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Revealed: How Sugar Devastates

From eNewsletter 4/18/2022

DID YOU KNOW that specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators (SPMs), the highly concentrated anti-inflammatory chemicals derived from EPA and DHA omega-3 fish oil, have been appearing frequently in research because of the pandemic? In last month's Food and Function, authors purport that SPMs have a positive impact in attenuating the pro-inflammatory response in respiratory diseases, reducing symptoms like nasal congestion, fever and difficulty in breathing. The authors specifically note that SPMs can be used preventively, but are critical in treatment and recovery, especially for infections such as COVID-19. A study from last month's The Journal of Nutrition found SPMs lowered IgG and IgM levels. IgG and IgM spike when you encounter toxic agents, such as SARS-Co-V2, or foods like corn, milk, or salicylate foods. You may recall we recommended SPMs early-on as part of our COVID-19 recovery protocol.

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Revealed: How Sugar Devastates the Body

Steve: Immune cells need sugar in the form of glucose to perform their tasks. With the help of specialized transporters at their cell membrane, they can take up glucose from their surrounding environments. But when there is too much glucose to take up, immune cells overexcite and create a perpetual inflammatory state, according to Cell Metabolism. A specific glucose transporter, called GLUT3, performs other metabolic tasks inside T cells, besides creating energy from sugar. You may be familiar with T cells, often cited during the pandemic, as they are an important part of the immune system which help fight off infection. They even help fight off cancer. When someone consumes sugar, mitochondria, the powerplants of our cells, help convert that glucose into energy. However, when we consume more glucose than is needed, the pro-inflammatory impact is immense. Now you know why we always say sugar depresses the immune system. Instead of our T cells utilizing only the amount of glucose that is needed to perform its functions in balance, when flooded with sugar, they go from helping us to hurting us.