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You’ve decided to quit your sugar habit once and for all. Kudos, you’re on your way to a happier, healthier and svelter you. Given that sugar is in pretty much everything we eatnowadays, the challenge you’ve set yourself is no small feat.

No doubt you’ve done your research and know exactly how to kick your sugar addictionand manage sugar cravings when they arise. But while arming yourself with practical knowledge is smart, it’s not always enough.

If you find your resolve faltering, you’re going to need a little extra motivation to keep you on your sugar-free path. These documentaries will do just that. There’s nothing like learning the truth about an industry to keep you from drinking their kool-aid.


We all know sugar is bad for you, but we’re not sure how to give it up and we’re also a little fuzzy when it comes to the downsides of a sugary diet. In The Truth About Sugar, journalist Fiona Phillips sets out to change all that.

Ever wondered why you have a sweet tooth or why there is so much sugar in obviously savory foods? Fiona answers these and many other sugar-related question in her quest to find out more about this addictive substance.

To make it even more interesting, the documentary charts the lives of four Brits whose sugar-heavy diets are putting their health at risk. With Fiona’s help it quickly becomes clear that their transformations will be significant.

There’s nothing like a before and after success story to keep you motivated, so keep this one on hand for when you find yourself short on willpower.


We know a bag of M&Ms or a NutRageous chocolate bar isn’t good for us. But surely things like yogurt, juice, muesli bars and cereal have earned the ‘healthy’ label? Nope, just because something looks healthy, doesn’t mean it is.

That Sugar Film is one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Using himself as a human guinea pig, Damon Gameau consumed only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’ to highlight the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body. He also discusses the many issues plaguing the sugar industry and reveals where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves.

Featuring interviews from notable experts and cameo appearances from a few well-known celebrities, the documentary will change the way you think about ‘healthy’ food for good. Be sure to check out their website for recipes, e-books and more.


Brought to you by the producer of An Inconvenient Truth, Fed Up aims to pull back the curtain on the sugar industry once and for all. The documentary claims that everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong.

Revealing one alarming fact after another, Fed Up leaves you with no choice but to view the food you eat differently. Chew on this for a moment. There are 600,000 food items in America and 80 percent of them have added sugar. How on earth are you supposed to avoid the stuff?

Once you know the truth about your food you’ll not only be Fed Up, any desire you may have had for a sugary treat will be long gone.


Ireland is the fourth highest consumer of sugar in the world. Ironically, very few are actually aware of just how much sugar they’re eating. It turns out our Irish friends are consuming a whopping 24 teaspoons a day. That’s four times as much as the The World Health Organization’s recommended sugar quota of less-than-six teaspoons per day.

Sugar Crash aims to change that, with Dr Eva Orsmond investigating the shocking cost of the country’s sugar habit. From hospital admissions and long-term illness to premature death. As children today face a shorter life expectancy than their parents, the eye-opening Irish documentary tells the story that everyone needs to understand.

After watching Sugar Crash you’ll think twice about adding that teaspoon of sugar to your morning coffee. In fact, you’ll probably find yourself emptying the bowl into the compost heap.



Is sugar the new tobacco? How did the food industry get us to stop asking the question: is sugar toxic? Winner of the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards for best social/political documentary, Sugar Coated answers these and many other questions about the sugar industry.

It also brings to light incriminating evidence proving that the sugar industry used tobacco-style tactics to dismiss troubling health claims against their products. No wonder they’re saying sugar is the new tobacco.

Pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Robert Lustig blames sugar for his waiting room full of obese kids with fatty livers. In Japan, children are burdened with lifestyle diseases their parents never faced. Radical steps have now been taken to reduce the nation’s waistlines.

The movie doesn’t sugarcoat the truth, making it hard to swallow at times. But maybe that’s what we need to wake us up to the problem.

SOURCE: https://www.care2.com/greenliving/5-documentaries-about-sugar-that-will-keep-you-on-your-no-sugar-diet.html

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

Our patients, employees and family are our top priority at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

We ask you to not visit any of our locations if you have symptoms such as fever, sneezing, coughing and possible shortness of breath.

Please cancel your appointment and re-schedule once you are feeling better and are no longer suffering with symptoms.

Only non-symptomatic patients will be seen. No exceptions.

Accompanying family members – including children – are asked to remain in the waiting area and will not be allowed to enter the exam rooms.

During this time of high concern regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we are taking extra precautions to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and cleanliness. Please be advised that we are carefully following recommendations from both the CDC and WHO and are here to help guide you through this time if needed.

Some steps we are taking to keeping safe:

  1. We know how important cleanliness is and always maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. To further offer you peace of mind, we have increased the frequency of the cleaning of our office.
  2. Rest assured that hand washing is strictly followed. Hand sanitizer is available to all staff and patients.
  3. Additionally, if you have recently traveled to a country with high rates of the coronavirus or have been on a cruise, please reschedule your visit for at least 14 days from your return date. We will gladly accommodate your needs to reschedule. At that time, a telehealth interface can be arranged if necessary.

Find up-to-date and accurate information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and feel free to reach out with questions.

- Your team at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

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