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Eating Refined Sugar Increases Your Risk of Getting a Brain-Invading Virus

Eating Refined Sugar Increases Your Risk of Getting a Brain-Invading Virus

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  • The polio vaccine has virtually eliminated the wild polio virus in large portions of the world, but at the same time that world health officials are declaring a victory on polio in India, they are calling a global meeting in Switzerland on the growing problem of vaccine-caused polio, which causes acute flaccid paralysis.
  • The oral polio vaccine, which is still used in many third-world countries, is made from a live polio virus, which carries a risk of causing polio. The virus in the vaccine can also mutate into a deadlier version, igniting new outbreaks. The US began using an inactivated polio vaccine in 1999, after parents of vaccine-damaged children were successful in lobbing for a change in strategy.
  • According to a 2010 article in the New England Journal of Medicine, outbreaks of vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPVs) have been occurring at a rate of once or twice per year, since the year 2000.
  • Evidence suggests that consuming refined sugar (as well as other forms of fructose) increases your risk of contracting polio, and that improving blood sugar control by cutting sugar/fructose from your diet is a simple way to help protect against the disease.

By Dr. Mercola

Polio, a contagious disease caused by an intestinal virus, can cause difficulty breathing and paralysis as the virus attacks and kills motor nerve cells that control your muscles. It can also cause death in its most severe form. However, what is not often shared is that in most cases polio is a mild illness, causing flu-like symptoms that disappear in two to 10 days. Often, polio can occur and show no symptoms at all. Even the Mayo Clinic states:


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