The use of refined sugars is perhaps the most common method of feeding food addictions, with modern Americans consuming exponentially higher amounts of sugar than their ancestors. Katie Couric joined with Laurie David and director Stephanie Soechtig to produce the new attention-grabbing documentary Fed Up , about how food manufacturers have exploited our sweet tooth to expand our consumption of their products, even as we become obese and diseased as a result. This film is highlighting something that is well known by many – that refined foods are not that healthy for us and are contributing to common health problems. Unfortunately, even though many people know this they are reluctant to change their eating habits. Thus, the creators of the film have issued a challenge for the public to try going 10 days sugar-free . If you try this challenge and notice that you are going through withdrawals, recognize that this is often what happens when people are quitting something unhealthy that they are addicted to. Sugar has been compared to addictive drugs, since like those drugs it is being consumed in amounts that are toxic to the body and which disturb the body’s systems.
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Program brings hope to those with addictions, hurts, emotional struggles
The Star had spoken with sources who said Ford was staying at GreeneStone , located three kilometres north of Bala, Ont., but until Friday the addictions treatment centre had stayed silent on the matter. Late Friday afternoon, GreeneStone issued a statement, saying it had received Fords consent to say he was there. We confirm that Rob Ford is undergoing treatment at our facility, the unsigned statement said. We ask that the public and the media respect the privacy of all the patients at GreeneStone, to ensure they receive the most comprehensive and effective treatment. GreeneStone declined to comment further on the nature or length of Fords treatment, citing patient care and confidentiality issues. Ford was spotted at least a couple times on Friday in Midland, Ont., about an hour southwest of the Greenstone facility. One resident, Kim Masin, got a photo with Ford and posted it on Twitter. Another, Liam Steffler, snapped a shot of the mayor leaving a cash store.
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GreeneStone rehab clinic confirms Rob Ford getting treatment | Toronto Star
Today, hes helping others with addictions and harmful habits find hope for a new life, spiritually, emotionally and physically. Without the love grace and mercy of God, I literally wouldnt be here today, said the 49-year-old Hayes, adding that he was on a path of self-destruction. He is among local facilitatators for Celebrate Recovery, a biblically-based support group providing tools for people to find freedom from drugs, alcohol, overeating, pornography, gambling, smoking and a host of other harmful habits or struggles. Programs at local churches offer weekly meetings highlighting elements from surrender to quiet time and prayer in a 12-step format. This story appears in the print edition of The Republic. Subscribers can read the entire story online by signing in here or in our e-Edition by clicking here .
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