This blog is dedicated to dental health and how it relates to a person's overall health. I will post articles and subjects relevant to today's most forward thinking on dental health, beauty, and comfort. Your participation and comemnts are welcomed in order to enrich the experience. Dr. Neal
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 byRobert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology.
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.