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Want to get off sugar? (but not really)


You know this about sugar right?:

1) Sugar makes you fat.
2) Sugar wreaks havoc on your hormones.
3) Sugar makes you moody.
4) Sugar ages you.
5) Sugar increases inflammation
6) Sugar elevates your risk for developing cancer, diabetes and heart disease

While we know that all of this is true, it doesn’t make a bit of difference does it, when you feel the urge to reach for a candy bar or bag of chips (I know, you thought you were a salt person- but the truth is, potato chips metabolize just like sugar anyways. Busted!).

You see, the thing is that most of us are motivated by instant gratification.

The pleasure of sugar in the moment, outweighs the future health risks, right? And that’s why sheer willpower, diet plans and the very best intentions don’t work when it comes to sugar.

The truth is, when you eat sugar, it stimulates the release of dopamine, which makes you feel pleasure- essentially making your brain crave more.

Did you know that heroine, morphine and sugar all stimulate the same receptors in your brain? 

That gives it some perspective, huh? Makes it a whole lot easier to see why it is so hard to get off sugar and why so many people are in denial.

If you are willing to admit that you are addicted to sugar, there is a part of you that WANTS TO get off sugar, and there is a part of you that DOESN’T WANT TO.

You feel conflicted, right?

You probably don’t trust yourself to even try, but there is also a part of you that is gently whispering ‘you can do it’, no?

I hear that and that is why we’ve developed a sugar detox that doesn’t force you to rely on your willpower (details below).

“Yeah but”, I bet you are wondering, “Will this just be another one of those things that I’ll try ‘half ass’ but never really get into”?

If you are nodding your head, you’ve hit the point of futility.

But, here is the Truth. In every decision you make, you are either moving toward better health or away from it. Don’t ever give up on you!!

Believe in yourself and that you are worth taking a chance on!

The thing is, even if you only implement 1/4 of what we share with you, you will still make significant gains toward your best health.

I don’t know any mom who wouldn’t welcome more energy and an increased sense of well-being. That’s a priceless commodity!

Here’s the solution we provide:

1) Move toward your goal of getting off sugar as fast or as slow as you want (yes, slow is good too -remember, slow and steady wins the race).

2) Follow our 3-step method that shows you how to replace, reduce and relax about sugar (this is not about becoming a militant sugar ‘avoider’).

3) Learn to feed your body, brain and spirit to ‘purge the urge’ for sugar-we will show you how!

4) Listen to what your body is trying to tell you (we will help you discover your unique craving complex so that you can eat your way to normalizing your desire for sugar).

5) Knowledge, motivation and inspiration to get started and stay on the horse (including a private Facebook group with the other participants so that you have all of us to support you and help you stay accountable to the goals that you set for yourself).

6) What you will learn in this program will not only get you off the sugar roller coaster, but you will learn extremely important distinctions about food that medical/educational institutions and the media are NOT telling you (crucial stuff you’ll want to know).

7) Plus, everything we share (and the order in which we deliver it) is designed to get you off sugar without trying (you see, there is no reason to feel futility in this program- you can’t fail because you won’t be trying!)

Finally, this isn’t just about getting off of sugar, it is about a paradigm shift. Let us elevate you to a new and exciting way of relating to yourself and the world.

Alright – are you ready? Click here. Registration ends soon.


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How to get off sugar….and by the way, it’s not your fault!

sugarIf you are like most people, you`ve probably sworn off bread or sugar at least once in your lifetime. The trouble is though, that at the best of times willpower often cowers in the face of a true physiological or bacterial craving.

The truth is, if you can`t stop yourself from bingeing on bread or overdoing sugar, it is not your fault.

Here is why

1) From a physiological perspective – if you have blatant or subtle nutrient deficiencies, your body is driving you to consume sugar and refined carbs to feel good (although only momentarily). Unfortunately, sugar itself keeps you both on a roller coaster and a hamster wheel! The dips and spikes of sugar ensure that you crave just one thing- more sugar!! And as far as the hamster wheel is concerned, sugar isn`t an empty calorie, it actually puts us in a nutrient defecit, thus perpetuating mineral deficiency and subsequent cravings!

2) From a bacterial perspective – if you have sugar cravings, there is a very high chance that you also have a bacterial imbalance in your gut…sugar feeds pathogenic bacteria (the bad guys)! These bacteria beasties actually send chemical messages to your brain that will cause you to crave sugar and refined carbohydrates!

So as you can see, people crave sugar, because how could they not? – in the age of nutrient deficient food!

While there are many ways to nourish ourselves to make cravings a thing of the past, I bet you would love to know about the single most potent food to permantly eliminate sugar cravings altogether, am I right?

How about discovering one food that can address both the body`s physiological craving for food AND the bacterial one?

The food most ideally suited to stop your sugar and refined carb cravings is cultured foods!!

Culturing a food, means that you are infusing it with beneficial probiotic bacteria (you know, that good stuff inherently found in yogurt!).

So just how DO cultured foods address the root causes of sugar and refined carb cravings?

1) Culturing your food increases the nutritional value of that food. For example, sauerkraut has 100 times the Vitamin C as its unfermented counterpart, cabbage. Eating some probiotic condiments with each meal also promotes better digestion and the assimilation of nutrients. That in itself is a 3 in 1 benefit of cultured foods in terms of meeting nutrient deficiencies!

2) Cultured food also feeds beneficial bacteria in your gut, therefore helping to crowd out the more harmful or pathogenic flora. In addition, cultured foods do not JUST add good probiotic bacteria to your gut, but they also provide lactic acid which is not only food for the GOOD bacteria, but it makes your digestive tract inhospitable to pathogenic bacteria! That is a 4 in 1 benefit!

and if that is not remarkable enough…..

1) Ancient chinese medicine has taken note that the unique flavour of cultured foods actually has a balancing effect that neutralizes or cancels out our cravings for sugar!
2) Finally, one Ka-RAZY Kool effect of eating fermented foods with your meals is that if you give into a sugar craving and immediately eat a cultured food, the beneficial bacteria will start eating up the sugar you just consumed, therefore minimizing the amount that you end up digesting and assimilating!

Now if my math is correct, that is at least 9 reasons why cultured foods alone, can curb your sugar cravings!

So if cravings, are driving you crazy, and you want to immediately take action – you can purchase the following fermented foods and bubbly beverages at your local health food store:
1) Bubbies Pickles
2) Sauerkraut
3) Kombucha

Just make sure they say ‘raw’ or unpasteurized, because otherwise they will be devoid of probiotics from the heat.

However, if you have a sneaking suspicion that it’s going to take more than adding a few Tbsp of sauerkraut to your meals, then you need to get on this complimentary training.

I will show you exactly how to live the sweet life, without giving up the sweet, rich, creamy foods you love!

Click here to get access to the ‘Sweet Life Without Sugar’ complimentary training!

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