My Name is Scott Sayre, I am the Sugar Sensei or teacher.
The first time I consciously used sugar as medicine was when I was eight.
A horrific event had just happened, and I needed solace. I needed a world that made sense to me, a way to feel excited again. It was chocolate that came to my rescue. I ate it alone, I ate it in public, I ate it on trips, I ate it when I felt full, I ate it to feel hopeful again, I ate it after disappointments, I ate it when there were triumphs, in short I ate it all the time. The sugar in the chocolate excited my brain, and for a while I felt energized. The chocolate helped me to feel at home, comfortable, in short in love (with life.) I became known as 'the chocolate man' so it was obviously no secret. Thank God for sugar and chocolate. It seemed like the only place I could be in full sight yet feel hidden and thus invulnerable to pain.
I got fatter and fatter, even a fanatic pursuit of baseball could not curb that. While I never reached epic size, I continually felt unworthy and tired, sure that the world had abandoned me. This was the downside of the chocolate train ride. In almost the exact measure that those positive things that chocolate and sugar had unleashed in me morphed to their opposite. The trouble was that the downward spiral lasted far longer than the temporary benefits. This continued for 27 years. It continued even as my father had died in my arms from congestive heart failure.
Then I learned that there was a way out. And so I grasped it like a drowning man would grab a lifejacket. I learned about how to use food as medicine. I learned how to eat in a way that eliminated the craving for the types of sweets that I'd had before. I was 'saved' . Those phenomenon that before had baffled me came into sharp relief. I could and did go into a chocolate factory and came out without having eaten any. And it was effortless by then.
This is what I hope to give you. For me it has been a life beyond my wildest dreams. Below you will find my 'credentials'. If what I offer is for you, let's see how we can come together. Once "saved" it has become incredibly important to help others. For I believe that as we help another we reach our highest potential. Thanks for believing that it is important to create a life beyond your wildest hopes. These are my 'credentials' below. They really add up to the reality that I care deeply what happens with both me and you.
Scott Sayre/Sugar Sensei is a trained macrobiotic chef who has been cooking in the style of Tradition Chinese Medicine, but using food, affirmations, meditations, and has taught extensively at a number of venues including the City of Pasadena, Abbot Labs, US Navy,
He was first trained at the prestigious Kushi Institute in Brookline, Massachusetts. Then he continued his studies with the renowned healer, Cecile Levin, (author of Cooking for Regeneration). He also learned through various teachers including Bob Carr and others at Macrobiotic Intensives.
In the course of his studies, he mastered:
Cooking for healing
Poultices, Compounds for external wounds and conditions
Five Transformations of Energy
A Course In Miracles healing
First Injury Healing
Treating Diabetes through food
First Injury Healing
He has written four spiritually-oriented cooking/health related books on a variety of topics:
Hip Hop Sushi - The Tao of Healing Cooking
The Awakened Kitchen - Meditations, Affirmations and Spiritual Concepts for the Chef / All Meals for the whole of the year
Sugar Sensei - to get off processed sugars and lead a better life
The Awakened Kitchen V4, A nutritional reference manual
He has three more in various states of completion, including:
Nutrition for Alcoholics
Notes from the Kitchen
Notes on Everything - A primer on Salt, Sugar and Everything In-Between
Additionally, Scott runs the LA Marathon every year, plays jazz piano, and has written 2 children's books, seven plays, ten screenplays, fifty short works of fiction, and over 2,000 poems, is a sought-after chef, and speaker.
He is a credentialed teacher who is trained in Bachelorette Teaching Methodology. He works with the homeless, and was one of the chefs for OccupyLA in 2011.
He has been off sugar for thirty-four years and attributes his output to the clarity he has received by getting rid of sugar.*
*A side-note -- His abstinence from sugar has been interrupted at infrequent times by bouts of manic depression. However, after each episode, as soon as he has returned to stability, he returns to the practice of sugar abstinence.