“The fact that I wasn’t depressed anymore was to me the most amazing thing”: From Suicidal Depressive to Dynamic Septuagenerian



*Stupid Idea of The Week*

….is the idea that changing the language of the diet industry with no mindshifting makes any difference whatsoever to the misery it is inflicting on millions.

*Main section*

In this week’s Eating Coach radio show (podcast), we hear from Joan Sotkin about how giving up sugar changed her life. This is a fascinating story you won’t want to miss. A suicidal depressive and valium addict until she gave up sugar, Jaon ignored her doctor’s  ignorance (“Joan, you’re just a hypochondriac”) she took matters into her own hands and made him give her a glucose tolerance test.

Highlights include:

  • What happened when she tried sugar one year in
  • What the Moving Stupids are
  • What she initially stopped eating apart from sugar and how her diet is different today
  • How low-dose allergen immunotherapy helped
  • How this challenge transformed other areas of her life, for example Ehlers-Danlos syndrome


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Books mentioned are: The Ultramind Solution by Dr Mark Hyman and The Language of Emotions by Karla McLaren


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