The Bottom Line
- Quizzes can help pinpoint specifically the type of sugar addiction.
- Workbook format is practical and easy-to-follow, and helps you create your own plan.
- Talks about pros and cons of various supplements and prescription medications.
- May be challenging to find doctors who will help you take the proactive approach recommended.
- Interesting safety comparison from Dr. Teitelbaum on Sweet n' Low (saccharin), Splenda (sucralose), and Equal (aspartame).
- Cutting-edge information on d-ribose, which may curb sugar cravings, add energy, lower blood sugar, and aid in weight loss.
- Relevant discussion of pros and cons Cortef/bioidentical cortisol for adrenal fatigue.
- Useful information on benefits and side effects of Glucophage (metformin) for blood sugar control.
- Surpring information on the role of parasites in sugar cravings and weight.
Guide Review - Beat Sugar Addiction Now! By Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
In Beat Sugar Addiction Now, Dr. Teitelbaum provides quizzes to help readers identify the four key types of sugar addiction, which include:
- Type 1: Hooked on "Energy Loan Shark" Drinks -- where daily fatigue is causing sugar and caffeine cravings
- Type 2: Feed Me Now or I'll Kill You -- a type of sugar addiction common in thyroid patients, as it's triggered by adrenal fatigue and adrenal imbalance
- Type 3: The Happy Twinkie Hunter -- sugar cravers who have chronic nasal congestion, sinusitis, spastic colon, or irritable bowel syndrome, indicative of candida/yeast overgrowth
- Type 4: Depressed and Craving Carbs -- those who crave sugar around menstrual periods, menopause and andropause, and require hormone balance.