Posts

Sugar Detox Series PODCAST – PART 2



Is sugar addictive? A study published is the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests  that higher sugar, higher glycemic foods can be addictive. If you are among those whose brain chemistry and taste buds have been hijacked by the food industry (up to 70 percent of us, including 40 percent of children), then this podcast will explain how to get your biochemistry back on track . CLICK HERE to learn about Dr Karen’ Sugar Buster Program.

STUDY Effects of dietary glycemic index on brain regions related to reward and craving in men – The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

 

Would you like to listen to more episodes from Dr. Karen’s Health Show?
Receive automatic updates by subscribing on iTunes:
itunes button

 

 

What Causes Your Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

SICK STOMACHIrritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the most common  gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. In fact, studies estimate that 38-96 million Americans  suffer from IBS, although only 5 to 7% have been diagnosed. Symptoms of IBS include frequent diarrhea, constipation—or both—gas, bloating, and abdominal pain.

IBS is a group of symptoms, including abdominal pain or discomfort and changes in bowel movement patterns. Doctors call IBS a “functional gastrointestinal disorder.” This means that the GI tract behaves doesn’t function properly, but does not show any physical damage.

In reality, IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning you’ve had extensive lab testing, studies, and procedures done, but everything comes back normal, and doctors are unable to identify a diagnosable condition that would explain your symptoms. Because of this, conventional medicine focuses on managing the symptoms of the disease, usually with potent immunosuppressive medications and invasive surgeries.

#1 Cause is Stress – This is because your brain and your gut are connected by your central nervous system via the vagus nerve. When you are stressed, your body’s stress response can cause your colon to contract too much or too little (causing constipation or diarrhea) in the same way that stress can cause your heart rate to increase and your blood pressure to rise.

Interestingly, the connection shared between your gut and your brain is actually a two-way connection. Your brain sends signals to your gut, but your gut produces key neurotransmitters that your brain uses to regulate mood. In fact your gut produces 95% of your serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and sleep. This means that gut issues can impact your serotonin levels, causing you to actually experience more stress, which can in turn affect your IBS.

Other causes include Food allergens or sensitivities, Parasites, Yeast Overgrowth and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth.

Source – adapted from www.amymeyersmd.com

NOTE – Content is not considered medical advice. Please see a physician before making any medical or lifestyle changes.

How to Kick Your Sugar Addiction

13Tonight I am presenting my DAY 3 Teleclass of my October Sugar Buster Group. I hold these groups every month and the Wednesday call is my favorite call because we talk about the science of Sugar Addiction and how we came to be addicted to this powerful white powder! Many people think it is just about willpower, but they are so wrong (and probably have never had an issue with sugar!)

The problem that arises in coping with sugar addiction is that sugar is in so many common foods now, it’s practically impossible to cut it out completely. You can’t eat a sandwich without getting sugar from the bread or the mayo. You can’t eat a salad without getting sugar from the dressing.

Beating sugar addiction may seem like a hopeless battle, but just like any drug addiction, you have to have a structured plan to win the war. I make no claims that it will be an easy battle. Here are 2 tips I will be sharing tonight.

TIP # 1  Eat protein with breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but do you know why? Breakfast is the meal that will make or break you for the rest of the day. Your first meal must create blood sugar stability that will carry you to the next meal without sugar cravings.

TIP # 2  Eat protein with every meal. As soon as your blood sugar is thrown out of whack, you will be off the wagon again. Eating protein with each meal prepares your body for the increase of serotonin production and keeps your blood sugar stable throughout the day.

REGISTER HERE for my next Sugar Buster Telegroup that begins right after HALLOWEEN!!! We begin Monday November 2. I will have a special FREE GIFT called “How to Break Free From Sugar Cravings  for Good”.

 

Events

Sugar Buster Boot Camp

Want to get off the Sugar Roller Coaster? Join my 28 Day Sugar Buster Boot Camp that begins Monday April 24th

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The 4 Week Sugar Buster Boot Camp is for anyone who wants to

  • Come to peace with the diet and exercise roller coaster
  • Learn a lifestyle that enables and promotes wellness
  • Reduce sugar cravings so you crave healthy food
  • Recalibrate your digestive system to function like a well-oiled machine
  • Learn portion control
  • Boost your immune system
  • Learn how to make easy delicious food
  • Receive personal coaching from Dr Karen
  • Receive ongoing support for your lifestyle changes
  • Release weight
  • Sleep like a baby while your body detoxes