Sugar smarts Linked to Addiction

Sugar Smarts – Reduce intake and cravings

InnerBalance Health Center

July 26, 2019

Sugar Smarts

Sugar Smarts

You heard it growing up, “Too much sugar will rot your teeth!” Besides being a threat to teeth, sugar wreaks havoc throughout the body and it is all too easy to consume sugar in excess on a daily basis.

According the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adults should consume less than 50 grams (12 teaspoons) of added sugar daily. The American Heart Association recommends that men limit added sugar consumption to 36 grams daily, and for women the number is even lower at 25 grams. Most Americans far exceed these limits every single day.

The term ‘added sugar’ refers to sugar not naturally occurring in food. Here is what to look for on a nutrition label: brown sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, glucose, high-fructose corn syrup, honey, lactose, malt syrup, maltose, molasses, raw sugar, and sucrose. 

Many of the foods that contain added sugars are also high-calorie and provide little to no nutritional value, they are sadly lacking in the nutrients our bodies need. A diet made up of these foods leads to health problems such as heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.

Avoiding all sugar is not the goal: The natural sugars in fruits, vegetables, and dairy products provide needed nutrition. Drinking and eating things loaded with added sugar should be avoided. They contain such high levels of sugar that we end up consuming massive amounts of sugar each day, often without even realizing it. For this reason avoiding fruit juices is also recommended since juices contain such concentrated amounts of sugar, though natural, per serving. 

Shop smart by seeking out everyday items free from added sugar, or at least with less added sugar. Focus on meals centered around vegetables, fruits, and fish and meats (or protein alternatives.)  Leave out the packaged processed foods. Everyone knows sodas, candy, ice cream and pastries are a nightmare of sugar, but you will find added sugar in ketchup, pasta sauce, yogurt, breads, energy drinks, and crackers as well.

A single serving of yogurt can have 22 grams of sugar, and you might find around 8 grams of sugar in canned soup or serving of marinara sauce. These amounts add up fast, and that is without any candy or soda or other obvious sources of sugar.

The key is giving the body what it needs—water and a variety of unprocessed natural foods—but a typical modern diet contains processed foods chock full of sugar. We, in Innerbalance Health Center typically do not overeat fruit, but can easily consume far too much added sugar. We miss out on beneficial fiber, vitamins & minerals when added-sugar processed foods dominate our diets.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does the best addiction treatment center offer Biochemical Repair & Restoration and how do they define Biochemical Restoration?

At InnerBalance Health Center, we strive to get the best addiction treatment to gain a better understanding of the psychological effects of addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.. As a component of our holistic addiction treatment process, we understand that there are certain biochemical imbalances that can make a person more prone to the addictive cycle.

By restoring chemical balance, a person is much more capable of overcoming their addiction. InnerBalance Health Center offers and is one of the foremost leaders in treating addictions using biochemical repair & restoration. We believe that biochemical imbalances can be pre-existing, or can come as a result of repeated drug and alcohol use over time. Learn more specifics about our holistic treatment here.

Is the staff available 24/7?

Yes, at InnerBalance Health Center clients have access to a staff member 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Does the treatment center prescribe addictive medications such as benzodiazepines or opiates?

No, InnerBalance does not prescribe those types of medications, unless needed for temporary stabilization for withdrawal symptoms. We focus on identifying the root causes of cravings, repairing your body’s biochemical imbalances and teaching you the lifelong skills necessary to stay sober.

How does the treatment center plan to eliminate depression, anxiety, sleep problems, mood swings, and racing mind?

At InnerBalance we realize the need to find the root cause of these issues. For example, a racing mind can come from too much histamine in the brain, a condition caused Histadelia. When we find this condition through lab testing, we use the safe amino acids and vitamins that will lower histamine levels. Depression can come from under-functioning neurotransmitters, like serotonin.

Through urine testing, we check the serotonin receptors by looking at the Tryptophan levels, and then treat with the appropriate amino acids. Please call us for a more thorough description on how we can deal with underlying symptoms. These examples just scratch the surface of our biochemical restoration approach which is integral to our holistic treatment philosophy.

Is the treatment center licensed by the state?

Yes, the InnerBalance Health Center is fully and duly licensed by the State of Colorado.

Does the treatment program offer an exercise program that the client participates in?

The InnerBalance Treatment Program includes a mandatory weekly gym time. We encourage our clients to try the different gym facilities, including weights, pool activities, classes, etc. InnerBalance provides a high quality full service gym facility to their patients.

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