The Connection Between Sugar, Self
Esteem, And Emotional Issues
Is there a link between sugar and self esteem?
Traditional doctors may not have discovered how eating refined sugar
influences our emotions and the way we feel about ourselves, but it
does. When I was in my twenties and thirties I experienced it over, and
over, and over again. And I have seen it over and over and over again
with young Hollywood celebrities and other young people. There is a
definite connection to fluctuating blood sugar levels, self esteem and
Every organ in our body has a unique job to do that
keeps certain aspects of our health running smoothly. For instance when
we overload our body, specifically the kidneys with too many protein
foods, we feel sick. Symptoms are headache, tiredness, and feelings of
general malaise. You would have to eat a lot of protein over several
feel the effects, but it does happen. If we continue to overload our
kidneys, eventually they will quit doing their job properly and illness
Another example is how alcoholics tend to overload
their body with too much alcohol and it negatively affects the liver and overall nutrition in the body. Eventually if the alcoholic doesnít
stop abusing their body, the liver will become ravaged with disease. As
these important organs begin experiencing difficulties from too much
overload, so does the mind. The brain is as much plagued by nutritional
deficiencies, as is the rest of the body.
What happens when a person overloads with too much
refined sugar and flour products? Eventually the pancreas stops doing
its job of processing sugar and producing the important hormone insulin,
and sugar overload symptoms will show up throughout the body in many
illnesses identified today. Many of these symptoms show up as emotional
also. This is where low self esteem and negative emotions come into the
Emotional and physical afflictions such as what is termed bipolar, ADD
and ADHD, hypoglycemia, codependency, depression and even the physical
addiction to alcohol are all caused from what we are eating on a
Emotional and physical afflictions such as what is termed bipolar, ADD and ADHD, hypoglycemia, codependency, depression and even the physical addiction to alcohol are all caused from what we are eating on a daily basis.
Physical systems from processed food overload are
headache, bloated, irritable bowels, eczema, potbelly, boils, fluís
and colds, arthritis, osteoporosis, asthma, allergies, lower backache,
etc. Emotional symptoms show up as depression, bipolar, hypoglycemia,
addiction to alcohol, diabetic, moody, agitated, cranky, inability to focus, dizzy, tingly,
numb, panicky, fearful, low self-esteem, attention deficient, etcetera,
Almost every health condition known to man is
caused by something we are putting into our body. Whether it is too much
soda pop, alcohol, refined sugar, and refined flour foods. Low self
worth, depression, and other emotional issues begin to surface in the
individual who eats a poor daily diet.
Some young people have a difficult time dealing
with their emotions properly because they are still learning and
growing. When they are nutritionally healthy they can better manage
their emotions with a clear focus and deal with them properly. Itís
true! Teenagers that are healthy have a better outlook on life and
better self esteem.
But what if they are vitamin and mineral deficient from eating a poor diet? Like I mentioned earlier mineral deficiency interferes with normal hormone function. A mineral deficient brain does not think rationally. It is missing vital nutrients needed for proper brain function. I think this is a BIG reason why many parents see behavior in their teenager that could be considered disturbing or irrational. We have all seen the same behavior in many young celebrities too. Remember we are what we eat!
Take note of what your teenagers are eating. Are they receiving adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals in their daily diet? Remember that soda pop depletes important nutrients from the body, namely calcium, zinc and magnesium. That means if they drink soda they need to double up on these vital nutrients for strong bones, healthy mind and a good self-image. Refined sugar is a drug and it is slowly killing us.
There are many other alternatives to eating refined sugar and processed foods. Try raw bee's honey or sweeten your baked goods with date or raisin sugar. Simply blend up the dates or raisins with a little water or milk and walla, there you have a natural sugar for baking or adding to your cereal in the morning.
Overload Syndrome will help you get your health back!