Saturday, March 23, 2013

Continued from last post.

Xylitol and Osteoporosis

Another exciting benefit from xylitol is its role in reversing bone loss.
Studies in Finland found that xylitol maintained bone density in rats that
had their ovaries removed. Without ovaries, oestrogen levels plummeted and so
did the bone density in rats that were not given xylitol. However, in the
rats that had ovaries removed and were given xylitol, bone density actually
increased.10 Another study showed that xylitol was effective in decreasing
age-related bone loss in older male rats by 10 per cent.11

In an unprecedented action, the Finnish researchers made bold recommendations
for human application of their studies. They suggested that an effective
human dose would be about 40 grams daily. The scientists speculated that
xylitol's bone density enhancing properties are due to its ability to promote
intestinal absorption of calcium. Including xylitol in one's diet is
certainly an enjoyable way to reap the benefits of greater bone density,
along with other health benefits.

Xylitol and Insulin Resistance, Diabetes Hypertension and Hormonal Imbalances
Consuming sugar and other refined carbohydrates results in the rapid release
of glucose, or blood sugar. In response, the pancreas secretes insulin to
usher glucose into the cells, where it is burned for energy. Excess glucose
stresses the system, and over time the cells become less responsive to
insulin. This condition, known as insulin resistance, is a huge health
problem and it is estimated to affect half the American population. Insulin
resistance is associated with abnormalities in cholesterol and triglyceride
levels, hypertension, increased risk of heart disease and diabetes.

The dramatic rise in type-2 diabetes since the mid-1900s directly coincides
with our increased consumption of sugar. One long-term study of more than
65,000 women demonstrated that a high-sugar, low-fibre diet increased the
risk of type-2 diabetes by 250 per cent. Another recent study found that
excessive intake of sugar was the single most important dietary risk factor
for heart disease in women and for men. It has been estimated that sugar
intake may account for more than 150,000 premature deaths from heart disease
in the United States each year.12

Xylitol has been demonstrated in repeated clinical studies to be very slowly
metabolised. In fact, on the glycaemic index, which measures how quickly
foods enter the bloodstream, sugar is rated at 100 and xylitol at just seven!
Xylitol is a natural insulin stabiliser, therefore it causes none of the
abrupt rises and falls that occur with sugar. In fact, it actually helps in
stopping sugar and carbohydrate cravings. Foods sweetened with xylitol will
not raise insulin levels. This makes it a perfect sweetener for people with
diabetes as well as those wanting to lose weight. There is a growing
consensus amongst anti-ageing researchers that maintaining low insulin levels
is a key to a successful anti-ageing program.

Insulin resistance also plays a significant role in hormonal imbalances,
including those that lead to breast cancer. High insulin levels increase the
production of oestrogens, leading to an oestrogen-dominant condition, and
also interfere with healthy ovarian function. Insulin resistance is a major
cause of a growing hormonal problem called polycystic ovarian syndrome
(PCOS). PCOS causes the ovaries to become anovulatory, which means that the
normal cyclic production of oestrogen followed by progesterone either ceases
or becomes dysfunctional. Insulin stimulates the ovaries to produce
predominantly male hormones, which, in combination with higher insulin and
glucose levels, increase weight-gain around the waist--a body type that is a
risk factor for breast cancer. Signs that the body is being exposed to higher
levels of the male hormones include acne, loss of head hair and an increase
in body hair. Lowering insulin levels is crucial for not only treating PCOS
but also resolving most other hormonal imbalances, including those leading to
breast cancer.13

Dr John Lee, author of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Breast Cancer,
explains the connection between insulin resistance and breast cancer:
"Overeating junk food makes you fat. Increased body fat and lack of exercise
lead to insulin resistance. Insulin resistance leads to further craving of
sugary carbohydrates to generate energy for the body. More insulin is
released in response to increased carbohydrate intake, leading to more weight
gain. More fat leads to more estrogens, which, in turn, lead to earlier
breast development and menstruation. Earlier onset of menstruation leads to
more ovulatory cycles and a greater lifetime exposure to oestrogens without
adequate progesterone. A greater lifetime exposure to estrogens increases
breast cancer risk.

"Simultaneously, increased consumption of simple carbohydrates, coupled with
insulin resistance, leads to polycystic ovaries and lack of ovulation during
menstrual cycles, resulting in excess production of androgens and estrogens,
along with inadequate production of progesterone. Excessive estrogen
production in the absence of progesterone production leads to estrogen
dominance and increased breast cancer risk. Use of contraceptive hormones
increases insulin resistance, exacerbating all the above problems."14

Using xylitol instead of sugar as well as reducing intake of high-glycaemic,
refined carbohydrate foods helps to lower the risk not only of PCOS but also
of ovarian cysts, fibroids, endometriosis, PMS, hot flushes, weight gain and

The Safer Sweetener

Increased sugar consumption has bedevilled Western cultures with more and
more health problems, many of which are putting an enormous strain on health
care systems. Finally, there is an answer to our collective prayers for
something truly healthy that can also satisfy our sweet tooth. Over 1,500
scientific studies have found that the more you use xylitol, the more you can
eliminate sugar cravings, reduce insulin levels and alkalinise your body.

It's a great aid on the way to good health and long life.

Imagine never having to feel those twinges of guilt when you bite into a
xylitol-sweetened brownie. Or how about increasing your bone density while
enjoying your favourite hot drink with two spoonfuls of xylitol crystals, or
knowing that xylitol-sweetened chewing gum is preventing cavities and gum

With xylitol, you can now have your sweet tooth and treat it, too!

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