By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M.
Clear medical evidence is available that when processed sugar is added to antibiotic drugs it increases the drug’s ability to knock-out persistent staph infections. Doctors have always known that certain types of bad bacteria called ‘persisters’ shut off their need to feed when exposed to antibiotic drugs, basically becoming drug tolerant. By adding processed sugarit keeps the bacteria hungry for the antibiotic and thereby making harmful bacteria more susceptible to consuming the antibiotic drug.
This is important to the discussion on if eating processed sugar is harmful to humans. Well, I will address that later, but let me continue with what the doctors are doing. One medical test showed that when antibiotic drugs are united with processed sugar it eliminated 99.9% of the harmful persisters in two hours, while the non-sugar filled antibiotic did nothing. Doctors believe that this discovery will help treat urinary tract infections, staph infections, and strep throat, but its most life-saving application may be against the age-old disease tuberculosis.
A number of harmful bacteria have developed multidrug tolerance, which is a way for them to defend against the antibiotic bacteria killing drugs when patients take it to eliminate the disease. Bacteria are a living organism that must eat to survive. When bacterium feeds on antibiotic drugs they eventually die off, except, survival is an instinct in living organisms and bacteria have learned to avoid antibiotics by hibernating in the body. Persisters can now remain dormant for months and still have the ability to reproduce once again. Although, they get hook on feeding when processed sugar is used, because sugar kills the brain function that tells the harmful bacteria when it is full. Fortunately, a bacterium feeds mostly on sucrose and when they feed on it, instead of shutting down and waiting for the antibiotics to wear off, they
continue to feed on the processed sugar and ingest the antibiotic in the process and sooner or later die.
Unquestionably this is good news for patients with persistent infections. Conversely, it also confirms how processed sugar is harmful to humans who are not in treatment for a disease. It is clear that humans are complex living organism, and whenever a body ingests doses of processed sugar it stimulates the release of dopamine into the brain, which brings about a feeling of pleasure and craving more. This means that chemically processed sugar shares the same receptors in the human brain as drugs like heroin or morphine. Daily ingestion of processed
sugar destroys the good bacteria, such as intestinal bacterium and simultaneously removes the ability to sustain vital ‘B’ vitamins and critical
minerals, i.e. calcium and magnesium. Consequently, it is necessary to balance fighting off bad bacteria and sustaining good bacteria.
Dean L. Jones is a marketing strategist with the Southland Partnership Corporation, a public benefit organization. He has published a series of consumer alert articles based on his view of barefaced mismanagement of food/beverage products.