Hormones are powerful chemical messengers that circulate through your bloodstream to specific target cells where they generate a wide range of biological responses. Think of hormones as the "prime movers" of your physical and emotional well being.
Every time you get angry, become tired, laugh, cry, have sex, wake up, feel hungry, or fall asleep your body is responding to hormones. That's because hormone levels can impact virtually every major system and organ in your body.
The Importance of Amino Acids in Chronic Lyme and MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) Mutations
Amino acids are at the basis of all life processes, as they are absolutely essential for every metabolic process. Among their most important tasks are the optimal transport and optimal storage of all nutrients (i.e. water, fat, carbohydrates, proteins, minerals and vitamins). The majority of diseases can essentially be traced back to metabolic disturbances.
This comes up a lot in the Lyme world. When you start talking about eliminating sugar some people get very defensive. It's like you are asking them to give up their first born child or a kidney. Why can't I have sugar? The question should actually be 'why should I have it?' Sure it tastes good, but actually sugar has no nutritional value at all - nothing, zilch, nada. It appears to do more harm than good, especially in Lyme disease. Below are some interesting facts about sugar, that will hopefully 'help' you determine whether or not consuming sugar is worth sacrificing your health or not.