Some positive information on Sugar
Too much sugar is bad for you
I have written a few times about the negative effects sugar consumption has on your health. The US is one of the countries where the consumption of sugar has soared over the last few years. It is not only the visible sugar you might put in your coffee or tea, which is the problem. It is the hidden sugars that are present everywhere in man-made foods.
These hidden sugars are one of the reasons the overall health of people is in decline, even if health care gets better. One can disagree with modern health care as more than often it seems it is more focused on filling the pockets of big Pharma instead of making the people healthy again. A healthy person does not bring in any money, right?
Take care of your immune system
Coming back to the over-consumption of sugar, it has been proven sugar can affect your immune system. This again makes you prone to contracting all kinds of nasty illnesses. When your immune system is down, you have no defense anymore.
Sugar can also cause inflammation, and when your immune system does not function properly and tries to battle this inflammation, it might become a chronic condition. The list of sufferings is long and takes your life’s joy away. Think about diabetes, hurting bones, leaky gut to just name a few.
Turning away from man-made food and trying to eat things in their natural state is a good start to lower sugar intake. Your body will thank you.
A sweet and helpful book
Did you know that the addiction to refined sugar and processed carbohydrates starts at birth? Just think about those small jars of baby puree. A lot of them have added sugar to the product. Then the fact that we reward little children often with some kind of sweet shows we promote sugar consumption.
When you go to the supermarket at the cashier where mothers wait to pay and in the company of children you see a last attempt to sell something sweet at the child’s eye level.
Instead of giving a healthy piece of fruit to chew on, children get cookies, lollipops, and cakes.
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Surprising news on Sugar
I was surprised to get this information about sugar, as this is the first time I actually read something very positive about it.
There are many ways to treat wounds. People who have no access to modern medicine will turn to nature to find the cures there. For centuries salt has been used as a wound healer. Then clay has been another useful ingredient you can use to clean wounds. They have used aloe Vera in most cultures as a healing agent.
You can imagine my surprise when I read that sugar can be used for wound care. The New York Times reported that this practice dates back thousands of years. This article comes from the newspaper archives and was written by Elisabeth Rosenthal in 1990.
Modern medicine developed antibiotics half a century ago so these natural healing methods used thru the ages were kind of forgotten. Doctors in Germany were open to this news and more accepting than in other countries, including the US.
An old remedy newly discovered
This news caught my attention. It was published on the BBC on 30 March 2016 and was written by Clara Wiggins. She tells the interesting story of Mosse Murandu, who lived in Zimbabwe in the rural Eastern Highlands. The only standard medical treatment would be to rub salt in any cuts or wounds, and you can imagine that would hurt.
Sometimes the boy was lucky when his father could afford sugar to apply to his wound. This would help the healing of his wound a lot faster than any other treatment. Growing up, he became a nurse for the UK’s National Health System (NHS) in 1997. He was surprised to see sugar was not being used and wanted to change that.
Murandu initiated a pilot study to show the benefits of using sugar as a wound healer and they recognized his work when he won an award from the Journal of Wound Care in March 2018
How to use sugar for wound healing
It seems to be easy to apply this treatment. You pour sugar on the wound and then you wrap a bandage around it. The sugar will soak up any moisture and keeps the wound dry. Bacteria need moisture to thrive, so without moisture, there are no bacteria that slow down the healing process.
A dry wound will heal quickly if you do not eat too much sugar, as that will hinder the healing process. This is a good option for those who are sensitive to antibiotics.
I am happy to have found this positive news and will try it next time I have an accident working in the garden. I personally prefer to stay away from antibiotics when possible and using sugar, this time with positive results, is on my list.
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Eating sugar is something very different from wound healing. Perhaps you care to read my other post on sugar.
Very interesting, thanks for sharing! I would never thought that sugar can be used to heal the wounds. I recall that my mom used Aloe Vera and iodine most of the time. Apparently sugar is not so bad as it’s marketed lately in the media? But everything that comes to my mind is not internal consumption though
Good Morning Nixie,
Thank you for visitng my website. I was also amazed when I discovered this positive fact about sugar. Finally something positive on this unhealthy and overused product. As I live in the south of Spain I have Aloe Vera growing in my garden and have also used it in case of an injury. Thank you for your comment.
Well this is probably the first time I have come across an article on sugar that actually offers a positive angle – really interesting read.
It’s really mad to find out that sugar can be used the same way salt can to treat open wounds – I wonder why this technique stayed under the radar for so long, because most people know that salt can be used?
I’m wondering which is more effective on wounds overall – sugar or salt?
Good Morning Chris,
For me it was also an eye-opener to read something positive about sugar and that is why I wrote this post.
You are saying it, under the radar. I think the explanation is simple. Whenever there is a cure a person can apply himself without big Pharma making this product it has to be kept quiet. There is no money to be made if you pour sugar on a wound at home. We have to face it, our health is not important. It is much better if we are sick for a long period, more money to be made. I think both methods are effective but sugar does not hurt.
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There is definitely a lot of over consumption of sugary goods in the western world, but I think a bigger issue here is that people are eating a lot more.
I don’t believe that sugar is the problem, I think the problem is people are eating too many calories. There are people in Asian countries that only eat sugar foods like white rice, but there is no problems with immune system, diabetes, obesity, or other ailments commonly seen in western countries.
What do you think about sugars found in natural sugary foods like fruit? Is that just as bad as sugar from candies and donuts?
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I think it is the men made foods that are the problem, a lot of nasty stuff is hidden there including sugar.
To eat natural things like fruits is way better even if it has sugar in it. Fruits provide fiber, vitamins, and minerals and that is something a donut cannot boast about. The total donut is bad, period.
I hope you also read the second part of my post where I talk about the healing properties of sugar, but only externally.
Thanks for that useful information about sugar. I had no idea of its benefits when used externally as a healing treatment. Like most people I have used salt, Aloe Vera and Iodine, but sugar sounds like a less painful treatment.
Do the studies say anything about which type of sugar is best, plain white refined sugar, or brown sugar. I’m guessing the less refined the better. Good to hear something positive about sugar for a change.
Thanks for a great post.
Good Morning Greg,
As far as I know just plain sugar will do. I have not tried it out personally yet, just as well as I was not wounded lately. I also thought it was quite unusual to read about the healing properties of sugar.
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Andy Zeus Anderson
I would never have thought about Salt of Sugar for natural wound healing but I can agree Sugar is highly absorbent when used to make syrups and candies it takes a considerable amount of liquid to keep the sugar from congealing. Salt makes sense because it gets hot when wet which is why we feel so much pain when salt gets in a wound but not hot enough to cauterize a wound is why I didn’t think of it before. Good to know as both are easily carried in a backpack when camping.
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I think you came up with a good idea as for when camping one normally has salt and sugar at hand. Personally, I would also take some antiseptic powder along. My favorite for when I am at home is Aloe Vera this has really helped me with a couple of nasty falls.
I have read a few negative blog post about over-consumption of sugar. And how it is really bad for your health I never knew it affected the immune system too. I never knew sugar could be used for healing wounds I suppose you learn something new every day. Really liked the layout of your page. I also liked the fact there were not too many distractions in the way of pop up forms etc. I also appreciated that there was not too much information overload just necessary information without rambling on. Great job
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I also found that sugar is good for wound healing an unusual bit of information. I like to write about special things. You are right, often a short precise post will convey the message better than a long rambling story.
I am a health nut so your site was a pleasure to visit. I have eliminated almost all sugar from my diet for the last 25 years and feel so much better for it. I have a bit of arthritis in my right hand and I noticed that any amount of processed sugar will make it stiff and sore in the morning. It is better within a couple hours of waking but I do not like the sensation and avoid it as much as possible. I did not know that you could heal wounds with sugar. I do remember reading about using a sugar/honey scrub on a sunburn to get rid of dead skin and protect and heal the burn. Personally, I have always used aloe vera for everything. This has been very interesting and I would be willing to try it, in a pinch.
Good Morning Jean,
I am also a fan of Aloe Vera and it has helped me often when having bad falls. When we turned away from nature and started eating man-made foods the trouble started. Over time it has gotten worse as now we have also GMO and pesticides. I often wonder why humans are so stupid to harm themselves. What we put into our mouth has an effect on our health.
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Sugar along with salt are the main enemies when you talk about buying food from any store. I personally cut the salt and sugar, and I saw improvements in my overall health. Agree, I don’t bring any money to the big Pharma.
I many shops, the sweets department is placed near the exit; if you go to the supermarket with your kids, there is no way they will not stumble in the sweets. Imagine how hard it is to have a conversation with them in a supermarket full of people about how sugar is damaging their health.
I noted the wound treatment, thanks for sharing.
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The problem is all these man-made foods with hidden sugar, salt, and additives. Throw in some GMO and pesticides and there you have your healthy meal. Going back to nature is the best. Sugar in fruits or vegetables is no problem.
The body needs salt but use the good pink Himalayan salt. The normal table salt is no good. I wrote a post on salt, here is the link. https://healthyantiagingalternatives.com/the-importance-of-eating-salt-everyday
Wow! I have never heard of using sugar as a way to help wound healing! This is fascinating!! I have enjoyed using sugar scrubs on my skin over the years, but I thought it was just the texture that made the treatments feel so luxe… perhaps it was adding some healing benefits as well. Thank you for sharing this news!
Good Morning Aly.
I was also surprised when I found out about this beneficial aspect of sugar. Here on my health website I write about the dangers so that was a change.
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