Could what you eat trigger your ITP disorder? There is a strong possibility, especially when it comes to Sugar.
If you have just found out you have Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura or have already run the gamut of conventional medical treatments, and have already exhausted some of the options of traditional ITP treatment, only to find that every time you lessen or cease the doses, that your blood platelet levels start to tumble again, have you considered the possibility that maybe sugar could be contributing to this blood disorder, or any other auto immune disorder for that matter.
If you are actively seeking more knowledge about your ITP blood disorder and what might be causing it. Lets have a look at these three forms of sugar substances that can be seriously affecting your health.
Sugar in General – One of the most insidious food culprits known to mankind, and one of everybody’s favorites. Everything just has to be so sweet! Unfortunately, we as a society consume way too much refined sugar. Did you know that the average American consumes a whopping 180 pounds of sugar each year . That’s approximately 1/2 pound per day. When you think about it this, it’s down right scary. And did you realize that many in and outside the medical profession recognize that sugars, high fructose corn syrup products, and refined carbohydrates are considered to be one of the major contributing factors to most of our modern day health issues from obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and a whole range of auto immune disorders such as Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. Too much sugar in refined and unnatural forms acts as an irritant to our body, causing chronic inflammation and compromises our immune system.
Soft Drinks – Don’t get me going on these useless beverages. It is now being acknowledged throughout the medical and scientific community that we seriously harming our immune system by drinking cola drinks. Not only do the chemical food additives such as artificial flavoring, coloring and preservatives present a problem, but because of the extremely high sugar content coupled with the fact that the sugar used is not just common sugar, but High Fructose Corn Syrup, a single can of soda has been acknowledged to disrupt the immune system by up to 50% for up to 8 hours. How many soft drinks did you drink this week? What about your kids? What if you are one of those people who drink multiple sodas each and every day? This is not good. My advice to you is … Do not drink soft drinks at all especially if you have a compromised immune system and are fighting an auto immune disease such as ITP. And especially if your ultimate goal is to be well!
High Fructose Corn Syrup – Sounds so innocent, doesn’t it? You thought I made common sugar out to be a monster, well the mother of all food monsters is High Fructose Corn Syrup, otherwise known as HFCS. This sneaky little demon is everywhere and just happens to be one of the most commonly used food additives. Isn’t it only just sugar made from corn, you ask? No, No and Absolutely not! HFCS is a man made sugar derived from the fructose in corn (an offshoot of the corn industry). HFCS is instantly absorbed by the body and goes directly into your cells wreaking havoc with your metabolism.
This sugar substance has only been on the scene for about the last 40 years or so and is suspected to be responsible for our current obesity and daibetes epidemic that is prevalent in society today. But besides these two well known health diseases, it also is responsible for acute chronic inflammation in the body and can trigger a host of other immune diseases such as ITP disorder. In 1970, the annual consumption of HFCS was approximately 10 ounces per person per year and by the year 2000 was now in over 40% of all sweeteners added to our food and drinks. that is why we are seeing such an increase in modern diseases and immune system disorders.
Controlling your sugar intake could be a very positive step forward to regaining or preserving your precious health.