“If we look at the definition of addiction, sugar has every trait that regular addiction has.“
Michael Collins believes sugar addiction is very real and not to be taken lightly. As a person in long-term recovery from substance use disorder for over thirty-five years, he took a very keen interest in what sugar was doing to him and his friends in early recovery. After much research and experimentation – he quit sugar with the help of amazing mentors. He then raised two children sugar-free from the womb to six years old and as they grew he rewrote the rules for sugar and kids in childhood. He takes very seriously his stewardship of SugarAddiction.com and aims to provide information and community for anyone wanting to curb or quit sugar.
After a successful business career online selling software and information he decided that what really made him happy was helping people with their addictions. He has written a book on sugar detox and addiction and developed an intensive, online 30-Day Sugar Freedom Challenge. A firm believer in community support, to help with any issue, he has included membership in his private recovery forum with the challenge.
Michael is the founder of both SugarAddiction.com and QuitSugarSummit.com His book “The Last Resort Sugar Detox” has been read by hundreds of thousands of people and his online 30-Day Challenge Sugar Freedom Challenge has been successfully completed by thousands. In today’s talk we delve into the dangers of sugar and ways to stop the addiction.
[00:24] Introduction to Michael Collins
[03:51] Why is sugar considered addictive?
[11:04] Comparing sugar intake through ancestry
[14:37] Various ways you can quit sugar
[25:55] What will sugar look like in the future?
[34:16] The worst types of sugar for you
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