Connection of Sugar Addictions to Parkinson’s

Hello again Robert. I recently visited a friend for a few days for a change of scenery. Part of the enjoyment we had together was my consumption of a majority of a large bag of blue corn chips, two glasses of red wine, and some chocolate. The common denominator of the three foods is they are derived from, or have sugar as an ingredient. The symptoms I exhibit most are tremors which seem to be exacerbated by sugar consumption. The tremors peak after sugar has been in my digestive tract for around two days calming down some days after. The experience is quite disturbing. All of the other symptoms  I show (brain fog, slow movement/range of motion, balance) are not heightened much if at all by a sugar binge.

My question is whether the sugar all by itself is just too stimulating to the nervous system, or is there a negative compliment sugar has with toxins, or is there possibly a sugar connection with the nourishment of already existing candida? I can see how the first two examples could play out within a short span of time. Can the candida scenario play out as quick as in a few days? Please comment, if you would, on all three scenarios adding any additional knowledge I may not be aware of about sugar consumption and tremor overload.

Thanks Robert,



I received your question several weeks ago Kevin and have to confess that I put it aside. Most questions I attempt to answer within a day or two. I must confess that an addiction to sugar has been a challenge for me my entire life. I seem unconsciously to prefer avoiding the topic.

Now since I am sick and tired of thinking I really should respond to your question – here – finally – is my response. Hooray!

There is no doubt that sugar in itself is toxic. It ranks right up there with all of the horrendous toxins that have invaded every ones body over the past few decades. I do not think you have to pontificate over interactions with other toxins. Sugar has a potent toxic punch all by itself.

After years of struggling with my own addiction to sugar, I began to carefully notice what happens when I ingest sugar, to become more mindful so to speak. Before I started tracking what happens after I ate sugar (as you have done yourself now) I simply said to myself – oh wow. I am really tired right now. Caffeine should fix this little energy slump.

When I became more conscious of the connection between eating sugar and how I felt, I realized that I always had a horrible sugar crash one hour after eating anything with sugar. I wanted to fall asleep. I had zero energy. I felt lethargic. These feelings would last for about two hours when I would suddenly rebound.

It has helped me tremendously to connect with the horrible depression I feel after eating sugar. I now am getting quite good at avoiding sugar – not perfect believe me – but much better than in years past. I simply acknowledge the feeling that I know will be moving in and remember how horrible it is.

In my case and I suspect your case (and for many other people), the addiction to sugar is caused by the overload of candida in the tissues and organs of our body. Candida critters are fierce warriors. They have a Napoleon type consciousness and will stop at nothing to get their way (which is the sugar they need to survive).

I suppose many people might be thinking – Right. Sure. That sounds pretty weird to me.
Well – you may well be correct, but there is some insatiable drive inside my body that
urges me to indulge in eating sugar when I know that it makes me feel horrible. What is that anyway?

The candida critters are alive beings. Small yes, but alive. They do have a consciousness. All living beings have a consciousness! If you were about to die because you were not being fed – my guess is that you would do anything to survive as would I.

When there is a candida overload in the body the critters do not just hang around out gut (in the intestines). Nope. They leak out into all the tissues, organs and I might add neurons of our body. And yes, candida can cause certain symptoms that are associated with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s.

Lidia Epps made this discovery, reversed her own Parkinson’s symptoms and tells her own story of recovery as one of the 11 contributors to Pioneers of Recovery 2012.

What has also helped immensely to tame my sugar addition is to write quantum statements about my sugar addiction. I have developed some instructional material on how to do quantum healings but have not had a chance to edit the material and publish it. (The Parkinsons Recovery Summit is occupying my attention these days). In essence, quantum healings release  the addiction and replace it with what I truly want to manifest (which is clearly not “spells of depression” from sugar indulgences).

So I say to you as one who is addicted – it is a horrible affliction. I have at long last declared that I want to have high energy and feel good throughout each and every day. There is too much important work to be done which will be wasted by the bouts of depression caused my 5 minute indulgence in pleasure which serves only the best interest of the candida that are hiding out in every nook and cranny of my organs.

The hot news of the past several months (in addition to announcing the Parkinsons Recovery Summit this summer in Cincinnati) is now that I have stopped eating sugar, those little critters have been dying off like flies in the summer time. Candida do not eat healthy food!

Good luck. It has been a challenge for me throughout my entire life. I am not going to let those little candida devils out smart me.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D
Pioneers of Recovery

6 thoughts on “Connection of Sugar Addictions to Parkinson’s

  1. Dear Daniel,

    Parkinson’s is mainly acquired from the environment and not a hereditary disease. A very, very small percentage of few people actually develop Parkinson’s as a result from a genetic mutation but that still does not mean that they received that mutation from their parents or that they will give it to their children.

    I hope this helps a little bit! Please let me know if you require any more information!

    All the best,


  2. I don’t have Parkinson’s but I am bipolar and I can attest that even with excellent homeopathic care, which has proven far deeper acting and healing than pharmaceuticals, if I so much as take a cup of sweetened yoghurt or handful of Hershey’s kisses, I go right into crash mode, or manic, depending on what my chemistry is doing. The beauty of homeopathy is that it is teaching my addictive mind to crave, less and less, the things that are so harmful. It’s energetic medicine that applies the natural intelligence in all living things to rebalancing the equilibrium.

  3. Thank you for your valuable information !!
    I have Parkinson’s and I’m in a desperate need to cut my addiction to sugar but do not find an effective way of achiving my goals !
    Can you help me in any way ??

  4. One possibility is to check out books by Bruce Fife who discusses ways to make yummy foods using coconut oil and coconut sugar.
    He has written a number of fabulous books on coconut oil and was a guest on Parkinsons Recovery Radio October 22, 2014. Scroll back
    on the radio show page to locate the interview. It is well worth listening for someone who wants to calm an addiction to sugar.

    Robert Rodgers PhD
    Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

  5. Acupuncture from a Chinese person and fenugreek and 1/2tsp of brags Apple cider vinegar with a little warm water can help sugar cravings. It takes 11-21 to get off usually.

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