Why Can’t I Quit Eating Sugar? The Surprise Reason

Have you ever tried to quite eating sugar? It is so hard as to be almost impossible except for the most strong willed. After only a day or two the drive to sugar can be amazing! I completely empathize, I have had many starts with changing my diet. I finally found relief from the drive to eat sugar after I found one of the main causes for it. Perhaps you can use the information in this post to help you finally give up those big no-no foods.

Two reasons we have trouble giving up sugar
There are many reasons we have trouble giving up sugar. One is our biology. We are designed to desire sweets. It comes from our ancient ancestors needing to eat summer fruits to fatten up for winter lean times. Another reason can be emotional. We use sugar like a drug to avoid strong feelings. That is an article or two in itself. The one I want to tell you about today is a hidden cause that will surprise you.

One of the most common and insidious infections we have is a fungus called Candida Albacans. Candida and other yeasts are ubiquitous, they are everywhere even in the air we breathe. It is impossible to get away from them. Everyone has fungus in their bodies. For the most part, the immune system keeps them in check. There are many problems that result when that system fails and Candida takes over.

About two thirds of the immune system by volume is in the gut. It is there to handle Candida and other unfriendly bacteria. Part of this defense mechanism is friendly bacteria. They aid in digestion, and by their presence, keep Candida in check.

A lot of this takes place in the large intestines where the pH is supposed to be acidic but Candida makes it alkaline. Eventually it starts to affect the small intestines which are supposed to be alkaline but become acidic when Candida takes over.

How to know you have a Candida overgrowth
First thing in the morning before brushing your teeth look at your tongue. Your tongue should be nice and pink, but a Candida overgrowth will create a white fur looking coating on it. This is the Candida itself. Hurry up and brush it off now.

How Candida becomes a problem
One of the main reasons Candida becomes a problem is a diet consisting of sugar and processed grains. Candida only eats sugar which includes the sugars from the break down of starchy foods like grains and legumes. When Candida becomes overgrown many problems develop.

Candida produces toxins that gradually make us feel more and more sick. These toxins have a connection to many conditions such as chronic fatigue, arthritis, allergies, autoimmune disorders, chemical sensitivity, extreme intolerance to alcohol, irritable bowl syndrome, many other gut related problems and more. They cause a toxic overload to the system because of the hundreds of toxins they produce. Many of these symptoms occur because the liver gets overwhelmed and cannot eliminate all the toxins it normally deals with plus the ones that Candida produce.

I could go on and on about Candida and the various problems it causes. However, this article is about sugar. So, how is Candida responsible for our incredible cravings for sugar?

As I mentioned, Candida feeds off of sugar. Candida just loves it when we eat sugar and processed foods. They eat and eat and eventually overgrow our defenses against it.

The bottom line
When we quite feeding Candida the sugar and starch it loves so much it starts to starve. Starving to death stresses Candida which causes it to put out toxins that are different from the hundreds of toxins it normally produces. These new toxins make us feel really bad. We will start to feel a loss of energy and vitality. The head will feel heavy, and we just feel crappy. You can quickly find out what happens for yourself by quitting the foods that feed Candida. But, if we eat some sugar the crappy feeling goes away almost immediately and we feel good again. Candida is fed and happy, so it stops producing those other toxins.

Unfortunately, the only way out of this trap is to go through it. The first three to five days without sugar are the hardest, but after a month or so the cravings usually leave altogether.

Eliminating Candida
The way to kill off all the Candida in the body is to quite feeding it. The foods it loves are sugar, all grains, legumes, alcohol, oranges, other fungus like mushrooms and fermented foods like vinegar. In other words, all you can eat is animal protein, vegetables and fruits except for oranges. There are other options, but I’ll have to write about that in another post as this one is getting long. For now, try stopping sugar and refined grains. You’ll live longer for it.

Meet the Author


Hello and welcome to my blog! There are several reasons I decided to start writing a blog on natural self-healing. The main thing I want to do is to share information on health and healing so that people can take action to heal themselves using natural techniques. I have met so many people who couldn't afford natural health care. They may have had health insurance, but they didn't trust that model. Many people want to know how to be healthy naturally. They want to know what really works and what doesn't. They want to be health conscious and often fail because of poor information, lack of knowledge, bad science and other factors. This blog is intended to help demystify the body and its various functions and to help people understand what is really needed to obtain optimum health. One of the great things about knowledge of the body is that once you know and understand how it works it becomes easy to know what the right things to do for it. And, it is much easier to do the right things when the consequences of the wrong things are fully understood. To do this I will be drawing from the knowledge of many people that I have learned from. I will talk about biochemistry relating that to what is needed to obtain optimum health. There will be information about the physical structure of the body and how to keep that aligned and functioning well. A major part of yoga has to do with health, so information about yogic techniques will be included. Mental and emotional health are important for the health of the body/mind, so articles about these topics will be included. And, there will be an occasional article about me and what I am up to. Hopefully I can relate that back to some health issue as well. The title Self Adjusting Technique comes from my technique for self-adjusting the structural part of the body, that is adjusting the body's various vertebrae and joints. For this blog it will include the idea of how to adjust health issues for yourself and those you care about. With a little knowledge there is a lot people can do to help heal themselves and stay healthy. I want to explain complex information about the body in a way that is easy to understand and useful. The comments section will help in that goal as people can ask for clarification if there is something they don't understand. And maybe we can get some helpful input from people smarter than me that will benefit us all. I hope you find information that can help you with your health issues. Kalidasa

5 comments… add one
  • Karuna Oct 24, 2007, 2:43 am

    Very interesting and informative article. You have a nice writing style.

    The bottom line
    When we quite feeding (quit not quite)


  • Kalidasa Oct 26, 2007, 6:04 am

    Thank you Karuna, I work hard at it. And, thanks for the correction.

  • dominik Dec 25, 2007, 7:50 am

    nice article, it describes my problem that i have with the fungus in my intestens.
    I have the problem since i am a child and i tried many things to get rid of it.

    Is there a way to support the fight against the Candida except of stopping to eat grain, sugar and the other things?

    greetz dom

  • Linda Mar 2, 2010, 8:20 am

    interesting article. I am not significantly overweight nor do I ever feel crappy. I have been a sugar addict as for at least 30 years that I can remember. I am rarely sick and have tons of energy and most always happy. I like that but I know that all the sugar I consume will catch up with me some day and would like to quit. I eat healthy meals too though and I don’t do organized exercise just on the move all the time.

  • Kalidasa Mar 12, 2010, 7:39 am

    You are probably one of those lucky people that doesn’t get sick very often. I call that a catogory one body. But, you are right, the sugar will catch up with you sooner or later.

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