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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Beat Sugar Addiction Now by Jacob Teitelbaum Review

Product: Beat Sugar Addiction Now
Author: Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.
Co-Author: Chrystle Fiedler
Published by: Fair Winds Press
Category: Books, Health and Fitness
Price: $16.99

Are you a sugar addict? Do you have fatigue on a regular basis that you use coffee, caffeine and sugar laden foods to help you overcome? Do you get cranky and irritable when you are hungry? How about frequent migraines, or sinusitis?  Do you find yourself grabbing for the chocolate or Twinkies when your Aunt Flo arrives for her monthly visit? If so, you more than likely have some form of a sugar addiction.

In Jacob Teitelbaum's new book, Beat Sugar Addiction Now, he helps you to identify if you have a sugar addiction, what sort of addict you most likely are, and how to overcome your addiction. The book is simple to navigate and is very thoughtful laid out. In Part 1, you will determine what sort of sugar addict you are...ranging from Type 1-Type 4. He uses simply questionnaires that are designed to determine how sugar is interacting in your life.

Example: Type 1 Sugar Addict questionnaire asks-- Do you feel tired much of the time? Do you need coffee to get jump-started in the morning? Are you working more than forty hours a week? And so forth. Simply tally your score and determine if that is your type. If not, move on to the Type 2 questionnaire. It is important to note, that it is possible to have more than one type of sugar addiction, and many will find this to be the case.

After figuring out what type of sugar addict you are, the next step is to find a solution. This is by far my favorite part of the book. This is what it aims to do:

  • Eliminate the underlying problems that are driving your sugar addiction
  • Learn how to enjoy sweets in moderation
  • Eliminate the physical and psychological problems caused by sugar addiction
Notice that last one: Eliminate the PHYSICAL and PSYCHOLOGICAL problems caused by sugar addiction. Now that's something worth reading about. 

Dr. Teitelbaum does not try to trick you. Straight away he tells you that in order to beat the sugar addiction, you must eliminate it from your diet.  He goes on to tell you what to expect from your body during the sugar withdrawal process. He warns about the dangers of certain sugar substitutes and helps you to learn other methods of eating that will help you to overcome your dependency on sugar. 

By the time we are addicted to sugar, our bodies are already starting to show symptoms of how the sugar we have been eating over the course of many years, has effected our bodies. For this, we need to treat our bodies and attempt to reclaim them to their pre-sugar addiction status. For this, Dr. Teitelbaum suggests the SHINE protocol.
  • Sleep
  • Hormonal Support
  • Infections (treating)
  • Nutritional support
  • Exercise
He teaches the importance of sleep. Being a person who suffers from chronic insomnia, it was interesting to read how sugar cravings can result from poor sleep. What I like about Beat Sugar Addiction Now, is not only does Dr. Teitelbaum address the illness, but he also offers natural and herbal remedies to help heal you from the ailments the addiction has created. Also, he lists some of the common prescription medicines that might assist in this healing process as well. I truly like the fact that he covers both angles on this, and his information is current and thorough. It is here that he explains how sugar addictions can lead into other ailments such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, depression, diabetes, heart disease, hypothyroidism and so many more. This book is an essential tool if you are seriously wanting to remove the sugar addiction from your life so that you can feel better and enjoy a better quality of life. 

Beat Sugar Addiction Now even includes information about foods that raise your blood glucose, and further includes information about finding a practitioner that can address your health concerns. It is a complete book that is well thought out and organized so that you can use it as a workbook that will help you identify, treat and banish your sugar addiction once and for all! 

This is one of those books that you will keep in your library for future reference as it offers so much valuable information. I was highly impressed with the presentation and execution of this book and recommend to anyone who seriously wants to address the affect sugar has on their body.  I give it my seal of approval! 

About the Authors:

Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the most frequently quoted integrative medical authorities in the world, and appears often as a guest on Oprah and Friends with  Dr. Mehmet Oz and on CNN, Fox News Channel and local news and talk shows  nationwide. He is the author of the best-selling From Fatigued to Fantastic! (3rd edition, Avery/Penguin Group USA), which has sold over 500,000 copies. As a leading expert and researcher in chronic fatigue and pain, Dr. Teitelbaum has helped thousands worldwide to regain their energy, overcome pain and start enjoying their lives again.  

Chrystle Fiedler is the author of over a hundred articles on  health topics for many publications including Woman's Day, Better  Homes  Gardens, Prevention, Natural Health, Medizine's Health Living,  The Health Monitor Network, Great Health, Vegetarian Times, Bottom Line/Women'  Health, Heart Healthy Living and Health magazine. Chrystle  also writes the "Good Nature" column for Remedy magazine  and is the author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Natural Remedies.    --excerpt from Fair Winds Press and Beat Sugar Addiction Now

Where to Purchase: Fair Winds Press, Amazon.com


Dr. Teitelbaum is a very sincere, but not very well informed author. Although nutritional issues can and do exacerbate chronic diseases, there is no scientific evidence that they cause chronic fatigue syndrome (hello - it's viral) or fibromyalgia.

Sugar is a good thing to cut back on whether you have a severe disease or not, but it is not a cure nor does sugar cause disease - even diabetes.

Diabetes, for example, is an organic problem with insulin production that is severely worsened by inappropriate sugar intake. Do you see the difference?

As well, obesity and sugar intake are linked and keep your weight down is one way to lessen the stress on your body.

So by all means lower your intake or eliminate it, but it won't cure you of anything nor will you get a disease from eating sugar although your teeth may rot out of your head. :D

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