Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., is director of the Practitioners Alliance Network and author of the popular free Smart Phone app “Cures A-Z,” and of many books including From Fatigued to Fantastic!, Pain Free 1-2-3, the Beat Sugar Addiction NOW! series, Real Cause, Real Cure, and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum does frequent media appearances including Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News Channel, The Dr Oz Show and Oprah & Friends. His website: www.EndFatigue.com
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Dangers of Sugar Addiction

By Friday, 16 September 2016 02:32 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Food processors add more than 140 pounds of sugar to our diets each year. Another 18 percent of our calories come from white flour (which is a lot like sugar in our body).

With people basically eating their weight in sugar and flour each year, it is not surprising that we have become a planet of sugar addicts.

Like many other addictions, it may even leave you feeling a bit better for a few hours ― only to wreak havoc on your body later.

Simply telling people to stop eating sugar does not usually work. What’s needed is to understand the cause, or causes, of your sugar addiction, and to treat those.

This not only leaves people feeling much better, but also cuts the sugar cravings a lot.

Because of this, people become able to healthfully enjoy sugar in moderation, eating them as snacks and dessert where they belong instead of as the main dish.

When used in the way that humans ate sugar for thousands of years, which basically was simply eating whatever sugar was found naturally in food, sugar is not a problem. It is a treat.

But now more than one-third of our calories come from sugar and white flour added in food processing. And our bodies simply were not designed to handle this massive load.

Many of you have already noticed that although sugar gives you an initial high, you crash several hours later and this leaves you wanting more.

In fact, sugar acts as an energy loan shark, taking away more energy than it gives. Eventually, your "credit line" runs out and you find yourself exhausted, anxious and moody.

Besides the obvious long-term benefits of lowering the risk of diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and heart attacks, cutting sugar intake will help many other conditions. These include:

• Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia

• Anxiety and depression

• Pain of many kinds

• Decreased immune function (a 12 ounce can of soda can drop immune function by 30% for three hours!)

• Chronic sinusitis

• Irritable bowel syndrome and spastic colon

• Autoimmune diseases

• Cancer

• Metabolic syndrome with high cholesterol and hypertension

• Heart disease

• Hormonal problems

• Schizophrenia

• Candida and yeast infections


It also helps boosts metabolism so that people can finally lose weight as well.

I know the value of ridding the body of excess sugar. For more than 30 years, I have incorporated sugar detox for countless patients who have chronic health problems.

I have also seen thousands of people whose chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia were aggravated by their sweet tooth.

I also understand the problem firsthand, having been a sugar addict myself, and coming down with chronic fatigue syndrome in 1975. Eliminating my sugar addiction was an important part of my recovery.

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