Sugar and Immunity
Leukocytic Index proves the devastating effect of refined carbohydrates on immunity.
Many people have been asking for a mechanism for the depressed immunity seen in people who eat sugar and other refined carbohydrates. Many are known but the Leukocytic Index is an especially helpful one for many people to begin to take this health risk seriously.
More than 20 years ago a large study [ "Sucrose, Neutrophilic Phagocytosis, and Resistance to Disease", Ringsdorf, Cheraskin and Ramsey; Dent. Surv. 52: #12, 46-48, December, 1976 ] was published about the effects of refined carbohydrates (of which sweets are the worst) on the leukocytic index. Our white cells are the most important factors in protecting us from invading organisms. The leukocytic index is a measure of how many organisms one white blood cell (WBC) can eat in an hour. Therefore an index of 10 means that that one WBC ate 10 organisms in THAT hour.
The average LI (leukocytic index) in the USA--and remember, average is not as healthy as one can get--is about 13.9. Within 15 minutes, after an individual eats the amount of refined carbohydrates normally ingested in the evening meal --about 100 grams, the leukocytic index drops to about 1.4. Depending on the genetic susceptibility to this problem, it might be better or worse--this is just an average. Diabetics ALWAYS have a LI of less than 2.
That means: the average person loses more than 90% of their immune function within 15 minutes of indulging in this poisonous substance. This deficiency lasts for about 2 hours after the stress occurs.
What is routinely given intravenously during surgery? Glucose water! When Ringer's Lactate (which has no sugar) is used instead, the incidence of post operative infection is reduced by two thirds. The only reason I can think of for this kind of persistent ignorance is that there is no money in changing the thinking of operative routine. There is a lot more money in treating the infections that are created by the Allopathic Monopoly.
Since this has been known for more than 20 years, don't you think it is time for this information to get out to the public? This is one of the reasons I wrote my book Saving Yourself from the Disease-Care Crisis. Those interested in practical ways to apply this kind of information to many of the chronic conditions we MDs still consider "incurable" should order a copy.
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