I eat, drink and consume alot of sugar, and it's starting to show. I have black eyes and a lack of energy. What can I take to bring out all the sugar in my body???
Posts: 1 | From: Edmonton, alberta, Canada | Registered: Sep 2001
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You might want to head over to your local GNC or health food store. They usually have teas and other drinks to clean out toxins (I know GNC carries a few good ones). I'm not sure if they can rid you of sugar, but I bet with some searching you could find one that does.
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The good news is that refined sugar doesn't really stick around in your body very long. You burn it for energy, and then it's gone. So I wouldn't bother trying to cleanse it out of your body; it's already outta there.
It does sound like you need to take a serious look at your diet, though. Some refined sugar is fine for most of us, but too much is a bad thing, as you've discovered. Make sure you eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and veggies and drink lots of water. Cut your sugar intake down to one serving a day, or one every two days. Don't uses sugar for quick energy; after a while that technique starts to be counter-productive and you end up even more tired after the sugar high wears off. (Been there, done that.)
If after a few weeks of an improved diet, your energy doesn't improve, you might want to see an allergist who specializes in food allergies. Dark circles and energy drain can be allergy symptoms for some folks, or they can be symptomatic of other problems.
The best "detoxifier" (and a heck of a lot cheaper and safer than all those potions) is often drinking enough water. The last I heard, eight 12-ounce glasses of water per day was the recommended minimum. I've noticed when I drink at least this much water, I feel a lot more awake and alert and my body just generally functions better.
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yeah, it sounds like a good dose of plain ol' water would do a lot of good. so would some complex carbohydrates. the refined sugar you are probably consuming gives you a good burst of energy, but it's pretty short-lived. you burn out and get dragged down when the stuff wears off. eat more pasta and bread instead of whatever soda and whatnot you've been subsisting on lately.
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Posts: 12677 | From: Los Angeles, CA ... somewhere off the 10 | Registered: Jul 2000
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the best toxin remover that i know of it avaiable at wayne and mary's health food store. it is called sonne's no. 7. it was created in the 1950's to clean radon out of a person system. it will completely detoxify your body. hope i helped! ~K
Posts: 17 | From: Minnesota, USA | Registered: Aug 2000
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Just a note about detox teas and the like -- they can be just as rough on your body as what you're trying to remove. Particularly if all you're trying to remove is sugar. As Gumdrop Girl, lemming, and Lady Moonlight have already pointed out, sugar doesn't stay in your body for very long, and drinking lots of water is a very safe way to help your body flush it out on its own. Water, mind you, not juice or soda or tea or coffee.
Neuromancer, it sounds more like the problem here is not the amount of sugar you have, but the fact that you eat sugar instead of other things your body needs. Sugar isn't all bad, but maybe you can try satisfying your sweet tooth with dry or fresh fruits. And remember to get a bit of each food group in your diet.
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