STOP Sugar Cravings with this “Sweet” Discovery

If we tracked our sugar consumption on a graph, the December spike would be so high it’d blow right off the chart. Everywhere you look, sweet treats tempt you into having “Just one more.”

Well, recently a group of researchers made a stunning discovery about all that sugar.

They figured out one of life’s greatest mysteries.

And that’s why it is we’re perfectly satisfied with eating just a small Christmas cookie at the beginning of the holidays…

But then, by the end of the season, we’re stuffing an entire bag down our throats before we even get home from the store! And yet we’re STILL looking for more.

The animal study, published in the journal Current Biology, reached a jaw-dropping conclusion.

It found the nerves that transmit sweetness information from the tongue to the brain become 50 percent less responsive when rats were fed a HIGH-SUGAR diet.

The critters were literally building up a sugar tolerance with every bite.

It turns out this “accommodation” of nerves is more common than you might imagine, especially when it comes to addictive substances. The nerves essentially get tired of sending the same strong messages repeatedly. So those signals become increasingly more muted over time.

Take alcohol, for example. That first shot of whisky burns your mouth and sends your mind reeling. But soon, you don’t feel the burn anymore, and it takes five shots before you notice any effect.

The same applies to cigarettes, painkillers, and many other addictive substances. And now we can add sugar to that list.

While we’ve known about this overworked nerve effect for a long time, we didn’t know HOW it works. Now we’re finally starting to understand why that bag of cookies disappears so quickly.

If the rat research applies to humans (and there’s every reason to believe it does), we now know our brain gets less, and less of the sugar hit it craves over time. So we unconsciously chase that sugar high by eating MORE sugar.

We’re literally becoming sugar addicts.

But that’s not all the researchers uncovered. They also, thankfully, found a solution.

When the scientists cut off the rat’s sugar supply, the critter’s “sweet sensing” nerves returned to normal within just FOUR weeks.

So how do you put this discovery to work for you?

Well, let’s face it, unless you’re some kind of superhero, you’re likely going to continue to indulge in sweet treats over the holidays.

The trouble is putting the brakes back on in January — when weight-loss season launches — can be a HUGE challenge. (And now you know why.)

The trick is to truly go cold turkey. Put down that sugar cookie and step away from the eggnog. Drastically slash the amount of sugar in your diet for four weeks.

I’ll be honest… it WILL be tough at first. But remind yourself anyone can do just about anything for just four weeks.

And the bonus rewards along the way will help you stay on track: you’ll be less likely to gain weight, feel sad or depressed, or battle brain fog. And your energy levels will SOAR.

By the end of the month, you’ll have completed your sugar-sensing reset. The struggle will have faded away. In fact, you won’t even crave the sweets anymore.

P.S. Folks who are quitting sugar often reach for artificial sweeteners to fill the gap. Don’t. Those fake sugars wreak havoc in your body, harming your health. I have all the disturbing details right here.


“High-sucrose diet exposure is associated with selective and reversible alterations in the rat peripheral taste system,” Current Biology, Volume 32, ISSUE 19, P4103-4113.e4, October 10, 2022

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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