Wow! Connie Bennett, author of “Sugar Shock,” gave our listeners a real treat this past Wednesday on the radio show! There were several key pieces of information that stood out for me in particular.
The first interesting tidbit is the profound damage that sugar can cause to your body. If you go to page 12 of “Sugar Shock,” Connie has listed the 44 symptoms created from eating sugar. Symptoms vary from massive headaches to PMS to insomnia to accentuating arthritis pain. All 44 of those symptoms disappeared after Connie stopped eating sugar and processed carbohydrates – simply amazing! This is fascinating to me since I have osteoarthritis in my left hip, and I could never quite figure out how or why it is more painful some days than others. I’m now committed to a sugar-free and processed-foods free lifestyle the next 21 days as Connie suggests in her challenge to see if all the pain disappears. That would be like a miracle! Anyone can try this lifestyle for three weeks and see if all of your strange physical symptoms disappear.
Another fascinating piece of information is the addicting power of sugar. The studies that Connie cited were unbelievable. Research shows that rats were more addicted to sugar than cocaine. No wonder those peanut butter cups call to me so much! Connie spoke more to the hidden message of our addiction to sugar. By overeating we are filling the void of something else that is missing in our lives. This is the piece I speak to my clients about the most that have eating disorders. When we find pure joy in another part of our lives, we don’t have to numb the empty space within. We can fill it ourselves with joyful activities or passions. Connie started riding her bike. I swim now. When I get into the pool, I am filled with an abundance of gratitude for being able to swim each day and for the joy it provides.
Thank you Connie for giving us such wonderful thoughts to ponder! For so much more information, feel free to go to www.blogtalkradio.com/peteysilveira and you can listen to the whole interview.
I am a spiritual teacher, public speaker, and author who has unlocked how to create healing through identifying an individual’s soul lessons. I create healing with my clients as a marriage and family therapist and with the world at spiritual retreats, special events, and workshops.