- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Avery; 2 edition (February 1, 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 089529768X
- ISBN-13: 978-0895297686
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 65 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #292,710 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lick the Sugar Habit: Sugar Addiction Upsets Your Whole Body Chemistry 2nd Edition
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There's the old saying that sugar is poison. After reading Lick the Sugar Habit, you'll be convinced of that. Americans each consume more than 150 pounds of sugar and related sweeteners each year. It's pretty easy for it to add up when you consider that there are 17 teaspoons of sugar in a single can of Coke. Author Nancy Appleton delineates how this sugar overconsumption wreaks havoc with our immune and endocrine systems, leading to chronic conditions including arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, asthma, and hypoglycemia, along with the usual suspects such as cavities and periodontal disease. Appleton admits that she herself used to be a sugar addict, preferring to take her sweets in the form of chocolate, and consequently suffered from numerous allergies, plus bronchitis, pneumonia, and even a chest tumor that turned out to be a huge calcium deposit that resulted from her body's inability to process the pounds of sugar she consumed.
The book starts with thorough quizzes to determine if you really are a "sugarholic" and to test for sugar-related food allergies. Appleton then offers three distinct plans for weaning yourself from the sweet stuff and starting your new "low-sugar life." The best part is the dozens of easy, low-sugar, high-flavor recipes such as Hot Asparagus Soup and Pumpkin Pie.
While Appleton has a Ph.D. and has been studying nutrition for years, she doesn't go into unnecessary scientific details when she explains what those little sugar cubes do to your body. This is a thoroughly readable, eye-opening guide to changing your diet--and your health--for the better. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Nancy Appleton, Ph.D., shows you how sugar upsets the body chemistry and devastates the endocrine and immune systems, leading to a host of diseases and conditions including hypoglycemia, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, cancer, heart disease, headaches, allergies, asthma, obesity, periodontal disease, tooth decay, and more. A sugarholic since childhood, Dr. Appleton cured herself of chronic illnesses including bronchitis and pneumonia by changing her lifestyle. Here is her self-help program to help you lick the sugar habit and live a healthier life. She explains how it worked for her...and how it can work for you.
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I had severe allergies all year long. I was taking six meds, and still got worse every year. I decided to follow the book's suggestions.
Result: I am off my meds and nearly allergy free. Only in worst times of the year I maybe have 10% of symptoms I used to (and with no meds!) Side benefit, I lost 23 pounds, I have oodles more energy and can think more clearly than I have in years.
I just got rid of allergies, what if your genetic weakness is cancer or heart disease? It is a book very much worth reading and heeding.
All the best; and wishing you a new you too.