Prof. Oladapo Ashiru

By Prof. Oladapo Ashiru

The World Health Organisation suggests that sugar consumption should be reduced to a maximum of five per cent of our daily calories, especially if one shows signs of insulin resistance, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

At Mart-Life Detox Clinic, we help to relieve the liver of its daily burden of refining the crude materials that we put into our body and rescue it from the harmful by-products of these substances, fructose being one of them. The liver is rested, supported and rejuvenated by our various treatments and techniques specialised for this overworked organ of the body. Using our various therapies and procedures, we remove toxins from the body, thereby reducing the stress on the liver.

Some equipment will cause the rejuvenation of new body cells with stronger and better functioning mitochondria, while ridding the entire organ systems of the body of weakened and worn-out mitochondria and cells. This will help to prevent metabolic dysfunctions.

We also use the specific liver infusions with orthomolecular supplements to help liver regeneration.

Obtaining optimum health through inner body cleansing, using the infamous Mayr therapy in conjunction with modern medicine helps in preventing weight gain and obesity or reversing this process that is, losing weight, if already in contention. These we help you achieve in Mart-Life using modern Mayr medicine

The highly nutritious and customised meals served by our professional chefs are individualised, based on food tolerance and allergy after consultation with our Mayr nutritionist and bioenergetics tests. These meals also help to regulate the body’s processes and in enhancing metabolism.

Several alternatives to processed and sugar laden meals are available to you so that even chronic diseases, such as hypertension, obesity, arthritis and diabetes, are controlled and well managed as you undergo life coaching in the ways to procure, process and ingest your food in order to get the maximum nutrition from them while producing waste products in the barest minimum and non-toxic form.

Our orthomolecular supplements and micronutrients from the highest quality sources, prescribed during your detoxification process, based on our diagnostic and deep level scanning of your organ systems, help to support and improve the functions of organs, such as the heart, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and others, as well as to correct nutrient deficiencies.

To simplify the different types of sugar and sweeteners, we should know that dextrose, fructose and glucose are monosaccharides or simple sugars. The difference is how our body metabolises them. Glucose and dextrose are the same sugar.

The simple sugars can combine to form more complex sugars, like the disaccharide sucrose (table sugar), which is half glucose and half fructose.

High fructose corn syrup is 55 per cent fructose and 45 per cent glucose.

Ethanol (drinking alcohol) is not a sugar, although beer and wine contain residual sugar, starch and alcohol.

Substances like xylitol, glycerol, sorbitol, maltitol, mannitol, and erythritol are neither sugars nor alcohols, but they are becoming increasingly popular as sweeteners. They are incompletely absorbed from the small intestine for the most part. So they provide fewer calories than sugar, but often cause problems with bloating, diarrhoea, and flatulence.

Sucralose (Splenda) is not a sugar, despite its sugar-like name and deceptive marketing slogan, “made from sugar.” It is a chlorinated artificial sweetener in line with aspartame and saccharin, with detrimental health effects to match.

Agave syrup, falsely advertised as “natural,” is typically HIGHLY processed and usually 80 per cent fructose. The end product does not even remotely resemble the original agave plant.

Honey is about 53 per cent fructose, but it is completely natural in its raw form and has many health benefits when used in moderation, including as many antioxidants as spinach.

Stevia is a highly sweet herb derived from the leaf of the South American stevia plant, which is completely safe (in its natural form).

Lo han (or luohanguo) is another natural sweetener, but derived from a fruit.

Recent research talks about how sugar-laced drinks affect the female reproductive system. How much sugar is required for the body and from where is this excess sugar being pumped in and in what forms?

On an average, the daily sugar limit for women is about 25-28 g and for men is 37-40 g. That equals to about five per cent of the recommended overall calorie intake i.e. 2,000 calories per day. What most people don’t realise is where the sugar comes from. Glucose is present in almost all foods that we consume. Natural sugar is present in several fruits and vegetables, while added sugars such as honey, syrup, and sweeteners are present in plenty of food products. Alcohol also contains sugar.

In packaged food products, it is very easy to identify the amount of sugar present as it is often listed in the ingredients. Foods to limit include more than just desserts and sodas. In fact, juicing a fruit is known to extract more sugar out of it than eating it. White bread, pasta, ketchup and sauces, iced tea/coffee, breakfast cereals, protein bars, cookies, jam, etc. are some of the everyday food items that are rich in sugar.

As a general recommendation, the World Health Organisation considered the above facts concerning sugar consumption and therefore, recommended that a couple desiring a child should undergo lifestyle changes and get rid of all excesses in their body. Such changes are needed to help facilitate conception.

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