(NaturalNews) Most of us love sugar. Even us health-nuts. People with the strictest diets are still so often unwilling to give up their sugar. Agave nectar, raw honey, brown rice syrup, sugar cane juice, apple juice, and sugar in the raw are just a few of the many examples of sugars being considered healthy. But they're not. They are all refined sugars. In nature, sugar wasn't so easy. We weren't meant to have so much.
You know what is meant to eat refined sugars? Candida, bacteria, and other parasites. Sugar promotes viruses, cancer, and inflammation; pretty much any health problem will be made worse by sugar. And even if your healthy sweetener is fresh squeezed apple juice, that is still a refined sugar.
The most common cause of allergies is candida overgrowth
Candida overgrowth causes allergies. We all have Candida. Just like bacteria, Candida plays an important role in our body's eco system. Just like bacteria, fats, cholesterol, etc., it's all about balance. Most people reading this article have Candida overgrowth. It doesn't take much. Just one cup of fresh fruit juice has some very nice health benefits, but it's enough to unbalance most people's digestive system. Other refined foods such as pasta, bread, and white rice also feed Candida. And for those with serious Candida issues, even whole fresh fruit alone can cause Candida overgrowth as well.
I'm not saying to never have refined sugar. Consider the aforementioned alternative sugars "healthier" sugars. They certainly have their place. But if you find yourself having them regularly, you're taxing your system.
For a sweet tooth, as we all know, fruit is the best food to eat. When the occasion calls for something like homemade ice cream sweetened with sugar cane juice, or gluten free cookies sweetened with coconut sugar, try taking a supplement like a strong probiotic after the meal, and make sure the next few meals are focused on fresh raw vegetables to bring the ecosystem back into proper balance.
If you're someone who takes good care of themselves and is wondering if it's possible to get rid of your seasonal allergies, give this a try for a week; give up all refined foods. All refined sugars, all refined grains, all refined foods. Try it for a week. Imagine a food pyramid, with vegetables on the bottom, your foundation. Fruits would be above that. Brown rice, quinoa, beans, etc. would be next. And if you eat meat, that would be at the top. Eating like this for one week eliminates most people's seasonal allergies. Eating this way for a few weeks will eliminate most other allergies (dust, pet, food allergies, etc.).
About the author: Michael Edwards is the founder, owner, editor-in-chief, and janitor for Organic Lifestyle Magazine and Green Lifestyle Market. At age 17, Michael weighed more than 360 pounds. He suffered from ADHD, allergies, frequent bouts of illness, and chronic, debilitating insomnia.
Conventional medicine wasn't working. While he restored his health through alternative medicine he studied natural health and became immersed in it.