Allergic Reaction

By Dean L. Jones

Increasingly, people across the country are suffering from seasonal allergies, particularly from the spring pollens.  Buying and taking over-the-counter and prescription drugs to alleviate the discomfort from allergy symptoms frequently come with negative side effects.

The impact from extra pollen in the air triggers a histamine (immune system) response from our body, and thereby the stronger the immune system the easier spring and summer allergies can be averted making hay fever a former ill.

A number of allergy sufferers turn to avoiding certain foods that may trigger allergic responses, which is a good process as there is a link between consuming processed sugars and seasonal allergies.   This is because seasonal allergies come about mainly from a weak immune system.

Researchers have documented studies showing how eating just 3 ounces of processed sugar suppresses the immune system within 30 minutes of consumption.  Even worst, this immune system response can last up to 5 hours.  So, for those who binge on sugar sometimes weaken the immune system for days.

You may have noticed how some people believe eating artificial sweeteners make a difference in avoiding the dangers of eating processed sugar.  Nevertheless, an artificial sweetener like sucralose (brand name Splenda) is severely misleading in regards to being a better health alternative than processed sugar.

Last year PepsiCo made a big deal about their decision to discontinue adding aspartame to its Diet Pepsi and have replaced it with Splenda.  PepsiCo capitalized on Splenda’s slogan that it is made from sugar so it tastes like sugar.  Unquestionably, it is safer than the artificial sweetener aspartame, but that only means it is the lesser of two evils.

Sadly, products like Splenda are added to more than 4,500 products, as artificial sweeteners are scientifically linked to contracting various cancers, specifically leukemia.  Splenda gets to say it is a natural substitute since its makings start with a sugar molecule, which is strange since sugar is processed.  It then goes through a secret five-step process of making sucralose where three chlorine molecules are added to a sucrose or sugar molecule.

A sucrose molecule is a disaccharide that contains two single sugars bound together: glucose and fructose.  This type of sugar molecule does not occur in nature and consequently the human body is incapable of properly metabolizing it.  This is where the makers take advantage of this fact and make the bold claim that Splenda is not digested or metabolized so it has zero calories.

Artificial sweeteners are chemicals that do not pass straight through our body and about 15% or more is absorbed into the digestive system and wrongly stored in the body.  So why not attempt to eliminate processed sugars from your diet for perhaps 7 consecutive days.  This will give an opportunity to strengthen the immune system and see if allergies subside from eating SugarAlert!
As a strategic alliance strategist, Dean shares his best viable practices on behalf of a public benefit organization named the Southland Partnership Corporation.