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Breaking Up with Sugar

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Learn how to address your unhealthy relationship with food and break up with sugar for good.
Air Date: 1/14/20
Duration: 28:26
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Molly Carmel
Screen Shot 2020-01-13 at 3.50.48 PMMolly Carmel has made it her life’s mission to help people find a sustainable solution to the battle of obesity and related eating disorders. After battling her own eating disorder for over 20 years and finding no solution in available treatment, she created The Beacon, where she helps clients recover from similar addictions.

Molly received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Cornell University and her Master’s from Columbia University’s School of Social Work. She has extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, addiction, and nutrition. She is the author of Breaking Up With Sugar.
  • Book Title: Breaking Up With Sugar
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/mollycarmel.buws/
  • Guest Twitter Account: @mollycarmel
Breaking Up with Sugar
If you suffer from a sugar addition, former sugar addict Molly Carmel might have the solution you need: a sugar breakup.

Much like any relationship, you can’t cut and run when things aren’t going your way. You need to stop and assess your relationship before you can have a clean breakup. 

Most addictions are two-pronged—they affect the nervous system and are substance addictions. Sugar addiction is four-pronged, because it affects the nervous system, it’s a substance that can be abused, it’s a process addiction (much like gambling or gaming), and it affects our endocrine system, meaning that we are more likely to head for the fridge when we’re tired, stressed, or feeling overwhelmed.

However, it is possible to have a healthy relationship with food, and Molly can help you develop it. Listen as she joins Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss how to break up with sugar.