Sugar (Glucose) Malabsorption Syndrome

Glucose is an element that is also known as sugar, present in the body and indispensable to several bodily functions, like good brain function, it helps create beneficial fats in the body, it is absolutely necessary for cardiac and brain muscles, it produces energy (ATP), muscle glycogen, etc.  Carbohydrates, or sugars, are essential compounds for all human beings, and they are abundant in foods and classified as monosaccharides, disaccharides, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides.

Sugar (Glucose) Malabsorption SyndromeCarbohydrates or sugar provide more calories in the human diet than any other food.  They are found in all sugars, starches, grains, fruits, vegetables, milk, sucrose, etc.  Although it isn’t very common, some people cannot absorb them properly.

Sugar and nutrient absorption

The small intestine is in charge of absorbing nutrients, proteins, fats, carbohydrates (sugar) etc., as well as endogenous secretions like bile, electrolytes, enzymes, etc.  Good digestion and absorption of everything you eat starts at the mouth (salivation and chewing) and ends in the small intestine.

Deficient sugar absorption is due to a lack of digestive enzymes that are responsible for polysaccharide and oligosaccharide hydrolosys, as well as a pancreatic deficiency or Celiac’s disease.  A sucrose deficiency could produce very serious problems in the intestine if sugar is consumed, causing the sugar to pass undigested through the large intestine, where it is fermented by the bacteria stored there.  This creates a series of symptoms, such as:

  • Stomach discomfort
  • Abdominal distension or inflammation
  • Gas (flatulence)
  • Diarrhea
  • Occasional bleeding
  • Glucose deficiency which occurs in pre-diabetics, whereby glucose levels are elevated.  This is another symptom of glucose intolerance due to insulin resistance.
  • Lactose intolerance (which is another type of sugar in cow’s milk) causes intestinal inflammation and other series of problems.

Glucose malabsorption could be caused by consuming too many refined or sugary products, combined with a bodily predisposition, either genetic or acquired, along with stress and anxiety, or other emotions like repressed anger.  Intolerant emotions towards some situation that is constantly repeated could also influence this predisposition.  Some say that sugar malabsorption syndrome cannot be cured, but if you work with your emotions at the root of the problem, you can cure it. 

If you are glucose intolerant, we recommend you start by eating a light diet.  Avoid anything that is refined or that has additives.  A lot of intolerance is caused by a body saturated in toxins, which is why you should start by cleansing your body and attitudes of toxins.  An attitudinal “toxin” is having repressed anger or rage which influences the way in which you react to life.  Even though you may not notice it, when you are constantly angry your body creates bile and other substances that increase the body’s toxin or poison levels.  Toxins stored in the body caused by these emotions or dietary excesses, poor food combinations, eating while stressed or angry, increased bile, etc., accumulate in the body until acidifying the blood.  First and foremost, you need to focus of reducing your body’s toxemia by considering the healthiest diet possible, drinking at least 2 liters of water a day, etc.

Natural suggestions for curing glucose intolerance

Drink pineapple juice before breakfast every morning.  Do not consume cow’s milk in any form, neither skim or fat-free.  All of these products go through a series of chemicals and refinement, which make it a toxin in the body that will accumulate over time.  Follow the aforementioned diet and most of all, work with your stress or emotions, releasing repressed feelings of anger.  Understand more beautiful ways of living and reacting to what makes you angry.  Practice yoga or tai-chi, which are relaxation techniques that release stored energy.  We recommend reading the book “You can Heal your Life” by Louise L. Hay.

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