Monday, December 27, 2010

Sugar does more than ruin your teeth... It ruins your body!

Lately, I have been researching sugar and sugar substitutes for their health benefits and risks. My primary goal was to recommend healthy alternatives to table sugar (sucrose) and high fructose corn syrup (essentially sucrose). Sucrose and high fructose corn syrup are easily converted in your mouth into lactic, pyruvic, and formic acid, along with a sticky substance called dextran. These chemicals cause bacteria stick to your teeth and dissolve minerals leading to tooth decay.

 The extent of the potential toxic effect of the fructose molecule (one component of sucrose) on the body however was largely unknown to me until recently. 

I came across this video recently while doing my research. It is about 1 1/2 hours long, so make sure you can allow time to watch it in it's entirety. It will change the way you think about sugar, obesity, heart disease,  and diabetes.

The following video titled "Sugar: the bitter truth" is a presentation by Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology.

Your comments are welcome.


Phillip C. Neal DDS
Crystal Lake Dental Associates
280 B Memorial Court
Crystal Lake,  Illinois  60014

1 comment:

  1. I think both. If you have dental work and want the best, I advise you to make an appointment with Dr. Kasi Franck. Rocklin Family Dentist


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Born in the Midwest. Married with 6 children and 3 grandchildren. Attended Maine West High School, Harper Jr College, Northern Illinois University, the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. Practice in Crystal Lake, Illinois.