Tips to Recover from a Sugar Addiction

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The Doctors welcomed Jennifer who detailed the trauma of growing up in the Playboy Mansion and how it led to her addiction and sexual intimacy struggles -- along with another surprising dependency, sugar.

She is nearly 12 years sober following a long-running addiction to prescription medications and other drugs but says she is still addicted to sugar and candy and eats it daily and even in bed before falling asleep. She is worried about weight gain and how consuming high levels of sweet food may be impacting her health.

Jennifer says she wants to quit sugar and candy but is unsure how to do it and feels like she has already given up so much in the process of getting sober from drugs.

After getting her blood work tested, naturopathic physician Dr. Holly Lucille found Jennifer has high cholesterol and is at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, obesity, elevated blood pressure, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

To help clean up her diet and reverse some of the possible negative effects the sugar is taking on her health, Dr. Lucille suggests:

  • Eliminate and reduce foods high in saturated fats and refined sugars
  • Add in foods high in healthy fats like olive oil, avocados, fatty cold-water fish like salmon and sardines 
  • Add in more foods rich in potassium like spinach and Swiss chard
  • Eat more beet greens, dandelion greens, turmeric, and milk thistle -- which benefit liver health

The Doctors say making small and gradual steps will be key for Jennifer as she slowly cuts down on the amount of sugar she is consuming. To help Jennifer on her road to sugar recovery, nutritionist Esosa Edosomwan offers her free coaching to help her get on the right track.

Watch: Doctor Provides Tips for Woman with Sugar Addiction

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