We’ve obviously not yet understood the influences of advertising and television and the manipulation techniques used within our daily lives in how we’ve succumbed to commercialism. The mere mention of Easter, for me use to bring about thoughts, feelings, desires and a wave of emotions where I would set out on a quest to fill baskets full of sugary candy and cheap toys which I would then give to my children. I can’t turn back time but I can forgive myself and share what I’ve begun to understand and see as common sense. Investigate for yourself how toxic sugar is and don’t subject your children to it.
Sugar Stop – 7 days off the white toxic substance
Eight days ago Bernard Poolman suggested we watch a documentary titled: Sugar The Bitter truth. I’m really grateful Bernard suggested it, and I wasn’t completely shocked when I heard Dr. Robert Lustig as he shared about how toxic and dangerous sugar is upon our physical body. He explains how human obesity rose at the same time that fat consumption was suggested to be decreased which caused everything to taste like cardboard so then extra sugar was added to make things taste better. Then, we all know what happened. Heart disease became one of the many diseases which has been on the increase worldwide. Add soft drinks and the invention of high-fructose corn syrup and you have two of the largest culprits seducing and sucking the life from our physical bodies.
The in-depth evidence of how toxic sugar is left me no choice, I immediately made the decision to stop consuming all processed sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. Almost all pre-packaged food has purposely added sugars so I’ve limited my eating to low fat proteins such as turkey and chicken and high fiber low glycemic vegetables, as well as fruit in small portions.
As of today, I’ve been off sugar for 7days. One week and 12 hours to be exact. That doesn’t sound like very long but I’m satisfied with how my progress is coming along as I’m walking this point the same as I’ve walked other addictive behaviors that I’ve stopped successfully.
Over the past 4 years, as I’ve walked and applied self-forgiveness and breathed through the desires of my secret mind and forgiven and directed me in self-corrective application, I’ve been able to stop numerous addictions – for instance, smoking cigarettes. I’ve also stopped abusing my body with at least 10 different prescription medications, all of which were prescribed to me by an M.D. who was sure I needed them – even though I know now that I really didn’t. I also stopped an addiction that almost broke me and my partner, which was gambling. And, there’s my personal favorite which was smoking pot – which when I stopped, it seemed like it was going to be nearly impossible simply because I enjoyed the hell out of smoking it. But, now I see that that really wasn’t true and I’ve proved for myself through self-forgiveness that it was only difficult according to the thoughts of my secret mind and it was a point of directing myself to stop participation as well as the point of self-acceptance – where within me I had granted permission for and I became the abuse I was allowing. Once I breathed and became aware of my secret mind and the backchat then I was able to stop and forgive the addictions and as I directed me as my mind in self-honesty I was able to stop them.
The first day of no sugar was pretty easy, and I know now it was because it’s just like coming off of drugs. Meaning, I had a build up of sugar within my physical body so it took till the end of the second day before I began to experience withdrawal, and that second night, I woke up with my whole body trembling. The third day, I became aware of an emotion where my mind ‘thought’ it was depressed – like it was waiting for the sugar high and I refused to give it any – instead, I just kept drinking water, resting, was patient and focused on my breathing.
By the fourth day, my head felt like it had just hit a brick wall. Let me explain. I was in a car wreck once where I was driving on an unfamiliar road and I wasn’t paying any attention to my driving because I was in my head worrying about money because I was wanting to go to the casino to gamble. So what happened, at a speed of 50 miles an hour, I rear ended a 1-½ ton pick-up truck who was stopped at a traffic light on the other side of the unfamiliar curve in the unfamiliar road I was driving. Subsequently, I hit my head and busted my lip on the steering wheel which caused me to require stitches and the policeman who arrived afterwards told me that the speed I hit the truck is equivalent to hitting a brick wall.
So I compare my 4th day of no sugar feeling like I hit a brick wall because it was like hitting that stopping point full on within the realization that there is no choice but to push myself and breathe it through.
On the 5th day I felt lethargic, restless and hypersensitive all at once, as well as being very thirsty. I drank alot of water which really assisted me. And, I also give credit to my 21 month old granddaughter who was staying with me that day. She always assists me to breathe and keep it simple.
That evening I could sense a leveling within my physical body and I began to look at how for years I willingly gave my children sugar in one form or another even when they were to young to care. And the thing is, if I had just stopped for one moment and considered in self-honesty what and why I was feeding them sugar, maybe I wouldn’t have. It’s easy now to see how sugar is just a drug. It only took once, once using the sweet poison as some form of bribery in an attempt to get my kids to behave or act the way I wanted them to act…and after that they cried for it…I see now how that is clearly child abuse.
The end of the 5th day of no sugar – my mind said: ‘what’s the point!’, and that’s when I spoke out-loud STOP! That’s when I took a walk outside and breathed and remembered what I’ve proved to myself already through stopping other addictions – which is, this to shall pass – IF – I’m willing to in self-honesty forgive myself and direct myself within and as the self-corrective principle of me and through accumulating myself breathing according to what’s best for all I take self-responsibility for what is here – to stop what I’ve accepted and allowed to exist within a world of abuse and I stop hanging onto the crutches of the mind because those crutches have been a point of avoiding facing me. I am no longer willing to exist like that.
The sixth day of no sugar and there was like clearing underway within me. Further confirmation of what I’ve proved before to myself – that self-honesty is key in taking self-responsibility to stop thoughts, desires, habits, feelings, emotions and even the physical symptoms that manifest as a result of mental and physical addictions – and is further proof that addiction is a pre-programmed self-imposed state of mind that can be stopped. The perfect interview to suggest here is one that assisted me greatly, its: Life Review – How Thoughts Bombard the Physical and Destroy Self.
Walking this process, the day arrives, you’re walking along and suddenly you’re like, wow – I haven’t had a single thought about what I use to think I was addicted to in months. It is done. I am no longer that…
Obviously, I’m still recovering from a life time of sugar abuse to my physical body. And, I encourage anyone reading this to do the same and Stop sugar. How are we ever going to know who we really are if we’re not willing to face ourselves through self-forgiveness and in self-honesty stand up in support of all life? It’s why we’re here – to support each other and there’s much to do so join us.
A Question and a Quest for parents
Why isn’t the white sugary shit illegal? I guess we all know the answer to why it’s not illigal to give sugar to our children and that’s because of money. The sugar, cereal, bread, pastry, soft drink, candy industry knows no bounds when it comes to profit over protecting life. As I continue walking sugar free, I will keep asking what will it really take for parents to finally stop accepting, allowing supporting and giving the toxic substance of sugar to our babies?
CONsuming ourselves with spending and consuming sugar is just the beginning of a rather long list of beliefs we’ve given to a date and day which we call Easter. Instead of debunking religious beliefs surrounding Easter in this blog- I suggest you watch: 2012 A contemplative Easter message.
Further info and links in the Research regarding Sugar toxicity
Recent research proves how deadly sugar is,(and one can test this for self). They’ve now proved how sugar activates our brain in a special way reminiscent of drugs like cocaine and the minute sugar touches our tongue technology is proving how certain areas of our brain responds to it and as a reward, dopamine – a chemical that controls the brain’s pleasure center – is being released, just as it would in response to drugs or alcohol. Results are also proving how cancerous tumors seek hold of and grow when we consume sugar. These points and more within the following links.
“Fructose are marketed to the health nuts as lifestyle food. No research went into this, but the assumption that it must be healthy because of its relationship to fruit. Do not trust health foods without your own BIOCHEMICAL research. The Human body is a Biochemical machine. You cannot make decisions based on how things taste or feel or on the fact that it has no immediate detrimental effect. The body accumulates physical stress over time. In many countries no research is required before foods are packaged to be sold as some miracle food or cure.” – Bernard Poolman