What Is Sugar Sensitivity?

Sugar Sensitivity describes a brain that is affected differently by sugar and refined carbohydrates. Sugar Sensitivity is inherited. What and when you eat changes your mood and behavior in a big way. You can be moody, angry, depressed, impulsive or feel high just from your food. You can crave sweets and become addicted to sugar.



Sugar Sensitivity makes you vulnerable to the effects of sugars. Sugar is a drug. It has the same effect on your brain that alcohol, heroin and oxycontin do. The drug effects of sugar are more intense in sugar sensitive people. Sugar sensitive people feel pain more deeply and often use sugar to help quiet physical and emotional pain.

What you think is comforting you actually is causing a lot of problems.

Sugar sensitivity has three parts:

  • Volatile blood sugar that overreacts to refined carbohydrates.
  • Low levels of serotonin, the brain chemical that affects your mood and your ability to just say no.
  • Low levels of beta endorphin, the brain chemical that kills both physical and emotional pain.

Changing what and when you eat can have a profound effect on how you feel and how you act. Radiant Recovery® helps people all over the world understand their sugar sensitivity and how to heal their brains by changing what they eat.