AMERICA'S NUMBER ONE HEALTH PROBLEM?
THE FILTHY COMBINATION OF ANTIBIOTICS AND A HIGH CARB LIFESTYLE
Your body has to have a steady / level / even supply of blood sugar. When you eat carbohydrate-based foods (grains, sugars, white potatoes, etc), your blood sugar goes up. The more starch or sugar a meal / snack contains, the faster and higher the jump in blood sugar. Sometimes this jump is so sharp, on a graph it is is actually a "spike".
It is no new revelation that high blood sugar is not only toxic, but deadly as well. However, there is a great deal of research coming out of the scientific community that when combined with abnormal Gut Function, it is particularly hard on the nerve and ENDOCRINE (hormonal) systems --- most particularly the female hormones & THYROID. Your body will do everything (and I do mean everything) it can to control it and keep it within a specific and tight range (be aware that the medical community's suggestions for what constitutes "normal" blood sugar ranges are too liberal). Many young people can seemingly defy this fact by eating whatever they want without the consequences of weight gain. Sooner or later it will catch up with them. But weight gain is only a small part of the problem.
Eventually the pancreas cannot keep pace with the amount of insulin needed to handle surges and spikes of blood sugar; and blood sugar values begin to get too high (Metabolic Syndrome / Diabetes). Or, on the back side of a "spike", blood sugar drops below baseline. This is called REACTIVE HYPOGLYCEMIA, and is just as serious as Diabetes. After a while, the adrenal glands are mobilized to help the overworked pancreas, and the result is our epidemic of ADRENAL FATIGUE (what doctors today call Fibromyalgia).