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Stop Being Sweet at Spark Weekend

This weekend I will be talking about how to Stop Being Sweet at a unique conference. Spark Weekend is designed to measurably improve your health, productivity, and relationships in the shortest period of time possible.

Stop Being Sweet on KATU News

Thank you to Valerie Hurst from KATU for coming by sugar-free headquarters to talk with me about Stop Being Sweet!

5 Things People Will Say To You When You Stop Being Sweet

It can be difficult to abstain from sugar but it does get easier with practice. Here are five things people will say to you at some point or another…

8 Facts About Food That Will Totally Creep You Out

The information in this video will totally creep you out. That is, if you’re still eating the foods featured in this video.

Infographic: Carbs Are Killing You!

This infographic is based on the book “Why We Get Fat” by Gary Taubes.

The Science of Food Addiction

There’s not a chef crafting the processed foods we’re being sold. There’s a scientist—well many scientists…

Crest Cashes In On Candy Craze

Advertising perpetuates and manipulates public opinion. In this case Crest takes a self serving stance by putting kids in charge.

Oreos as Addictive as Drugs?

A recent research project by faculty and students at Connecticut College has suggested that Oreo cookies are as addictive as cocaine.

Woman to Hand Out Letters Saying “Your Kid is Too Obese for Candy”

A woman in Fargo, ND plans on handing out letters that basically say, “You’re too heavy,” to certain children on Halloween.

Infographic: Fast Food Advertising Aimed at Kids (Works!)

Apparently McDonalds and Burger King are in a heated competition to embed positive feelings in children, thus turning them into life-long customers.

Sugary Junk Food ≠ Fun

Even though people might desire a cookie or can of soda while at a loved one’s wake, junk food companies will never line up to place concession stands or vending machines at your local funeral parlor.

5 Healthy Places That Trick You Into Eating Unhealthy Foods

Society is a complex whirlpool of competing values and ideologies. When you’re having trouble getting off sweets, the cause is often something you haven’t taken into consideration.

Sugar-Free Support Group Meetings Start November 1st!

It’s been a long time coming and it’s finally here. I’m pleased to announce the Stop Being Sweet Sugar-Free support group!

Boo! Coming Right Up…

It’s almost Halloween! That means I’ll soon be eating anything I want during my annual four days of sweetness. If you’re not familiar, I eat whatever sweets I want four days out of ever year—from Halloween until my birthday on November 3rd.

How Technology is Improving Medicine and Health Care

Imagine using your smart phone to avoid paying for costly medical tests or to self monitor you blood sugar, heart rate, or calories. Star Trek tech is here!

How to Deal with Sugar Cravings

When confronted with the sudden and strong desire to binge on sweets, there’s one simple thing you can do to navigate that jonesing feeling.

8 Ways to Beat Sugar Cravings

When you get those voracious sugar cravings, try one of these tips, which may help you to curb your cravings and cut down on sweets.

What is Stevia Sweetener?

If you love sweets then chances are you’ve heard about Stevia, a plant-based sweetener that has been advertised as new. Well, Stevia isn’t new. Find out more…

Big Beverage Begins Stevia Launch with Greenwashing Ad Campaign

Greenwashing is alive and well at Coca Cola. They really know how to push our buttons.

Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act Transforms US School Food

Expect to see “school size” portions and new kinds of regulation-acceptable junk food for sale in the near future.

Quit Sugar? Where Do You Reside on the Spectrum of Sweetness?

Becoming sugar-free is like traveling. If you fly from one coast to the other, you’ll end up with jet lag.