About a month ago, I told you that exciting endorsements were beginning to come in from a number of influential experts for my upcoming book SUGAR SHOCK! (Berkley, Jan. 2007).
For example, the famous, bestselling authors Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Christiane Northrup gave kinds words for my book, as did Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. So did renowned nutritionists Oz Garcia, Jonny Bowden, and JJ Virgin, as well as Joshua Rosenthal, the founder of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Soon afterwards, other notable people also gave kind words about my book.
Now, more distinguished experts offered endorsements, too, which, of course, is all pretty exciting to me.
One of the endorsements I’m most excited about comes from the very generous, always helpful Nancy Appleton, Ph.D., who has been my mentor for about five years.
It just means so much to me to have Nancy say kind words about SUGAR SHOCK! Many thanks, Nancy!
I simply cannot rave enough about Nancy! Over the years (since 2001, when I began my book), whenever I had questions, this generous expert either talked to me on the phone or e-mailed me answers — and we’re talking about an awful lot of e-mails!
Nancy has been so wonderful to me, and she is one of my kick-sugar idols. She is a pioneer in the kick-sugar movement. When people hardly knew what sucrose was (OK, I’m exaggerating), Nancy was speaking out against its dangers and that of other refined sweeteners. Indeed, she’s been active since the 1970s and her book, Lick the Sugar Habit, helped me break free from my habit back in 1998. Here’s her endorsement:
“This book is full of interesting facts and insights. After reading SUGAR SHOCK!, you will see that sugar, in all its various forms, should be the last ingredient on the NUTRITIONAL FACTS panel, on your food label–or not there at all. Better yet, eat only whole foods without labels and without sugar.”
– Nancy Appleton, Ph.D., author, Lick the Sugar Habit
I’m also thrilled to get praise from one of my favorite doctors, Dr. Mark Hyman, who is so on the cutting edge. Thank you, Mark! Here’s what he wrote:
“SUGAR SHOCK! gives us the opportunity to waken from our sweetened slumber to the serious, well-researched health implications of consuming a diet high in sugar and flour. Read this book. It could save your life.”
– Mark Hyman, M.D., author of New York Times bestseller Ultrametabolism
And I’m really pleased to get an endorsement from the bestselling author and relationship expert Barbara DeAngelis, Ph.D., who I was lucky enough to meet recently at a conference for authors. Thank you, Barbara! Here’s her endorsement:
‘’Sweet as sin and deadly as a bullet. Sugar will make you fat, ruin your health, and end your life. In SUGAR SHOCK! Connie Bennett, M.S.J., C.H.H.C, tells us all about it, and how we can stop it. A must read!’’
– Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D, author of the international bestseller, Brain Longevity
And Mark Victor Hansen, the always-inspirational guru to many bestselling authors, was kind enough to offer an endorsement, too:
"Sugar is sweet. Tasty to eat. But, it mightily depletes. Read SUGAR SHOCK! your wisdom to complete. It’s deep and will take your health to new peaks."
– Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of One-Minute Millionaire and co-author of more than 65 titles in the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series
One of my new cyber friends, Julia Havey, also was kind enough to say some nice words:
"Connie Bennett delivers a mind-blowing, provocative, easy-to-read book about how eating lots of sweets can throw you into SUGAR SHOCK! and usher in a host of problems, from depression to crying spells to diabetes. She then offers the most sound, effective, and do-able plan to bust your sugar vice out of your life for good. Let my friend Connie lead you from a scary, destructive Candy Land to a life of better health and fitness–she knows the way because she has walked it and talks it better than anyone else."
– Julia Havey, eDiets.com Master Motivator and author of The Vice Busting Diet
And now we come again to my wonderful physician from back in 1998! It truly warms my heart that Dr. Keith DeOrio, the medical miracle worker, who helped me kick sugar back in 1998 offered an endorsement, too. Kind of a unique experience!
How can the once-sickly and depressed Connie, who sought medical treatment from me in 1998 be the same woman, who, years later, researched and wrote this groundbreaking book about sugar’s many dangers? Little did I realize that by helping Connie to confront her sugar habit that she would turn around and help countless others to conquer their sugar problems, too. SUGAR SHOCK! is an
easy-to-read encyclopedia of information about the negative effects of refined sugars and carbohydrates on the human body. I am sure that it will become the leading authority on this subject."
– Keith DeOrio, MD, Integrative Physician
And, after more than a year of being in contact with his people, the famous film producer Harvey Weinstein also gave me an endorsement! Thank you, Harvey!
"This book is long overdue. Millions of people, including, me have been plagued by their relationship with Sugar, and Connie Bennett has done a superb job bringing the topic into the public’s eye. I wholeheartedly recommend SUGAR SHOCK! to anyone interested in improving their health.”
– Film producer Harvey Weinstein ("Chicago," "The English Patient," "Pulp Fiction," "Good Will Hunting," and many more)
"This groundbreaking, hard-to-put-down book opens your eyes to little-known facts about how the typical American diet [high in sugar and refined carbs] could be wreaking havoc on your health, emotions, and relationships. You’re hooked from the first chapter, when author and journalist Connie Bennett offers an entertaining, insightful account of how her sugar habit made her so moody that her boyfriend bid her farewell. SUGAR SHOCK! is a must-read — especially if you want harmony in your relationships."
– Human relations expert Barbara DeAngelis, Ph.D., author of 14 bestsellers, including the # 1 New York Times bestsellers, Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know and Are You The One For Me?
Recently, while at a conference with Dr. Andrew Weil and other doctors, I met another cutting-edge doctor — this one, a renowned, integrative oncologist Dr. Donald Abrams, who always tells his patients to steer clear of sugar. Thank you, Donald! Here’s his message about my book:
"This book should be required reading for everyone who eats! SUGAR SHOCK! outlines, in a palatable and easy-to-digest style, the ravages of sugar and refined carbohydrates on the body, mind, and spirit, as well as its role in the mounting toll of degenerative and malignant diseases. Along with Fast Food Nation and "Supersize Me," SUGAR SHOCK! provides a much-needed wake-up call. Not only is this book a valuable, well-referenced resource replete with medical input, but it spotlights Connie’s triumphant journey, which will hopefully inspire countless readers to free themselves from the sweet clutches of sugar!"
– Donald I. Abrams, M.D., Director of Clinical Programs, OSHER Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and Chief, Hematology-Oncology, San Francisco General Hospital
And another renowned, bestselling doctor, Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, also said some wonderful things: