Monday, August 07, 2006

Brace Yourself For The 'SUGAR SHOCK!' Book

Connie Bennett's long-awaited debut book is just months away


Rumble, rumble, RUMBLE...


Can you feel it yet? Because it's coming! What is it? It's the release of anti-sugar advocate and blogging friend Connie Bennett's sure-to-be bestselling debut book entitled SUGAR SHOCK!: How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life-- and How You Can Get Back on Track.

This book has been years in the making and Connie has been making quite a name for herself over at her popular SUGAR SHOCK! blog. She's so excited about the release of her book that she even has a special countdown feature in the upper left-hand corner of her blog letting you know how many days, hours, minutes and seconds are left until the book hits bookstore shelves.

I was honored to be one of Connie's special guest speakers during her KickSugar teleseminar calls late last year (it's available for download by clicking here) and she was a gracious host with a heart for helping people overcome their addiction to sugar.

Releasing on Berkley Books in January 2007, SUGAR SHOCK! has received more high-profile endorsements from the biggest names in the world of health, nutrition and dieting than any other book I have ever come across.

Wait until you get a load of some of these people who endorse Connie and her amazing SUGAR SHOCK! book!

"Connie's work spills the beans on the shocking impact of simple carbohydrates on aging and quality of life -- a double whammy for humanity."

- Mehmet Oz, M.D., author, YOU: The Owner's Manual

"When I finally decided to turn my life around through exercise and better nutrition, one of the first things I did was give up eating refined, processed sugar. SUGAR SHOCK! by Connie Bennett is the definitive look at how Americans are simply eating too much sugar and how this is having a profound negative impact on millions of people. This well-researched book should be considered must reading for anyone interested in the complex health discussion underway in America today!"

- Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee

"SUGAR SHOCK! tells the shocking truth about the devastating physical and mental effects of overconsumption of sugar and refined carbs. And most importantly, it lays out the path to kicking the sugar habit and reclaiming your health!"

- Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

"Wow! This is an impressive, exceptional expose and self-help work! Just about every American -- or anyone who regularly eats sugar and processed carbs -- needs to read this eye-opening, hard-hitting, and ultimately inspiring book."

- "Nutritionist to the stars" Oz Garcia, author of Look and Feel Fabulous Forever

"SUGAR SHOCK! is the ultimate anti-aging, weight-loss, mood-management, optimal-health-and -detoxification book! Not only will it convince you FINALLY to give up your sweets -- [but] you also have effective stratgies from national experts to help you succeed. I would love to see this book become required reading for every high school student, every expectant mother, every med student... EVERYONE... Our health crisis could turn around overnight if people really understood how dangerous and damaging sugar, refined carbs and artificial sweeteners truly are to their health."

- JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFI, nutritionist for Dr. Phil’s "Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge"

"This is really a stunning piece of work -- a major contribution to the popular literature on blood sugar and carbohydrate addiction. Connie Bennett is a tireless researcher who has gone to great lengths to get the facts right and to explain them in an interesting and user-friendly way. She also managed to interview the absolute best minds in the field of diet and health. Steve Sinatra has been in the forefront of integrative medicine for a long time and is one of my favorite go-to doctors. Together they have produced a book that really should be read by everyone interested in improving their health."

- Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., author, The 150 Healthiest Foods in the World (Jan. 2007, Fair Winds Press) and Living the Low Carb Life: Choosing the Diet That's Right For You, From Atkins to Zone

"SUGAR SHOCK! will shock you! Connie Bennett has dedicated her life to studying the detrimental effects of sugar. She has written a detailed, compelling and scientific book that will become an instant classic."

- Joshua Rosenthal, Director, Institute for Integrative Nutrition

“For years, I've been warning my patients about the dangers of sugars and refined carbohydrates. At long last comes a book that tells the full story! SUGAR SHOCK! is hard to put down – it’s a fascinating, easy-to-read, very well-researched book. I’ll be recommending this to all of my patients.”

- Fred Pescatore, M.D., author of The Hamptons Diet and The Hamptoms Diet Cookbook

“This book is like none other. SUGAR SHOCK! tells it like it is – in a pure, simple, non-sugar-coated way. Everyone, whether hypoglycemic or not, will benefit from these provocative stories, powerful information, and health-healing messages.”

– Roberta Ruggiero, founder and president of The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc., and author of The Do’s and Don’ts of Low Blood Sugar

“Wish this book had been around when I was a teen – my whole life would have been better. Connie's done enormous research, and millions of sugar addicts and hypoglycemics all around the world will benefit from this enlightening, entertaining, fun book. SUGAR SHOCK! is a great read!”

– Naura Hayden, author of # 1 New York Times bestsellers How to Satisfy a Woman Every Time…and have her beg for more! and Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Energy…But Were Too Weak to Ask

“The world has been waiting for a book such as SUGAR SHOCK! It contains powerful, cutting-edge and very accurate information that can help millions. The next time you're about to sit down to a piece of cheesecake or a soda, SUGAR SHOCK! will certainly make you think twice. I predict that SUGAR SHOCK! will be a huge bestseller because of the copious and understandable information provided. If you care about your own health, or those among your family and friends, read this book and buy it for them! Disregard the majority of non-nutritionally trained doctors’ counsel, or so called experts, who tell you `all sugars are alike and metabolized alike’; it's simply NOT true.”

- Russ Bianchi, Managing Director of Adept Solutions, Inc., a global food and beverage product development firm

“SUGAR SHOCK! insightfully, humorously and convincingly presents a fresh look at what sugar can do to your body, mind and spirit. You will laugh, you may cry, but you will definitely learn surprising facts that you will long remember and that can help you and those you love avoid a lot of future problems. This is an eye-opening book that should be in every home and doctor's office.”

– Barbara Reed Stitt, Ph.D., President of Natural Ovens Bakery; author, Food & Behavior and Roadmap for Healthy Foods in Schools; and former Chief Probation Officer in Ohio, who helped probationers kick sugar and stay out of trouble with the courts

“SUGAR SHOCK! is a totally empowering look at a very disempowering problem. WOW of a topic! This book is more yummy than any sweet `treat.’ Everyone who struggles with sugar will see herself or himself in it. This truthful, courageous look at the dangers of sugar and refined carbs will help millions. The mind-bending info and unique approach will open everyone’s eyes to something that we all suspected was true – but didn't want to see. Thank you for putting your stories and research out there.”

– Devorah Cutler-Rubenstein, President, Script Brokers and Noble House Entertainment, and producer of “The Substitute,” starring Tom Berenger

“Oh, my goodness, you're describing my sister! I bet all the sugar she eats often makes her act quite unlike her sweet self. Maybe she simply needs to stay away from sweeteners! I've been telling her for years that sugar disrupts her emotional balance and makes her look unhealthy. SUGAR SHOCK! is amazing!”

- Facial Fitness and anti-aging expert Cynthia Rowland

“This book is long overdue. Millions of people, including, me have been plagued by their relationship with Sugar, and Connie Bennett has done a superb job bringing the topic into the public's eye. I wholeheartedly recommend SUGAR SHOCK! to anyone interested in improving their health.”

- Film producer Harvey Weinstein ("Chicago," "The English Patient," "Pulp Fiction," "Good Will Hunting," and many more)

“This book is full of interesting facts and insights. After reading SUGAR SHOCK!, you will see that sugar, in all its various forms, should be the last ingredient on the NUTRITIONAL FACTS panel, on your food label--or not there at all. Better yet, eat only whole foods without labels and without sugar.”

- Nancy Appleton, Ph.D., author, Lick the Sugar Habit

“SUGAR SHOCK! gives us the opportunity to waken from our sweetened slumber to the serious, well-researched health implications of consuming a diet high in sugar and flour. Read this book. It could save your life.”

- Mark Hyman, M.D., author of New York Times bestseller Ultrametabolism

"This groundbreaking, hard-to-put-down book opens your eyes to little-known facts about how the typical American diet [high in sugar and refined carbs] could be wreaking havoc on your health, emotions, and relationships. You're hooked from the first chapter, when author and journalist Connie Bennett offers an entertaining, insightful account of how her sugar habit made her so moody that her boyfriend bid her farewell. SUGAR SHOCK! is a must-read -- especially if you want harmony in your relationships."

- Human relations expert Barbara DeAngelis, Ph.D., author of 14 bestsellers, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers, Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know and Are You The One For Me?

"How can the once-sickly and depressed Connie, who sought medical treatment from me in 1998 be the same woman, who, years later, researched and wrote this groundbreaking book about sugar's many dangers? Little did I realize that by helping Connie to confront her sugar habit that she would turn around and help countless others to conquer their sugar problems, too. SUGAR SHOCK! is an easy-to-read encyclopedia of information about the negative effects of refined sugars and carbohydrates on the human body. I am sure that it will become the leading authority on this subject."

- Keith DeOrio, M.D., Integrative Physician (Connie’s M.D. back in 1998)

"This book should be required reading for everyone who eats! SUGAR SHOCK! outlines, in a palatable and easy-to-digest style, the ravages of sugar and refined carbohydrates on the body, mind, and spirit, as well as its role in the mounting toll of degenerative and malignant diseases. Along with Fast Food Nation and "Supersize Me," SUGAR SHOCK! provides a much-needed wake-up call. Not only is this book a valuable, well-referenced resource replete with medical input, but it spotlights Connie's triumphant journey, which will hopefully inspire countless readers to free themselves from the sweet clutches of sugar!"

- Donald I. Abrams, M.D., Director of Clinical Programs, OSHER Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and Chief, Hematology-Oncology, San Francisco General Hospital

Sweet as sin and deadly as a bullet. Sugar will make you fat, ruin your health, and end your life. In SUGAR SHOCK! Connie Bennett, M.S.J., C.H.H.C, tells us all about it, and how we can stop it. A must read!’’

- Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D, author of the international bestseller, Brain Longevity

"Sugar is sweet. Tasty to eat. But, it mightily depletes. Read SUGAR SHOCK! your wisdom to complete. It's deep and will take your health to new peaks."

- Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of One-Minute Millionaire and co-author of more than 65 titles in the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series

"Connie Bennett delivers a mind-blowing, provocative, easy-to-read book about how eating lots of sweets can throw you into SUGAR SHOCK! and usher in a host of problems, from depression to crying spells to diabetes. She then offers the most sound, effective, and do-able plan to bust your sugar vice out of your life for good. Let my friend Connie lead you from a scary, destructive Candy Land to a life of better health and fitness--she knows the way because she has walked it and talks it better than anyone else."

- Julia Havey, Master Motivator and author of The Vice Busting Diet


WOWsers, Connie, those are some INCREDIBLE endorsements you have there. Way to go! I am so proud of you and happy that your dream of publishing your SUGAR SHOCK! book is just a few short months away from exploding on a world that desperately needs help removing sugar from their lives for good.

I may not be the stature of some of your other endorsers, but feel free to add my quote to the mix as well:

"When I was losing 180 pounds in 2004 on a low-carb diet, one of the keys to my radical transformation was ending my lifetime addiction to sugar once and for all before it literally killed me. I can proudly say I no longer consume sugar because it is 'rat poison' to me and my health and weight are better than they have ever been. Connie Bennett has written one of the most important health books of the 21st Century in SUGAR SHOCK! because obesity and diabetes are spinning way out of control. Connie shows us that there are ways to overcome both of these preventable epidemics and live a sweeter life in the process without the sugar. Every single diabetic and obese person needs to read this book!"

- Jimmy Moore, author of Livin' La Vida Low-Carb: My Journey From Flabby Fat To Sensationally Skinny In One Year

I'll have so much more to share with you about SUGAR SHOCK! as the release date gets closer because it is livin' la vida low-carb-friendly. I'm sure Connie will agree to be interviewed at my blog and have some special contest giveways in the coming months. YOU will be the first to hear about when this explosive new book is ready for release.

You can go ahead and pre-order your copy of SUGAR SHOCK!: How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life-- and How You Can Get Back on Track at by clicking here. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!!!

8-9-06 UPDATE: Connie Bennett blogged about my post about her new book at her SUGAR SHOCK! blog. Check it out!


Blogger Connie said...


Wow! Thank you so much for the very kind words about my upcoming book SUGAR SHOCK!

You get me excited about the pending publication (in late Dec.-early Jan.) just reading your entry! LOL!

I'm simply in awe becaue of your generosity!

It's such a pleasure knowing you and knowing that you, like me, are so dedicated to dishing the dirt about refined carbs and sugar so that people can lose weight and improve their health and lives.

Again, many, many thanks for your post on your blog.

And yes, it would be my pleasure to stage some kind of a contest closer to the end-of-the-year publication date. I'm already planning some special surprises.

FYI, I posted an item about your post on my


Again, many thanks!

Author, SUGAR SHOCK! (Berkley, Jan. 2007)

8/09/2006 1:14 PM  

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