Sugar is ultimately a legalised, widely available and acceptable recreational drug.
Just like many other drugs, it is a poison, destroying a heavy users health over time, rotting out their teeth, disrupting normal brain function, promoting heart disease and directly causing diabetes and obesity.
The argument that street drugs are outlawed because theyre dangerous to a persons health falls flat on its face when you consider what legal sugar does to the human body. For example, sugar is more dangerous to physical and psychological health than marijuana, yet it is illegal to possess or consume marijuana in most jurisdictions. Some prescribe the death penalty for marijuana possession. The reason for this contradiction is the political, commercial, economic and social acceptance of sugar.
Sugar addiction is the secret epidemic that is killing millions around the world. Sugar can exert far more powerful and reliable effects over the behavior of both laboratory animals and humans than nicotine. ?(Allsop & Miller, 1996; Bock, Kanarek, & Aprille, 1995; Davis, 1995; Gibney, SigmanGrant, Stanton, Jr., & Keast, 1995; Gold, 1995; Lindroos, Lissner, & Sjstrm,1996; McDonald, 1995). More over, much as is the case with nicotine, sugar has been associated with ill health (Di Battista & Shepherd, 1993: Furth & Harding, 1989; Wu, Yu, & Mack, 1997).
Every day, Australians consume on average more than 20 teaspoons of sugar, says the Australian Diabetes Council. Not only does it make us fat, it is contributing to the type 2 diabetes epidemic. Sugar is highly addictive and can even contribute to cancer.
The World Cancer Research Fund says that when it comes to preventing cancer, being as lean as possible without being underweight is at the top of the list. At number three, even ahead of eating more vegetables, is advice to limit consumption of energy-dense foods, foods high in saturated fat or added sugars, including sugary soda or soft drinks.
David Gillespie, author of The Sweet Poison Quit Plan (Penguin, 2010) puts it simply: sugar is poison. Gillespie lost 40kg when he quit sugar and changed to a sugar-free diet. In the psychological sense, sugar withdrawal can be a very real and painful process, replete with headaches, nauseousness, cravings, anxiety and depression, and a general sense of loss when it is not consumed.
Author Kathleen DesMaisons outlined the concept of sugar addiction, in her 1998 book, as a measurable physiological state caused by activation of opioid receptors in the brain and hypothesized that dependence on sugar followed the same track outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) for other drugs of abuse.
Dr Eric Stice, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at the Oregon Research Institute who has used MRI scans to conclude that sugar activates the same brain regions that are activated when a person consumes hard drugs such as heroin and amphetamines. In addition, he found that heavy users of sugar develop tolerance (needing more and more to feel the same effect), which is a symptom of substance dependence. Nora Volkow, M.D., a psychiatrist at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, has done similar research using brain imaging techniques to show similarities between the brains of people who are obese and people who abuse drugs and alcohol.
However there is a more powerful psychological factor. When it comes right down to it, your thoughts are easily swayed toward thinking about sugar products. They can trigger a very powerful craving. It is so powerful because it is a learned thought pattern that is so deep in the mind it has become an unconscious and automatic response.
The only way to break the habit is to break the unconscious thought pattern and replace it with a new one that triggers a new behavior.
Wouldn’t it be great to escape from that craving and take back control of your life? Youve probably tried to control it many times, but will power alone is not enough. You need to actually re-train the mind and teach it a new way to think and respond to sugar products.
Because Peter Zapfella uses Neuro Linguistic Programming, and Emotional Alignment Therapy in combination with hypnotherapy in Darwin, Bali and Singapore to re-train your conscious and unconscious mind, they are excellent tools for getting rid of the sugar addiction.
You need never suffer from the debilitating effects of addiction again, there is a better way.
Peter Zapfella has created a range of specific therapies, using Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Emotional Alignment Therapy and advanced Hypnotherapy methods in Darwin, Bali, Singapore, Cebu (Philippines) and Mandurah (Perth) and soon in Jakarta to overcome the root cause of the problem in just one session. He brings with him around 20 years passionate experience, and thousands of past successful and happy clients.
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