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Sugar....Public Health Enemy Number 1!

Did you know that the number one health problem in America is sugar? That's right - sugar is responsible for a wide range of health problems, from obesity and heart disease to type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the dangers of sugar and how it affects our health. We'll also discuss ways to reduce your intake of sugar and improve your overall health!


Sugar is a simple carbohydrate that is found in many foods, from fruits and vegetables to processed snacks and sweets. When we eat sugar, it is absorbed into our bloodstream and used for energy. However, if we consume more sugar than our body needs, the excess is stored as fat. Over time, this can lead to weight gain and a host of other health problems.


One of the most serious health conditions associated with sugar is type II diabetes. Type II diabetes is a condition in which the body does not properly process sugar, resulting in high blood sugar levels. This can damage the blood vessels and nerves, and lead to heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure.




Another condition that is closely linked to sugar is metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors that increase your chances of developing heart disease, stroke, and type II diabetes. These risk factors include high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and excess body fat around the waist.


If you are concerned about your sugar intake, there are a few things you can do to reduce your sugar consumption. First, take a close look at your diet and eliminate sugary foods and drinks. You should also limit your intake of processed carbohydrates, such as white bread and pasta. Instead, focus on eating more whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Finally, make sure you're getting enough exercise. Exercise helps to regulate blood sugar levels and can also help you lose weight, which can reduce your risk of developing metabolic syndrome.


By making a few simple changes, you can dramatically improve your health and reduce your risk of developing serious health conditions. So what are you waiting for? Start cutting back on sugar today!



If you need help in doing this, or attacking these problems caused by sugar, especially the metabolic syndrome, and weight issues....let us know. Crystal is continuing to help design individualized custom plans for weight loss. Call and set up an appointment today. ( 919-895-6339 and mention that you want help with your weight)

Robert W. Patterson MD ND Founder of Back to Basics Medical Practice who has practiced family medicine for 40 years and dedicated his professional life to serving his patients ( and not the insurance companies)

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