Quitting Sugar for Good with michael collins
If you’ve made it to sugaraddiction.com, you don’t even need to take the [Am I Addicted to Sugar?] quiz.
Today, Dr. Rob Downey talks to Michael Collins, who has been completely sugar-free for over 30 years. He is Chairman of the Board of a Food Addiction Institute that helps raise awareness about processed food and sugar worldwide, a 501(c) non-profit and is the founder of SugarAddiction.com which has been helping thousands successfully quit sugar for over nine years
[03:00] Why is sugar such a problem? Why do people have such a problem regarding sugar as an “addiction”?
[07:30] How does sugar addiction operate as, say, an alcohol or drug addiction?
[15:00] Getting to the root of sugar addiction
[25:04] Sugar triggering irritability
[33:50] Sugar addiction in children
[41:23] Why and how your brain deceives you
About the Guest
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.