• Lena Fernandez, NMD

Natural Therapies to Reduce Sugar Cravings


  1. Get your thyroid and adrenal hormones checked.

  2. Get a good night sleep

  3. Eat regularly and balanced meals. Plenty of veggies, healthy fats and fibers. Reduce carbs and animal protein (especially red meat).

  4. Choose whole foods. Learn to read labels

  5. Avoid dairy, gluten, processed sugar and processed food.

  6. Spices such as coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cardamom

will naturally sweeten your foods and reduce cravings.

  1. Nutrient deficiencies can make cravings worse and the fewer nutrient deficiencies, the fewer cravings. Take a good quality of Multi Vitamin and minerals, Probiotic, Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D3.

  2. Important nutrients to improve blood sugar: Chromium, vitamin B3 and Magnesium.

  3. Gymnema is an herbal tincture known to reduce sugar cravings. Add 20-30 drops to 6 ounce of water, swish in your mouth for 15 seconds then swallow. Can repeat the dosage as needed.

  4. Keep your sugary snacks away from you

  5. Don't substitute artificial sweeteners for sugar

  6. Have a fruit a day instead of sugars

  7. Stay hydrated. It is recommended that you drink half your body weight in ounces of water per day.

  8. Be open to explore the emotional issues around your sugar addiction. Meditate on regular basis.

  9. Get involved in moderate exercises. Yoga, walking, golf and bicycling.

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