Of all the factors in our
modern world that are working against our immune defenses, sugar
must surely be the worst. This totally unnatural product (I
choose not to call it a food) causes more illness – and
certainly more colds and flu – than perhaps any other product
that civilization punishes itself with. When you see a child
with a runny nose – think sugar – when you see someone sneezing
– think sugar. When you hear someone coughing – think sugar.
When you see someone laid up in bed with a red nose – think
sugar. It may not be the primary cause in every case, but I
would bet that sugar is a primary cause in most cases.

 

Some years ago researchers
carried out a series of studies that examined how sugar
consumption weakens the ability of white blood cells to destroy
bacteria (germs). The results of this study showed that if a
person eats no sugar for 12 hours, each white blood cell could
destroy an average of 14 bacteria. When 24 teaspoons of sugar
were consumed (the amount in a medium piece of cheesecake or a
milk shake), the white blood cells were so compromised that they
could only destroy an average of one bacterium each. Study the
following chart carefully and then, whenever you sneeze, or
cough, or have a runny nose, think back on your recent sugar
consumption.

 

How Refined White Sugar Weakens Our White
Blood Cell's
Ability To Destroy Bacteria

Teaspoons
of Sugar

Number of Bacteria Destroyed

This Amount of Sugar
is Found in . . .

0

14.0

-

6

10.0

1 Scoop of Ice Cream

12

5.5

1 Soft Drink

18

2.0

Less Than Half a Malted Drink

24

1.0

1 Sweet Cheesecake Slice

(Kijak. E.; Foust G; Steinman R.R.; Relationship of
Blood Sugar Level and Leukocytic Phagacytosis; Southern California Dental
Association 1964; 32(9):349-351)

 

Little wonder, therefore,
that enlightened researchers are saying what they are saying
about the dangers of refined white sugar – and of this denatured
product's ability to compromise the immune system . . .

 

`If only a fraction of what
is already known about the effects of sugar were to be revealed
in relation to any other food additive, this material would
promptly be banned.' (Dr J. Yudkin., Sweet and Dangerous, New
York: Bantam, 1972, p.5)

 

`White sugar is the curse
of the civilized world.' (Dr. Michael Sharon, Complete
Nutrition, p.29)

 

`Refined sugar, divorced
from its associates, is one of the tragedies of our civilized
diet. This is the result of scientific tampering with one of
Nature's products.' `Sugar is mineral hungry – it robs the
system of its vital organic salts, thereby causing, or laying
the foundation for, many serious and distressing diseases.
Reliable tests show that the discontinuance of the use of sugar
reduces the frequency of adenoiditis and tonsillitis amongst
children almost one hundred percent. Honey [raw or natural] is
an excellent substitute; in fact, it is the natural sweet.
Refined sugar [white and brown] is unnatural; it is artificial
and wholly harmful in whatever way it is taken. Honey supplies
heat and energy; its use should be encouraged to satisfy a
natural desire for sweet things. Fruits and vegetables contain
all the sugar, in its very best form, that the system requires.'
(George Teasdale, Nature Heals!, pp.16, 61)

 

Those who follow the
Nature's Way program will be
amazed at the improvement in their vitality. By following the
program, your immune defenses will be reinforced and colds and
flu will soon become ailments of the past.

 

In the light of the above,
the reader is urged to consider the feature entitled
Overcome Colds And Flu Forever.

 

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