The Sugar World Summit Begins October 17: Save the Date

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Sugar-World-Summit_w_Date.fw_Save the date Friday, October 17, 2014.
That’s when the frist Sugar World Summit — a virual event — will take place to educate, entertain and motivate you to Take Back Your Sugar Power.
The Sugar World Summit begins Friday, October 17 — exactly two weeks before Halloween, or what I like to call Sugar Overload Day.
Dr. Lustig During this once-in-a-lifetime virtual event, you’ll have access to world-renowned anti-sugar pioneers, scientists, researchers, New York Times bestselling authors, educators, and wellness gurus, who specialize in weight loss, emotional eating, compassion, mindful eating, and cravings.
We’re also planning a few surprise celebrity guests.
Sign up below now to get exciting details delivered directly to your in box.
In this Sugar World Summit, you’ll get both The Sweet News and The Sour News.
You’ll not only find out about sugar’s dangers, but you’ll also discover sweet, simple tools to help you let go of your addiction to sugary foods and much-like-sugar carbs (or what I call auickie carbs or culprit carbs.).
Among those who’ve already agreed to participate are:
Dr. Robert Lustig, ‎ pediatric endocrinologist and New York Times bestselling author of Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity & Disease. His “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” lecture has had more than 4.6 million hits on YouTube. Photo shown above.
Dr. Mark Hyman, chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine, medical editor at the Huffington Post, on the Medical Advisory Board at “The Doctor Oz Show,” and New York Times bestselling author of The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet..
JJ Virgin, P.h.D., C.N.S., celebrity nutritionist, fitness expert, New York Times bestselling author, whose new book, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up To 10 Pounds, Just 2 Weeks, is being published days after the Sugar World Summit.
Dr. David Perlmutter, “Empowering Neurologist,” Linus Pauling award-winner and author of the # 1 New York Times bestselling Grain Brain.
Sarah Wilson, acclaimed Australian blogger, TV personality, journalist, author of I Quit Sugar and founder of the popular I Quit Sugar Community
Dr. Pamela Peeke, internationally recognized expert, physician, scientist and author of the New York Times bestselling author of The Hunger Fix: the 3 Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction
Jimmy Moore, popular low-carb blogger, co-author with Dr. Eric Westman of Cholesterol Clarity. He shed 180 pounds and peeled off 20 inches by quitting sugar and going low carb.
Dr. Richard Johnson, a practicing physician, acclaimed clinical scientist and author of The Sugar Fix::What You Don’t Know about Fructose and HFCS Could Kill You.
Serge H. Ahmed, Ph.D., CNRS Research Director, Principal Investigator & Team Leader, Addiction, Compulsion and Dopamine Dysregulation Syndrome, Université de Bordeaux. He’s done fascinating research on addcition, sugar and cocaine.
Dr Pedram Shojai, former Taoist monk, physician of Chinese medicine and founder of founder of the popular site,,
Trudy Scott, nutritionist, food-mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution
Kristin Neff, PhD., Associate Professor, Human Development and Culture, Educational Psychology Dept., University of Texas at Austin and author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
Roberta Ruggiero, founder of the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation and author of Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia. An Every Day Guide to Low Blood Sugar.
Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., CNS, leading nutritional expert and bestselling author of 30 books, including Zapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn’t be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution and Get the Sugar Out, Revised and Updated: 501 Simple Ways to Cut the Sugar Out of Any Diet
High Voltage (Kathie Dolgin), author of Sugar Savvy and founder of Energy Up Voltage Approved, Inc. (EUVA), a nonprofit organization to fight teenage obesity and to prevent type 2 diabetes and other diseases, particularly among teenage girls.
Sign up now for this exciting Sugar World Summit so you won’t be left out in the cold this holiday season with all those tempting “treats,” which can trick you into weight gain, mood swings, low libido, heart disease, and more.
So why would you want to quit or cut back on sugar? Well, you could: :
Easily shed your dreaded excess weight.
Leave behind your depression and get filled up with good cheer, passion and enthusiasm.
Have enough energy to keep up with your kids or perform well on the job..
Tame Your Cravings™ for sugary, salty or fatty unreal foods.
Banish your horribly annoying brain fog and begin to concentrate with a razor-sharp focus..
Rev up your libido so you’ll be thrilled with your time alone in the bedroom with your beloved..
Ditch those debilitating female ailments (either PMS or menopause, depending on your time of life.)
And much more.
Connie-headshot (2)Connie Bennett is a former sugar-addicted journalist. After kicking sugar on doctor’r orders in 1998, all 44 of her ailments vanished. Connie is now known as The Sweet Freedom Guide, and she is a transformational speaker, blogger, certified health coach, certified life coach, Gab with the Gurus host, and bestselling author of Beyond Sugar Shock, which was praised by many experts such as Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and Dr. Daniel Amen. Her first book, Sugar Shock. was praised by Dr. Mehmet Oz. Connie’s next book will be out later this year.
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Examiner’s Jed Shlackman Reviews Beyond Sugar Shock

Special thanks to the Examiner’s Jed Shlackman, LMHC for featuring my book, Beyond Sugar Shock, in his recent Examiner piece.
Shlackman is a holistic counselor, hypnotherapist and energy healer in Miami, Florida.

Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch Weeks Kicks Off

Today, it’s my pleasure to kick off the Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch Week with some exciting interviews and activities.
Although the launch is officially on Tuesday, we’re getting an early start with the following:
Monday, June 4
Jill Lane image-displayMonday, June 4 at 9:15 am PDT: Interview with Jill Lane in Dallas. Today, it’s my pleasure to be interviewed by Jill Lane, an expert in the fields of nutrition and exercise physiology. Jill — who is pasionate about helping pro athletes and high achievers attain max strength, quick recovery, heightened energy, sharp focus and optimal body fat for peak performance — was oversaw the meal planning and recipes, which are included in Beyond Sugar Shock. Some of her current and past clients include coaches and players from the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars and Cleveland Browns as well as a variety of tennis and golf pros. As I’ve discovered upon interviewing Jill, her colleagues say she is gifted at turning complicated biochemistry into simple concepts and action steps that produce success.
Monday, June 4 at 10 am PDT: My Gab with the Gurus Show focuses on vegetarianism and Meatless Monday. For the first day of the Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch Week, listeners will learn how going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, as well as reduce your carbon footprint and save precious resources. My guests are a Meatless Monday representative; gourmet chef/health coach Alex Jamieson (who appeared on “Oprah” and “Super Size Me” Alex Jamiesonand is author of Living Vegan for Dummies and The Great American Detox Diet); and Judith Kinsbury, founder of the popular blog. Both authors offer recipes, which appear in my book, Beyond Sugar Shock. In honor of Book Launch Week, Gab with the Gurus listeners will have a chance to a copy of my book, access to my Sugar Freedom Now Course, and even time with me. See this:
Diane Ray 11128promoMonday, June 4 at 11 am: The dynamic host and radio show veteran Diane Ray interviews me on her popular, fun “I Can Do It Hour!” on If you haven’t listened yet to Diane’s inspiring show, you must! On this weekely show, you have a special opportunity to get entertained and educated each week by empowering, compassionate Hay House authors. In addition, you can call in and ask her guests questions. As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m honored that Hay House is the publisher of my book, Beyond Sugar Shock .
First Week in June
HealyourlifelogoMy article, “My 14 Years Without Sugar: Reflections on a Sour Life Turned Sweet,” runs on Stay tuned for the exact link. In the article, I tell how how I made the transition from sugar addict to Sugar Freedom Coach. For those of you struggling with your addiction, you’ll learn about just how bad it got for me.
MaryOKeefeHope, Healing and WellBeing Show: Catch my interview all week with Mary Treacy O’Keefe, breast cancer survivor and co-founder and President of Well Within, a nonprofit holistic wellness resource center in St. Paul, MN. Mary’s goals are to help people reduce their levels of anxiety and foster hope, healing and spiritual growth. Mary is also trained as a Cancer Guide and as a Mind, Body Skills facilitator by the Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington, D.C. Mary’s first book, Thin Places: Where Faith is Affirmed and Hope Dwells, received Honorable Mention from the national Independent Publishers Book Awards. She is currently completing her next book, Meant to Be: Do Things Really Happen for a Reason?
Stay tuned for exciting activities on the official Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch Day on Tuesday, June 5, too.
You’re invited to spread the word on Tuesday, too, to all your friends, fans, colleagues and acquaintances about this book, which is designed to help sugar addicts worldwide.

Institute for Integrative Nutrition: Should You Go?

IIN – n25111276360_3734 This month, as usual, more people have sought me out to quiz me about the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I went to school.
Often, special, positive-thinking, health-minded folks track me down to ask me if they should attend this world’s largest nutrition school.
Given that I’m on deadline for my next book, The Sugar Shock Diet (that’s the official announcement), I’ll quickly answer some of your questions.
Please note that while I can share my personal experiences, I’m not an IIN staffer. I am, however, an Ambassador though now — a very part-time thing I took on so people can ask me about the school.
What I’ve found is that inevitably, people ask the same questions over and over again. That’s why I’ve prepared a number of blog posts to to help you out.
First, let me refer you to perhaps the best place for answers about IIN.
Get your IIN questions answered here:
You can find even more replies here:
You can even listen to me participate in a special IIN program here:
And you can get yummy recipes for kale chips and scallops here: and then here:
As you can tell, I’ve written about IIN a lot over the years. I even ecstatically shared when I graduated from the schoole in 2006:
Of course, you’ll have more questions, too. So get your questions answered liveinstance on July 21 or July 28.
Here’s how to attend an Info Session.
By the way, I also found this post, which includes a little info about me at the bottom.
And I just noticed that I’ve been added to the Notable Alumni list. Cool!
One thing that I loved about IIN is how people are encouraged to follow their passion and find one area where you can most help people.
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a Sugar Freedom Expert. My mission is to help people release their sugar or carb addiction. You can sign up for the self-guided program here).
By the way if you’ve “fallen flat on your face” by making dietary goofs galore, here are some tips to get you back on track that appear on my Huffington Post blog.
If you’re an IIN grad or someone considering attending IIN, feel free to write to us. And make sure to let me and them know if you attend!
Disclosure: Yes, if you attend and give my name, I will receive a little something, which, of course, goes to help me continue to serve people around the world.

Authors, Sugar Addicts & Others with Bad Habits: ICF Certification Celebration Special for First 15 People

This week, I received my certificate from the International Coach Federation, which presented me the designation of Associate Certified Coach (ACC).
To celebrate the fact that I’m now an ACC, I am offering to the first 15 people a chance to work with me for a special Coaching with Connie ICF Certification Celebration rate.
This is my second coaching certification. I’m also certified as a Certified Professional Coach from iPEC (the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching), CPC Logo small the acclaimed, rigorous program where I studied to become a life coach.
In addition, I’m a certified health coach, thanks to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), where I also studied.
Now that I’m triple certified and have years of wonderful “pre-succeeding experience” (heck, call it “failing”) to quit sugar, kick other bad habits or write my first book, I’m more than ready to help more people.
It would be my honor and pleasure to help you accomplish your goals and dreams. If you’re among the first 15 people who act, you can receive my special Coaching with Connie ICF Certification Celebration rate. I specialize in three areas. Specifically, I can help you to begin:
* To break free of your sugar addiction.
* To realize your dream of writing a book.
* To quit another bad habit or what I call a babit™.
Space is limited for this special offer: You will receive 3 private phone sessions with me for only $300. (That’s a savings of $50.)
In addition, you will receive a gift:
* If you’re a sugar addict, you’ll get complimentary access to a replay of my 7-week Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction program.
* If you’re a writer, you’ll receive a complimentary audio download of the “How to Write How-To Articles” program with Publicity Hound Joan Stewart.
* If you’re seeking to lick another horrible habit, you’ll get an audio replay from my “Thrive, Don’t Just Survive” program.
To sign up now, just click below and you’ll receive my Coaching with Connie ICF Certification Celebration Sale rate.
Coaching with Connie ICF Certification Celebration Pre-Summer Special (3 Sessions)
By the way, for those of you who would like to become a health coach and life coach, I highly recommend both the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). If you’d like to study at either institution, just tell them that Connie Bennett sent you. Please note that I do get a referral compensation from both places. However, I would praise iPEC and IIN even if they weren’t nice enough to compensate me.
Both iPEC and IIN and utterly amazing places. So if you want to be a certified life coach or certified health coach, I recommend that you act immediately by calling either iPEC and/or IIN.
To begin coaching with me to accomplish your dreams and goals, sign up now. Just click below and you’ll receive my Coaching with Connie ICF Certification Celebration Sale rate.
Coaching with Connie ICF Certification Celebration Pre-Summer Special (3 Sessions)

Free Teleminar Tonight: 10 Tips to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction

Wondering why you keep turning to sugar over and over again? Learn why you keep “failing” and how to lose weight, get energy and get out from under that “monkey” on your bank tonight at 7 pm EST (4 pm PST).
Tonight, Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, author of the exciting new book, Beat Sugar Addiction Now!, and I (author of the bestselling book Sugar Shock!, will tell you “10 Tips to Break Free of Your Sugar Addition.”
Impatient for details? Just sign up now. (Please note if you cannot attend live, sign up anyhow, because we’ll send you a link so you can listen to an audio replay afterward.)
How You Found Us
Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the country’s leading integrative physicians, and he has developed a cutting-edge program that helps you identify your type of sugar addiction and offers treatment recommendations based on your type. He reveals this revolutionary program in his new book, Beat Sugar Addiction Now!
As for my background, I’m a certified life coach, (who attended iPEC); a certified health coach, (who went to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition); a former sugar addict (who kicked on April 15, 1998); author of the bestselling book Sugar Shock! and a “Sugar Liberator,” who has helped thousands of people.
Tonight, you will discover:
* Which one activity should get more attention because it’s a miraculous way to reduce sugar cravings.
* Why you get overcome by this “Feed Me Now or I’ll Kill You” feeling and how to end it for good.
* Which one “natural sweetener” should NEVER be in your tea or cupboard, because is the worst sugar available and can make you fat, moody and tired.
* If you’re an “Energy Loan Shark,” who needs constant refills of coffee, energy drinks or soda – and how to how to put an end to that dangerous behavior.
* How to quit feeling deprived every time you start to quit sugar.
* How to conquer crazy cravings around your time of month or time of life (for women) and how to defeat testosterone deficiency so you don’t crave carbs (for men).
* Which one word in the English language is best to avoid when you kick or reduce your sugar consumption.
* Which substance caused by candies, cakes and cookies could be causing your chronic nasal congestion, sinusitis, spastic colon or irritable bowel syndrome.
* Which two types of foods can help wipe out sugar cravings.
* How you need to welcome your past “failures” to kick or reduce and respect and bless your sugar addiction to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction.
* How to do one simple management technique, thanks to our special guest, integrative physician and stress management expert Dr. Jill Baron.
* How to undertake one simple technique to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction Hypnotically, with special guest Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht, a nurse educator and clinical medical hypnotherapist specializing in sugar addiction, disorderly eating and weight loss.
Make plans to join us now.
How You Found Us
Sugar addicts: We look forward to having you attend our free teleseminar/webinar, “10 Tips to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction.”
Feel free to tell your friends and loved ones about this free teleseminar. Just send them here.

Sugar Addicts: 10 Tips to Break Free of the Sugar Trap in Free Teleseminar Wed.

Wondering why you keep turning to sugar over and over gain?
Learn why you keep “failing” over and over again and how to win for once and for all on Wed., April 14 at 7 pm EST (4 pm PST).
That’s when Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, author of the exciting new book, Beat Sugar Addiction Now!, and Yours Truly (Connie Bennett), author of the bestselling book Sugar Shock!, will tell you “10 Ways Sugar Traps You & 10 Ways to Break Free of Your Sugar Addition.”
Book_beat_sugar_addiction_now Both Dr. Teitelbaum and I have worked with thousands of sugar addicts the years, and we both bring different approaches to helping you release this health-harming habit.
Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the country’s leading integrative physicians, and he has developed a cutting-edge program that helps you identify your type of sugar addiction and offers treatment recommendations based on your type. He reveals this revolutionary program in his new book, Beat Sugar Addiction Now!
As for Yours Truly, I’m a certified life coach (who attended iPEC) and certified health coach (who went to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition). I’ve been been dubbed the “Sugar Liberator”). I also laughingly call myself an “Ex-Sugar Shrew,” because I wasn’t very becoming while on sugar highs. For my part, I’ve developed a 6-week Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction program (starting April 20) that offers you 50 ways to conquer cravings, ways to identify and defang triggers and saboteurs and a way to find sweetness in your life without sweets.
Impatient for details on how to join us on Wednesday?
Sign up now to attend this free teleseminar/webinar for sugar addicts or to get a replay afterward.