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How Sugar Destroys Your Body & Kicking the Sugar Addiction

August 26, 2019


Hey guys, Dr. Josh Axe here. Welcome to Ancient Medicine Today, so excited
you’re here with me. Today we’re going to be talking about the
ultimate villain when it comes to food and that is processed sugar, and how that can
damage and affect your health. I’m going to be talking to you about the right
types of sugars, the wrong types of sugar that you want to get in or out of your diet
here on a regular basis, and also talk to you about how to kick your sugar addiction. Hey, help me spread this word because there
are a lot of people that are still consuming sugar, many people who don’t even realize
they’re getting excess sugar in their diet, and they need to learn these powerful principles
of how to heal the body naturally by getting excess sugar out of the diet. So help me spread this message, take a minute
right now, punch that Share button, click that Like button, let’s teach the world how
to use food as medicine. Let’s dive right in right now and talk about
how to destroy your sugar addiction, and what sugar does to your body, which, it actually
destroys some of your organs if you get too much. So number one disease that is related to excess
sugar in your body is cardiovascular disease and heart disease. Now typically, when people hear sugar, they
tend to think diabetes, right? Excess sugar, diabetes, maybe weight gain,
other issues, but think about this, when you consume excess sugar, it will stay in your
bloodstream. Now your bloodstream, or your arteries, that’s
part of your cardiovascular system, so that’s why sugar can actually cause heart disease
over time, heart attacks, high cholesterol, plaquing of your arteries, and high blood
pressure. But what happens is, if you consume too much
sugar, some of it stays in your sugar, hence the name elevated blood sugar is there’s excess
sugar staying in your blood. Now when this happens over time, you have
excess sugar in your blood. That sugar, because it’s not supposed to be
there for a long period of time, will cause inflammation. So anything that’s in your bloodstream shouldn’t
be there, whether it’s toxins, bad bacteria, excess sugar, those will cause inflammation. Those start to cause inflammation of the arteries. What happens then, that inflammation, imagine
acid eating a hole through something, so it starts to damage the arteries, then your liver
actually starts producing cholesterol to go and patch, and repair, the damaged area causing
cholesterol to build up over time. But this may or may not surprise you but sugar,
one of the number one causes today of heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure. So if you know somebody or love somebody,
and they’re struggling with heart disease-related issues, make sure you tell them get off the
sugar because it’s a main causative factor when it comes to heart disease. All right, number two here, NAFLD, that’s
non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Now, we tend to think of the liver and gall
bladder as dealing with fat, right? So your liver and gall bladder deal with fat,
well, as I mentioned earlier, in relation to cardiovascular disease, if you consume
a lot of sugar, your liver has to continue to produce cholesterol and over time. It can overtax the liver, and really, many
forms of sugar your body really sees as a toxin. So your liver is responsible for detoxing
not just heavy metals, not just environmental pollutants and pesticides, and chemicals,
and other things, in part, it’s responsible for dealing with sugar, especially unnatural
sugar like high fructose corn syrup, and causes inflammation of your liver. So non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is really
a growing problem, especially in older men, it can be a major issue, but it could be an
issue in women, even younger people, to where you start building up this excess fat around
the liver that will cause disease in the area and affect its function. And your liver, again, is responsible for
detoxification, for healing and repair of your arteries, it’s responsible for digestion
of fats along with the gall bladder, so it is critical for so many different things. But sugar causes major inflammation of the
liver, causing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or liver disease. If you know somebody that’s struggling with
liver disease, make sure they know, get the sugar out of your diet. And by the way, if you’re with me on this
and you know that far too many people are getting excess sugar in their diet, take a
minute right now, punch that Share button, click that Like button. Let’s help me spread the word, we are live
right now. Leaky gut syndrome. Now leaky gut is something I actually covered
in great detail in my book called “Eat Dirt.” Also, I’ve covered many of these topics on
my website, draxe.com. In fact, if you just look up “leaky gut” online,
or “leaky gut syndrome,” you’ll probably find some articles I’ve written on this topic. But leaky gut syndrome is really the root
cause of a lot of disease today. If you look back, if you go back over 2,000
years ago, Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.” So if you’re a person right now struggling
with an issue such as Hashimoto’s disease or hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, anxiety,
depression, children struggling with ADHD, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, or a number of
other health-related . . . basic digestive issues today, skin issues like eczema and
psoriasis, malabsorption of certain vitamins and minerals, all of these are related to
leaky gut. Now here’s how sugar causes leaky gut. Your body, or these microbes that live within
your gut, which are really an organ themselves, so you have your gut wall, surrounding and
living in your entire gut are a lot of microbes. You’ve got good bacteria like probiotics,
you’ve got bad bacteria, you’ve got certain types of fungi and yeast, and different things
growing within our system that really should actually help us in digestion and absorption,
and so many different things. What happens is, if you get too much of a
certain type of sugar in your diet, and microbes can feed off many different things, microbes
can feed off of different types of sugars, they can feed off of something called . . . well,
certain types of fiber such as soluble fiber, also known as prebiotic fiber or starches. So different microbes like different things,
so more of the beneficial microbes really like to feed off of this type of fiber that’s
found in things like tiger nut flour and potatoes, and bananas, and things like that, so they’ll
feed off of soluble fiber. Well, what happens is, if you consume too
much sugar, that’s what yeast and candida, and certain types of microbes love to feed
off of. So if you’re getting a lot of sugar in your
diet, it will build up lots and lots and lots of yeast and candida, which will then actually
cause that whiteness on your tongue. It’ll cause nutrient malabsorption and also
will actually even produce poisons themselves that will start eating through your gut lining,
causing leaky gut syndrome, which then can cause a cascade of other diseases, and over
time, even autoimmune disease. So I know that was kind of a lengthy process
I brought you through, but here’s the fact. Excess sugar intake, if you’re consuming too
much sugar or carbohydrates on a daily basis, it will cause leaky gut syndrome, which can
cause autoimmune issues, chronic pain and arthritis, even start affecting the brain
over time, and many other conditions. So if you really want to heal leaky gut, one
of those key steps is get sugar out of the diet. Step four here, metabolic diseases. Now this can be many things, oftentimes, this
is referred to as Syndrome X, prediabetes or diabetes, or other endocrine-related diseases
as well, but metabolic diseases especially, we’ll throw diabetes as part of that, or Syndrome
X as part of that, can be an issue. So I think that goes without saying, but diabetes
is one of the fastest-growing diseases today, especially in kids. In fact, more people are getting it than ever
before and even certain issues related to dementia, Alzheimer’s, has even been called
Type 3 diabetes, and even been linked to metabolic disease. So really from protecting your brain, to your
pancreas, to all of your organs, you got to get the excess sugar out of the diet. A few other conditions, now this is a big
one, certain types of cancers can be fed by too much sugar consumption in the body. One of the most popular diets that’s growing
out there today is the ketogenic diet, now the ketogenic diet is where you get rid of
the sugar and your body stops burning sugar for energy. And because you only have about 5% of your
diet sugar on that diet and you start eating a lot of fat, and small amounts of protein
as well. So really, your diet is almost all fat, some
protein, and a very, very small amount of carbohydrates. Maybe it’s 80% fat, maybe 15% protein, and
5% carbohydrates, so it’s a very low-carb diet. But what happens is, it turns your body into
a fat burner, where your body is no longer burning sugar for energy. It’s burning ketone bodies, or fat, for energy. Which overall has been proven to potentially
benefit patients with cancer, people with Alzheimer’s disease, people that want to lose
weight very quickly, diabetic patients, and a number of other people who are struggling
with issues related to that gut-brain connection, or excess body fat there as well. But certain cancers we know feed off of sugar,
so one of the greatest things you can do to fight cancer naturally is get rid of sugar. Now, a small amount of berries, let’s say
a bowl of blueberries on a daily basis, or a cup, that’s going to be fine for most people,
but in general, getting rid of all excess sugar, especially processed sugar, one of
the number-one steps in fighting cancer naturally. By the way, if you’ve heard of the ketogenic
diet, or ever done it yourself, hey, let me know that right now on Facebook Live here,
or YouTube Live, I’d love to hear from you guys if you’ve done the ketogenic diet. Also, if you’ve heard or seen people that
have cut sugar out of their diet and it helped them with, maybe, cancer, or lose weight,
or diabetes, or another type of disease, hey, I’d love to hear your comments right now here,
live. All right, depression. As I talked about earlier, there is this gut-brain
connection and two things to consider with excess sugar consumption. One is that affects your hormones. When you get insulin spikes, so insulin is
a hormone that really helps support your blood sugar, but what happens is, you have something
in your body called insulin receptor sites. And if you consume too much sugar, you literally
start to burn those receptor sites out to where now sugar stays in your bloodstream,
and you have more of these spikes in blood sugar levels. You’ve experienced this, right? You went and you ate a bunch of carbs, and
you know, an hour later, you were like in this carb coma, and exhausted, wiped out. You felt like taking a nap versus, hey, have
you ever fasted? Or you went and worked out this morning, or
just eating a really light breakfast on an empty stomach, you were just, like, completely
energized. Well, one of the things that can be linked
to depression clinically, and there’s studies on this, is fatigue. If somebody is chronically fatigued or just
gets tired, or you’re experiencing that crash, you can get moody, irritable, have a little
anxiety, depression. That’s very common when you experience those
glucose, or sugar, spikes there in the body, so that can be related to depression as can,
as we talked about earlier, leaky gut syndrome. You consume too much sugar, bad microbes or
bad bacteria build up in the body, you don’t have enough good bacteria. When that happens, you have malabsorption,
so you may not be absorbing vitamin B12 right, or magnesium, or vitamins and minerals that
actually help support your brain and mood. Also, if you have leaky gut, proteins can
circulate, causing inflammation of the brain, leading to depression as well. So listen, you want to fight depression, one
big tip is go sugar free. All right, let’s talk about added sugar aliases. Anything ending in O, so lactose, that’s a
sugar from dairy, galactose is another sugar, sucrose, okay? Staying away from those “-ose’s” is a good
idea when it comes to getting rid of sugar. Corn syrup, now I want to mention this, obviously,
there’s corn syrup, there’s high-fructose corn syrup, the other thing is just sugar
in general. I think that’s obvious, but if something says
sugar or cane sugar, staying away from that as well in most cases. Also, we’ve got things on here like nectar. Nectar, that can be different types of honey,
the issue today is most honey is not real honey. In fact, 77% of honey you buy in the store
has no pollen, no nutrients, it’s been highly pasteurized, so now it’s going to have an
even harder effect on your blood sugar levels. Malt syrup, molasses, I’d even add some other
things to here, brown rice sugar, is another thing a lot of people will do is a lot of
these syrups. Not just that, maple syrup, there’s another
example, so different types of syrups, you’ll see here as well. And coconut sugar, and people may say, “Well,
isn’t coconut sugar healthier or maple syrup?” Yes, they absolutely are, but you want to
be careful with all sugar in general. There are two types of sweeteners I’ll mention
at the end that I think are better than others, actually, I might add a third one there. So here’s the thing is, sugar is not evil,
it’s not the root of all evil. I know there’s people out there that promote
certain diets that say, “All sugar is bad all the time.” That’s simply not true. But too much sugar absolutely is and for some
people, you may want to go almost sugar free, including low to no fruit, for a period of
30 to 90 days to sort of help your body detox and transform the way your body’s functioning,
like a ketogenic diet. That’s not a good diet to do for years at
a time, but for a 30-to-90-day period, it can be absolutely transformative to many people’s
health. All right, also, so sugar addiction, let’s
talk about how do you kick the sugar addiction? One of those keys is bouncing out hormones
like insulin, ghrelin and leptin in the body. Number one step, get more clean proteins in
your diet on a daily basis. This could be wild-caught fish, grass-fed
beef, organic chicken and turkey, organic eggs, bone broth, or a protein powder that
comes from bone broth. Those are some of the best foods to kick a
sugar addiction, protein is going to help balance things out. Indulge in fats, avocados, almond butter. As we talked about, wild-caught salmon, olive
oil, different types of nuts and seeds you can snack on, load up on the healthy fats
every single day. Coconut milk products, coconut oil, indulge
in healthy fats is key to kicking that sugar addiction. The next thing here is up your fiber intake. Fiber as well will help with balancing out
the good bacteria within your colon, which can help fight sugar addiction. So again, more high-fiber foods, some of my
favorites are berries, like raspberries, are very, very high in fiber. Green-leafy vegetables are high, cruciferous
vegetables like broccoli and cabbage, and cauliflower. Avocados are actually not only high in healthy
fat, but also really high in fiber. So think, vegetables, nuts and seeds, and
fruit, or berries specifically, those are going to be your highest fiber foods to get
on a daily basis. Then sour foods, embrace the power of sour,
whether it’s lemons, limes, grapefruits are great. Green apples, apple cider vinegar on your
food, sauerkraut, doing anything that’s that sour in nature reduces sweet and sugar cravings. And I would recommend this, if you want to
get rid of sugar addiction, you want to eat a lot of sour and bitter foods, so sour and
bitter help reduce those cravings for those sweet foods that so many people have here
on a regular basis. So here’s what to do instead, if you want
to kick that sugar addiction. Number one thing you can switch to is stevia,
that’s green-leaf stevia, doing that in small amounts on a daily basis. Now I want to mention this, I don’t recommend
doing stevia in high doses, like every meal, all day long, because your body is expecting
something sweet. But doing it subtly, on occasion, I think
stevia’s fine and good. The other one here is switch to manuka honey. Now really, just about a loaded teaspoon at
a time, and that’s the thing here, listen, sweeteners are meant to be used sparingly,
as it says in Proverbs in the Bible. Doing some sweeteners, like a raw honey, really
one of the most natural sweeteners out there, is fine in moderation for most people. Getting fruit is similar to honey, really,
in terms of what you’re getting, or even using dates as a natural sweetener, dates can be
a good sweetener. So again, a little sweetness once a day or
twice a day is fine, you just don’t want to go overboard. For most of us, we have so many carbs and
so much sugar, that we are overloading the body, causing chronic inflammation that can
lead to fatty liver disease, cardiovascular disease, leaky gut, depression, cancer, arthritis
and chronic pain syndromes, and so many other chronic health conditions out there today. So stevia, manuka honey, probably two of the
best sweeteners to use on a regular basis. And again, manuka honey, just a teaspoon,
a small amount there, is going to be one of the most effective things you can do. So again, as we talked about, here are some
diseases excess sugar consumption can cause. Here are some things that are hidden sugar
sources and I would also mention white bread, a lot of those, and wheat bread, doing too
many carbohydrates. Remember, those turn into sugar over time
and to kick the addiction, follow these six steps as well. By the way, if you’ve enjoyed this live training,
do me a favor, more people need to know about the damaging side effects of excess sugar
consumption. Even healthy sugar such as cane sugar on a
regular basis can even damage your body. So take a minute right now, punch that Share
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about how sugar destroys your body and some tips to kick the addiction.

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100 Comments

  • Reply sexymstang November 17, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Hmm.. I don't eat excess sugar but why do I still get the white tongue??

  • Reply Barefoot Prof November 17, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    So leaky gut causes autoimmune disease not autoimmune disease causes leaky gut?

  • Reply Tanya Dixon November 18, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Thank you!!!

  • Reply Luweeh Katuray November 23, 2017 at 2:00 am

    i have low sugar level .. i hate sugar haaha

  • Reply Colorado Martini November 28, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Can you do a video on the spleen. People think it is an unnecessary organ. Because they hear we can live well with out it. I alone have lesions on my spleen. And I really don't know how that effects my overall health

  • Reply Igaluit November 29, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Sugar is hidden in everything. It's even in pretzels and bread.

  • Reply Igaluit November 29, 2017 at 6:27 am

    It may be fine to do a ketogenic diet for a while and then lower one's carbs permanently, but I've never seen someone who's permanently on this diet who looked very well or good, even though they tell you they are. Also, they have to transition from protein and fat to a mostly fat diet.

  • Reply Kristine Sedlak December 1, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Dont use Stevia if you’re trying to make babies 🙂

  • Reply Ellen Gray December 11, 2017 at 10:59 am

    I love the Keto lifestyle, have been kept adapted for a couple of years now.  Insulin Resistance is the root cause of all metabolic disorders, Fat is healthy and doesn't raise insulin, it is a no brainer, just learn the healthy fats to eat and turn into a fat burning machine.  Ketones are a much healthier fuel than glucose.

  • Reply Thea B December 15, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Quit alcohol 5 months ago but had that nagging, tired, lethargic and just no energy. Almost 2 weeks cleaning up the diet I feel so much better. Great video and am sharing it for sure we don't realize how bad sugar really is.!

  • Reply LadyLotus13 December 15, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Eat a Whole Foods plant based diet.

  • Reply Kate Pacholl December 17, 2017 at 11:08 am

    I have Severe Traumatic Brain Injury & am told my brain is now prepped for seizures. I started the Ketogenic diet as a way to limit/avoid seizures. I LOVE the Ketogenic way of eating!

  • Reply Tezne Jensel January 5, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Dr you were sent from the Lord I'm officially kicking my sugar addiction and you have helped me loads.

  • Reply Margaret Johnston January 14, 2018 at 2:11 am

    THANK YOU I HAVE TO STOP THE SUGAR.

  • Reply Margaret Johnston January 14, 2018 at 2:14 am

    WHAT ABOUT SUGAR IN FRUIT ?

  • Reply Nicola McDonough January 23, 2018 at 4:59 am

    I'm keto, I feel amazing daily, lost weight, all my bloods are great. Best thing I've ever done.

  • Reply Ana Mugica January 24, 2018 at 2:34 am

    I lost the last 10 Lbs of baby weight on the keto diet in about a month. Because of food allergies, my diet was almost keto without me knowing. My eczema and other issues are gone. Soy, wheat, and cane sugar make me sick. Love the Keto lifestyle!

  • Reply Clancy Girl January 28, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Enjoyed this … thank you. ♡

  • Reply Annaamilea V February 1, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Can you make a video on bath and body works do their lotion contain sugar

  • Reply Sanna Mati February 6, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Its tough.. if we talk about addiction here then berries ..and obviously fructouse (fruits) can be triggers

    Not good
    Its hard to find advice on the addiction about sugar..its more about cravings in this little video. We need practical steps.
    Thanks

  • Reply Cwsing 7 February 19, 2018 at 10:10 am

    KETOGENIC KETOGENIC KETOGENIC KETOGENIC KETOGENIC KETOGENIC KETOGENIC IS THE KING

  • Reply eric salles February 23, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    I get honey from the farm in kent ..I think it's the real thing

  • Reply Terry Dozier February 26, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    I had weight loss surgery, will the keto diet work for me.

  • Reply Walter B. March 13, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    I’ve started tracking my daily sugar intake from the more obvious sources. This consciousness leads me naturally to cut back.

  • Reply Tanisha Scott March 16, 2018 at 9:28 am

    I love it when you reference scripture. That did it for me!!!

  • Reply SOCIALFLARE LLC March 21, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Love this just made a video on how I almost died from sugar

  • Reply Miss Anjali barnwal March 22, 2018 at 6:31 am

    I'm too much addicted to sugar 😭😭😭

  • Reply Gygal Daibem March 25, 2018 at 11:00 am

    I cut sugar 5 weeks ago and I am feeling great!

  • Reply Dante d March 25, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Stevia is part of depopulation. Used for birth control historically. Very strong anti fertility

  • Reply Jane Kiruki March 28, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    I was having a lot of pain in my shoulder joints but when l started using a diet without carbs, and removing sugar from my diet, all the joints pain is gone. It was like a miracle because l had been experiencing pain for many years .

  • Reply ekamjot kaur April 7, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    But how can vegetarian get clan protein😐😐😐

  • Reply Saved Starr April 23, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Praise God for Solomon's wisdom in proverbs, God bless you Josh Axe.

  • Reply Mindy Lemarque April 29, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Thank you so much. Pleaseeeeee continue to teach topics on NAFLD. I was just diagnosed with it and don't know I to repair/fix it

  • Reply Tamara Call May 2, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Getting rid of sugar helps the skin too. People suffering from acne can also benefit from getting rid of sugar. It helped me when I was a teen. My oldest son struggles with that and he has a major sweet tooth. Without fail every time he takes in a lot of sugar his skin flairs up. I would have liked if you had addressed the synthetic sugars, as well as sports drinks. Kids drink A LOT of sports drinks and parents hand them out like candy after every sporting event along with cookies, donuts, etc. I've also discovered that going off sugars helps with memory retention (better grades), sleep and feeling rested. I think that sugar is the biggest culprit in most people not feeling well. It's such an addictive substance, like unto any other addictive drug out there. I think it would be also good to mention that when someone goes off of a high sugar diet, that they will experience withdrawal symptoms. It's misery for about 2 weeks-headaches & irritability, but then it gets better. Question: Do you think that some people are more sensitive to sugar than others?

  • Reply Dr p May 11, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Cholesterol patch and repair of arteries??

  • Reply Julia Entz May 22, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Would you tell an alcoholic to have good quality liquor every day? With all due respect, if someone is really addicted to sugar, cold turkey (a.k.a. Abstinence ) is the only way to break the addiction! Sugar does something to the brain chemistry.

  • Reply Debbie Dacosta May 23, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Keto..is the way to go. Keto helped me fight the addiction.

  • Reply CallMe Instinktz May 27, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    I use jalapenos and banana peppers to add taste to alot of my meals

  • Reply dobra malinovica May 29, 2018 at 6:29 am

    I cut sugar and i look 10 years younger from inside and outside

  • Reply Ben Decker May 30, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Kicking all sugar out was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!

  • Reply Allen Stokes June 2, 2018 at 10:20 am

    great info all the Dr. Axxe you need to be on T.V.

  • Reply Per Pat June 4, 2018 at 5:23 am

    Hey Doc, what kind of bread is healthy to eat or should I cut out all bread? And thanks for this information, it is very helpful.

  • Reply Debra Temple June 7, 2018 at 1:40 am

    Is ketogenic diet good for diabetics?..Thanks😁

  • Reply arteisia calvin June 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Your channel is great! Love the reference to the Bible 💖

  • Reply Marie Montes July 9, 2018 at 4:13 am

    Sugar is as bad as cigarettes.. And it's in most of the food out there. They should also put a warning in the package: causes cardiovascular disease, diabetes, inflammation etc.

  • Reply Hodges Family July 17, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Can sugar damage be reversed?

  • Reply Izio July 22, 2018 at 1:03 am

    After starting keto and intermittent fasting, I literally lost 40 pounds, only require 4-6 hour of sleep, constant energy, and great mood all the time.

  • Reply HOMOSUPERIOR August 1, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Yeah you lost me at 'bible'. If I wanted to base my diet on fairy tales I'd choose something a little more realistic!

  • Reply identity Europa August 4, 2018 at 3:47 am

    Its true I almost got neuropathy from too much sugar

  • Reply Kristina Robertson August 14, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    I combine ketogenic lifestyle with IF and have lost sugar cravings and 36 lbs! I’ll never go back to the way I was before.

  • Reply Rods toy box August 23, 2018 at 10:46 am

    You don't need to remind us to like and share every 3 minutes. We all understand how youtube works.

  • Reply Sherry Miller August 27, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    I liked & shared the heck out of this. I don’t agree or endorse everything on this channel but here @DrAxe is spot on. I’ve lived this (former sugar addict) and there is a lot of truth here. More medical doctor’s should stop passing out prescription drugs like candy to spoiled brats and treat the root cause 1st. Med’s are needed with things like surgery not anxiety. People need to grow up and deal with problems, don’t become an addict. WAY to many young folks dying out there. In fact, it’s an epidemic! Many babies are born addicted to sugars & drugs. This is not good for our future.

  • Reply Shirley Ramjit September 8, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    How. About. Honey. For. Diabets. Is. It. Good.

  • Reply Dudu Ismail September 9, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    What about eating dates instead of sugary stuff on daily basis?

  • Reply Ron Si September 9, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    I got non alcoholic FARTY disease.

  • Reply S AvliS September 15, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Sugarrrr, sugarrrr….. Sugaaarrrr….

  • Reply Sultana Zaman September 21, 2018 at 4:15 am

    I wanna know a bout tall bone

  • Reply Theresa Lormand October 8, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    I've been doing the Keto diet since Jan of 2018. I never thought I'd be able to give up my bread and pasta, but with all the healthy fat I've added, I don't miss them at all! And when I do have the occasional cheat like a half slice of toast or a couple bites of mac and cheese, it just doesn't taste the same. So far I've lost 25 pounds, my cholesterol is much improved, and I no longer have to take drugs for my diabetes (it is now controlled with diet…my A1C is about 5.6!!) Plus, I've never felt better! I am enjoying my new lifestyle!

  • Reply deadinthewater October 11, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Leaky gut causes more issues for most people than they think. Sugar and processed foods are like roach spray. I did punch the like button.

  • Reply Tomboy Princess October 23, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Autism is NOT a disease. Asperger's syndrome is DEFINITELY NOT a disease. Of course there are so many prejudices against autistic people, if such disinformation is made.

  • Reply Randomness November 16, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    I know you're not live anymore but I just wanted you to know I cut 30 lb by going on the keto diet but the best part was the way it affected my mood. I feel like it did wonders for my depression

  • Reply Len LeVasseur December 4, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you Dr. Ash for writing you wonderful book "Eat Dirt"
    I have taken so very much from it!
    I know my Heavenly Father wouldn't give his children something so bad as an Autoimune diseas and not have a way to cure it. It's simple, by consuming the right foods and eliminating others.
    When I was reaised there was always some kind of medication to take that would help. Then I came down with an Autoimune disease and the medison was non existanct. The correct food was and always has been in front of us all along.
    Im so thankful that I came across your book as well as your youTube chanel.
    Thanks once again,
    Len LeVasseur

  • Reply debs Mercier December 11, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Day 6 without sugar…

  • Reply Aaron Byrne December 17, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    1 I

  • Reply Kimberley Sewell December 20, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Check out Trim Healthy Mama plan. Meals are protein centered, and pair with either natural carbs or fats. No sugar. Very manageable.

  • Reply Fats Torvolay December 25, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Dr Axe’s skin looks like he’s consuming too much sugar.

  • Reply Mona Lisa January 23, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Doing Keto for going on 3 years. I also do intermittent fasting, 20/4 – 22/2 every day. I'm 53 and I'm healthier than I've ever been.

  • Reply iloveromeo3 February 5, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    Im trying. I just cannot give up fresh fruit or frozen no sugar added fruit. I hope that’s ok. I buy the lowest sugar yogurt I can find and dilute it with plain Greek yogurt to make it even less sugar.

  • Reply Leah star February 16, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Cut sugar this week. It really is mind over matter but I'm doing well and lost 2lbs

  • Reply Vanessa Manchester February 16, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    Talking about keto since always! 🙏🏻

  • Reply Laura Croft February 17, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Thanks Dr.Axe I knew sugar was bad. But dang all those diseases. Wow.

  • Reply Laura Croft February 17, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    1) EATING CLEAN PROTEIN
    2) EATING HEALTY FATS
    3) EAT MORE FIBER
    4)EAT SOUR/ BITTER FOODS
    5) USE SWEETNERS SPARINGLY

  • Reply Animal lover Philippines February 18, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Broth soup is the super hero!

  • Reply Plet Nathalie February 22, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Very helpfull thank you!

  • Reply Lois Bowers March 1, 2019 at 7:18 am

    I believe that cutting as much sugar as possible out of my diet and eating fruit based diet has stopped cancer growth in my body I have been clear for about one year

  • Reply Tyler Hayes March 5, 2019 at 12:56 am

    Wait, so you shouldn't be eating sugar from furit or honey either?

  • Reply anne dama March 14, 2019 at 2:01 am

    I feel guilty right now coz I just ate a piece of brownies

  • Reply Joyce Elmer March 16, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Doing Keto now for 4 months. Love it. Can’t wait to get my lipids done next month.

  • Reply Little Jordan Farm March 24, 2019 at 11:55 am

    My son in law has lost 145 lbs. He took two insulin shots a day now takes non. Yes looking amazing! They are doing an local interview on him as the biggest kisser on keto. My daughter has lost 50 lbs. Blessings to you thanks for your work

  • Reply jai shankar ravindran April 4, 2019 at 4:48 am

    Diabetes can be maintained not cure.

  • Reply Bessie Staton April 5, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Sugar like everything else we eat can be bad for some people and cause no harm to others we need to stop over eating I lost ,, 25 pounds and did not cut out sugar I stopped buying sweets sold in stores I make my own cakes and deserts when I use sugar I do not use salt deserts sold in stores have a lot of salt the combination of sugar and salt make people fat and very unhealthy chocolate candies have salt salt is in everything we buy because it help the product last longer on the grocery shelves

  • Reply Lann Gunn April 5, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Dr. Alex, thank you so much for your videos! Yes, I will click share! And yess, food is medicine ✋
    You done a wonderful job explaining health risk, and packing in the tools we can use to fight back!
    Have every symptom you described about the leaky gut, been fighting it with kombucha, yogurt, but did not suspect sugar 😱
    Thank you for giving us the information so we know how to make better choices! After two decades of "fats make you fat" who would have known they actually make you healthy?

  • Reply Tony Alexi J April 6, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Sugar and real healthy carbohydrate is different

  • Reply Southern Outdoors April 7, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Nice !

  • Reply Drina Labuschagne April 18, 2019 at 10:38 am

    I am preparing to go on the ketogenic lifestyle BUT I am sooo addicted to sugar. So thank you for this video. It will help a lot

  • Reply Julie Tackett April 18, 2019 at 11:32 am

    What about Monk sugar

  • Reply Shenandoah April 19, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    I tried so many times to go off of refined sugar, and I could not do it until I started a keto diet. I am still relatively new to keto, and have fallen off twice, but I feel much less fatigue now that I'm eating low carb. I am also off of caffeine, cold turkey, no headaches.

  • Reply Anita Carter April 25, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    YES!! ✔️ Cut out the p processed sugar ..❌🚫 you will not only lose weight but you will feel great!✅

  • Reply Gabriel Mendez May 6, 2019 at 2:38 am

    What about ancient grains (e.g. millet, quinoa, lentils, black rice, etc.)? They are high in carbs and yet contain a lot of fiber. The same goes for oats.

  • Reply Ben Stil May 6, 2019 at 9:48 am

    🤭🤭🤭

  • Reply Nancy Robinson May 7, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Tinnitus is also aggravated by sugar.

  • Reply Linda Morrow May 10, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Back on keto. Losing weight and helping depression. Love your video!!!!

  • Reply borg386 May 12, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    I'm sold! No more sugar for me. Well done!

  • Reply Diana L May 14, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Thank you for the above, Video, do you have a Video, on healing our Skin, the best Food to Eat for your Overall Skin, thank you, sincerely, Diana Lipski 💕

  • Reply Martha Torres Moncayo González June 17, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    I was on keto diet, starting it again 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  • Reply Vasanti Punchoo June 26, 2019 at 7:58 am

    I wish I could unhook from sugar snacks but my brain and gut seem to wire up only through butter and sugar.

  • Reply Vasanti Punchoo June 26, 2019 at 7:59 am

    In fact I do well digesting butter biscuits and cakes not sugar on its own.

  • Reply Antony Otto July 7, 2019 at 3:31 am

    Sugar is the devil. I’m going to quit consuming it ASAP, but I’m concerned about withdrawal symptoms

  • Reply Rebecca C Ramirez July 11, 2019 at 4:34 am

    I used to eat almonds and walnuts but after eating an almond in November 2016 my throat closed and it was by abba God loving mercy that He spared my life. so I don't eat nuts anymore is there a butter I can eat that isn't a nut related

  • Reply 1volsking July 16, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Monk fruit!!!! My replacement! And Lily’s chocolate

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