You find yourself reaching for a sweet treat late in the afternoon when your energy begins to slump. Your will power isn't enough to stop you!
You know that sugar drugs you, calms you, is your old friend, soothes your anxiety until the cravings start and you need another fix.
When glucose passes into the bloodstream, blood sugar rises quickly. To bring levels back to normal, the pancreas releases insulin, which lowers blood-sugar levels by redirecting glucose out of the bloodstream and into the body’s cells.
When you have more sugar than you need, your pancreas goes into overdrive, releasing excessive amounts of insulin to compensate.
Excess insulin drives sugar into muscle, fat and liver cells, where it’s stored as glycogen for later use. We can't store much glycogen though and when we exceed that capacity, the excess sugar is converted to fat for storage.
Modern science recognizes that the gut is an anchor stone not just for physical health, but also for emotional balance and mental performance. This is because there is a direct link between your gut microbiome and your brain. An unhealthy gut can easily cause feelings of anxiety or depression or mental fog.
When you eat sugar, it causes candida (yeast) overgrowth or “bad” gut bacteria that will literally hack your brain. Artificial sweeteners are possibly even worse because they dramatically change the makeup of the microorganisms in your gut microbiome.
And f that doesn’t worry you then consider this: Clinical studies have found that people with high blood sugar have a much faster cognitive decline rate than people with normal blood sugar levels.
Bad gut microorganisms (aka Aliens) can hack your emotions in the same way that they mess with your ability to think. If you’re feeling inexplicably sad or depressed or anxious theres a good chance that your gut is trying to send you a message to detox and kick the sugar habit.
Then there’s the direct impact of the boom and bust emotional cycle that accompanies high levels of blood sugar. You can literally go from being happily high, to nervous and jittery to anxious and depressed within the space of a few minutes.
Why not let it all go and just feel good?
You used to find it easy to lose weight but now the last 10 pounds refuse to budge
You feel bloated and discomfort after eating
You're tired and unmotivated
Your brain is a little foggy and you don't remember things like used to
You often feel anxious, sometimes for no reason at all
You often crave sugar and sweet treats
You don’t sleep well – often waking several times during the night
You’re not enjoying your time with family and friends so much because you just don’t feel good
Kicking the sugar habit is often the first step to feeling like your old self again! You’d be amazed just how much better you’ll feel – more calm, able to think, and often a sense of lightness you haven’t felt for years.
Being addicted to sugar is a biological disorder, driven by hormones that fuel sugar a cravings. Break the addiction cycle with an evidence-based fresh start.
Encourages healthy blood sugar metabolism and supports healthy function of the pancreas when combined with a high vibration wholefood diet.
Supports your body’s detox processes so you can safely detox and minimize headaches, spaciness and anxiety.
Regain your radiant health by jumpstarting a new you. Gain clarity, energy and control of your eating impulses.
Many of our patients have had to kick the sugar habit – it’s an essential step for anyone serious about becoming radiantly healthy. Because it really is challenging, we've put together our own guided program to get you through the first 10 days.
It starts with an initial consultation to tailor the program to your biology and lifestyle. Then we develop a personalized diet plan and a supplement protocol to help you to stay mineralized and energized while balancing sugar cravings through the critical early days.
We'll get you through the withdrawal and into the calm of the new healthy serene and happy you! You'll literally reshape your life in just 10 days.
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When I came to see Josse I was going through a pretty severe bout of depression and anxiety. Immediately within a few days the anxiety levels had dropped tremendously and it felt like I could actually function at work
Before starting Dr. Josse’s detox program I was worried that I would often feel hungry, especially during work hours because I am on my feet a lot. But I found that during the detox I actually felt the opposite!
After working with Josse, I started having wonderful people and things come into my life. I am a totally different person with a lot of energy and strength. Also, I now have almost the perfect body as I wanted to have!
Dr. Josse Ford DACM L.Ac. is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, functional medicine practitioner, herbal pharmacologist, and holistic nutrition expert passionate about radiant health, and peak physical and mental performance
A New Zealander by birth, Josse received her medical training at Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles and completed her doctorate at Pacific College of Health Sciences in San Diego. She is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine.