Sugar addiction

Why do we have to have everything with sugar in it? I was looking at “organic” beef and chicken stock the other day and several of the brands I looked at had some sort of sweeteners added. The better ones had organic cane juice, but still. Why do we need everything sweetened?

As a society we are all addicts. We are addicted to sugar. Sugar should be treated as a controlled substance, like alcohol or tobacco. I think that it is even more addictive than alcohol and tobacco.

Even worse, parents use this addiction to “reward” their children. “Be good and you will get some candy” or “No cookies for you because you are causing a lot of trouble right now”. We are ruining our children. Wonder why we are having such obesity problems… IT IS NOT THE FAT. If we eat healthy fat without the sugars in our diet, it doesn’t cause us to get fat. When we eat sugar we secrete insulin to put the sugar into our cells and we store the sugar as fat. SUGAR MAKES US FAT.

About Dr. Robert Ciprian

Dr. Robert Ciprian is a Doctor of Chiropractic, Diplomate of the International College of Applied Kinesiology, On the Board of Certified Teachers of the International College of Applied Kinesiology and a co-host on Get Fit Now Radio on www.cascadia.fm. For a nutritional consultation or holistic health treatment call 503-222-5509. For seminars and workshops go to www.cipriansystems.com.
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10 Responses to Sugar addiction

  1. Evelyn Figeroid says:

    I was directed to your blog by Megan’s Aunt Debbie. I have been up and down up to 110 lbs several times. I finally joined Food Addicts in Recovery Anon. and learned about sugar and white flour addiction. While eating properly my weight quickly drops (average 10lbs a mos) to where it belongs. I still struggle with the addiction and I know that one wrong bite starts the cycle and I am right back up again. What is remarkable to me however, is unlike other diets I have tried, I have been able to “get back on the wagon” with eating this way. Usually, once I break a diet’s rules I cannot again achieve even the same small success I had with it the first try. With this, while I may be a grumpy shrew for the first week or so, after that it is a smooth ride. I know that it regulates my blood sugar. My energy level goes up, my skin gets nicer, and my over all health improves. The best part is that while it takes putting a bit more focus on planning and preparing meals, you can eat like this anywhere as it is so simple. I have never had a restaurant unable to easily accomodate my needs. The hardest part is remembering why you want and need to eat this way when you are slim and feeling great. I am very happy fo have found your site. AND ALWAYS READ THE LABELS they do try to sneak in sugar everywhere!

  2. Sherita says:

    I found a NATURAL solution to STOP SUGAR CRAVINGS!! I suffer from a Sickle Cell Anemia so I can’t eat sweets and other refined sugar without experiencing severe muscle pain. Unfortunately, I’m addicted to ice cream, donuts, pasta, bread, pumpkin pie, and other refined carbs/sugar.

    I was on pain medication to deal with the pain but wanted to get off of it to avoid all the adverse side effects, including addiction. I now follow Dr. Robert Ciprian’s eating right diet (which forbids all refined sugar) because I was able to end sugar cravings with a 100% Pure amino acids product called AMINOKIT Recovery Formula.

    It has been used in “Natural” drug rehab centers owned by Aminokit Laboratories, Inc. for 15 years to stop patients from cravings, meth, alcohol, and REFINED SUGAR! AMINOKIT Recovery Formula is so effective because it contains all the vitamins and minerals needed to make the amino acids bioavailable and able to pass the blood-brain barrier.

    Plus, it’s processed in small batches by COMPOUNDING PHARMACISTS because HEAT destroys the nutritional value of amino acids. The high heat used to mass produce amino acid supplements makes them virtually worthless. Further, these supplements can can also be harmful because of the additives used to speed the manufacturing process (e.g. magnesium stearate, stearic acid, ect.).

    • Sherita,

      Amino acids are an important for our well being. I do know that they can help with blood sugar stabilization and many other things. I always recommend that people consult with a health care professional that is well trained in clinical nutrition when using nutritional supplements. I recommend using an doctor that is an Applied Kinesiologist to use muscle testing to see how your body reacts to any nutritional supplement. This way you can be sure that the products that you are using are right for you.

      For more about Applied Kinesiology see: http://www.muscletestingdoctor.com/

      I also recommend for getting off of sugar to not keep any in the house. Have plenty of good healthy snacks available. When you are craving sweets eat good foods. It may take few weeks but the cravings will go away.

      Also try eating salty foods when craving sweets. It works for me.

  3. Clay says:

    I tried following Dr. Ciprian’s dietary recommendations for years. However, eating numerous, small meals throughout the day didn’t work for me. However, about 8 months ago I was able to consistently follow his diet plan once I started eating one, large, evening meal a day.

    At 270 pounds, I wasn’t obese because I’m 6-foot-four. However, within 3 months on the eating right diet and eating one meal a day, I lost 50 pounds and gained a significant amount of lean muscle with NO exercise changes! Check out the video below called: “Why You Should NOT Eat Breakfast.”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBrwRiSjd3I

    Dr. Ciprian, do you think there are any health risks to my eating one meal a day? I don’t have any chronic illnesses and I’m 55 years old.

    • Clay,
      I’m glad that you took charge of you life and created such a dramatic change in your health.

      It seems that some people can do well with only eating one meal a day but many people have weak adrenal glands and as a result unstable blood sugar levels. This is why I recommend that people eat small meals several times through out the day. I do agree that a large supper, as described in the video, does work well to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system to help with sleep and well being.

      You are lucky to have a strong endocrine system that can handle only one meal a day. Some can do this successfully and it does simplify things.

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  5. Sherita says:

    I no longer use AMINOKIT Recovery Formula to suppress SUGAR cravings because the online supplier no longer carries it. The product has been replaced
    with HEMP Protein Powder because it is a raw, whole food that contains all 21 amino acids and it’s enzyme-rich and full of vitamins and minerals.

    Dr. Ciprian, what do you think about HEMP Protein Powder. The supplier says it is of the highest quality available.

    • I have looked into a couple of hemp protein supplements and hemp milk and they seem to be good. Just watch out for other added flavorings, artificial ingredients, sweeteners and or sugar. They have good protein and a good amount of omega 3 oil.

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