C. R. writes:
“All my 45-plus years I've fought against sugar, refined carbohydrates,
and the fatigue and mood swings they bring about. However, like an
alcoholic, I always seem to end up craving, and then getting back
with sugar products.

“I read the following post on an Internet newsgroup:

“”In order to control your addiction, follow the protocol for a
lcohol at   My daughter
treated a sugar addiction nutritionally exactly as alcoholism is treated,
and it works. Many people who have sugar addiction have alcoholics in the
family. When alcoholics go off alcohol, they nearly always start eating
lots of sugar. Unfortunately, this usually keeps the addiction going.”

“I'd love to see a diet and tactics suggested to get off a sugar a
ddiction. I am the son of alcoholics, and addicted to a terrible sugar
and refined carbo diet that leaves me exhausted and stressed out. Your
assertion that alcoholism can be "cured" really is heresy to my way of
thinking, but, hey, maybe you might be right. I sure would like to find
a nutritional key that might help me in my ongoing white-knuckled
struggle as I hurry past the baked goods and candy.”

Probably the most reliable and most powerful help for the sugar junkie
is indeed to diligently follow Dr. Roger J. William’s nutritional program
for alcoholism. Large quantities of the B-complex vitamins are a
cornerstone of the treatment.  The cheap and easy key is to take the
entire B-complex at least six times daily. Chromium, vitamin C,
lecithin, the amino acid L-glutamine, and a vegetable-rich,
high-fiber, complex carbohydrate diet are also very important.

Detailed dosages are posted at
A case story is posted at

Books by Roger J. Williams include
Nutrition and Alcoholism (1951),
Alcoholism: The Nutritional Approach (1959),
Nutrition Against Disease (1971) and
Physician's Handbook of Nutritional Science (1975).

And for some good anti-sugar motivational reading, don’t forget
Sugar Blues (1975), by William Dufty (NY: Warner.)