5 Rules on Who To Listen To - About All This Sugar Stuff.

  For the upcoming Kick Sugar Summit, I’ve had to download a lot of Kindle books to research our guests. When I first started the website back in 2011, there were about five books when you searched the term “sugar addiction”. Today, when you search the term you are returned 401 results! I just went… Read the full article...

Permission to Let Your Sensitive, Intuitive Side Out to Play.

  So many things to think about this week as I interview people for the “Kick Sugar Summit” coming in January. The people are so interesting and all have diverse points of view on sugar and sugar addiction. I really, really love doing these interviews and can’t wait to share them with you. On the… Read the full article...

What Do Cancer Researchers Think About Sugar?

  Things are really heating up for our “Kick Sugar Summit” in January. I’m interviewing experts from all over the world. I get more and more shocked that the experts from around the world seem to be on the exact same page, yet.... They tell me that they are the pioneers in their countries, just… Read the full article...

Christmas Gift Baskets, Parties and The One Gift You Really Want

  The only time I miss snow is at Christmas time. So I fly to Chicago for five days and get that out of my system. Don’t get me wrong, I love the family stuff too but cold weather and I have a very strained relationship. What I don’t miss is the social anxiety around… Read the full article...

Sometimes It’s Our Own Families That Are the Cruelest - Unknowingly.

  I hope your weekend went well. I got out to a few events. We introverts have to push ourselves to get out but when I do, I enjoy myself. I have pretty good social skills from the ole’ drinking days but too long at a party can exhaust me. Did your Christmas parties and… Read the full article...

Who Talks About Poop and Pee in Relation to Sugar?

  It’s another beautiful, sunny day in Southern California. Would you folks in the northern US get too mad at me if I said it’s still a little chilly for me at 62 degrees Fahrenheit? Don’t hate too bad. My hometown was one of the first to get buried in lake effect snow this year… Read the full article...

Fructose Malabsorption - This Sugar Thing Could Be Serious.

  Originally called Dietary Fructose Intolerance - Fructose Malabsorption has symptoms that some of us may recognize. Tummy troubles, bloating, diarrhea, cramping, pain, indigestion, or constipation can all be signs of “Fructmal”. I know, right? I never heard of it either. A lot of people believe fructmal causes some cases of IBS - Irritable Bowel… Read the full article...

The Holidays, Sugar Plums Dancing, and Our Sanity

  So I always wanted to know… What the heck is a sugar plum anyway? As in:   “The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.” It turns out that it has nothing at all to do with fruit or plums. As a matter of fact, The… Read the full article...

Is a Sugar Free Holiday Even Possible?

  Wouldn’t it be nice if you could enjoy the holidays without worrying about overindulging on all your favorite sweets and bad foods? And especially on this, the biggest “food” holiday of them all. (It’s Thanksgiving Thursday in the US for our International readers - but you all have Christmas coming!) I know you fantasize… Read the full article...

My Innermost Secrets and What are you afraid of?

  What are you afraid of? ...And how long have you been afraid of it? I’ve been asked that question many times by many different mentors in my life. So I now ask it to you… What are you afraid of? Hold the answer a minute.. It seems, now a days, that I come across as… Read the full article...

She told me: “I feel so alone in this quitting sugar thing”

  “My husband doesn’t understand this and, although he won’t come out and say it, I don’t think he really even supports me in it” she said, on the verge of tears. The “it” being her desire to quit using sugar compulsively. You may or may not have heard that sugar dependency, well all dependencies… Read the full article...

Her Boyfriend said: “You’re Not As Small As When We First Met”

  How would you respond to a statement like that? One of my best and brightest clients shared this with me once. She and her, now EX, boyfriend were just having a normal discussion about “things” in their relationship and somehow it leads to the statement by him: “You’re Not as Small as When We… Read the full article...

Why Is Quitting Sugar So Darn Hard?

  We have to examine this question. As a society and as individuals. Just what is the draw to it that makes even short breaks from sugar super hard to do? Is it cultural? Is it purely physical? Is it biochemical, in the brain or the body? Is it mental, like a dependency? Is it… Read the full article...

Sugar Gets No Respect, Rodney Dangerfield and You.

  At the risk of dating myself, one of my favorite comedians of all time was Rodney Dangerfield. Rodney has passed on now but his signature catchphrase was, “No respect, I don’t get any respect from anyone!” For those of you not familiar with Rodney you can only imagine the jokes around that phrase:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwu-6GxBHN4… Read the full article...

There’s More to Sugar Detox then Just Detoxing Sugar.

  Sugar Detoxes are all the rage. I’ve counted at least 10 different names, types and time periods. Mostly they go by time periods, but I’m sure there are more. The 2 Day Sugar Detox The 3 Day Sugar Detox The 5 Day Sugar Detox The 7 Day Sugar Detox The 10 Day Sugar Detox… Read the full article...