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Sugar Addiction: How To Avoid Relapse

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Are you struggling with cravings for sweet foods? If you’re really addicted you know that quitting – while a challenge – is just the beginning.

We’ve now posted another part of our video course with expert Bitten Jonsson, RN, and it’s about how to stay drug free. Check the whole course out on our member site – free trial available – or start by watching the first part which is available for everyone.

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New Study: People Eating MORE Saturated Fat Get LESS Heart Disease

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This is fantastic. A new Dutch study followed 36,000 people and tried to find a connection between the amount of saturated fat they ate and the risk of heart disease.

This time there actually was a connection. People eating more saturated fat (like butter) got way less heart disease!

The Study in AJCN

This should be impossible

Obviously this is only a statistical trial so it does not prove cause and effect. It doesn’t prove that butter protects against heart disease. But it’s still another big nail in the coffin for the failed low-fat diet. Because it’s almost impossible to get a result like this if saturated fat was really dangerous.

Imagine doing a study and finding that smokers get way less lung cancer, and the more they smoke the less lung cancer they get. That would be weird. It would also never happen. Because unlike natural saturated fat, smoking is actually bad for you.

Here’s another fantastically awkward thing that would not happen if saturated fat were as bad as some people still think: Stunning: Saturated Fat and the European Paradox

And here’s yet another: The Real Association Between Butter and Heart Disease in Sweden

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Tip: Did You Fall Off the Wagon?

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Did you fall off the wagon? Did you eat something you did not plan to eat – or a lot of it?

Here’s what you do: Be kind to yourself. It doesn’t matter. Just move on and get right back to low carb again. Everyone makes mistakes.

This does not mean that “cheat days” are recommended. If you are addicted to sugar or struggle to lose weight, cheating could be a big issue for you. Eating things that trigger your addiction could make you stray from your healthy eating habits and back down into the darkness of addiction again. And weight loss might come to a screeching halt and perhaps it will take time to get it going again.

You’ll have to decide for yourself if it is worth the risk. People with addiction issues usually find it’s not worth it.

This might sound sad and annoying, but it is the undisputed truth. An alcoholic can’t “cheat”, they can’t have just one day of drinking, they’d be right back where they started: addicted and miserable.

There are other ways to achieve the same reward sugary foods give you. Perhaps buying that outfit you want or going on a trip somewhere. Or just by beating the addiction and regaining your health and life.

That being said, if you do happen to eat a lot of stuff you shouldn’t have, be kind to yourself. Stuff happens to everyone. It’s OK.

Just get right back on track. Perhaps by taking our free 2-week low-carb challenge.

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Swap Statins for a Daily Apple to Improve Heart Health, Say Health Experts

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Daily cholesterol-lowering medications do more harm than good for more people, argue health experts. They should not be used routinely for people who do not already have heart disease, as the side effects outweigh the benefits:

The Telegraph: Swap Statins for a Daily Apple to Improve Heart Health, Say Health Experts

The article is based on a new debate in BMC Medical Journal. Note that the two people who argue for widespread medication with statins for healthy people both are on the payroll of Big Pharma.

Personally I’m not convinced by the apple argument though, I doubt it will make much of a difference. What really has been proven to protect against heart disease is a higher-fat Mediterranean diet with extra nuts or olive oil.

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Were the Ancient Egyptians Healthy, While Basing Their Diet on Wheat?


4.2 out of 5 stars5 star55%4 star23%3 star11%2 star4%1 star4%43 ratings1,784 viewsIs it healthy to live on a diet full of “healthy” whole grains, while eating no sugar or modern processed foods?

Let’s look at a well-known people who did exactly that. Above is a short segment from a presentation by Dr. Michael Eades at last year’s LCHF Convention. The ancient Egyptians basically ate what most modern nutritionists would consider a perfect diet. So what happened?

Unfortunately, in autopsied mummies there are signs of severe heart disease and some people even had weight issues… perhaps it’s not so healthy to base your diet on wheat?

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In the full presentation Dr. Eades also talks a lot about the origins of the low-carb diet. You can buy access to the entire LCHF convention for $49 dollars from the organizers. Or you can watch this talk on our member pages:

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Ask Our Expert About Food Addiction

Ask Bitten Jonsson

Do you have a hard time controlling cravings for food – in particular sweet or processed foods? Do you experience lack of control over your eating? Ask your questions here:

Ask Bitten Jonsson, RN, About Food Addiction – for members (free trial available)

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Sugar Addiction: How to Stay Quit

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Are you struggling with cravings for sweet foods? If you’re really addicted you know that quitting – while a challenge – is just the beginning.

We’ve now posted another part of our video course with expert Bitten Jonsson, RN, and it’s about how to stay drug free. Check the whole course out on our member site – free trial available – or start by watching the first part which is available for everyone.

With a free membership trial you can watch all the parts instantly – as well as many other video courses, movies, interviews, presentations, Q&A with experts, etc.

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How to Quit Sugar

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Are you struggling with giving up sugar? Is it hard? Then this video series is for you.

We’ve now posted more parts of our video course on sugar addiction with expert Bitten Jonsson, RN. This part is about how to quit. Maybe you think it’s easy – just do it. But then you’re not addicted and you don’t know what it’s like.

Quitting sugar can be as hard as quitting alcohol or smoking. Maybe in some ways even harder:

Check out all parts of the series on our member site – free trial available – or start by watching the first part which is available for everyone.

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Higher Fat Variation of DASH Diet Lowers Blood Pressure, Triglycerides, Study Shows

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The DASH diet – Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension – is often promoted as healthy. But it’s mostly a very conventional low-fat diet, including lots of fruit and vegetables and low-fat (yuk) dairy.

Interestingly a new study tested a higher fat version of the DASH diet – including full fat dairy. More total fat and less carbohydrates. And what happened? It turned out to be an improvement, resulting in better health markers in participants. Surprise, surprise, to all who still fear fat.

Science Daily: Higher Fat Variation of DASH Diet Lowers Blood Pressure, Triglycerides, Study Shows

AJCN: Comparison of the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Diet and a Higher-Fat Dash Diet on Blood Pressure and Lipids and Lipoproteins

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Sad But True

This would be funny if it weren’t so true. We feel way too secure when taking potentially dangerous drugs. And yet we’re afraid of simple, safe and effective lifestyle interventions.

Someone might object that there’s no proof that a diet change can help in depression. True. But it’s also true that antidepressants have been proven not to work in mild or moderate depressions. So statistically you’re likely better off betting on the diet change.

The probable reason that antidepressants are still commonly used in this situation is the massive advertising and misleading information from Big Pharma. This includes GSK committing scientific fraud causing the death of children and recently paying a $2 BILLION fine for it.

Unfortunately, when it comes to promoting new blockbuster drugs, this appears to be par for the course. The settlements are huge, but the enormous profits are many times bigger. So Big Pharma keeps exaggerating the benefits and hiding the dangers of their drugs.

So what should we be most careful with: falsely marketed, experimental drugs or real food? Everyone ought to know the answer.

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