The Effects Of Sugar On Your Children


Lick the Sugar Habit, by Nancy Appleton, PhD warns of the negative often dangerous effects of sugar on the body.  In addition to throwing off the body’s homeostasis (balance), excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences.  Using documentation from a variety of medical journals and other scientific publications, below is a list of consequences of a body out of homeostasis due to eating excess sugar.

  • Sugar can suppress the immune system.
  • Sugar can upset the body’s mineral balance.
  • Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, concentration difficulties and crankiness in children.
  • Sugar can cause drowsiness and decrease activity in children.
  • Sugar can adversely affect a child’s school grade.
  • Sugar can contribute to a weakened defense against bacterial infection.  Sugar can interfere with the absorption of calcium and magnesium.
  • Sugar can weaken eyesight.
  • Sugar can promote tooth decay.
  • Sugar can contribute to weight gain and obesity.
  • Sugar can cause appendicitis.
  • Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
  • Sugar can decrease growth hormone.
  • Sugar can cause food allergies.
  • Sugar can cause constipation.
  • Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.
  • Sugar can cause depression.


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