Oberlin Alumni Magazine Spring 2001 vol.96 no.4
Feature Stories
Planet Earth
High Atop Wilder
[cover story] Creating a Scene
You've Got Mail: Now What?
Experience, Exposure & Enlightenment
Body Art
Message from the Board of Trustees
Around Tappan Square
Oberlin Partnership sharpens Economic Development
Composing a Career
President Dye's Sabbatical
Closing Institutional Devides
In Brief
Alumni Notes: Profile
Alumni Notes: Losses
The Last Word
Staff Box
One More Thing
Carb-Free Diet Leads to Clean Bill of Health
19148 Pg 44BWhat's wrong with sugars and flours? "Plenty," Joan Ifland '74 will say. "They make us crazy, sick, and fat," she insists, and she wants you to know what to do about it.

Joan's journey through a 43-year decline of physical and emotional health led her to a complete and energetic recovery once she eliminated every trace of sugar and flour from her system--and the family's grocery cart.

As president of The Sugars and Flours Project and a sought-after lecturer, teacher, and coach, Joan has studied foods and their ingredients throughout her life. Research, she says, tells us that a sensitivity and addiction to carbohydrates creates an astonishingly wide range of physical, mental, and emotional illnesses that are endured by millions. Eliminating all forms of sugar, flour, and wheat from our diets, she says, can bring relief from depression, sinus pain, allergies, acne, weight gain, and dozens of other ailments.

Her big, well-organized book, Sugars and Flours: how they make us crazy, sick and fat and what to do about it (1st Books Library, 2000), is really a how-to manual of implementing a carbohydrate-free plan for families. The book explains the medical theory, describes a 12-step support program for carbohydrate-addicts, and offers dozens of detailed meal plans and recipes that look quite promising. Joan lives with her husband and two daughters in Houston.
For more information, visit www.sugarsandflours.com or www.1stbooks.com.
--by Mavis Clark

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