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Sugar Can Crash Your Immune System


Hey, Its Dr. Melissa Brennan! I know right now everything in life is out of balance. It seems that since our routines have all but gone out the window that our eating habits have followed.  That may be OK for a day or so but not for longevity.  Why?  Because eating food full of preservatives, additives, and sugar can crash your immune system.

  • Sugar is 8 x’s more addictive than cocaine.
  • Sugar cause obesity, inflammation (disease), feeds cancer, dementia, type 2 diabetes, depression, infertility, impotence, depression, and brain function.

The average American consumes 17 teaspoons (71.14 grams) every day. That translates into about 57 pounds of added sugar consumed each year, per every person in America.

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends the following guidelines:

  • 6 teaspoons (25 grams) of added sugar/day = 100 calories/day for women
  • 9 teaspoons (38 grams) of added sugar/day = 150 calories/day for men
  • 3-6 teaspoons (12 – 25 grams) per day = 50-100 calories for children
Nearly one in four teenagers pre-diabetic or diabetic.


If we stop paying attention to our eating habits until “things get back to normal” our health and the health of our kids will ultimately suffer!

In the video below I talk more about the Do ‘s and Don’t to keep your immune system healthy and to help you focus on the foods we should be eating.

Tip: Its one of Living Healthy Lists Pillars of success.  Eat Real Food!



“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
― Hippocrates


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