Sugar Addicts: Share Your Success Stories from Sadness to Sweetness

Happiness 168321589_14089ed14c Calling former sugar addicts:
Have you kicked sugar and refined carbs?

And are you a reader of SUGAR SHOCK! who was then inspired to remove refined sweets from your life?

Did cutting out sugar enable you to boost your energy, release weight, become more cheerful, have better relationships and get other amazing benefits? If your
sugar addiction is a thing of the past — or is under control — we want
to hear from you!

Share your Sugar-Free Success story with me so I
can share it on this Sugar Shock Blog and other places. Please help me
to encourage, educate and inspire other people.

Wondering what a
Sugar-Free Success Story sounds like? Read motivational Kick-Sugar
Success Stories shared previously on the Sugar Shock Blog.

To be featured as a Kick-Sugar Success Story on this Sugar Shock Blog
and on other places, you should have either cut out or heavily cut back
on your sugar and quickie-carb consumption for at least 3 months and
achieved wonderful results. By sharing your story, you agree that I can
publish all or parts of it on my Sugar Shock Blog, any other websites or
in an upcoming book or books. You agree that I can use your name and
photo and that I will edit your story for accuracy and readability. You
agree that you are contributing this piece to help others and that you
are sharing it without compensation. (Sorry!) To tell your sour-to-sweet
story and to be considered for inclusion in this column, just write to me
with answers to the following questions. Please also send photos —
preferably before-and-after photos.

  • Your Name (full or first name only), City, State & Country (or
    just list state, if you like) & Age (if you choose):
  • Your Previous Weight & Height & Your Present Height:
  • Favorite Hobbies & Activities Now:
  • When did you kick sugar? Have you quit other foods, too? If so,
    what?
  • What are the biggest BENEFITS you've received from kicking sugar?
  • What was your rock-bottom moment before you decided you needed to
    change your diet?
  • Just how bad were you feeling? What ailments did you have? Please be
    specific.
  • Please describe any pivotal moments. For example, you could share
    something that happened in your doctor's office, how you behaved
    towards a loved one (like I confessed in Chapter 1 of my book SUGAR
    SHOCK!
    ), or what embarrassing event made you decide that it was
    high time to tackle your sugar habit, etc.
  • What made you finally decide to eliminate sugar and refined carbs to
    help with your health issues?
  • Describe the day that you finally decided it was time to break
    free! 
  • What were the very first 3 things that you did to prepare yourself
    to quit sweets?
  • DS (During Your Sugar Days), what did you used to eat?
  • Tell us how bad you felt. What was your lowest point? What was it
    like?
  • What do you think most people don't know about processed carbs that
    they need to know?
  • How did you first learn about the dangers of sugars and refined
    carbs?
  • Did you find a doctor or other health professional (acupuncturist,
    nutritionist, etc.), who understood all about how eating sugar triggers
    drastic blood sugar swings, etc. Tell us about him or her.
  • What were your biggest challenges when kicking sugar and refined
    carbs?
    Please help prepare others for any potential pitfalls ahead.
  • Do you have any favorite websites, blogs, books, organizations or
    support groups that have helped you to lick your habit?
  • What are your best 3 tips and tactics to help other people kick
    sweets and quickie carbs?
  • Please share some final words of wisdom, inspiration, encouragement
    or
    motivation to others who are thinking of cutting out sugar and simple
    carbs.
  • Add your own question and response, if you like:

Please feel free to share this call for Confessions of Sugar Addicts No
More on your blog or website, in your ezine, on your Facebook page or
via Twitter. Please note that Connie Bennett, author of SUGAR SHOCK!,
and the founder of the Sugar Shock Blog (http://www.SugarShockBlog.com)
is compiling this collection. Please let me know if you've shared this
call to action.

If you are not yet a success story but want to me,
learn how to Break Free of
Your Sugar Addiction in 6 Weeks
.

Authors & Aspiring Authors: Get Tips From Mark Victor Hansen, Arielle Ford & Others

Attention, authors! Have you listened yet to today's Gab With the Gurus Radio Show?

If you're now published or want to be, you need to check out this show and learn from the masters.

Listen now — at any time that works for you.

Welcome, Listeners to Dr. Ronald Hoffman’s “Health Talk”

Greetings, listeners to Dr. Ronald Hoffman's Health Talk.

Glad to have you visit here. If you have sugar issues or weight problems, please make sure to join the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge.

As mentioned on the air, if you're among the first two listeners to visit  here, I'll give you copies of my book SUGAR SHOCK!

Just post your comment here to win a bok now.

For those of you who haven't heard me on Health Talk, this radio show is the longest-running M.D.-hosted health show on syndicated radio.

The show is a mixed format of call-ins, guests and features. Listeners can pose their real-life health dilemmas to Dr. Hoffman, who offers the best of both worlds: he is well-versed in both conventional medicine and natural therapies.

He intersperses the show with entertaining segments on medical breakthroughs, health-related stories of the day, critical reviews of medical reports in the media and personal anecdotes from his real-life experiences with patients and as a health-conscious baby-boomer. Listeners call in from all over the U.S. and Canada.

Dr. Hoffman prides himself in seldom getting stumped—in the rare instance where an answer is not on the tip of his tongue, he will research it and later weigh in with helpful explanations and suggestions.  

If you missed our interview, you can catch it tomorrow online here.

Again, if you're among the first two listeners to visit here, post your comment here to win a book now.

Dr. Nancy Appleton, Lick the Sugar Habit, Joins Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge on Monday

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Dr. Nancy Appleton, author of Lick the Sugar Habit, will join The Gab With The Gurus Radio Show on Monday in a special added show as part of the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge.

So many experts joined the Sugar-Out Challenge on Friday that some gurus couldn't get in on the show or couldn't wait anymore on the phone line.

It's an honor to have Nancy on the show, because she's an anti-sugar pioneer, who's been speaking out against sugar's dangers since the 1970s.

Check out her famous, much-distributed list of 146 Reasons Why Sugar is Ruining Your Health. This will scare you into taking action!

Join us live at 10 am Eastern on Monday, Jan. 19. Or listen later to this special episode of Gab With the Gurus Radio Show.

Other experts who patiently and generously took time out for 15-minute, add-on shows on the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show for the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge included:

Have you visited the new Gab With the Gurus Blog?

You'll find all kinds of great information over there about upcoming guests on the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show and some of their juicy sound bites. Check it out now.

Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge: Congratulations

Congratulations to @sweetrock (www.Twitter.com/sweetrock) for making it through 24 hours without sugar.

As the first to the finish line, Mary gets a 20-minute complimentary coaching session with me.

The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge — which Dr. Scott Olson and I are co-coordinating — continues to the end of January.

In fact on Monday, on my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show, I'll interview Dr. Nancy Appleton, one of my mentors and author of the groundbreaking book, Lick the Sugar Habit.

More info on Monday. I'm wiped out from planning and hosting the 2-hour Gab With the Gurus Radio Show, three follow-up interviews and being up half the night with our TwitAsYouQuit campaign on Twitter, which will be edited shortly.

I need to take some time out for me now. See you soon.

BlogTalkRadio, thank you, for featuring The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge

Thank you, BlogTalkRadio.com and Nikki Starr and Hillary Leewong, for telling the 2.6 million listeners about the two-hour Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge on the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show by featuring it with this specially created artwork. (Readers and listeners, please note that the show is now being edited. Will send revised URL shortly.)

Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge
Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge

Learn to kick your sugar habit with an all-star panel including Nancy Appleton, Ph.D., author of Lick the Sugar Habit, Elizabeth Abbott, author of Sugar: A Bittersweet History and Dr. Scott Olson, author of Sugarettes.

 

Sugar Addicts & Overweight People: Get Help Now! Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge

Are you tired of being a slave to your sugar habit?

Would you like to find a way to break free of your excess
weight, mood swings, fatigue and addiction to sugar and refined carbs?

Did you listen to numerous guests on my 2-hour radio
show
that kicked off the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge?

Numerous experts will tell you about sugar's dangers and more.

Listen to the show now.

Get "tweets" (messages up to 140 characters
each) with information and information for 24 hours, from noon today to noon
tomorrow.

www.Twitter.com/TwitAsYouQuit

Sign up to take the challenge here.  (http://tinyurl.com/sugar-out-sign-up)

Join us. This is one life-changing program.

Listen now to the show with:.

  • Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, author of “Get the Sugar Out”; 
  • Dr. Peter H. Gott,
    nationally syndicated medical columnist and author of “Dr. Gott’s No Sugar, No
    Flour Diet”;
  • Elizabeth Abbott, author of “Sugar: A Bittersweet History”; Dr. Eric
    Westman, director of Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic; 
  • Dr. Hyla Cass, integrative psychiatrist and
    author of “8 Weeks to Vibrant Health and Natural Highs”;
  • MeMe Roth, founder and president of the National Action Against Obesity;
  • Dr. Woody Merrell, author of “The Source: Unleash Your Natural Energy, Power Up Your Health, and Feel 10 Years Younger”;
  • Dr. Fred Pescatore, author of “The Hamptons
    Diet”;
  • Amy Kalafa, co-founder of “Two Angry Moms,” which is dedicated to cleaning
    up the school food environment; 
  • Susan
    Linn, director of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood; 
  • Dr.
    Larry McCleary, author of “The Brain Trust 
    Program”;
  • Valerie Berkowitz, R.D. and certified diabetes
    educator, author of the upcoming book, “The Stubborn Fat Fix.” 
  • Jimmy Moore
  • Amanda Lerner
  • Mark Berry
  • Susan Shapiro

Sugar Addicts, Dieters, Hypoglycemics & Diabetics: Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge Kicks Off at 12 Noon Eastern Today

Today's a big day for sugar addicts around the globe. You will get 24 hours of help. Here's a press release that's going out. Feel free to pass this along to friends in its entirety. Please note that we need someone overseas (Australia, Great Britain or other non-American countries) to help send out tweets when we're asleep over in the U.S. Write to me if available.

Obese and Overweight People and Sugar Addicts Can Get Back on Dieting Wagon By Joining The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge from Jan. 16 to Jan. 31

Learn Sour Sugar Facts and Get Sweet Benefits by Listening to Experts Dr. Peter Gott, Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, Dr. Nancy Appleton, Dr. Hyla Cass and Others

Millions of Americans who, like Oprah, have fallen off the diet wagon and are now obese or overweight can get inspiration and education for the next two weeks by joining the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge, which kicks off Jan. 16.

This is the first time that health and wellness experts—including authors of so-called “competing” sugar books—have banded together to issue a wake-up call to help obese and overweight people for whom food (often culprit-carb snacks) is their “drug of choice.”

The health experts — who are seeking to help the 34 percent of Americans who are obese and the 32.7 who are overweight — feel compelled to speak out in this New Year's resolution-oriented month to deliver the sour sugar news: Over-consumption of sugar and refined carbohydrates could lead to obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, infertility and Alzheimer's disease. (The experts warn about all caloric sweeteners, including sucrose, high fructose corn syrup and dextrose.)

While most Americans may think they they're not big sugar eaters, the facts disagree. The average American consumes about 170 pounds a year or one cup a day. Figures for people overseas vary, but excessive sugar consumption is also a huge problem in Great Britain and Australia, among others.

But the health experts also bring lots of hope, too, to people in all parts of the world.

Already, millions of people have discovered the enormous benefits of kicking or reducing sugar and refined carbs. For instance, they could lose lots of weight, as well as reverse or prevent type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease and Azheimer’s disease.

For years, many celebrities have been savvy about sugar’s dangers and the many benefits you get from eliminating it or cutting back on consumption of it.

Marilu Henner, Suzanne Somers, Daisy Fuentes, Vanessa Marcil, Halle Berry, Mariette Hartley and Susie Coelho are among those who've previously spoken to reporters about this subject.

Meanwhile, people of all ages and sexes around the world — even if they don't think they have a sugar problem — are invited to find a buddy and take the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge for the next two weeks.

The challenge kicks off Fri., Jan. 16, at noon Eastern, with a fast-paced, two-hour, sugar-consciousness-raising program on the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show (http://tinyurl.com/sugar-out-challenge-radio-show) featuring numerous health experts and authors of sugar books.

The show – which you can listen to live or later via podcast — will feature such acclaimed health experts Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, author of “Get the Sugar Out”; Dr. Peter H. Gott, nationally syndicated medical columnist and author of “Dr. Gott’s No Sugar, No Flour Diet”; anti-sugar pioneer Dr. Nancy Appleton, author of “Lick the Sugar Habit”; Dr. Elizabeth Abbott, author of “Sugar: A Bittersweet History”; Dr. Eric Westman, director of Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic;  Dr. Hyla Cass, integrative psychiatrist and author of “8 Weeks to Vibrant Health and Natural Highs”; MeMe Roth, founder and president of the National Action Against Obesity; Dr. Woody Merrell, author of “Unleash Your Natural Energy”; Dr. Fred Pescatore, author of “The Hamptons Diet”; Amy Kalafa, co-founder of “Two Angry Moms,” which is dedicated to cleaning up the school food environment;  Susan Linn, director of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood;  Dr. Yvonne Sanders Butler, principal of Browns Mill Elementary School in Lithonia, Georgia—the first sugar-free school in the country—and author of “Healthy Kids, Smart Kids: The Principal-Created, Parent-Tested, Kid-Approved Nutrition Program for Strong Minds and Healthy Bodies”; Roberta Ruggiero, founder of the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation; Dr. Larry McCleary, author of “The Brain Trust  Program”; Dr. Roberta Lee, vice chair of the Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel's Center for Health and Healing in New York City; the “Nutrition Twins” Tammy Lakatos Shames and Elysse ("Lyssie") Lakatos, authors of “Fire Up Your Metabolism”; and integrative medicine practitioner Dr. Steven J. Bock, and Valerie Berkowitz, R.D. and certified diabetes educator, author of the upcoming book, “The Stubborn Fat Fix.” 

In addition, happy, successful “Sugar Kickers” will participate, including popular low-carb blogger Jimmy Moore, who lost 180 pounds, mostly by cutting out sugar and refined or starchy carbs, and Amanda Lerner, who was delighted when kicking sugar made her shed 25 pounds, as well as get more energy, clearer skin, increased focus, more creativity and an exhilarating feeling of freedom. In addition, her sugar cravings, depression, eczema, candida and fainting spells disappeared.

The Sugar-Out Challenge is coordinated by Dr. Scott Olson, author of “Sugarettes," and Connie Bennett, host of the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show and author of "SUGAR SHOCK! How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life — And How You Can Get Back on Track (Berkley Books)," which has been endorsed by “Oprah” regular Dr. Mehmet Oz, bestselling author Dr. Christiane Northrup, actress/author Marilu Henner, film producer Harvey Weinstein, fitness expert Kathy Smith and many others. Cardiologist Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra is the contributing author, and Dr. Nicholas Perricone wrote the foreword.

Serving as advisory board members to the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge are MeMe Roth of the National Action Against Obesity and low-carb blogger Jimmy Moore. 

The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge also includes a 24-hour helpfest on Twitter, where short, educational, motivating tweets will be sent from www.Twitter.com/TwitAsYouQuit. In addition, participants will give each other support. Twitter is a popular, fast-growing, microblogging program, with 6 million users now sending out messages of up to 140 characters.

The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge then continues for another two weeks of sugar-consciousness raising, with overweight and obese people, as well as sugar addicts, hypoglycemics and diabetics, encouraged to particiapte in an Internet-based viral campaign by sending out a link of the Gab With the Gurus podcast with health experts to friends and loved ones around the world.
http://tinyurl.com/sugar-out-challenge-radio-show

"Most people don't realize that whenever you eat or drink foods or drinks from a bottle, can or package, you’re probably getting sugar or high fructose corn syrup,” says "Sugar Liberator" and Sugar-Out Challenge co-coordinator Bennett, a journalist, certified health counselor, speaker and life coach.

"Of course, you get sugar and other sweeteners from candy bars, soda and cookies, but you also get it from less obvious sources like yogurt, whole grain cereal, peanut butter, salad dressings and mayonnaise," continues Bennett, who, before kicking sugar in 1998 “needed” frequent sugar "fixes" to meet her article deadlines.

“People who want to lose weight as their New Year’s resolution and to get back on track need to know that your weight will lift right off if you just cut
out sugar and refined carbs.”

The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge co-planner Scott Olson, N.D., a Colorado-based naturopath, adds, "People assume that diseases are a normal part of aging, but that’s not true. Many illnesses are caused by the sugary foods and drinks and refined carbohydrates that we put into our mouths. Our mission is to get people and medical authorities to admit to this reality."

The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge will take place virtually, on the Internet, and in the media:

= To join the challenge, sign up anytime by posting a comment at http://tinyurl.com/sugar-out-sign-up or click on the “Sign Up for Sugar-Out Challenge” button (on the upper nav bar)

= Listen live on Jan. 16 (at noon Eastern) or later, at any time, to a 2-hour show/podcast on the Gab With the Radio Show on Blog Talk Radio with notable health and sugar experts. Just go anytime to: http://tinyurl.com/sugar-out-challenge-radio-show

= Get inspired by following (either live or later) a 24-hour-long TwitAsYouQuit campaign (from Jan. 16 at noon to Jan. 17 at 11:59 p.m.) on www.Twitter.com/TwitAsYouQuit Sign up at Twitter to get supportive, educational, motivating, 140-character tweets, designed to help dieters, sugar addicts, diabetics and hypoglycemics. , who also will give each other twitter support. (If you don’t know about Twitter, join  Twitter for Newbies program on Jan. 20 on Connie’s Gab With the Gurus Radio Show. www.GabWithTheGurus.com)

The goals of the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge are:

= To wake Americans and others around the world to the sour truth about the huge amounts (about 170 pounds per year) of sugar, high fructose corn syrup and other sweeteners that they are consuming — often without knowing it.

= To educate people about the many dangers of sugar overloading, which could lead to more than 100 health problems, including obesity, heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, infertility, sexual dysfunction, Alzheimer's disease, failing memory, mood swings, depression, anxiety, severe PMS, heart palpitations, acne and premature aging.

= To motivate challenge-takers to eliminate sugar and other sweeteners all day, Jan. 16, and then to begin phasing them out until the end of January (at the least) so they can lose weight, feel and look more youthful, boost their energy, diminish depression, concentrate better, rev up their sex drive and improve their general health overall.

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To take the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge that begins on Jan. 16 and continues until Jan. 31. Here’s how to participate:
1)    Join at http://tinyurl.com/sugar-out-sign-up or click on the sign-up button at www.SugarShockBlog.com
2)    Listen to the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show  at http://tinyurl.com/sugar-out-challenge-radio-show. (You can listen live Friday from 12 noon to 2 pm Eastern, but most people will listen later so people are encouraged to send the link to friends and colleagues around the world for the next 2 weeks.)
3)    Sign up at Twitter (if you don't have an account yet) and begin following short posts (up to 140 characters) at www.Twitter.com/TwitAsYouQuit Participants are also urged to post encouraging words to fellow participants.  Boost sugar consciousness by reading the short posts or “tweets,” starting Jan. 16. As with the radio show, people are encouraged to send the @TwitAsYouQuit address to people around the world until the end of January.)
4)    Get educated and inspired by reading quotes from supporters of this first-of-a-kind Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge. Just visit: http://snipurl.com/sugar-out-supporters

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ABOUT GREAT WORLDWIDE SUGAR-OUT CHALLENGE COORDINATORS

CONNIE BENNETT, C.H.H.C.:
== Connie Bennett is the author of the book "SUGAR SHOCK!," with cardiologist/anti-aging expert Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D. "SUGAR SHOCK!" has a foreword by Dr. Nicholas Perricone and endorsements from Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Christiane Northrup, former presidential candidate/former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, actress/author Marilu Henner, film producer Harvey Weinstein and numerous other experts. Bennett — who is a journalist, certified health counselor, sugar-liberation expert, speaker and life coach — is a former sugar addict, who was once besieged by 44 baffling ailments, including ferocious headaches, crippling fatigue, troubling "brain fog" and severe PMS. More than 10 years ago, in 1998, she reluctantly kicked sugar on doctor’s orders and within days, she felt “reborn,” becoming more energetic, focused, cheerful and more. Bennett has helped thousands of people around the world break free from their addiction to sugar and “much-like sugar carbs” such as breads, crackers and chips. She is based in New York. Her website is www.SugarShock.com; her radio show on Blog Talk Radio is www.GabWithTheGurus.com and her blogs are www.SugarShockBlog.com and www.GabWithTheGurusBlog.com

ABOUT SCOTT OLSON, N.D.:
==Dr. Scott Olson is a naturopathic doctor, an expert in natural medicine, as well as a writer, researcher, speaker, health adviser, health coach and author of the book “Sugarettes,” which spotlights the addictive, nicotine-like nature of sugar. He was once overly attached to much-like-sugar carbs such as breads, chips and crackers. He is based in Denver. Dr. Olson specializes in treating people with sugar addiction, cancer, type 2 diabetes, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. His website is www.OlsonND.com

Experts Support Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge

“People like Oprah who want to lose weight as their New Year’s resolution and to get back on track need to know that your weight will lift right off if you just cut out sugar and refined carbs. It’s that simple. Just read food labels before you eat or drink foods or beverages out of bottles, cans or jars. Better go, choose `real food’ that isn’t processed.”

– Connie Bennett, C.H.H.C., Sugar Liberator, Speaker, Health Counselor, Life Coach Author, “SUGAR SHOCK!” and Co-Coordinator, Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge

“People assume that diseases are a normal part of aging, but that’s not true. Many illnesses are caused by the sugary foods and drinks and refined carbohydrates that we put into our mouths. Our mission is to get people and medical authorities to admit to this reality."

-  Scott Olson, N.D., Author of “Sugarettes”, Naturopath and Co-Coordinator, Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge

"Cholesterol is not your enemy when it comes to heart disease. It’s sugar. Cholesterol may be found at the scene of the crime, but sugar is the major perpetrator, not cholesterol.”

– Cardiologist Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., contributing author of “SUGAR SHOCK!”

"Sugar and high glycemic starches rapidly convert to sugar when eaten and they cause a highly destructive pro-inflammatory response in our bodies. This is the single greatest precipitator of aging and age-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, certain forms of cancer, and wrinkled, sagging skin."
– Nicholas Perricone, M.D., C.N.S., Board-Certified Dermatologist and Bestselling Author "You are brilliant, Connie! Thanks for showing everyone what 24 hours without their “drug of choice” feels like…fingers crossed that you will change 1000s of lives in one day!"

– JJ Virgin, Ph.D., C.N.S., Nutrition & Fitness Expert & Former Nutrition Consultant to Dr. Phil’s “Weight Loss Challenge”

"Dramatically reducing refined carbohydrate intake is one of the greatest health challenges the U.S faces in the next decade, as we seek to restore our national health and health care system."

– Woodson Merrell, M.D., Chairman, Department of Integrative Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center & Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons & author of “The Source: Unleash Your Natual Energy, Power Up Your Health and Feel 10 Years Younger”

"Sugar is so last millennium! We now know that refined carbs and sugar get us high (great fun for the moment!), then wreck our moods, endocrine system and, ultimately, our health. It's time to Sugar-Out this Friday and every day after. And for crying out loud, don't teach your kids to use sugar to get high. Instead give them the natural highs that come with playtime, holding hands and laughter. The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge: what a great idea!"

– MeMe Roth, Nutrition Adviser, National News Pundit and President, National Action Against Obesity

"Sugar Disease–with its progressive manifestations of hypoglycemia, insulin resistance and, finally, diabetes–is America's leading health problem.  Coming to grips with this epidemic would go a long way towards eradicating the chronic diseases that threaten to undermine our nation's health and sink our economy."

– Ronald Hoffman, M.D., Medical Director, Hoffman Center in New York City, and Host of Health Talk on WOR

"Many so-called mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, insomnia, addiction and even bipolar illness have a strong relationship to blood sugar imbalance, caused by eating–you guessed it, sugar! These often-serious conditions can be overcome by eliminating sugar, eating a healthy diet, and taking specific supplements, as needed. I have helped many of my patients and readers replace medication using this natural approach, with excellent results!…."

– Hyla Cass M.D., Integrative Psychiatrist and author of “8 Weeks to Vibrant Health and Natural Highs”

" It is so much easier to prevent obesity, sugar addiction, and Type II Diabetes than it is to reverse these problems (although they ARE reversible!). Education is the very best medicine we have.  When we bring healthy school food into the curriculum, we connect kids with their environment; we get them active in school gardens and in tasting and trying real, whole food; and we get them thinking differently about what goes into their bodies.  Lots of new research shows that better food makes kids better learners, improves classroom behavior, attendance and athletic ability.  Let's bring this conversation into every Board of Ed meeting, every state assembly, and front and center of the new Federal administration!!

– Amy Kalafa, Co-Founder, Two Angry Moms & producer of "Two Angry Moms" film, which shows parents what they can do to clean up America's school food environment.

"As a certified nutritional microscopist (live and dried blood analysis, trained by Dr. Robert O. Young), I have seen the devastation caused by the fermentation of sugar in the body.  You see, sugar will either burn as a fuel (because you have enough oxygen present) OR since our body has limits to how much oxygen we can intake…  sugar that cannot have oxygen to be able to burn will ferment which increases acidity considerably."

– Rick Panson, Certified Nutritional Microscopist, Raw Food Creator of Raw Jaw Foods &  Water Filtration/ionization Consultant

"Sugar is a major cause of inflammation in the body and therefore a cause of many modern diseases. I support your efforts fully!"

– Gerianne C. Geszler, M.D., The Center for Health and Restoration, Inc., Fayetteville, North Carolina

"I'm excited to be a part of Connie Bennett's and Dr. Scott Olson's First Annual Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge, because kicking my sugar habit five years ago saved me from morbid obesity and certain heath destruction."

– Jimmy Moore, Founder of the Livin' La Vida Low Carb Blog, who lost 180 pounds.

"I am a registered nurse… and I have avoided sugars for 10 years now. I think that The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge is a great idea. Let's all decrease our sugar intake so that we can increase our intake of nutrient rich, delicious foods that will leave us healthy and satisfied. We'll feel better, look better, live longer, be more efficient, think more clearly and enjoy more."

– Laura Stanley, R.N., Author, “Don't get Diabetes: a short and simple guide”

"Sugar isn’t just bad for our bodies. When we consider its history – how it changed the nature of meals, fueled the Industrial Revolution, generated a brutal new form of slavery, jump started the fast-food revolution and fueled the obesity epidemic through soft drinks, we realize that sugar is also toxic to society in general. The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge is a great way to begin to challenge the supremacy of the seductive sweet stuff."

– Dr. Elizabeth Abbott, author of “Sugar: A Bittersweet History”

"Connie, Dr. Olson and these other health experts participating in this Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge could help cure the single largest cause of many diseases in America by exposing the fact that highly refined and processed foods and beverages are killing us, because they're full of harmful, refined sweeteners such as high fructose corn syrup that can… lead to obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes, as well as cause insulin harm and many forms of nutrient depletion. In my opinion, corn [from shich you get ubiquitous high fructose corn syrup] is to real food what porn is to fine art. You, your family, your friends, your colleagues, your associates, your clients and your fellow citizens are being led to early disease and death by processed food and beverages… to be further harmed by Big Pharma drugs." Want to get well? Stop consuming any product or brand with refined sugar (cane or beet), high fructose corn syrup, fructose (which is not fruit sugar), agave (which is criminally fraudulently labeled and is chemically refined hydrolyzed high fructose inulin syrup), etc. It's shocking how much sugar we consume. The per capita consumption of refined sweeteners in the U.S. is almost 190 pounds per year when a century ago, it was less than 6 pounds per year. Perhaps it's so popular, because after air, water and salt, refined sweeteners are the least costly (for-profit) bulking ingredient in the food and beverage chain. We are what we eat and will we die (much faster, costlier and more painfully) when we eat junk, fast, take-out, processed, refined, food or beverages, full of bad-for-you sweeteners. We need to eat real foods in their natural state."

– Russ Bianchi, Managing Director and CEO, Adept Solutions, Inc., a global, natural product development firm "Connie, you are doing more for the world than than any doctor or scientist. Keep it up."

– Jeraldine Saunders, author of Hypoglycemia: The Complete Health Care Handbook

"We must focus on educating the public about the significant health benefits of eating whole and unprocessed foods to combat the growing public health epidemic of obesity."

– Jill R. Baron, MD, Primary Care and Holistic Medicine Specialist New York, New York

Thoughts on Sugar From Other Experts, Who Endorsed Connie and Dr. Sinatra’s Book “SUGAR SHOCK!”

“When I finally decided to turn my life around through exercise and better nutrition, one of the first things I did was give up eating refined, processed sugar. “ – Former presidential contender and Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee

"Too much sugar and refined carbohydrates could make you very sick — and maybe even kill you.”"
– Dr. Joseph Mercola, founder, www.M
ercola.com, the # 1 ranked natural health website

“Millions of people, including me, have been plagued by their relationship with Sugar…”
– Film producer Harvey Weinstein (“Chicago,” “The English Patient,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Life is Beautiful,” “Good Will Hunting,” etc.

Read endorsements for “SUGAR SHOCK!” here:
http://sugarshock.com/endorsements.html

Sign Up Now for the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge on Jan. 16

Are you like Oprah — tired of lugging around excess weight?

Do you feel that you have no control over your sugar or carb habit?

Are sugary foods your "drug of choice"?

Would you like to get more energy, focus better, rev up your libido, get along better with loved ones and get a hot, trim body?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you'll want to join the First Annual Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge, which takes place Jan. 16.

Many of us experts are here to help you begin to lick your sugar habit.

We're here to give you the support, compassion, information and education that you need and deserve.

My co-organizer Dr. Scott Olson and I invite you to take our challenge by submitting your comment here.

Spend time on Jan. 16 to look  at your sugar issues, learn about the
dangers of sugar overloading (which people around the world are doing) and cut
it out totally on that one day.

Wondering what could happen if you kick sugar? Read these amazing success stories now.

So sign up here now.

Make sure to tell us about your sugar history, what a lot of sweets do to
you and what you envision for the future if being sugar-free was a
reality.

What are you waiting for? Join us now.

And spread the word. We want to get a huge viral campaign going.

After you sign up, mark your calendar.

Our festivities begin Jan. 16 at 12 p.m. Eastern on my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show for the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge,.where we'll be joined by some of the biggest health and sugar experts in the country. (You can listen live or later, at your convenience, to a podcast.)

For instance, we'll be joined by Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, author of Get the Sugar Out; Elizabeth Abbott, author of Sugar: A Bittersweet History; Dr. Eric Westman, director of Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic; (?),
Dr.
Hyla
Cass, integrative psychiatrist and author of 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health
and Natural Highs
; MeMe Roth, founder and president of the National
Action Against Obesity
; Dr. Nancy
Appleton, author of Lick the Sugar Habit;
 Dr. Woody Merrell, author of
Unleash
Your Natural Energy
; Dr. Fred
Pescatore, author of The Hamptons Diet;
Amy Kalafa, co-founder
of “Two Angry Moms,” which is dedicated to cleaning up the school food environment;
 Susan Linn (?), director of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood;
 Dr. Yvonne Sanders Butler, principal of
Browns Mill Elementary School in Lithonia, Georgia; the first sugar-free school
in the country; Roberta Ruggiero,
founder of the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation;; Dr. Larry McCleary, author of The Brain Trust  Program; Dr. Roberta Lee, vice chair of
the Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel's Center for Health and Healing in New York City; the “Nutrition Twins” Tammy Lakatos Shames and
Elysse ("Lyssie") Lakatos, authors of Fire Up Your Metabolism;
and integrative medicine practitioner Steven J. Bock, M.D.

In addition, several
happy, successful “Sugar Kickers” will participate, including popular low-carb
blogger Jimmy Moore, who lost 180 pounds, mostly by cutting out sugar and
refined or starchy carbs, and Amanda Lerner, who shed 25 pounds and got more
energy, clearer skin, increased focus, creativity and a profound feeling of
freedom. In addition, her cravings, depression, eczema, candida and fainting spells
disappeared.

Then from 12 noon Friday to 11:59 Saturday, we'll conduct a supportfest on Twitter. If you don't have an account yet, just sign up at Twitter and then start following @TwitAsYouQuit.

Frustrated right now? Want support this minute? Get going now by becoming a member of my free online Kicksugar discussion group.

Remember, if you have sugar issues, this Sugar Shock Blog is your place to get news updates, information about upcoming programs and much more.

Sign up now for the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge.

Dieters, Sugar Addicts, Diabetics & Hypoglycemics To Be Helped By Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge on Jan. 16 (Press Release)

Note from Connie: Get help and hope, beginning this Friday if you're overly attached to sugar, want to lose weight, have diabetes, hypoglycemia or pre-diabetes. Here's the press release s going out tomorrow. Feel free to republish this, but please use in its entirety.

The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge Kicks Off Jan. 16 to Help Dieters, Sugar Addicts, Diabetics And Hypoglycemics Worldwide

Learn the Sour Sugar Facts from Experts Dr. Ann Louise
Gittleman, Dr. Nancy Appleton, Dr. Hyla Cass and Others

Another kind of inauguration is happening on Jan. 16: The
first ever annual Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge.

Health, wellness and sugar experts have come together to
draw attention to the many health hazards that could result from over-consuming
sugar and refined carbohydrates, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, infertility and Alzheimer's disease. (They warn about all caloric sweeteners, including sucrose, high fructose corn syrup and dextrose.)

This is the first time that a worldwide event has been
held to draw attention to the massive amounts of sugar that the typical person
consumes, which is about 170 pounds a year or one cup a day for the average
American and the same for someone living overseas.

The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge — which takes place through the end of January — is also the first
time authors of  "competing" sugar books have banded together to invite people worldwide to learn the sour sugar facts and to urge them to remove sugar for at least one day (or at least cut back on it).

Persons of all ages and sexes — even if they don't think
they have a sugar problem — are invited to find a buddy and take the Great
Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge.

The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge begins on Jan. 16, at noon Eastern, with a fast-paced, two-hour, sugar-consciousness-raising program on the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show (http://tinyurl.com/sugar-out-challenge-radio-show).

The show will feature such health experts as Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, author of Get the Sugar Out; Dr. Peter H. Gott, nationally syndicated medical columnist and author of Dr. Gott’s No Sugar, No Flour Diet; Elizabeth Abbott, author of Sugar: A Bittersweet History; Dr. Nancy Appleton, author of Lick the Sugar Habit; Dr. Hyla Cass, integrative psychiatrist and author of 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health and Natural Highs; MeMe Roth, founder and president of the National Action Against ObesityDr. Woody Merrell, author of Unleash Your Natural Energy; Dr. Fred
Pescatore, author of The Hamptons Diet; Amy Kalafa, co-founder of “Two Angry Moms,” which is dedicated to cleaning up the school food environment;
Susan Linn, director of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood; Roberta Ruggiero, founder of the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation;; Dr.
Larry McCleary, author of The Brain Trust  Program; and Dr. Eric Westman, director of Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic. 

In addition, several happy, successful “Sugar Kickers” will participate, including popular low-carb blogger Jimmy Moore, who lost 180 pounds, mostly by cutting out sugar and refined or starchy carbs, and Amanda Lerner, who shed 25 pounds and got more energy, clearer skin, increased focus, creativity and a profound feeling of freedom. In addition, her cravings, depression, eczema, candida and fainting
spells disappeared.

The Sugar-Out Challenge is coordinated by Dr. Scott
Olson, author of “Sugarettes," and Connie Bennett, host of the Gab With
the Gurus Radio Show and author of "SUGAR SHOCK! How Sweets and Simple
Carbs Can Derail Your Life — And How You Can Get Back on Track." Low-carb
blogger Jimmy Moore and MeMe Roth of the National Action Against Obesity are Sugar-Out advisory board members.  

The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge also features a
24-hour twitfest, where frequent, inspiring, motivating, informative tweets
will be sent out from www.Twitter.com/TwitAsYouQuit. In addition, participants will give each other support. Twitter is a popular, fast-growing, microblogging program, with 6 million users now sending out
messages of up to 140 characters.

"Most people don't realize that whenever you eat or
drink foods or drinks from a bottle, can or package, you’re probably getting
sugar or high fructose corn syrup,” says "Sugar Liberator" and
Sugar-Out Challenge co-coordinator Bennett, a journalist, certified health
counselor, speaker and life coach.

"Of course, you get sugar and other sweeteners from
candy bars, soda and cookies, but you also get it from less obvious sources
like yogurt, whole grain cereal, peanut butter, salad dressings and mayonnaise,"
continues Bennett, who, before kicking sugar in 1998 “needed” frequent sugar
"fixes" to meet her article deadlines.

“People who want to lose weight as their New Year’s
resolution need to know that if you just cut out sugar and refined carbs, your
weight will lift right off.”

The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge co-planner Scott
Olson, N.D., a Colorado-based naturopath, who was once overly attached to
much-like-sugar carbs, such as breads, crackers and chips, adds, "People
assume that diseases are a normal part of aging, but that’s not true. Many
illnesses are caused by the sugary foods and drinks and refined carbohydrates
that we put into our mouths. Our mission is to get people and medical
authorities to admit to this reality."

The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge will take place
virtually, on the Internet:


= To join the challenge, sign up anytime by posting a comment at http://tinyurl.com/sugar-out-sign-up or click on the “Sign Up
for Sugar-Out Challenge” button (on the upper nav bar)

= Listen live on Jan. 16 (at noon Eastern) to a 2-hour
show/podcast on the Gab With the Radio Show on Blog Talk Radio. Or listen
later, at any time to: http://tinyurl.com/sugar-out-challenge-radio-show

= Get inspired by following a 24-hour-long TwitAsYouQuit campaign (from Jan. 16 at noon to Jan. 17 at 11:59 p.m.) on www.Twitter.com/TwitAsYouQuit.
Supportive, motivating, inspirational, 140-character tweets will help dieters,
sugar addicts, diabetics and hypoglycemics, who also will give each other
twitter support. (If you’re not yet on Twitter and don't know how to use it,
get a link to a great Columbia University, Twitter for Journalists podcast at http://tinyurl.com/get-twitter-trained-CJ

= Begin to immerse yourself in a sugar education at www.SugarShock.com and www.SugarShockBlog.com

The goals of the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge are:

= To wake people up to the sour truth about the huge
amounts (about 170 pounds per year) of sugar, high fructose corn syrup and
other sweeteners that they are consuming — often without knowing it.

= To educate people about the many dangers of sugar overloading, which could lead to more than 100 health problems, including obesity, heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome,
infertility, sexual dysfunction, Alzheimer's disease, failing memory, mood
swings, depression, anxiety, severe PMS, heart palpitations, acne and premature
aging.

= To motivate challenge-takers to eliminate sugar and other sweeteners all day, Fri., Jan. 16 and/or to stop anytime before the end of the month, and/or to begin phasing them out so they can lose weight, feel and look more youthful, boost their energy, diminish depression, concentrate better, rev up their sex drive and improve their
general health overall.

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To take the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge either on or after Jan. 16:

1) Just join at http://tinyurl.com/sugar-out-sign-up or go the “Sign Up for Sugar-Out Challenge.”

2) Then, listen to the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show  at http://tinyurl.com/sugar-out-challenge-radio-show
either live at noon Eastern or later, at your convenience.

3) Next, sign up at Twitter (if you don't have an account yet) and begin following www.Twitter.com/TwitAsYouQuit and posting encouraging posts to other sugar addicts.

4) Read quotes from supporters of this first-of-a-kind
campaign att: http://snipurl.com/sugar-out-supporters

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ABOUT CONNIE BENNETT, C.H.H.C.:

== Connie Bennett is the author of the book "SUGAR
SHOCK!," with cardiologist/anti-aging expert Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D.
"SUGAR SHOCK!" has a foreword by Dr. Nicholas Perricone and endorsements from numerous experts, including Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Christiane Northrup, former presidential candidate/former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, actress/author Marilu Henner and film producer Harvey Weinstein. Bennett — who is a journalist, certified health counselor, sugar-liberation expert, speaker and life coach — is a former sugar addict, who was once besieged by 44 baffling ailments, including ferocious headaches, crippling fatigue, troubling "brain fog" and severe PMS. More than 10 years ago, she reluctantly
kicked sugar on doctor’s orders and within days, she felt “reborn,” becoming
more energetic, focused, cheerful and more. Bennett has helped thousands of
people around the world break free from their sugar and carb addiction. She is
based in New York. Her website is www.SugarShock.com; her radio show is www.GabWithTheGurus.com, and her blogs are www.SugarShockBlog.com and www.GabWithTheGurusBlog.com

ABOUT SCOTT OLSON, N.D.:

==Dr. Scott Olson is a naturopathic doctor, an expert in
natural medicine, as well as a writer, researcher, speaker, health adviser,
health coach and author of the book “Sugarettes,” which spotlights the
addictive, nicotine-like nature of sugar. He was once overly attached to
much-like-sugar carbs such as breads, chips and crackers. He is based in
Denver. Dr. Olson specializes in treating people with sugar addiction, cancer,
type 2 diabetes, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. His website is www.OlsonND.com

To read quotes from supporters of the campaign, visit: http://snipurl.com/sugar-out-supporters