Chicago Tribune February 10, 2011

“cortical control areas, broad swaths of gray matter that surround the hypothalamus – respond quite differently to the infusion of fructose than they did to glucose. Across the limited regions of the brain they scanned, glucose significantly raised the level of neural activity for about 20 minutes following the infusion. Fructose had the opposite effect causing activity in the same areas to drop and stay low for about 20 minutes following the infusion.”

Glucose and fructose are both simple sugars but there is a huge difference in how the body processes them.

The Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics “Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism”, March 2011 also concludes that functional MRI reveals that the effects of fructose are opposite those of glucose. Not to put to fine a point on it, but fructose base soft drinks cause DECREASED brain function.

In New York, they have recently given public service announcements warning about the dangers of excessive soda consumption. Most experts on this subject agree that the rise of Obesity and Diabetes in this country is in large part due to high fructose corn syrup (HIFS) which is not natural fructose . The number 1 source of calories in America is fructose SODA! And not far behind are condiments, baked foods, and packaged foods. Fructose has a detrimental impact on 2 hormones that impact satiety and hunger (leptin and ghrelin). This is why even so called “diet” drinks really yield  the opposite of what people think they are drinking them for – namely, they increase fat storage as well as food intake. Imagine the irony of overweight people reaching for “diet”  sodas 3 or 4 times per day and thinking that they are losing weight when, in fact, they are doing the opposite. Fructose is metabolized to fat faster than any other sugar promoting adipose fat in the abdominal area.

Here are some of the adverse side effects of high fructose corn syrup:

(1) Liver Disease (2) Obesity (3) Diabetes (4) Cardiovascular Disease (5) High Blood Pressure (6) Elevated Trigycerides (7) Elevated LDL (bad cholesterol) (8) Gout (9) Arthritis (10) Cancer

You can stop using HIFS but it’s difficult when the food industry puts it in EVERYTHING because it’s cheap and makes food taste better. At Brown CNC we give you a diet and lifestyle regimen for stabilizing blood sugar to prevent the diseases listed above.  We are your primary care wellness clinic.

If you have wondered if chiropractic natural nutritional approaches can help you, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself Dr. Scott Brown.

At Brown Chiropractic Neurology, and in functional medicine, we look at your cholesterol (lipid) panels thoroughly (not just total cholesterol) to determine the best diet and supplement regimen for you. Call us today at (303) 986-7600.

We proudly serve Denver, Lakewood, Arvada, Golden, Morrison, Evergreen, Wheat Ridge Colorado (CO).

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