Food Addiction and Abuse

images-9A recent meta study conducted by Harvard University involving data from 57,321 women links childhood trauma to food addiction.  Trauma may involve physical, verbal, emotional or sexual abuse as well as the fear of abandonment or actual abandonment.  The greater the trauma, the higher the risk of food addiction.  Severe physical or sexual abuse, for example, increases the risk of food addiction by 90%. Any of the traumas listed above, however, can increase the risk of food addiction by up to 80%.

Even more, people who identify themselves as food addicts have a 66% chance of having at least one symptom of PTSD. These include avoidance, isolation, hyper arousal (easy to anger), hyper vigilance (above average anxiety) and general tension.

Food is a socially acceptable way to comfort self and to cope with emotional or physical pain.  The Sugar-Free Miracle Diet is specifically developed to neutralize food addiction and lose weight.  For more information visit www.sugarfreemiracle.com

June 23, 2016 in Food Addiction by

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The Wheat Problem

Processed foods can all legally be called “natural.” Natural means that the food is derived from a plant or animal source. It has nothing to do with whether or not the food has been reduced or changed in some important way. Consequently, a “natural” label is not reliable. Use other indicators

June 17, 2016 in Wheat/Gluten by

SUGAR BLUES by William Dufty – Book Excerpts

“Coronary disease has heretofore been regarded as a complication of diabetes. Both coronary disease and diabetes have a common cause. White sugar and white flour.”

June 17, 2016 in Sugar/Caloric Sweeteners, Thumbs Up by

Sugar, Syrups, Molasses and Sugar Alcohols: What’s the difference?

DAILY CONSUMPTION GUIDELINES FOR CALORIC SWEETENERS
Maximum daily guidelines varies by gender and whether or not you want to lose weight.
– For women: 25 grams of added caloric sweeteners per day
– For men: 40 grams of added caloric sweeteners per day
– For dieters: 15 grams of added caloric sweeteners per day

June 16, 2016 in Nutrition, Sugar/Caloric Sweeteners by

NUTRITION SECRETS.COM: The truth about food addiction and other eating disorders

The Truth About Food Addiction and Other Eating Disorders

April 5, 2016 in Food Addiction by

Honey is a caloric sweetener

It’s useful to consider that honey is 100% a caloric sweetener. One tablespoon of honey, for example, has 64 sugar calories, with no contributing calories from any other type of food. Compare this to one tablespoon of table sugar, which has only 48 calories. (Honey is denser, which is why it has more calories than sugar.)

November 25, 2015 in Nutrition, Sugar/Caloric Sweeteners by

Definition of “Natural”: FDA Request for Citizen Input

For example, under the current definition, a so-called natural food can be pulverized into a powder or liquid. It can be subjected to every kind of heat or thermal process (including pasteurization). It can be subjected to chemicals and enzymes. It can be subjected to pressure. It can be irradiated. It can include preservatives, pesticides and wax. And finally, a portion of the food can be used to make another man-made food that’s also called natural.

November 23, 2015 in General, Health, Nutrition by

World’s Greatest Zucchini Pancake Recipe: Sugar-free, wheat-free, gluten-free

To die for zucchini pancake recipe that’s sugar-free, wheat-free, gluten-free and yummy enough to satisfy the pickiest eater.

September 2, 2015 in Recipes by

Splenda: One-thumb up product review

In my work as a sugar-free expert, I routinely taste, review and recommend a wide variety of sugar-free products.   The no-calorie sweetener called Splenda (generic name is sucralose) gets a no apology one-thumb up review from me.  I personally use Splenda every day of my life, and I’m not sick or dead yet.  Note… Read more

September 2, 2015 in Artificial Sweeteners/Sugar Alcohols, Thumbs Up by

Splenda Is Not Bad: Video Review on YouTube

August 19, 2015 in Artificial Sweeteners/Sugar Alcohols, Thumbs Up by

Three Proven Therapies to Cure Food Addiction

August 12, 2015 in Food Addiction by

“That Sugar Film” by Damon Gameau

The results: Gameau ended up with fatty liver disease. He increased his waist size by 10 cm of body fat. He experienced mood swings. And he showed early signs of cardiovascular disease. It really is the sugar , stupid!

July 27, 2015 in General, Thumbs Up by

Evidence Shows Artificial Sweeteners Are Healthier Than Sugar

My recommendation is to limit consumption of any type of artificial or low calorie sweetener to 1 tablespoon per day. 1 tablespoon equals 3 teaspoons.

July 27, 2015 in Artificial Sweeteners/Sugar Alcohols by

AminoSweet Is The New Name For Aspartame, But It’s Still the Only Artificial Sweetener You MUST Avoid

Aspartame is a man-made substance that’s 200 times sweeter than sugar. Unlike sugar, however, Aspartame has almost no calories. This, of course, is why it’s used by food manufacturers and by individuals as a substitute for sugar and other caloric sweeteners. Aspartame was once the most popular artificial sweetener in the world, but this distinction… Read more

July 22, 2015 in Artificial Sweeteners/Sugar Alcohols, Nutrition, Thumbs Down by

The Big Problem With The Glycemic Index (GI)

It can be difficult and confusing to make a healthy food purchase decision based on the Glycemic Index and on information provided on the nutrition label. HFCS, for example, looks pretty good because it has relatively low calories, low sugar grams and a low glycemic index. But, of course, we all know that HFCS is not a healthy food choice and that fructose is strongly implicated as one of the biggest culprits in the obesity epidemic.

July 2, 2015 in Nutrition, Sugar/Caloric Sweeteners by