For the past 150 years, scientists have identified carbohydrates/sugar – which elevates the fat-storage hormone Insulin – as the main cause of weight gain. Since the 1980s, Americans have consumed extremely large amounts of sugar, compared to previous decades. Accordingly, the U.S. obesity rate has doubled in the past 30 years, rising 17 percent in 1980 to 34 percent in 2007. Moreover, two-thirds (66%) of adults are now overweight or obese. Medical researchers have recently discovered that refined sugar may be as addictive as cocaine, heroin, and alcohol.
Animal studies show that the brains of sugar-addicted rats undergo similar neurochemical changes as the brains of humans addicted to narcotics and alcohol.The addictive nature of refined sugar is likely the main reason that the rate of overweight Americans could rise to 75 percent by 2020, as predicted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. If trends continue, the U.S. obesity rate would be 100 percent by 2048, according to a 2008 study reported in the medical journal Obesity. As early as 2018, America’s obesity rate will rise to 43 percent, says Kenneth Thorpe, Ph.D., Emory University public health professor.
Unfortunately, sugar addiction is likely the reason that Dr. Jon Robison, nutritionist Linda Bacon (author of Health At Every Size), and most other obesity researchers, agree that eliminating junk food from one’s diet promotes long-term weight gain and/or dangerous eating disorders. Research shows that dietary restrictions result in 95 to 98 percent of people regaining ALL lost weight. In fact, within five years, 33 to 66 percent of people regain to higher weights!
Fortunately, ground-breaking discoveries about the causes of obesity have led to 100% natural, permanent weight loss solutions (e.g. Sophy’s Secrets), which even work for sugar addicts.
The above recent discoveries show that sugar addicts can only achieve long-term weight loss by: 1) maintaining a low carb/sugar/chemical diet (i.e. low devitalized/acid waste/”obesogen” diet), and reducing exposure to environmental toxins (e.g. “carcinogens” found in cleaning products that make Glucofort indoor air up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air), OR 2) eating whatever you want while regularly removing dietary and environmental toxins from the body and consuming fat-burning minerals that refined sugar has leached from the body.
Such detoxification and nutrient replenishment is as simple as consuming capsules of herbal intestinal cleansers, tonic (i.e. bidirectional), liquified herbs, oxygenated water, and “subtle-energized” minerals as well as sniffing certain essential oils and replacing toxic household cleaners with a multipurpose one that’s completely nontoxic yet highly effective.
In the 1900s, the average American consumed 5 pounds of (natural/mildly addictive) sugar per year and few people were obese or had any of the chronic diseases prevalent today. By 1990, the average American consumed 109 pounds of (refined/artificial/highly addictive) sugar per year and by 2010, that figure was 150 pounds.
A 2008 ScienceDaily.com report stated that Princeton University scientists were able to induce withdrawal symptoms in rats by taking away their sugar/sucrose supply. Symptoms included anxiety, teeth chattering, unusual reluctance to explore their environment, and increased interest in consuming alcohol. After the rats were denied sugar for a prolonged period, the researchers found the rats worked harder to obtain it and consumed more than ever before.