How to Get Over Sugar Cravings in 3 Steps

By Donna Gates

Are sugar cravings simply a matter of willpower?
As it turns out, your daily sugar fix may have more to with biochemistry than desire.

Anyone whose inner ecology is out of balance will crave:

  • Sugar
  • Breads
  • Dairy
  • Fruit

1. Introduce The Right Strains Of Beneficial Bacteria

Since good bacteria compete with Candida for space in the intestinal tract—in one study done on mice, the probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii was found to reduce levels of Candida—it is important to introduce the right strains of beneficial bacteria into your diet. For example, cultured vegetables and probiotic liquids include beneficial bacteria and saccharomyces boulardii.

2. Find other ways to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Once you are consuming fermented foods, find other ways to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Here at Body Ecology, we love using Liquid Stevia Concentrate, a sweetener made from the stevia leaf. Stevia is naturally 300 times sweeter than sugar—without all the noxious side effects. While your sugar cravings will drop as you incorporate more fermented foods into your diet, you can use stevia during those times when you would like to taste something sweet.

3. Focus on healing the gut.

As you add good foods to your diet, be sure and remove those foods that may irritate the lining of the gut. At Body Ecology, we recommend removing wheat gluten, milk casein, and sugar from the diet. We also recommend removing those foods that may be uniquely irritating to you.Healing the lining of the gut may require additional support, like glutamine, found in some green powder products. Researchers have found that glutamine is the preferred fuel source for the small intestine. In fact, studies show that glutamine supports the regeneration and repair of intestinal cells.Source:…