Beat Sugar Addiction Now!: The Cutting-Edge Program That Cures Your Type of Sugar Addiction and Puts You on the Road to Feeling Great - and Losing Weight!

Beat Sugar Addiction Now!: The Cutting-Edge Program That Cures Your Type of Sugar Addiction and Puts You on the Road to Feeling Great - and Losing Weight!

by Jacob Teitelbaum, Chrystle Fiedler


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With one-third of our calories coming from sugar and white flour added to processed foods, sugar addiction is a rapidly growing epidemic. However, unlike other addictions, going "cold turkey" won't fix it. In this groundbreaking book, nationally recognized physician Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum uncovers four types of sugar addiction and gives a step-by-step plan for resolving their underlying causes, breaking sugar cravings forever, and achieving dramatically improved health and energy levels-while also making it easier to lose weight!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592334155
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Pages: 255
Sales rank: 843,965
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, is an Internal Medicine specialist who has treated sugar-related issues, including chronic fatigue and pain, for over 30 years. He is the Founder and Director of the Practitioners Alliance Network (PAN) and author of the free iPhone application "Cures A-Z."

Teitelbaum is senior author of the landmark studies "Effective Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia - a Placebo-controlled Study" and "Effective Treatment of CFS & Fibromyalgia with D-Ribose," and author of the best-selling book From Fatigued to Fantastic! (3rd revised edition, Avery/Penguin Group) and Pain Free 1-2-3—A Proven Program for Eliminating Chronic Pain Now (McGraw- Hill). He does frequent media appearances including Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News Channel, The Dr. Oz Show, and Oprah & Friends with Dr. Mehmet Oz. He lives in Kona, Hawaii. His website is

Chrystle Fiedler is the author of over a hundred articles on health topics for many national publications including Woman's Day, Better Homes & Gardens, Prevention, Natural Health, Arthritis Today, Remedy, Medizine's Health Living, Spirituality & Health, The Health Monitor Network, Great Health, Vegetarian Times, Bottom Line/Women's Health, Heart Healthy Living and Health magazine.

Table of Contents

An Overview of Sugar Addiction 6

Part I The Proble\m 13

Chapter 1 Type 1 Sugar Addiction

Sugar, the Energy Loan Shark: Chronically exhausted and hooked on quick hits of caffeine and sugar 14

Quiz: Are You a Type 1 Sugar Addict? 15

Chapter 2 Type 2 Sugar Addiction

"Feed Me Now or I'll Kill You:" When life's stress has exhausted your adrenal glands 21

Quiz: Are You a Type 2 Sugar Addict? 22

Chapter 3 Type 3 Sugar Addiction

The Happy Ho-Ho Hunter: Sugar cravings caused by yeast/candida overgrowth 28

Quiz: Are You a Type 3 Sugar Addict? 29

Chapter 4 Type 4 Sugar Addiction

Depressed and Craving Carbs: Sugar cravings caused by your period, menopause, or andropause 36

Quiz: Are You a Type 4 Sugar Addict? 37

Part II The Solution 45

Chapter 5 Healing Practices for All Sugar Addicts 46

Chapter 6 Treatment for Type 1 Sugar Addicts

Use the SHINE protocol to repair your body 55

Chapter 7 Treatment for Type 2 Sugar Addicts

Support and balance your adrenal glands 75

Chapter 8 Treatment for Type 3 Sugar Addicts

Kill sugar-craving candida 94

Chapter 9 Treatment for Type 4 Sugar Addicts

Rebalance hormonal fluctuations 115

Part III Treating Health Problems Associated with Sugar Addiction 135

Chapter 10 Anxiety

Replenish sugar-induced B-vitamin deficiencies that intensify you body's stress response 136

Chapter 11 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Use the SHINE protocol to increase energy and eliminate pain 141

Chapter 12 Depression

Mood-enhancing supplements that get you off the sugar-high to sugar-low roller coaster 156

Chapter 13 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

Beat sugar overconsumption to heal insulin resistance 164

Chapter 14 Heart Disease

Improve your heart's function with healthy ribose sugar 173

Chapter 15 Hypothyroidism

Optimize thyroid function with natural hormone glandular supplements 181

Chapter 16 Irritable Bowel Syndrome/Spastic Colon

A comprehensive program to beat sugar-induced yeast overgrowth 189

Chapter 17 Migraines and Tension Headaches

Natural remedies that stop headache-inducing blood sugar drops 197

Chapter 18 Obesity

Supplements that heal a sugar-ravaged metabolic system 208

Chapter 19 Sinusitis

Stop yeast overgrowth and breathe easier 216

Appendix A Treatment plans simplified 221

Appendix B Glycemic index information 230

Appendix C Finding a practitioner 237

Appendix D Resources 239

Acknowledgments 245

About the Authors 247

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mact2 More than 1 year ago
Whenever I read one of Dr. Teitelbaum's books, I feel like I'm taking a college course. I get out my note-book and pencils, sit at my office desk in a comfortable chair, and dig in. My sense is that Dr. Teitelbaum would rather teach people to learn how to manage their health rather than simply give instructions on what to do. This empowers one to make the best health care choices possible. He uses this same principle in "Beat Sugar Addiction Now!". This is a workbook developed to help the reader learn how to identify if they have a sugar addiction, what the implications are on health and how to learn to defeat the addiction and be a better manager of health. I cringed each time Dr. Teitelbaum used the word addiction, thinking, "Really? It's just sugar". But, as I continued to read, I realized that it was driving home a point for me, that even though it's only sugar, it is a real and potentially harmful addiction. So, ok, now I'm a believer. The workbook is set up to identify 4 types of sugar addiction. There is a simple quiz for each of the 4 types so that the reader can use the chapters that are personally relevant. Dr. Teitelbaum suggests that a person could have more than one type of sugar addiction. I took all 4 quizzes and it only takes a few seconds to complete the quizzes and complete the analysis. There is an overview of what each type of addict would look like and some chapters with the suggested remedies and lifestyle changes. There are also chapters dedicated to specific sugar related health issues: Anxiety Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia Depression Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome Heart Disease Hypothyroidism Irritable Bowel Syndrome/Spastic Colon Migraines and Tension Headaches Obesity Sinusitis As with all of Dr. Teitelbaum's books, this is not a one time read, this is an owner's manual that you should keep handy to refer to often.
JacobWakeup More than 1 year ago
I checked out this book because my friend told me that there were some good ideas for dealing with headaches and I have been suffering from migraines for years. I didn't really have very much hope because I have been to two different doctors and neither one was able to help me at all. Then I heard about this sugar addiction book. I know that I am overweight and eat a lot of sweets but I didn't really think about that having anything to do with my migraines. I have sometimes been able to control my migraines by taking prescription medications, but I wasn't really happy with having to take heavy duty medicines. This book not only gave strategies for dealing with the sugar connection but also recommended a lot of natural remedies that I am more comfortable with. I have found that the most effective treatment mentioned in this book was using magnesium. That sounds weird, but for me it has made a huge difference. It is a shot that I have to get from a doctor, but it isn't a narcotic medication so I feel a lot better about it, and it works well. I have been having less migraines since cutting out a lot of the sugar in my diet, and I have also used the strategies from this book to make them go away or at least get less painful when I do have them. I would recommend this to people suffering from migraines or to people trying to lose weight, because I have ended up losing weight as well.
AugustaJuliano More than 1 year ago
This book has me convinced! We are a nation of sugar addicts and no wonder. Have you read the ingredients on anything lately? Why is it necessary to pack sugar into every darn things we eat, from peanut butter to bread to salad dressing? This book really affected the way I think about food, and then I went shopping, read some labels and got mad! And don't think that health food stores are any different! I was in Whole Foods and pretty much everything has "naturally milled cane sugar" or "organic evaporated cane juice". Give me a break! It's sugar-plain and simple. Yes, I know that in a perfect world I would cook everything myself from scratch using only whole foods and natural ingredients, but I live in a world where I don't have a lot of time and sometimes I need to be able to eat something processed. So why is it necessary to put sugar in things like frozen burritos?? I also used to think that all the artificial sweeteners were worse for you than sugar, but now it looks like that's not so. I am now interested in natural sugar substitutes like stevia and maltitol and will be trying them out in the future. I am quite sure that if my best friend had not literally placed this book in my hand I would not have read it. I was so sure that my diet was fine, but my eyes have really been opened. I am ready to make a change, even if that means I have to spend my days off cooking to prepare food for the rest of the week. I guess I'll just have to start freezing portions of home cooked food and making those instant meals myself! I'll show 'em. And I will not be including sugar in what I cook!
JulietMichael More than 1 year ago
I am a vegan and this will be especially hard for me as the book recommends things like fish and eggs. But I know that what I need to focus on is lentils and beans and making sure that I eat complex carbs and complete protein combinations at every meal. I bet one of the reasons that I have the health problems I do and crave sugar so much is that I am lazy and don't always eat balanced meals with complete protein combinations. Especially in the morning, I tend to start my day with fruit and starches and that just sets me up. I always wondered why I was hungry again so soon after eating something heavy like pancakes in the morning. Now I know. I will be making a big effort to prep food at night to set myself up for a better breakfast. This book also stresses simply walking outside. I have no excuse not to pop the baby in his stroller and enjoy the sunshine, especially when I know it will benefit both of us. This book is careful never to accuse anyone or point the finger at people or call them lazy or greedy, but I will point it at myself and say it's time to do something different. This book gives me the info I need and the motivation to do something about it. I am excited to enter a new phase of my life.
Waxturtle More than 1 year ago
I always thought that yeast infections were just things that women get, but this book helped me realize that I have been suffering from systematic candidiasis (a less girly sounding description of a full body long term yeast infection) and that I needed to change what I was doing. (And I am a man.) I don't eat a lot of dessert type sweets but I do tend to eat a lot of bread because I mostly eat sub sandwiches and a lot of hot dogs and hamburgers on buns. It was hard to believe, but I found out that what I thought was pollen allergies was actually tied into this fungus issue and that every time I ate bread it made it worse. One of the things that I really liked about this was the way everything was explained clearly and that he backed it all up with science. It helped me understand why I was getting sick and exactly what was going on in my body. This book showed me that sugar isn't just soda and candy, but also spaghetti and bread and even things like french fries. I was surprised to find out how hard it was to cut down on this stuff. I figured that it was a bit extreme to call it sugar addiction, but it's true, and I am feeling so much better after just a month of watching what I eat and paying attention to how it makes me feel.
SugarAddict More than 1 year ago
Teitelbaum and Fiedler have created a book that clearly illustrates the connections between many types of sugar addiction. What is especially fascinating is the way that the overgrowth of yeast/candida keeps cropping up in just about all of the problems that this book discusses. It is clear that all kinds of yeast infections are rampant in this country, and it is arguably clear that this is a result of not only a terrible national diet, but also due to our chronic misuse of antibiotics. Judging from the massive influx of commercials for probiotics that have taken control of a large part of daytime television, people are starting to wake up to the truth about yeast and about the importance of healthy well balanced intestinal flora. However, most of those commercials simply suggest that we take probotics and then go right back to living the same way we have been. This book shows us that this is not an option-that there is no point in trying to eliminate the yeast if one plans on simply eating foods that feed it and cause it to multiply. Yes, this is like a horror movie-some combination of invasion of the body snatchers and something else. This book presents quizzes that can be completed by readers to find out if they have problems with yeast overgrowth. It also clearly explains how these bad bacteria take over your body and what you can do to boost good bacteria and let it do its work. The action plans are clear and leave the reader with a sense of ownership when it comes to self treatment.
Goal-Blazer More than 1 year ago
I have read many books on health & nutrition. By far, this book is an awesome information guide! Sugar is in most of the fast and processed foods we consume everyday and usually disguised under many ingredient names the consumer may not recognize. The book gives you a picture of 4 Types of Sugar Addictions and the reasons associated with them. A workbook section is included for the reader. In addition, the book explores many health conditions that can be exacerbated by sugar addiction. Finally, Dr. Jacob T. Teitelbaum and Chrystle Fiedler give the reader proactive solutions for managing these sugar addictions and associated health issues with a holistic protocol and resources to find a medical practitioner.
Rosa33 More than 1 year ago
This book is so easy to use, I felt like I had all the information I needed to begin treating myself within one day of buying it. There is a ton of useful information in here, but is written so clearly and concisely that I never felt like I was swimming in a murky fog, which is what I have often experienced when reading other books about common medical problems. While I greatly enjoy reading personal case histories and at first was a bit dismayed not to see them here, I have come to feel that this helps the book most directly affect the reader and his or her own unique situation. I like the way the authors present a lot of information and several choices and strategies for dealing with carious health problems, but leave the treatment in the hands of the sugar addict. Taking control of your own situation is important for any kind of addict in recovery and sugar addiction is no different.
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Mad and upset!!! Why is the Kindle addition cheaper than the Nook addition of the book??????????
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Waste of my money! Just trying to navigate it and see it is horrific and it cannot be read online. I am sorry I purchased this (just did 30 minutes ago). I it is the first book that definitely makes me want my money back!!!
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Unlike my other e-books, the font size cannot be increased on this e-book (I'm using the tablet) and the print is very small.
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