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Sugar is the root of all evil

I just came to this realization. I have had skin allergies for years and I have done everything imaginable to fight it. Then I started to cut down on sugar, way down. And presto, things are getting a lot better.

Thu. Nov 16, 11:32am

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LOL-- love the title of the tread!!!!

Congrats with your sugar discovery-- I almost wish I had a simliar reaction so I would have more incentive to stay away from my vice... everything and anything sweet and sugary!

Thursday, November 16, 2006, 11:51 AM

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As far as white powders go, it's got a much to answer for as crack!

Thursday, November 16, 2006, 12:18 PM

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i think NOT knowing how one's own body functions and reacts to certain foods is the root of many evils. for me, it's wheat. but i did not know this was a problem for many years.

Thursday, November 16, 2006, 1:35 PM

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just an FYI....crack is NOT a powder LOL

Thursday, November 16, 2006, 2:20 PM

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2:20 pm poster- curious, what makes you the expert here? hmmm? something you want to share with the class?

Thursday, November 16, 2006, 2:59 PM

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To 2:20 from 12:18...crack isn't a powder like cocaine? I'm shaking my head at my own ignorance. I should make a point of getting out more. Heh.

Thursday, November 16, 2006, 3:13 PM

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I'm not the crack poster, but I know it's not a powder. It also goes by the name "rocks" because it looks like crystalized pebbles, sorta.

Eh, that's just what I've read, anyway - hahahah.

Thursday, November 16, 2006, 3:41 PM

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carck 101

crack is made by taking powder cocain and cooking all the imprtities out of it and it turns to a hard rock like substance..its much harder to give up than sugar and is much more evil...from experience i can say this..but sober 19 years on dec 4th!!

Thursday, November 16, 2006, 3:49 PM

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is the same technique used to make rock candy?

Thursday, November 16, 2006, 3:52 PM

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hey, 349...

rock on!! congrats!!

Thursday, November 16, 2006, 3:52 PM

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I thought you were going to say crack was a liquid. I know it comes in vials (or at least it did when I first heard about it, what, 20 years ago?), so I figured powder or maybe liquid...seems like an odd container for rocks.

Sober 19 years lady - thanks for sharing your expertise! I'm so glad this forum is anonymous so you felt free to share that. Oh, that and no one knows what a goody-two-shoes I secretly am.

Thursday, November 16, 2006, 4:02 PM

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When I gave up carbs, including white sugar, in a misguided but long-term shot at Atkins, I cheated once after about 2 months - can of Coke, french fries, ice cream. The Coke tasted awful (note the capital C, so this doesn't get confused with the offshoot "coke"/crack subthread!), the french fries were more delicious than ever, and I was ambivalent about the ice cream despite the 95-degree weather. You really can lose your sweet tooth! However, Atkins takes such a nasty toll on your organs that I don't recommend it as a way of breaking the addiction. And it only takes a few days of eating "normally" to get your sweet tooth back.

Thursday, November 16, 2006, 4:06 PM

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19 years on Dec 4th

You go gurl/boy! Well done. That's one of the hardest addictions to kick, as you well know. Great success story.

Thursday, November 16, 2006, 5:01 PM

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But there is sugar in everything. How do you do this? I am in awe.

Friday, November 17, 2006, 7:01 AM

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