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Refined Sugar Causes Inflammation In The Gut

Refined Sugar Causes Inflammation In The Gut

We tend to relate refined sugar to rotten teeth, obesity, ADHD and Type 2 Diabetes, but the consequence of sugar consumption to the function of the gut can be significant


Fibre or Sugar?

Foods rich in fibre encourage the growth of healthy gut bacteria and foods rich in sugar encourage the growth of harmful bacteria. Refined sugar is implicated in too many health conditions to list, but here are a few: It increases the risk of:

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Coronary heart disease

  • Colon and breast cancer

  • Depression, anxiety and fatigue

  • Alzheimer’s

  • Obesity, 

  • Malnutrition, 

  • Tooth decay and wrinkly skin


Inflammation: In relation to intestinal disorders, refined sugar is a cause/contributes to 2 common intestinal disorders: Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis


Crohn’s: Crohn’s involves chronic Inflammation and/or ulceration of the mucous membranes of the lower intestine, rectum and colon. See dietary advice for this condition:

And email for nutritional support


Colitis: This condition is similar to Crohn’s but is restricted more to the large intestine and rectum. See dietary and nutritional advice here:


Symptoms: If you suffer from weight loss, abdominal pain, diarrhea and fatigue, these could indicate an inflammatory bowel condition


Immune System: If your gut is not functioning properly it diminishes your immune system because you will not be absorbing nutrients properly from your diet


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