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    November 23, 2008


    CAPlastic Surgeon

    Getting a handle on a food addiction is just as difficult as stopping heroin. Actually, it may be harder because heroin addicts aren't usually surrounded by cupboards full of their drug of choice. If you are strong enough to beat the addiction then good for you and keep up the good work!


    "If your willpower is enough to overcome a food addiction" -- addiction can not be overcome by willpower alone. That's the nature of addiction. I've always had a strong sense of self, and it was completely overtaken by my addiction to sugar and refined carbohydrates. No amount of willpower could undo that. But once I found Radiant Recovery and started working that program, and my brain chemistry equalized, then and only then could I overcome my addictions and let my true self shine through. Willpower was neither required nor relevant.

    Katherine Cobb

    I spent YEARS working on my self and self-image, but it never stopped my sugar addiction. It wasn't until I discovered that I had something called "sugar sensitivity" that I began to heal — and heal quickly. In a short time, all of the things I thought were wrong with me were gone, including those self-image issues. Sugar sensitivity is biochemical. It is an inherited disorder that affects blood sugar, beta endorphins and serotonin levels. Unless you know you have this, you would likely not be taking the simple nutritional steps to combat it, and keep your levels steady, and so you remain addicted to sugar, refined carbohydrates, alcohol, and many other things. And here's the thing: I knew I was smart, capable and healthy. I could never understand how these substances could take over my life as they did. When I found her books, I knew I'd found the answer. As a result, I am now living the life I always thought I should be. I urge you to find out more by visiting the website of the person who defined sugar sensitivity: Kathleen DesMaisons, Ph.D., at She has helped countless people to date.

    Voice Of Fashion

    Great post, thanks for sharing! Keep up the great work!!

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