Twitter: Are You Following Me Yet? Catch Up Via Short Updates

Many of you write to me often, asking for more posts, more information, more links to medical studies, more tips to kick sugar and more words of inspiration — in other words, you want more!
Usually, you can get a variety of fun things to read here, at the Sugar Shock Blog — unless I’m off at a conference or vacationing, as I was recently.
But you also can get more frequent, shorter tidbits from me as all.
Just follow me on Twitter to get quick, 140-character updates from me. FYI, I’m known on Twitter as the “Smart Habits Girl.”
If you haven’t signed up for Twitter yet, you should It can be fun, helpful and eye-opening. Just form your own account at to see what it’s all about.
So follow me on Twitter, where I post regularly (unless I’m on vacation, as I was recently).

Britney Spears: Does She Have Low Blood Sugar & a Sugar Addiction?

Britney Spears may be a victim of the blood sugar blues, according to the National Enquirer, which attributes a source stating that she collapsed while rehearsing..
The 27-year-old singer suffers from low blood sugar, according to the Enquirer source, who revealed that Britney’s father has been trying to keep her condition a secret.
I’m baffled. Why would Britney’s father want to keep it hush-hush that the singer has low blood sugar?
Having low blood sugar or hypoglycemia is not a condition you want to hide, and you shouldn’t be ashamed of it.
Millions of Americans have low blood sugar, including Nichole Richie, as I also mentioned back in 2007.
In fact, more people have low blood sugar than have diabetes, but many experts believe that low blood sugar can lead to type 2 diabetes.
The good news for people with low blood sugar is that you can have a perfectly normal life, but you will need to take good care of yourself.
If you have low blood sugar, you should quit sweets and refined carbs, eat frequent meals and get plenty of rest, among other things, as I explained in Sugar Shock! (I learned all of this myself in 1998, when I was deep in the throes of my sugar addiction and suffered from many confusing ailments, including feeling faint and low on energy.)
If Britney Spears does have low blood sugar or hypoglycemia, this might explain her alleged interest in sweets, diet pills and alcohol.
Back in 2007, I posed the idea on this Sugar Shock Blog that Britney might be a sugar addict. I even posted a press release about it. I raised the issue again here.

Sugar Addiction Could Lead to Macular Degeneration

As my book SUGAR SHOCK! reveals, eating too many sweets and refined carbs leads to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity and many other illnesses.
But did you know that a diet high in sugary foods can also make you blind?
Yes, high-sugar diets can significantly contribute to vision impairment. In particular, you can get Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), which is now the # 1 cause for vision loss in the United States.
The following is a post that was contributed by
Sugar Addiction Could Trigger Macular Degeneration by Anders Wedin, OD.
Research shows that excessive sugar consumption is a contributing factor to AMD. At Tufts University, 4,000 people between 55 and 80 years old were studied to test the alleged connection. The results strongly indicated that high blood sugar levels increased the risk of AMD.