dr Sears’ email!

Since I decided to quote Dr Sears himself, to be fair, if like me, you like the way he thinks and writes, to get on his email list for more, go to .

Now, here’s Dr Sears!

Al Sears, MD

January 28, 2013  New High Fructose Brain Danger

"Finally mainstream medicine is coming around to the idea that eating foods high in fructose can wreak havoc on your body.

A new study I just read in the Journal of the American Medical Association says eating a high-fructose diet makes you crave more food... but not in the way you already know about.
It’s one more piece of evidence that tells us corn producers are plain wrong when they tell you their “corn sugar” is perfectly healthy.

We already knew that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) messes with your hunger hormones leptin and ghrelin. HFCS makes you pump out too much of these appetite hormones to the point that they don’t work any longer. Your body thinks it needs to keep eating because it thinks you’re out of energy.

But the new JAMA study talks about a completely different way HFCS wreaks havoc on your body’s eating signals.

Eating glucose causes blood flow to the appetite and reward pathways in your brain to decrease. Your brain signals the rest of your body you’re happy and satiated.

But concentrated fructose has the opposite effect. After you eat it, blood flow to the reward center of your brain increases1. And you get hungrier instead, leading to unwanted fat gain without you even realizing it.

New evidence like this is why I insist on writing to you about this lab-created sweetener. And that’s besides all the other effects HFCS can have on you, like:

HFCS raises uric acid, which can give you gout and kidney stones.

HFCS suppresses your immune system, almost stopping white blood cells from being able to destroy bacteria and viruses.2 This immune suppression starts about 30 minutes after you eat the sugar and can last for up to five hours.

Ingesting HFCS can give you higher triglycerides and LDL cholesterol.3

HFCS lowers levels of SOD, your body’s number one antioxidant powerhouse, by causing deficiencies of iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc.

HFCS can lead to liver damage not unlike the kind that afflicts alcoholics. Animals given a diet high in HFCS suffer severe cirrhosis of the liver—scarring, dead tissue, and poor liver function.

HFCS has such a diabetic effect that when mothers ingest too much, it can make babies in the womb pre-diabetic.4

HFCS reduces your stores of ATP, the molecule your muscles use for energy.5

Chemically produced corn syrup made from genetically modified corn is one of the best arguments I can think of for eating fresh whole foods – or as close as you can get these days.

Anything with cane sugar is going to be better than something with HFCS, but stay away from processed sugar whenever you can.”

My comment and conclusion:

First, I forgot one myself.

Because of the way some high fructose corn syrup is manufactured, in about 30% of all products containing high fructose corn syrup were tested as containing the neurotoxin mercury.

If you consume a lot of high fructose corn syrup it looks like it will boost your blood level of mercury just like eating fish with too much mercury too often. Dr Mark Hyman writes that getting too much mercury in your blood causes mental decline and even dementia if it get bad enough and is in your body too long.


1.  Eat a lot fewer sweetened foods and when you eat those, only eat them if real sugar is used.

(In part because of high fructose corn syrup, the average American has been consuming SEVEN Tablespoons of sugar every day on the average.

Sugar can be OK. BUT this is only so if you eat only real sugar and closer to two Tablespoons of sugar a WEEK!)

2.  Drink no soft drinks either regular or diet. 

(Recent research found diet soft drinks are WORSE fatteners and in harming you than regular -- even when the regular uses high fructose corn syrup!  Yikes!)

3.  Never, ever voluntarily ingest high fructose corn syrup. 

ALWAYS read labels and if ANY high fructose corn syrup is listed take a pass.

Stuff you’d never have dreamed have high fructose corn syrup do have it. 

It says so right on their label.  Ketchup, bread, and even peanut butter have had high fructose corn syrup.  Unfortunately many still do!

Some normally sweet things like candy bars and ice cream often still contain high fructose corn syrup too!

4.  If a restaurant serves something sweet, next time get something else or eat a LOT less or eat it far less often.  They might have used high fructose corn syrup.

You can often add real sugar yourself from available packets if you want to add it.  BUT when you do that you KNOW how much you are getting and that its real sugar.  

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