Thank You, Partners: Beyond Sugar Shock Became an International Bestseller!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, all of you amazing supporters and partners!
Because you believed in Beyond Sugar Shock, and were kind enough to tell your millions of fans and followers about it, my new book (the follow-up to Sugar Shock) became an international bestseller!
I’m filled with such tremendous gratitude to you wonderful people and organizations.
With your tremendous support, Beyond Sugar Shock hit Amazon bestseller charts in many categories — far too numerous to mention — in France, Great Britain, Canada, and Germany.
Meanwhile, here in the United States, Beyond Sugar Shock became hugely successful, too.
For instance, as the screen shot below illustrates, Beyond Sugar Shock hit # 2 in Hot New Releases in Healthy Living in this country, second only to a new book from actress/health expert Suzanne Somers.
Thankfully, wonderful people at Hasmark Services gracefully coordinated the many elements of my book launch and carefully tracked Beyond Sugar Shock as it climbed a number of bestseller charts. Thanks to Hasmark’s diligent eye, I can share some bestseller screen shots with you.
For instance, here’s the screen shot showing how it hit # 2 in healthy living in the U.S.
The # 1 spot was taken by a new book from actress/health expert Suzanne Somers.
Much to my joy, while Beyond Sugar Shock was becoming popular in the U.S., it also was captivating Kindle readers in France, where the book soared to # 1 in six different categories!
Classement des meilleures ventes d’Amazon: n°818 dans la Boutique Kindle (Voir le Top 100 dans la Boutique Kindle)
n°1 dans Boutique Kindle > Ebooks Kindle > Ebooks en langues étrangères > Ebooks en anglais > Health, Mind & Body > Nutrition
n°1 dans Boutique Kindle > Ebooks Kindle > Ebooks en langues étrangères > Ebooks en anglais > Health, Mind & Body > Personal Health > Healthy Living
n°1 dans Boutique Kindle > Ebooks Kindle > Ebooks en langues étrangères > Ebooks en anglais > Health, Mind & Body > Diets & Weight Loss
n°1 Dernières nouveautés en Nutrition
n°1 Dernières nouveautés en Personal Health
n°1 Les meilleures ventes en Diets & Weight Loss
For instance, here’s the screen shot that illustrates how Beyond Sugar Shock hit # 1 under Diets and Weight Loss in France.
Over in Canada, Beyond Sugar Shock reached #1 in Hot New Releases in Healthy Living. (It also grabbed the # 3 spot at the same time.)
It also reached #2 in Hot New Releases in Personal Health in Canada.
How suprising it was the book also did so well in Germany, where it hit a # 10 slot.
Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 4.116 in Englische Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Englische Bücher)
Nr. 10 in Englische Bücher > Gesundheit, Geist & Körper > Persönliche Gesundheit > Gesund leben
Meanwhile in the United Kingdom, it hit # 26 in Books: Healh, Family & Lifestyle Books > Health Issues > Popular Medicine.
Now, it’s with great gratitude that I extend my heartfelt thanks to the many supporters of Beyond Sugar Shock.Over at Barnes and Noble, Beyond Sugar Shock also sold well, reaching #10 in Trending.
I’m filled with profound appreciation for the following people, who were kind enough to spread the word via email, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn:
Andrea Coulter
Annie Lin
A path to change
Applying the Law of Attraction
Arielle Ford
Barry Maher
Better Marriages
Book Tour Radio
Brent Hunter
Caroline Sutherland
Cathy Lumsden
Chaney Weiner
Change for Good-Scott Sulak
Cheri & Peter John Lucking – Bilbo’s Adventures Series
Clean Plates
Connie Nicholas
Cora Poage
Danny Pettry
Debra Berndt
Diana Kirschner
Doris Helge, Ph.D.
Douglas Holzmeier
Dr. Caroline Manuel
Dr. Carolyn Dean
Dr. Houston Vetter
Dr. Irina Koles
Dr. Jennifer Howard
Dr Joe Rubino
eSmith Books
Evelyn Roberts Brooks
Felicia Bender, Ph.D.
Gabriel Gonsalves
Georgina Terry
Hasmark Services
Healing Mother’s Spirit!
Heather Picken
Heather McCoy
Holistic Health News
Its Moringa
JJ Virgin
Jackie Lapin
Jason Meszaros
Jeffrey Morrison, MD
Jennifer Fugo
Jill Escher
Joan Marie Verba
Joan Schaefer
Joseph Varghese
Judit Mueller-Kiss – CreativitySage™
Judy Roberts
Julie Joyce
June Kamerling
Kathi Casey
Kathie Dolgin
Ken Druck, Ph.D.
Kimberly Palm, C.M.I.
Larry Crane
Laura Dessauer
Lisa Bloom
Lisa Ward
Liz Lynch
Lori Howard
Lyndelle Palmer Clarke
Lynne Klippel
Mal Duane
Maria Dempsey
Marilyn Strong
Matthew C Cox
Mellisa McJunkin
Melonie Dodaro
Nancy Brook
Nicky Highlen
Paul Cika Emekwulu, The Dreaming Mathematician
Paul Klein
Peggy McColl
Powerful You! Women’s Network
Rhonda Joy Eagle
Roberta Mittman
Roberta Ruggiero
Rosalie B. Kahn
Sandra Goff
Sheri Kaye Hoff
Sherri Carter
Sherry Gaba
Sheryl Cox
Shirley Knapp
Sophia Paul
Spirited Lady Living
Tal Shai
Teri Williams
Theodore Henderson
Therese Prentice
Tracey Burnett
Tracy Lee Nash
Val Archer
Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics
Well Beyond Cravings
Wow, what a lot of wonderful supporters!
Again, thank you, amazing partners, for making Beyond Sugar Shock an international bestseller.
How exciting it is to know that we’re helping people around the world to break free of their sugar addiction so they can get slimmer, sexier, and sweeter.

Gab with the Gurus Presents Experts Galore for 3-Year Anniversary

This week marks the three-year anniversary of my show, Gab with the Gurus on BlogTalkRadio.
Here is a press release now being distributed about the show.
World-Renowned Sleep Doctor Dr. Michael Breus, Love Expert Lauren Frances, Emotional Wellness Guru Deborah King, Social Media Wizard, Mike Stelzner Begin Celebration of Gab with the Gurus Three-Year Anniversary
Experts Regularly Empower Listeners Around the World on the Gab with the Gurus Show
NEW YORK–Starting week, world-renowned “Sleep Doctor” Dr. Michael Breus, love coach Lauren Frances, emotional wellness expert Deborah King, spiritual leader Marianne Williamson, and social media wizard Mike Stelzner appear on the Gab with the Gurus Show (, which is celebrating its three-year anniversary.
The Gab with the Gurus Show—which is hosted by internationally recognized speaker, bestselling author, journalist, and Freedom Coach Connie Bennett—regularly presents internationally acclaimed guests, who are bestselling authors, celebrities, and recognized experts from a variety of fields.
Gab with the Gurus guests give worldwide listeners valuable, life-changing information about a variety of subjects, including health, fitness, wealth, social networking, business development, self-help, personal empowerment, the Law of Attraction, business, blogging, social networking, relationships, human potential, self-growth, celebrities, and more. The show–which airs on the acclaimed–also features popular TV and film stars, as well as best-selling fiction writers.
“Every week, we’re pleased to present internationally recognized gurus and celebrities, who are here to educate, empower and motivate listeners to Get a Life That Rocks™,” says Gab with the Gurus founder and host Connie Bennett.
“Each guest gives listeners one or more simple tips that are easy to implement immediately,” adds Bennett, who normally hosts the Gab with the Gurus Show every Wednesday at 2 pm EST.
As part of the three-year-anniversary celebration for the rest of the month, Gab with the Gurus shows will air every weekday at 2 pm EST. (Most shows are live interviews.)
People from around the world can listen to Gab with the Gurus Show on BlogTalkRadio several ways:
Listen live at 2 pm EST on the BlogTalkRadio site,, or download later, a podcast
Listen after the show airs on Bennett’s blog,
Later, on the Gab with the Gurus Facebook fan page, and also Bennett’s Smart Habits Fans page
Download or subscribe via iTunes at
During the Gab with the Gurus three-year anniversary celebration this month, these best-selling authors and world-renowned experts are scheduled:
Transformational teacher Marianne Williamson, author of A Course in Weight Loss
Love coach Lauren Frances, author of Dating, Mating, and Man Handling
Deborah King, emotional wellness expert and author of the new book, Be Your Own Shaman
Happiness and love expert Marci Shimoff, author of Happy for No Reason and Love for No Reason
Social media wizard Mike Stelzner, author of the new book, Launch: How to Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition
“Sleep Doctor” Dr. Michael Breus, author of the new book, The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan
Renowned love expert Dr. Diana Krischner, author of the new book, Sealing the Deal
Dave Kerpen, CEO of Likeable Media, a social media marketing firm and author of new book, Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook (& Other Social Networks)
Stress Relief Expert Lauren E. Miller, author of 99 Things You Wish You Know Before Stressing Out
Positive change advocate Brian Vaszily, author of the new book, The 9 Intense Experiences
World-renowned Lauren Mackler, author of the new book, Soleness: Master the Art of Aloneness and Transform Your Life
The late “Grandfather of Fitness” Jack LaLanne (this is a replay of a previous show)
Equinox Group Fitness Manager Mark Hendricks on the value and fun of exercising
Michael Port, author of Book Yourself Solid and the Think Big Manifesto
And more

Radio Show Marks 3-Year Anniversary

I’m now celebrating three years as a radio host.
First, my Gab with the Gurus Radio Show is now celebrating two years of serving you, thanks to Blog Talk Radio. (I just realized this while sending information to a reporter, who’s writing an article about the show.)
Last Saturday marked three years to the day (July 10, 2007) when I first began as a radio show host.
Originally, my show began as the “Stop Sugar Shock Radio Show.” My first guest was the inspiring, personable low-carb blogger Jimmy Moore.
Listen to my first show now.
Then, after one year of interviewing experts, in June 2008, I renamed it as the Gab with the Gurus Radio Show to more accurately reflect the fact that I interview experts and bestselling authors in a variety of fields — not just health and wellness.
For instance, on the Gab with the Gurus Radio Show — which you can subscribe to on iTunes — I chat with nationally acclaimed, motivating, articulate experts, authors and celebrities in the field of health, wellness, personal empowerment, Law of Attraction, weight loss, fitness, relationships, social networking, book writing and marketing, productivity, self-help, movies, etc.
As you already know (I hope), my show is now called the Gab with the Gurus Radio Show — you can reach there easily — just go to
My guests have included Montel Williams, Suzanne Somers, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Marilu Henner, “FlyLady” Marla Cilley, Dr. Nancy Appleton, Dr. Pat Allen, Michael Port, Marci Shimoff, Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, Jack LaLanne, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Dr. JJ Virgin, Arielle Ford, Dr. Diana Kirschner and many more fascinating guests.
You can listen live most Wednesdays at 2 pm Eastern or catch archived shows at any time. However, this summer, I’m hosting a number of other shows (on other days).
For instance, today, Thursday, at 2 pm, you’ll get the scoop on my Gab with the Gurus Radio Show on how you can delay aging when I interview Robert Kane Pappas, director of the new film, To Age Or Not To Age, and Dr. Leonard Guarente.
And next week, July 19 to July 23, I’m holding a Gratitude Week on Gab with the Gurus. Stay tuned for details.
Also, remember that my show is picked up on iTunes — just go here to download it —

Get Inspired, Educated & Motivated by the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show

Got some free time during this holiday weekend? Get inspired, educated and exhilarated by a host of experts, who can help you build a better life.
Listen anytime to my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show. Just visit
Catch interviews with Suzanne Somers, Montel Williams, raw food expert David Wolfe and more.
Learn Twitter Secrets with Robert Scoble, Peter Shankman, Joel Comm, Doug MacMillan and Warren Whitlock. Get Facebook Help with Jesse Stay, Mari Smith and Greg Atwan.
Or get organized with the helpful FlyLady.
And if you’re single this holiday weekend, let Dr. Diana Kirschner, Arielle Ford or Rachel Greenwald lift you up.

Get Help to Lose Weight, Tone Up & Unwind — Just Visit Me All Over the Internet

Thousands of you often write to me to ask questions and seek tips on how to kick sugar or resolve other health issues and counter-productive habits, etc. Unfortunately, I can’t personally reply to all of you — just don’t have the time — but you can find me all over the internet.
Below you’ll find a list of places where you can find me, as well as get information, tips, articles, links and much more:
* The White-Out Diet (my next book): Spread the word about this book, which can help you Peel off Pounds, Boost Energy & Rev Up Your Libido by Breaking Free of White Foods. (That’s the subtitle.)
* The new Facebook fan page. Friend me at this page, where you’ll get links to interesting articles, etc. that I don’t have time to post here and updates about my radio show, etc. (This is separate from my regular Facebook friends page. I’m urging people to join the new page, because the old one won’t let me invite all friends with one click to upcoming radio shows other events. Thankfully, the fan page will.)
* Follow me on Twitter for short, snappy 140-character updates. Again, you’ll get tidbits that you can’t find on my Sugar Shock Blog.
* Stop Stress with Dr. Jill Baron.
* Private Coaching. Learn about the Sweet Friends Coaching Package and the Unlimited, Star-Treatment Coaching Package.
* Book a speaking engagement or media interview or buy bulk copies of SUGAR SHOCK!
* Listen to
* Get Free Stuff at the Sugar Shock website.
* Catch the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show on Blog Talk Radio, where you get inspired, motivated and educated every Tuesday at 3 p.m. EST by guests such as Marilu Henner, Suzanne Somers, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Montel Williams, Lisa Nichols of “The Secret”, blogger Robert Scoble, Twitter author Joel Comm, raw food expert David Wolfe, HARO (Help a Reporter) founder Peter Shankman and many more. Listen live or later.
* Get free podcasts of the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show so you can listen to the show at your convenience.

New Yorkers: Break Free With Me Sat., March 28 at 4 p.m. EST

New Yorkers — or those of you who live nearby — begin to break free with me tomorrow, at 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon, March 28.
Have fun, make friends and get powerful tactics while listening and participating in my empowering, motivating lecture (well, I intend it to be!), which will help you:
Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction to Lose Weight & Get Energy
Here are details about my talk:
TIME: 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Hotel New Yorker (34th & 8th)
Kips Bay Room
EVENT: New Life Expo
COST: Admission to New Life Expo and my lecture, as well as other lectures is $13 for Pre-Registration or $15 at the door
ATTEND FOR F*REE: Help me for 1 1/2 to 2 hours at the event, and I’ll get you into the New Life Expo for free.
I’d love to get your help! Just contact me here with your phone. (I’d want help anytime from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
You get gifts for helping!
Fr*ee copy of SUGAR SHOCK! and another special gift to anyone who helps out.
To Pre-Register go to
Invite your friends and family!
This event could change your life!
Here’s the description, which you can read here:
Does your excess weight linger no matter what diet you try?
Do you “need” a candy bar or soda just to get through the afternoon?
Amiable, entertaining “Sugar Liberator” Connie Bennett, C.H.H.C., author of the acclaimed
book SUGAR SHOCK!, will share simple, but powerful tactics to help you break free from
sugar and quickie carbs.
You’ll even learn how to stop sugar cravings
when they strike.

Organic Garden at the White House? Suzanne Somers to Serve on Health Care Committee? Would You Like to See These Happen?

Have you heard about the move to respectfully request President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to plant an organic garden at the White House?
Today, on the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show, beloved health advocate Suzanne Somers and I discussed drive to get The White House Organic Farm (a.k.a. The WHO Farm).
Wouldn’t that be wonderful if our new president and his lovely wife set an example for the rest of the country by having an organic farm at the White House? Please join in this worthwhile cause. Just sign the petition here. (You can also read more about the project on the Boing Boing blog.)
In addition, during our interview, Suzanne — who has spent years chatting at length with some of the most cutting edge health advocates and experts — told listeners steps they can take to wellness.
Listen now to today’s Gab With the Gurus Radio Show to get her great tips.
Another exciting idea we discussed is: Would Suzanne be willing to serve on a health committee established by President Obama? She said she’d be willing to do it.
Would you like to see this happen? Tell us here.