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Sugar Cane is Cane Sugar and it is the same thing that refined white sugar is made from. It may be "evaporated" (refined) but it may not be stripped of all its nutrients. That isn't the only thing that makes sucrose nutrient depleting, though. Brown sugar is simply sugar with coloring, sometimes molasses, but it is white refined sugar first and then molasses added. It's not any better. Cane juice is the same thing, especially "evaporated". It is not any better. "Evaporated Cane Juice" is a euphemism for refined sugar. The molasses is only a bit better. Beet sugar is hardly any better. It is sucrose all the same. I don't think anyone should be consuming any of those except perhaps the brown rice syrup or the fructose, such as "agave nectar" but not corn syrup. My opinion is that honey is worthless as a sweetener unless it is raw, but it probably is better than refined sugar, in terms of nutrients.

By far the best sweetener in terms of health has to be xylitol. It has remarkable healing powers and is effective against mouth bacteria (which is really really bad, believe it or not). This is likely our very own poison. If you inject human mouth bacteria into a rabbit it will die. That is how bad it is. Once the stuff gets into your bloodstream it causes depression and heart disease. You can combat it with xylitol (and proper diet).

Dentists like to say it causes cancer, (because it is so effective against tooth decay). in fact it is just the opposite.

Onto your question, Blank. If your body has problems processing sugar from eating refined sugars then any sugar or fructose will give your body problems. However cutting out all refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, refined carbohydrates, and sucrose will allow your body to adjust back to natural function and proper metabolism of the sugars in whole foods, like fruit, or dried fruit. If you have acne you have problems metabolizing sugar. It is sometimes referred to as "skin diabetes." This is because everyone with acne has mineral deficiencies which are necessary for the proper metabolizing of sugar. You can't correct the problem simply by "low carbing" or omitting fruits high in natural sugars. If you correct the mineral deficiencies you will correct the problem. In fact, (one of) the reasons you can't do it by low carbing alone is because of the high amount of protein often found in a low carb diet and if you have acne, I can guarantee that you have low stomach acids, because your body has primed itself to digest minerals. You don't 'have enough stomach acids to digest protein, and if you eat a lot of protein, especially cooked animal protein, it will cause more problems. Low carbing only appears to help diabetes superficially by omitting sugar, but it does nothing to address the body's proper metabolization of sugar. This is why magnesium is the new super star in diabetes research. Its role in reversing and preventing diabetes is nothing short of..amazing.
hey blank if it is working for you don't stop...but if and when it stops working, or it isn't enough for your individual body/body chemistry, then look for further advice, which is how this should be taken. I think a lot of your "confusion" is exaggeration and purposeful. I don't consider eating a diet of mostly vegetables "nothing" or "salads all day". If you are healing, then you are healing your mineral deficiencies, and not everyone needs the same rigor that other people need to heal these. Diet is the only way to heal these. Maybe you can fix the problem simply by low carbing, but I think you are the minority. If it is not enough to completely get rid of your acne, then you may want to look at the list of offenders again, for things such as but not limited to, supplements, aspirins, medications, etc. IF what you are doing with your diet is not enough to completely get rid of your acne, you may want to try cleansing procedures, or adding more vegetables and cutting back on protein because people with acne have weak stomach acids.

here is my reply to your question:

"Onto your question, Blank. If your body has problems processing sugar from eating refined sugars then any sugar or fructose will give your body problems. However cutting out all refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, refined carbohydrates, and sucrose will allow your body to adjust back to natural function and proper metabolism of the sugars in whole foods, like fruit, or dried fruit. If you have acne you have problems metabolizing sugar. It is sometimes referred to as "skin diabetes." This is because everyone with acne has mineral deficiencies which are necessary for the proper metabolizing of sugar. You can't correct the problem simply by "low carbing" or omitting fruits high in natural sugars. If you correct the mineral deficiencies you will correct the problem. In fact, (one of) the reasons you can't do it by low carbing alone is because of the high amount of protein often found in a low carb diet and if you have acne, I can guarantee that you have low stomach acids, because your body has primed itself to digest minerals. You don't 'have enough stomach acids to digest protein, and if you eat a lot of protein, especially cooked animal protein, it will cause more problems. Low carbing only appears to help diabetes superficially by omitting sugar, but it does nothing to address the body's proper metabolization of sugar. This is why magnesium is the new super star in diabetes research. Its role in reversing and preventing diabetes is nothing short of..amazing."

nothing to be irate about.
[QUOTE=blank]thanks for the suggestions and help.

i think you'd be surprised at how nice the dorm food is here. i've gone to other colleges and eaten dorm food before, and it's absolutely horrible...everything's fried and oily and disgusting. i wouldn't be surprised if a lot of the stuff you said is true here though.

i've actually taken to eating whole fruits instead of fruit mixtures. the mixes they give us tend to be going bad by the end of the day...and half the stuff in there is just filler (cheapest fruit). i do end up eating about 4-7 apples per day (keeps the doctor far away :) and a number of oranges and pears.

i think i'll start working the salad more too. (i haven't used any dressing for the month and a half)

unfortunately i despise fish. tuna is the only thing i can handle...and that needs a lot of mayonaisse in it for it to be appetizing (sp). like i said though, i do take flax seed oil...which is pretty much a substitute for all the fatty acids that fish has in it.

and i have been pretty skeptical about eating the hash browns. i've kept it to only once or twice a week. and only like...half a serving...if that...each of those times. i think they sometimes serve hard boiled eggs in the morning, if they ever have those...i'll be all over them. :)

by vegetables i meant mostly the stuff you put on salads. i agree that the cooked vegatables they offer have butter...etc in them. with the salad they have cucumbers, and brocolli, and caluliflower and carrots and stuff like that.

thanks,
i'll see what i can do.[/QUOTE]

Apples are great! I eat ALOT of apples :) You sound like your trying to eat healthier..which is really good...but you also don't sound like you eat much? Just make sure your eating enough ;) (I sound like a parent now lol...) In your situation I really don't think you could go the diet route 100%, but what I would suggest is that on the chances you get...you eat steamed vegetables and fresh fruit....and consume more plant proteins than animal proteins (some of the best advice that helped me out that I learned from Prometheus...and it really seemed to help, especially since I always grew up thinking I had to eat meat 2-3 times a day and didn't even worry about vegetables or the benefits of nuts/seeds) and to choose healthier options when you can. You could also look into supplements and things like that (you mentioned the flax seed which is good). I'm not sure if you'll get 100% clear, but if your truly eating healthier...healing should speed up and I'm sure you'll experience less inflammation and possibly smaller breakouts. Also, even if you don't like fish, or certain vegetables...try eating them more regularly...usually you'll start to like them and they may even become one of your favorite foods. This happened to me and others ;) ...you start out hating green food and then it becomes your favorite. You can change what foods you like...I promise, it's possible :) . If you want, you could check out Perricones diet book for acne...I know there have been people who have had success with it. I think it provides you with different meal and food options and helps you understand what you can eat. Although I think it is more directed at reducing inflammation and redness and eating foods/fruits lower in sugar. Not sure though, I haven't read it. Or you could go SweetJades route...I think she follows a gluten/wheat free diet...and she eats all kinds of things that may suite your lifestyle better. Bottom line...eating healthier WILL help your skin and your body. Good Luck :)





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