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The REAL Reason You Can’t Kick Depression

Dear Reader,

We’ve all done it at some point…reached for that candy bar or muffin or ice cream when we need a quick pick-me-up.

Heck, chocolate companies practically built an entire empire around that very thing.

Who needs Prozac when you’ve got Hershey’s?

There’s a reason sugar makes us feel so good… it causes a surge in our dopamine levels. That’s the “pleasure center” of the brain.

But if you’re not careful, consuming TOO much sugar can have the OPPOSITE effect in the long run.

A recent study has uncovered what all that sugar is really doing to your brain.

And it may be making your depression worse than ever.

Researchers analyzed data on over 10,000 participants over a 22-year-period… and what they found wasn’t exactly a ringing endorsement for sugar.

It turns that that after 5 years, the men with the highest sugar intake were 23 percent more likely to suffer from a mental health condition than those with the lowest sugar intake.

Here’s the thing… that “highest sugar” category was classified as 67 grams per day. Let’s put that in perspective.

One 12-oz can of coke is 39 grams.

One Dunkin Donuts blueberry muffin is 44 grams.

And one large Starbucks caramel Frappuccino is an unbelievable 77 grams of sugar.

With numbers like that, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who consumes LESS than 67 grams per day.

It’s no wonder depression rates are skyrocketing!

These effects didn’t seem to be as much of an issue for women. But man or woman, we’d ALL be doing ourselves a favor to say away from the stuff.

Because ANY added sugar is too much sugar. Period.

Besides making you fat and rotting your teeth, sugar contributes to osteoporosis, arthritis, heart problems, and cancer. It also contributes to wrinkles and premature aging.

Ironically, it can actually rob your body of energy.

And we’re practically funneling the stuff down our throats.

Back in the 1700, people ate about 4 pounds of sugar per YEAR. Fast forward to today, where we eat closer to 4 pounds of sugar per WEEK.

When it comes to “too much of a good thing,” nothing fits the bill better than sugar.

If you struggle with a sugar addiction, I challenge you to cut out added sugar for ONE week. The first few days will be a struggle, but after you get over the hump you’ll be amazed at how good you feel.

To a brighter day,

Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.

Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.

Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.

For years he’s been the trusted doctor for celebrities, world-class athletes, and countless seniors looking to reclaim their health.

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Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D. is one of the most pioneering and innovative minds in medicine today – and he delivers cutting-edge cures each month through his Natural Health Response newsletter.

Natural Health Response readers get full access to Dr. Gerhauser’s protocols for chronic pain… heart disease… diabetes… Alzheimer’s… and even cancer. These are the very same treatments Dr. Gerhauser recommends to his own patients at his practice in Tucson, Arizona.

In addition to being a board-certified medical doctor, Dr. Gerhauser has earned two master’s degrees and has served as a clinical professor at the University of Arizona.

And as a physician at the world-famous Canyon Ranch, Dr. Gerhauser treated celebrities from around the world who paid dearly for the type of next-generation health information he provides Natural Health Response readers each month.

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