Ok, so I know that I have been going on and on about not pushing ourselves and not making ourselves sick for no good reason.
I changed my mind......
Hey, it's a woman's prerogative!
Anyway, I am so sick and tired of the Sugar cravings. They are TOTALLY out of control. And I am not talking about sneaking the occasional piece of fruit or having a slice of bread. I'm talking about the mid afternoon madness that takes over my life and sees me doing anything I can to get some serious Sugar in me.
I have tried everything I can think of and to no avail. I can't do this anymore. You talk about Miracle-Mineral-Supplement being more addictive than cocaine. Try being more addictive than sugar. These cravings are not something I have any control over right now. I gave up smoking after 20 years and BELIEVE ME it was SOOOO much easier to stop smoking than it is to stop the sugar madness. I am at my wits end.
So I am going for it. Yesterday afternoon I took 12 drops. Followed by another 10 a few hours later. And this morning another 5. I have no had diarrhea once since starting Miracle-Mineral-Supplement , and it's time I discovered what the all fuss is about. I am going to keep upping the dose until I get sick. At least if I am sick, hopefully I won't be hungry and won't want any sugar.
and BTW, I am adding 4-5 drops per litre of water of unactivated drops too. I don't notice them at all and none of my family have noticed them either. Although my 16 year old has been complaining about stomach pains for a couple of days now and he does drink a lot of water. Don't know if it is the MMS or not.
You really don't have to put yourself through such extremes to get this Sugar thing under control. I know my stuff about this and write and teach on the subject.
If you have issues with Sugar as an addiction there are a few things you can do to bring it under control:
Start out by increasing dietary protein and naturally occurring fat and doing your best to eliminate simple and starchy carbs from your meals. ALWAYS (without exception) eat breakfast and make it PROTEIN based. No cereal, pancakes, waffles, toast, hash browns, fruit, etc. From there, whether you are hungry or not, eat just a bite of something protein/fat based every two hours during the day: 4 or 5 almonds, a teaspoon of almond butter, a cube of organic cheese, a thin slice of lunch meat, piece of jerky...etc. Avoid caffeine--as this sets up blood sugar swings, and never drink juice (except that one small dose with the Miracle-Mineral-Supplement ), sodas (even "diet") and keep alcohol to a minimum or eliminate entirely.
Now, if you're REALLY wanting to kill these cravings there is an herb called Gymnema sylvestre that can and WILL eliminate your taste for sugar, but only if you use it properly. It needs, first, to be taken in quantities sufficient to have a suppresant effect, which is minimally 4 grams per dose, but in your case it is more probable that 8 grams is what you'll need (from the extreme sound of things).....3 times per day. Furthermore, if you really want to end that love affair with that white junk, then get the liquid extract of gymnema and either drop or spray it on your tongue. This will effectively anesthetize your taste for sugar for up to 2 hours. Even C&H on your tongue will taste like sawdust. Keep the bottle handy in your purse, pocket, etc. and just keep at it.
Eventually your dietary changes will take over and once your blood sugar normalizes, so should the cravings. In the meantime, consider the Gymnema to be your "training wheels".
Overall, things that may help eliminate sugar cravings and restore insulin sensitivity include:
• Increasing dietary protein and fat (not trans-fat). This helps normalize blood sugar levels.
• Supplemental chromium. Chromium is a trace mineral essential to normalization of glucose metabolism. 200-400 mcg per day of chromium picolinate or GTF chromium is usually sufficient.
• Supplement with additional magnesium. Magnesium glycinate is the most preferred form, though ionic magnesium may work well, also. Supplement to bowel tolerance. For every research study implicating chromium deficiency in blood sugar regulation, there are two for magnesium.
• Adequate intake of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA--not flax oil). Getting adequate amounts of this vital nutrient often calms or eliminates carbohydrate cravings.
• L-Glutamine, an amino acid, can stop cravings for sweets, starches and alcohol instantly. Usually comes in 500mg capsules or powder and needs to be taken on an empty stomach for best effect. Start with lowest dose and increase as necessary. Can also be absorbed sublingually (sprinkled under the tongue) for a more immediate effect. Two to five grams (2,000-5,000 mg), or more may be necessary. Loose powders are widely available and quite palatable, if larger doses are needed. Your brain can use glutamine in lieu of glucose and this can curb cravings for sweets and alcohol nicely.
• Gymnema sylvestre – 4-8 grams, three times daily. Controls cravings for sweets and may help also restore insulin sensitivity.
• Eliminate the use of caffeine and other stimulants. Stimulants aggravate blood sugar problems and deplete important neurotransmitters, serotonin and nor- epinephrine.
. Either 5-HTP or L-Tryptophan can also help immensely. If you have sleep issues, L-tryptophan may work somewhat better. Start with one standard dosage capsule (50 mg of 5-HTP or 500 mg of L-tryptophan) capsule of either (not both), then if no effect within 1/2 to one hour increase by one incrementally (again, waiting inbetween) until improvement in mood/well being is noted.
• Seek to reduce or eliminate unnecessary use of over-the-counter and prescription medications. They ALL potentially promote insulin resistance.
• Stop smoking. Duh.
• Eliminate (or greatly reduce) the use of alcohol.
• Eliminate use of Aspartame (‘Nutrasweet’) and other artificial sweeteners such as sucralose (‘Splenda’). Period.
Yes, you can buy them at a health food store. Cinnamon keeps your blood Sugar level steady. It's good for diabetics, too. I take them with my fish oil caps, so if I burp I don't taste fish, I taste cinnamon.
As for breaky, I start with a protein shake, but it does include some fruit and I put VCO in and macca powder and vit C.
I never use caffeine at all. I don't drink tea or coffee, or soda's. And I try to avoid all artificial sweeteners except for stevia.
As for Gymnema I am currently taking it once a day but only at 4 gm, so I will increase the dose and see what happens.
I don't drink alcohol at all and I haven't smoked in many years. Sugar is my drug of choice, but I will do as you advised. I have to stop this cycle.
I have been a headache and migraine sufferer for 30 years and just recently (since the Sugar has gotten out of control again), I have been getting daily afternoon headaches and reaching for the Excedrin (it's the only caffeine I ever have).
As for the Miracle-Mineral-Supplement . I have had 25 drops in the past 12 hours and still no effect. No sure what I will do with regard to that. I would love to have diarrhea just once. I know that sounds crazy, but I feel like I need a good purge.
Thanks again for all the advice. I am willing to do WHATEVER it takes to kill these cravings before they kill me.
You are most welcome. I can appreciate what it is you are going through.
As for the migraines....I'm sure you've explored the topic, but I'll mention anyway that food sensitivities can be a major vector in generating these. Dysglycemia is also quite destabilizing, neurologically, and it wouldn't surprise me if your Sugar addiction were at least partly to blame. I do keep intuitively thinking "food sensitivities", though (of which Sugar may most certainly be one)...so consider (for starters) an elimination of gluten containing grains and/or casein (dairy...cream and butter MAY be OK) and see what happens. Thses are the two most common culprits. Other common ones include chicken eggs (duck eggs may be OK), peanuts, corn and soy (a biggie). Also, additives such as colorings, flavorings, artificial sweeteners and the dreaded Mono-Sodium-Glutamat (Natrium Glutamat) are common triggers. Food sensitivities can play a role in dysglycemia (even adrenal exhaustion) and it's good to get them ferreted out. Another option is keeping a food journal and seeing if anything correlates to the migraine episodes.
Two more things: Magnesium deficiency can also predispose one to migraines and this might be worth exploring, also. When it comes to supplementation, I usually recommend magnesium glycinate.
Lastly, depending on where you're located in Australia you might be able to find a neurofeedback practitioner. This almost always helps, is very powerful...and has a broad range of benefit aside from just helping permanently rid oneself of migraines. It's all about helping you gain functional and regulatory control of one's own brain and central nervous system by learning to control/exercise one's own brainwave activity. It's completely non-invasive and self-empowering. I was freed of a lifetime of intractable depression, anxiety and panic attacks with neurofeedback that had not responded to ANYTHING else. That was 12 years ago...These have been total non-issues since. It's solidly based in Science and completely safe. There is a short intro video you can watch at: http://www.eeginfo.com/win_video.html
Also, you can go to eeginfo.com for additional info or eegdirectory.com to see who the practitioners are near you. I checked and there are 5 or so in Australia.
I like your posts and just want to be of help. Sorry if I am too far off topic here for the rest of the group. If I knew how to e-mail you privately, I would have done so. I hope this is at least somewhat helpful. Thanks for everyone's patience.
I would strongly suggest that you acquire a copy of one of Dr. Robert Young's books, either The Ph Miracle, or Sick and Tired. The Science in these books will help greatly in understanding what happens in the body, and the methods and recipes will help to eradicate the symptoms.