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Archive for May 22nd, 2010

“Can sugar substitutes contribute to my diet?”

No, it cannot.

Sugar substitutes may fool your taste buds, and occasionally the taste buds in your digestive system, but not your brain that requires sugar and demands it.

Suppose sugar is arbitrarily given index 100 then, the natural glucose is 70 and fructose 130.  Industrial aspartame is indexed 2,000 and sucralose 6,000 and thaumatine 30,000.  There are indications that heavy consumption of “sugarless” sodas may develop diabetes type 2.

The sense of taste is highly developed in our digestive system such as stomach, intestine, pancreas, and colon.

The digestive system is lined up with taste bud cells that detect the molecules of sugar and thus, trigger the processes for metabolic program and transforming nutrients into appropriate ingredients in the blood.  For example, the taste buds in the digestive system slow down absorption of toxic (bitter substances) and in many cases provoke vomiting what we swallowed.

For sugary tastes, an order is dispatched to the brain to release greater quantities of insulin in the blood to prepare the organism for the arrival of nourishment.  Otherwise, without this due preparation the body cannot recognize what is coming.

For example, it was observed that when glucose is injected intravenous the body does not release enough insulin as if detected by the digestive system.

The sense of taste in the mouth is basically a quick and dirty judgement of what is swallowed in the digestive system.

Glucose or sugar is transformed into molecules of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) used in almost all functions by cells.  While taste receptors in the intestine constitute barely 1% of all types of receptors in the intestine, they liberate most of the hormones in the organism.

The Japanese culture has the term “umami taste” to describe the taste of glutamic acid in food rich in proteins; glutamic acid is released by the stomach.

In a sense, the “stomach” is in command; the brain follows orders.

Trust your gut. Don’t try to cheat it, lest you bare the consequences.

Yes, if your acouphene syndrome is recent; then, there is a new treatment.  Acouphen is the symptom of permanently hearing background noises or repeated beats that may drive patients crazy.  The majority of patients hear high frequency noises that become intolerable.  Getting old is one major factor or a sudden loud bang or recently the constant listening to the MP3 types of gadgets.  It is know that high dozes of asperin induce temporary symptoms of acouphene:  It is due to the active component salicylic.

The new treatment for recent patients is a first breakthrough in reducing or eliminating background noises for three weeks. A micro-pump is being readied to allow the patient at home to inject the solution when noises reappears.  The solution of gacyclidine is administered to the proximity of the “round window” in the inner ear; then the solution leaks in to the junction of the cochlea and then to the auditory nerve.  A catheter pierces the tympani membrane and then reaches to the “round window”.  A few surgeons actually pierced the “round window” with very thin needles.

Gacyclidine is generally used on patients suffering cerebral trauma; this substance has neuro-protection properties that blocks nerve dysfunctions.

For ancient acouphen patients, electro-magnetic treatments are being tested to stimulate the auditory brain through a process of “re-organization”.  The patient listens to recorded specific sounds for about 6 months.

Slow down on close ear direct listening of music; you don’t need to be listening to music all the time; remedy this music addiction behavior to ward off crazy noises.  For further description of the symptoms and the other treatments link to my previous post




May 2010

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