New Website/Blog is Under Construction To Serve You Better

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Website Under ConstructoinPlease note that my new Website is under construction, and a number of changes are in the works:

  • For the first time in 10 years — since I started my Sugar Shock Blog elsewhere — my blog will be part of my main Website.
  • My new Website will be more user-friendly.
  • You’ll find it easier to share posts, quotes, tantalizing tidbits, and fun graphics to your Facebook friends, Twitter followers, Pinterest buddies, etc.
  • Soon, you’ll find my new logo and branding, too.

I’m eager to get your ideas and input so this site will be awesome! What changes do you recommend that will make this site more provocative, user-friendly, and inspiring?

Sugar Was Once Under Lock and Key!

Now That's a Sugar Shocker!

Since spring 1998, while quitting sugar on doctor’s orders, I’ve been astounded by a variety of shocking facts, which I call Sugar Shockers.

Here’s one surprising Sugar Shocker, which I discovered, thanks to author William Dufty, while writing my first book, Sugar Shock.

These days, sugar is cheap and easy to get. But back in the 16th and 17th centuries, the refined white powder was locked up!

Sugar Shocker

Just imagine: Back in the 16th and 17th centuries, sugar was so darn expensive — the equivalent of about $30 a pound or a year’s salary for the average working man! — that it was considered a delicacy reserved for the very wealthy! And the nobility didn’t want their servants to steal the exorbitantly expensive sweet substance!

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Did You Have a Relapse? 10 Ways to Bounce Back after You Blow Your Diet

Simple Tactics to Take Back Your Power

Have you had a diet relapse?  If so, don’t fret. You can easily Bounce Back after You Blow Your Diet.

ID-100147069In fact, I’m a success story. Indeed, as I reluctantly admitted last year, after my mother died — while I was reeling from grief, despair, betrayal, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome) and more — I had a Carb Relapse, which, much to my professional embarrassment, lingered for some 10 months. Not only that, but I packed on 21 pounds.

For the past two-plus years, I’ve been eating cleaning, and yes, I slimmed down, too.

These days, I’m intrigued by relapse. Why do people blow their diets? How, and with what foods? (In my case, I went for carbs, not sugar.)

Now, I’m determined to show you how not to blow your diet when abuse, gut-wrenching grief, tragedy strike.

Ever since I a Relapse Bouncer, I’ve become a magnet for questions about the topic.

Someone just asked me today, “How do you bounce back after a relapse?”

To help you, too, Bounce Back After Relapse, I’ve been creating or finding tips to help you get you back on track. Here are 10 Ways to Bounce Back After You Blow Your Diet.

1. Shower yourself with compassion if you’ve blown your diet.

If you slip on your diet, this is not the time to berate or belittle yourself. Instead, use your relapse as a reason to lavish yourself with kindness, understanding and sympathy. The research is mounting on the benefits of giving yourself compassion. (More about that in a future post.)

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Book Giveaway Contest Now Underway

Get a Complimentary Copy of Beyond Sugar Shock: Limited Copies Available

6a00d834520ed269e20168eb74891e970c-320wi (1) 2Get a complimentary copy of my latest book, Beyond Sugar Shock (Hay House).

Yes, until my limited supply runs out, you can get my latest book in my first-ever Book Giveaway.

Why am I giving away free copies of Beyond Sugar Shock? First, I want to help you. Secondly, I’d like your help.

To begin, here are two ways I can serve you:

I’ll share easy, valuable, cutting-edge tactics to help you let go of your “need” for sugar, processed carbs (what I call “quickie carbs”) or other salty, fatty non-foods so you can shed weight, get more energy, reverse pre-diabetes or other diseases, and live a longer, happier, sweeter life.

In addition, when you, as a valuable member of my audience, tell me what you want and need, I can tailor-make articles, blog posts, and products just for you.

If you’re in a hurry or desperate for help, please note that to get a free book, you need to follow the Book Giveaway Guidelines. So if you’re short on time, please jump to the next page to learn about the guidelines to get Beyond Sugar Shock.

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Napkins! The Only Type of Sugar I Consume

Thought you’d get a kick from this, the only type of sugar I consume!

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Have you used napkins or other products made of sugar?

If you are still hooked on sugar and culprit carbs, I invite you to get some help.

Find out how to kick harmful sugar out of your life.

Join the limited-time Beyond Sugar Shock Giveaway on my Facebook fan page.

Look forward to connecting with you on Facebook.

Ask your questions, post comments, etc.

Enjoy “The Bliss of Healing” & Then Pass it On to Soothe Others

Music, as you know, can calm you down, help you tune in, and invigorate you.

In short, music is tremendously healing

Indeed, music can and should be a vital part of your journey to health and wellness.

For my part, after my mother died, listening to lots of music really helped me to break through my grief, shock, PTSD, despair, anxiety, turmoil, etc.

Indeed, The Power of Music is astounding and far-reaching, as Elena Mannes reveals in her book of the same name, on NPR and to audience members at the Westport Library.

For instance, did you know that music can lower stress, reduce depression, help your heart health and protect your metal sharpness?

Today’s Woo-Hoo, Feel-Good Tune — a feature I revived yesterday on my Facebook fan page after my much-needed healing hiatus — is the awesome “Bliss of Healing,” from the Pure Heart Ensemble.

While at the Chopra Center recently to see Elizabeth Gilbert, Joan Borysenko, and, of course, Deepak Chopra, I discovered this enticing CD.

As you’ll find, this melody is very, very soothing and healing. Pass it on.

And join us on my Facebook fan page for more great Woo-Hoo, Feel-Good tunes

“Yummiloo” Funded — A Food-Adventure TV Show for Kids is in the Works

Awesome Update: Please note that Yummiloo, a TV show that will promote healthy eating to kids, has been funded! This is my post, which I hope, helped.

YL_eating_half1An Invitation to Health Colleagues, Concerned Parents, Chefs, Healthy Eaters & Anyone Who Eats Cleanly:

Wouldn’t it be AWESOME if millions of preschool-aged-children across the U.S. could watch a clever, creative TV show, which encouraged them to eat healthy foods? The time is finally here! This is your chance to make a BIG difference.

“Yummiloo,” an animated food-adventure TV show for preschoolers, is in the works. Based on the award-winning app, “Rainbow Power,” the TV show, “Yummiloo,”  focuses on eating well.

But the television show’s creators—award-winning, highly acclaimed TV and film veterans—need our financial support now to fund their pilot. You need to act fast though. Yummiloo’s Kickstarter campaign ends June 9.

So what’s “Yummiloo” about? Just imagine if Willy Wonka’s Land of Pure Imagination were filled with irresistible characters, who enjoy healthy food instead of candy!

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7 Reasons to be Sugar-Free — 17th Anniversary!

Healthy-FoodsI totally forgot to announce that I recently (on April 15) celebrated 17 years sugar-free.

Isn't that entertaining — that eating healthy is so second nature to me that I simply overlooked my 17 years anniversary of being sugar-free, well, mostly.

Learn now about at least 7 Benefits from Being Sugar-Free.

Which of these seven reasons most appeals to you?

Contribute to Yummiloo, a Fun, Imaginative Children’s TV Show from Veteran Film/TV Creators Traci Paige Johnson (“Blue’s Clues”) and Caroline Baron

If you’re a parent, you probably get frustrated by the deluge of advertising for unhealthy foods and the dearth of quality TV shows, which promote healthy eating.

It’s time to get excited, you conscious, conscientious, health-oriented parents.

Yummiloo, a fun and healthy-eating promoting TV show from veteran TV and film directors/producers Traci Paige Johnson and Caroline Baron, is in the works.

With your help through Kickstarter, your children, your relatives’ kids or your loved one’s youngsters will be able to watch a food adventure animated TV show that will expose preschoolers to healthy eating through irresistible characters, stories and games.

Pretty cool, right? Help make this awesome children’s TV show show a reality. .

I invite you now to contribute to the KickStarter campaign for Yummiloo before the June 9 deadline.

Now, learn more about Yummiloo below.

YummilooWideImagine if Willy Wonka’s Land of Pure Imagination were filled with healthy food instead of candy. Imagine no more!

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Distracted Driving Can Kill You Like Patrick Dempsey’s “McDreamy” on “Grey’s Anatomy”

Do you answer your cell phone if it rings while you’re behind the wheel of your car?

In short, do you drive while distracted?

If so, you can end up dead, as last night’s episode of the ABC medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” shockingly showed, much to the horror, disappointment, and devastation of fans of the 10-year old show.

In the upsetting episode, actor Patrick Dempsey’s beloved fictional neurosurgeon character—aka “McDreamy”—did something appallingly inappropriate and incongruous for a talented brain doctor on TV (or a real M.D., for that matter).

Dempsey’s Dr. Derek Shepherd drove while distracted, which triggered his untimely death.

More specifically, after rescuing and helping four people from a massive car wreck that he witnessed, he leaned over to hunt for and then answer his ringing cell phone.

But in those few seconds, he didn’t pay attention, a huge trucker sped towards him.

McDreamy’s stupid split second decision to pick up his cell phone cost him his life.  The four-wheeler came blazing out of nowhere and smashed into him, leading to his demise hours later.

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