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Sweet Treats – Part 2

I divided this newsletter into two parts because it will make a huge difference to take the information here in Part 2 having first read Part 1. Anywhere else, you'll see advice to substitute as a straightforward swap, such as using artificial sweeteners instead of sugar. Quite apart from the fact that artificial sweeteners are a bad idea, these swaps will only work for some things, for some people, and only up to a point.
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Q&A: Improved sleep

Having read your book I have been implementing some of your suggestions and finding myself in a much happier place in my relationship with food than I think I have ever been. There are some slightly wonkier days, but nothing overwhelming, and I am feeling very different in terms of health.
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Sweet Treats – Part 1

In The Brain That Changes Itself Norman Doidge, MD gives many impressive accounts of brains that changed. One example is about "phantom limb pain", where severe, chronic pain seems to come from a limb that has in fact been amputated. Doidge explains that the pain never does come from the limb, even when it's there, but from the brain.
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Sugar in Moderation

What's especially tricky about an addiction is the system of beliefs that inevitably surround it. So much is written about the biochemical causes, such as blood sugar control, hormone and neurotransmitter imbalances. I don't doubt they're involved, but the ways of thinking that support the addiction are rarely discussed and absolutely crucial to understand.
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