Some positive information on Sugar
Too much sugar is bad for you
I have written a couple of times on the negative effects sugar consumption has on your health. The US is one of the countries where the consumption of sugar has risen dramatically over the last 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 which are present everywhere in man-made foods.
These hidden sugars are one of the reasons why the overall health of the 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 kind 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 battles this inflammation, it might become a chronic condition. The list of sufferings is long and takes your life 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.
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 try to clean wounds. Aloe Vera has been used 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 Elizabeth 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 in 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 rubbing 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 his work was recognized 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 which 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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Perhaps you care to read my other post on sugar.