Lick the Sugar Habit

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Penguin, 1985 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
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Are you a sugarholic? As Americans, we consume on average 150 pounds of sugar a year, and that’s as bad for you as it sounds. Sugar upsets body chemistry and devastates the endocrine and immune systems, leading to a host of diseases and conditions including hypoglycemia, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, cancer, heart disease, headaches, allergies, asthma, obesity, periodontal disease, tooth decay, and more. A sugarholic since childhood, Dr. Nancy Appleton cured herself of chronic illnesses by changing her diet. In Lick the Sugar Habit, she explains how it worked for her, and how it can help you too through a variety of simple techniques, and mouth-watering, healthful recipes.
 
  • Are you a sugarholic? Answer the questionnaire to find out
  • Test yourself for food allergies caused by sugar
  • End sugar-related calcium loss, heartburn, and indigestion—without drugs!
  • Follow one of three detailed food plans to east yourself into a low-sugar life
  • Through a variety of simple techniques, learn how to banish sugar cravings
  • Savor healthy, hearty dishes like Hot Asparagus Soup, Persian Lamb and Bean Stew, and Savory Pepper Pilaf. Choose from an entire chapter of easy-to-prepare recipes
  

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Review: Lick the Sugar Habit

User Review  - Jillian Getting - Goodreads

A bit dated and some of the claims are extreme but the overall point is sound - we eat too much sugar and it's hidden everywhere. If this book were updated I'm sure the stats would be even more terrifying. Eat clean, eat veggies, read labels. There you go. Read full review

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User Review  - Teri - Goodreads

Persuasive, but I wish there was as much "how-to" as general information. Bought on Amazon. Read full review

Contents

A Word From the Author
vii
Acknowledgment
ix
Foreword
xi
Preface
xiii
Introduction
xv
I Was a Sugarholic
1
Sugars Unbalancing Act
19
All About Allergies
31
Sugar Spice and Everything Nice
143
A Practical Plan for Attaining and Maintaining Good Health
151
SelfHelp Techniques
171
Recipes
181
Epilogue
199
Glossary
201
Notes
209
Bibliography
227

Destruction of the Immune System
41
The Consequences
57
Sugars Helpers
109
Stress
135
Body Chemistry Test Kit Order Form
241
About the Author
243
Index
245
Copyright

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About the author (1985)

Nancy Appleton, PhD, earned her BS in clinical nutrition from UCLA and her PhD in health services from Walden University. She maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, California. An avid researcher, Dr. Appleton lectures extensively throughout the world and has appeared on numerous television and radio talk shows. In addition to Like the Sugar Habit, she is also the author of the bestselling Healthy Bones and Secrets of Natural Healing with Food.

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