Are you “Fed Up?”

By on May 11, 2014

“Fed Up”, a new documentary opened in theaters today. This is a powerful film about the effects of sugar on obesity and other chronic conditions. In conjunction with the film’s release there is the “FED UP 10 Day Sugar-Free Challenge”

Ar e you ready to take a stand?  Here are the statistics:

  • For the first time in history that more people will die from obesity than starvation.

  • 1990 only 12% Americans were obese today the number is 34.9%.

  • There is more and more evidence which indicates that refined sugar is the cause of many of the modern chronic diseases including heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Just drinking one sugar-sweetened soda a day has been associated with increased cardiovascular disease.

10 days may seem like a long time to give up sugar. But if you think about it, time goes by quickly.

The Institute for Functional Medicine has created a guideline to help you successfully achieve the 10 day sugar free challenge.

The basics for success:

  1. Drink healthy drinks – 20 oz of soda = 17 teaspoons of sugar.
  2. No alcohol since it is a sugar
  3. Artificial sweeteners cause cravings and less blood sugar stability
  4. Read labels to find hidden sugars
  5. Eat Unprocessed food
  6. Don’t get discouraged the first few days when you might not feel as good due to withdrawal from having eliminated sugar.

If you are not able to watch the documentary you can find Nancy Appleton’s “141 Reasons Sugar Ruins Your Health” at

The time is now to show you are “Fed Up” and ready to take your health back.

The information for this article was gotten from the “The Institute for Functional Medicine” and “Nancy Appleton” websites.

Karen Wright, Naturopath, CNHP, CHC, LE, DD, MS
Functional Nutrition Health Coach
Doctor of Traditional Naturopathy from Clayton College of Natural Health
Nutrition Column:
430 E 86th St # 1G, New York City – (entrance on street in office of Dr. Zinberg and Dr. Kobetz)

Karen Wright is not a physician and all communications herein are not to be considered diagnosis or prescription.  Any information given is for educational purposes only.  You are personally responsible for your own health choices and any and all information given is to solely assist in making those choices.

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