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A 6-week program designed to help you kick the sweet stuff once and for all.

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Starts 22 May, 2023

Recover your energy and vitality
Kick the sweet stuff once and for all
Enhance the quality of your life
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Too many people are eating too much sugar, often despite knowing better.

Whether you subsist on sugar to try and maintain your energy, believe you’ve ‘inherited’ a sweet tooth, or find it’s cravings that undo all of your other good work, you’re not alone. Many people struggle to avoid sugar.

Our minds trick us into thinking it’s just one little snack here, a couple of bites there, an office birthday celebration, a much needed afternoon pick-me-up or a post dinner ‘treat’… however the cumulative effect of this over months, years and decades really adds up.

Many people believe they don’t eat that badly, yet they can’t believe the major improvements in their health when they say goodbye to excess sugar. 

The thing about sugar is, the more we have of it, the more we want.

Our body physically and biochemically changes to crave more of the sweet stuff. Additionally, the more sugar we eat, the more insulin the body has to produce, which in excess, instructs the body to store fat and avoid burning it.

Are you stuck in a sugar craving cycle?

When it comes to sugar, we can easily slip into a tricky cycle where we don’t realise just how much we’re eating. Or we do, but we can’t seem to stop. And there are many valid reasons for this—that have nothing to do with willpower. Official guidelines suggest we consume no more than 6 teaspoons per day for optimum health. Yet, in many developed countries, people consume an average of 37 teaspoons of sugar a day (NZ statistics, 2021)—that’s an additional 124g of sugar per day, or 45kg of sugar per year for our body’s load!

In this 6-week online course, Dr Libby teaches you how to kick the sweet stuff once and for all and reset your body’s natural set-point for sweet foods.

The regular overconsumption of sugar is linked to a host of serious health problems as well as symptoms that disrupt the quality of our daily life, including:

  • Increased risk of kidney damage 
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections 
  • Bloating 
  • Reflux
  • Headaches
  • Skin issues
  • Heart disease
  • Insulin resistance 
  • Tooth decay
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Poor mental health
  • Challenging menstrual cycles
  • Difficult transitions through menopause
  • Just to name a few!

Don’t let it take a health crisis to wake you up to change the way you’re living.

Just how much sugar is in our food?

A chocolate bar with 24g of sugar is equal to 5 teaspoons of sugar.

A 250ml can of energy drink with 27g of sugar is equal to 5.5 teaspoons of sugar.

A vanilla ice cream cone with 18g of sugar is equal to 3.5 teaspoons of sugar.

A 600ml bottle of soft drink with 64g of sugar is equal to 13 teaspoons of sugar.

A slice of chocolate cake with 25g of sugar is equal to 5 teaspoons of sugar.

A 500ml bottle of orange juice with 40g of sugar is equal to 8 teaspoons of sugar.

Three biscuits with 15g of sugar is equal to 3 teaspoons of sugar.

Learn how to overcome sugar cravings and kick out sugar for good

1. Shake off

The first stage is all about shaking off your body’s physical reliance on sugar. This is done gently and supportively using Dr Libby’s knowledge and wisdom of the body systems (such as the gut and brain) and biochemical pathways sugar impacts.

2. Shift

The second stage focuses on the mental and emotional aspects of sugar and why we crave it. It teaches you practical tools, techniques and tips on what to reach for (or what to do) in those moments when your mindor tastebuds–crave sugar.

3. Substitute

The final stage looks at the practical aspects of swapping out sugar and how to integrate this into your life moving forward. You’ll be given ideas, and tips for how to maintain a low refined sugar intake without ever feeling deprived.

You’ll learn:

  • How sugar impacts the brain 
  • Ways to interpret food labels to avoid sneaky sugars 
  • Supportive snacks to choose 
  • The role of blood glucose and insulin 
  • About gut bacteria and how sugar influences our microbiome 
  • Whether artificial sweetners are your friend or not 
  • The link between insulin, leptin and the thyroid
  • How sugar impacts liver function
  • How to talk to kids and teens about sugar 
  • Sugar and mood rollercoasters
  • How to find the unconscious drivers behind your sugar cravings
  • How to kick sugar without feeling deprived
  • And so much more!

You’ll learn:

  • How sugar impacts the brain 
  • Ways to interpret food labels to avoid sneaky sugars 
  • Supportive snacks to choose 
  • The role of blood glucose and insulin 
  • About gut bacteria and how sugar influences our microbiome 
  • Whether artificial sweetners are your friend or not 
  • The link between insulin, leptin and the thyroid
  • How sugar impacts liver function
  • How to talk to kids and teens about sugar 
  • Sugar and mood rollercoasters
  • How to find the unconscious drivers behind your sugar cravings
  • How to kick sugar without feeling deprived
  • And so much more!

Come and commit 42 days to yourself, and your health, as you experience your body without excess sugar.

Life asks us to make endless choices, and saying goodbye to the sweet stuff could be one of very best you’ll ever make. Come and join this course and find out why.

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Your instructor:

Internationally Acclaimed Nutritional Biochemist, Author & Speaker

Nutritional biochemist, Dr Libby Weaver (PhD), is a thirteen-times bestselling author, speaker and founder of the food-based supplement range, Bio Blends. Armed with an abundance of knowledge, scientific research and a true desire to help people regain their energy and vitality, Dr Libby empowers and inspires people to take charge of their health and happiness through her books, live events and online courses.


This was the most eye opening, soul searching, informative course I have ever had the pleasure to participate in. The biochemistry of our bodies is fascinating, which helped me to understand none of this is about will power. I can now stop beating myself up every minute of every day about being obese and addicted to sugar. Thank you for empowering me and giving me back my life.
The first thing I noticed was the excess fluid seemed to go down, not as bloated. I am amazed as how much calmer I am and I am sleeping so so much better. My energy has improved more.
I have been telling people I am amazed at how easy it was to cut down on sugar while taking this course...I have tried many times before but this time worked. I didn't even find it hard to cut down. I am more often than not eating within the recommended daily amount of various types of sugar. Dr Libby explains everything so well and the supporting material is great.
I loved the explanations about why sugar/ insulin disrupts our whole system and how different glands contribute to disease. Your videos were very easy to listen to and to comprehend and you always delivered them with empathy and a gentle approach which I am sure is massively encouraging to all of us, especially those with real sugar addictions.
Sarah D
This course has been a life changer for me. For a start, I have been Coke Zero free for 6 weeks!! I was drinking about one litre a day, every day. For years. And I don't miss it. I no longer feel that if I eat something that isn't nutritious that the day is ruined and I may as well keep going. There have been a few times during the course where I have had a wee something sugary, and it has stopped there - it's such an empowering feeling!
Diana L
I loved all the food and recipes that were available. Plus the final week of digging deep to get to the root of the emotional merry go round of comfort eating that was the real game changer for me – thank you!
Grania H
The biggest thing I took from this course was, eat what you want but understand the impact of your decisions on your health both now and in the long term. I would have no hesitation in recommending this course to people.
Shona A
Completing this programme has opened my eyes to how much sugar is contained in the foods around me. I was blown away at the amount of sugar I was consuming. The programme has allowed me to completely change how I shop for and consume food. It has given me a greater awareness of my own health and the impact of what I eat on my body.
I loved the way you were able to weave your incredible knowledge into very simple written words and videos, I learned so much about my body and am very grateful for the changes you’ve helped me implement.
Tatijana S
It is encouraging to get a message every day, full of information and support. It is like having an encouraging friend alongside you.
Diana P
I really enjoyed Detox by Dr Libby. I am a registered nurse so I really found the biochemical explanations excellent. I enjoyed the daily e-mails and I loved the fact that Dr Libby is obviously a very caring considerate person, and that came through in the videos. I found the course most helpful and rewarding - Thank you.
Thank you so much Libby and team. This course has been so inspiring and life changing. I am so pleased to let you know that my diabetic blood sugar levels are back within normal range and I feel better than I have in a long time. My energy levels have increased and my mental clarity is another aspect that has definitely improved. I cannot recommend this course enough.
Naomi S
Dear Dr. Libby, I would like to thank you for this course. I felt the change from day 1. The two main changes I experienced were; first, dealing with my life by leading it and not being led. So that any situation that came along, I could be present in it and with clarity manage it. The second thing is the reminder of caring for oneself so deeply. In short, it changed my life. There are very few voices that reminds us of our preciousness. You remember and you remind us.
Bianca F
Do the whole six weeks to really know what it feels like without sugar. It really resets your sweet tolerance.
I enjoyed the program, even though at the moment my life is “topsy turvy”. It empowered me not to reach for sugar when stressed. Content was great, easy to understand and put into practice. I can feel the benefits.
I found the videos quite helpful and am surprised at myself for following through with cutting out sugar and bad foods. I haven’t gone back to lazy snacking on junk. I am preparing more better meals to be satiated and feel full for longer.
I'd absolutely endorse this course, I recommended to several patients with severe eczema and gut issues to help address their respective root problems. Dr Libby you are one of the few integrated practitioners who I'd recommend listening to for long term management of chronic ailments.
Bridget O
I used to feel like I was constantly fighting against sweet cravings, it was a battle between wanting sweet things and trying to stick to my WW lifestyle. Now, I don't feel that battle around food. It's such a relief. After this course I experienced my first period with no PMT symptoms and cramps, which was mind blowing! I have no doubt that I will continue on this way of eating and I am very grateful to you for developing this course.
Kate A
I would not hesitate in recommending this to so many women who like me struggle to lose the weight even though they think they are eating healthy-but don't see the hidden sugar in their choice of food.
Katerina H
I simply loved this course. I found the information so useful and I was able to firstly reduce and then cut out the refined sugar easily. I have used and will continue to use the recipes as I did find them so easy. I know going forward that I will be able to keep up this great way of eating and if I do slip up, I will not beat myself up over it.
I like the mix of science and motivation
Tania S
Thank you Dr Libby for devising the program for us. I think it is the best course I have done so far on my health journey. I continue to learn and grow and am heading towards being the healthiest version of myself. Thank you.
Liz O
If you are starting the course, be prepared to discover some things you may not have realised about yourself! And be prepared to have your eyes opened to the reality of the damage sugar is doing to us. Know that you will be supported in a kind and caring way, with information and encouragement.
Chelsea B
Thank you! This course has been so enlightening. I can't believe where sugar is hidden. I feel back in control of my eating and hopeful for a healthier future. I lost 7.5kgs in the 6 weeks!
From your course I was relieved to hear for the first time why my blood sugar was spiking after a lunch! I would also like to commend how easy it was to navigate the course - your digital IT set-up is excellent. This mix of audio and written text was also a perfect mix. Thank you Dr Libby for all your work in putting all your evidence-based knowledge into such an enjoyable format for those without a scientific background to become informed and make life changing choices.
I have enjoyed every minute of this course. I've learned so much and have left so many of my unhealthy habits behind. I’m now enjoying better sleep, no more digestive issues, a boost in energy and overall feeling of well being.
Dianne B
This has been a great course...thank you so much to Dr Libby and to your wonderful team and the community around this course for all the information, answers to questions, and encouragement. It has been lifechanging.
Denise C
Today I saw doctor to review my latest blood tests. Since I started the course, everything such as glucose, cholesterol, liver, thyroid is better than the last test. The doctor says to keep doing what I am doing and never want to go backwards. Cannot thank you enough for creating this course.
Sharni G
The course has really given me a reset in my health journey. Was in a bad habit of always treating myself with sugary treats after dinner and caving in whenever colleagues brought in birthday shouts at work which is often. I feel in control of sugar rather than it controlling me.
This programme is lifechanging, you will never want to have sugar again in your life. I have lost 3 kilos, and am still going
Linda M
At the beginning of the program, I really wondered if I could do it succesfully. I love to bake - cookies, pies, cakes, whatever and am known for my tasty desserts. Giving that up was a big challenge, but it turned out to not be as difficult as I had anticipated. I thought your course was wonderful and I felt you were often talking straight to me especially when it came to the emotional side of things. But the best part I think for me was 'find your reason' to get rid of sugar forever as much as possible. That part struck a chord. Instead of eating sweet stuff to cope with my feeling of sadness re: my health set back and feeling I had no control over my life, you made me realise I need to do the opposite. Eliminate sugar in order to stay on of top of my health and give myself the best chance to feel well as much as I can with a condition that is not fully treatable but manageable. Thanks so much for all that you do.
I loved it. I had no hesitation starting because I’ve been trying to kick sugar for a long time. For me, sugar has been like a drug that I just can’t live without and can’t kick. I think there needs to be an AA program to get off sugar and I think I have found it. It’s been fantastic and I’ve just loved all the information. It’s really opened my eyes as to how bad sugar really is for me.
Veronica B
The programme is easy to follow. Plenty of support, no question goes unanswered. After 6 weeks food tastes so much better! And your body feels so much better inside and outside! Personally I have gained good insights from the sugar free course. Although the course has ended, I continue to follow the principles of nourishing my body!
Do it! It will change your life! You will never look at sugar the same again.
Thank you Dr Libby. You have given me back my motivation to be healthy and eat nutritiously.
Julia A
I LOVED the food matrix. This course teaches you how to be confident in the choices you make and making the consequences match your life goals. I feel this course has allowed me to do that. Thank you.
Stasia S
I loved the real life case studies you shared, and as a menopausal woman have found that these had a huge impact on me in terms of my own perception of my body, weight, relationships and general well-being and loss of confidence etc.
Anne M
When I started this course, I was not sure I would be able to shake off sugar cravings. I am pleasantly surprised how much I have learnt and the small changes I have made has definitely reduced my sugar cravings. I am taking more notice around what ingredients are in processed foods and have more knowledge around the effects of manmade substances can have on my biochemistry. Because of this knowledge I have been reducing the amount of processed foods I eat. I have noticed my taste buds have changed. I find chocolate, lollies or biscuits are way too sweet for me now. I can only eat one or two as before I could eat the whole bag or packet. I also don’t crave for these types of foods anymore.
I have already told a number of friends and my daughters they should do this course as it dispels so many dietary myths - it also encourages being kind to your body and not overdoing exercise. Also, the knowledge about eating whole foods is so great - there are so many conflicting dietary messages out there - it is good to get clear, sensible, evidence-based advice.
Donna S
The knowledge that I gained around understanding and dealing with high cholesterol levels, proved extremely beneficial to my husband, when he unexpectedly (for a fit and active, 70 year old man who generally ate well), developed high levels. He managed to lower his levels from 7.5 to 4.9 in 6 weeks of following your very sound advice, thank you!
Thank you so much Dr Libby. The course has been an awesome learning experience. I have learnt so much about myself!
Renata P

Frequently asked questions

Once enrolments are open, you can sign up any time until 5pm AEST the day before the course starts. Not sure when the next course is commencing? The best way to stay in the know about course delivery dates is to sign up to our mailing list! 

Once you’ve enrolled in the course, you’ll receive an email from us with all of the details you need to login and access the online material. Each of your daily emails from Dr Libby will also direct you back to the site and to the course material for that day.

To ensure you have flexibility and freedom in choosing when you engage, this course is completely online so you can take it at your own pace over the 42 days. Once the course begins, you’ll receive an email from Dr Libby each day throughout the program to help keep you inspired to continue your journey to greater health and vitality. Most days your email will contain a link to a video which contains the course content for that day. You can also login to the course platform and connect with other participants along with the Dr Libby team via the forum. 

Once you sign up for the course, you’ll be able to access the content on up to three devices. For example, your phone, laptop and tablet.

Of course, you can! This course would make a lovely gift. Just make sure you enter their email address on sign up.

Once you’ve signed up, there’s nothing else you need to do. We’ll remind you when the course is about to start and then be in touch each day. The only thing you might like to purchase is a journal to track your reflections if you’re someone who benefits from writing things down.

If you have opted for the package which includes Bio Blends Organic Daily Greens and Radiant Reds, we will have this dispatched within 2 business days to your nominated address with the utmost care.

While we do make some suggestions around what to eat and the very aim is to shake off sugar, this course offers no set meal plan or diet. Our philosophy is to bring you back to what your own body needs to thrive. You will have access to a customisable Food Matrix to help you plan your week, as well as access to Dr Libby’s What am I Supposed to Eat? ebook

Most of the videos are around 7 minutes, though some are longer, and some are a little shorter. Remember you can take the course at your own pace over the 42 days – it’s designed to be flexible. However, if you want to keep pace with the daily content, we estimate between 10-30 minutes a day.

As we wish for you to get the most out of this course, you will have access for a total of 56 days (an additional 14 days) to ensure you have plenty of time to consume the content.

If you have any technical difficulties at all from the moment you sign up, you can reach out to for help.

This course is suitable for adults of all ages – both women and men. It’s for anyone wanting to gain a deeper understanding of their body and their health, with particular focus on the impact of excess sugar and working towards reducing your intake. 

If you have any health conditions or concerns, please consult with your qualified healthcare professional before enrolling in this course.  The course simply educates you about sugar and encourages you to make dietary changes that support this.

The course is suitable for people taking medications, however, if you are concerned, we recommend speaking with  your health practitioner before enrolling. 

Absolutely! In this course, Dr Libby will guide you to effectively reduce your sugar intake. While there is guidance around foods and beverages to avoid/minimise during this process, there are no set meal plans.

This course is suitable whilst pregnant or breastfeeding (it simply educates you about sugar and encourages you to make dietary changes that support this), although if you have concerns or health conditions, please consult with your qualified healthcare professional before enrolling in this course, to ensure it is suitable for you and/or your baby. 

If you have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and are working with a specialist or other healthcare practitioner, we recommend consulting with them before enrolling in this course.  If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and are using insulin, please do the same. 

If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes but you are not on insulin, or if you are “pre-diabetic” or have impaired glucose tolerance, the course is suitable for you. The course simply educates you about sugar and encourages you to make dietary changes that support this. 

You sure can! The Stand Alone Course option is available to anyone, anywhere in the world.

The “Premium Course” option (which includes Bio Blends Organic Daily Greens and Radiant Reds) is only available to those within New Zealand and Australia. If you would like to discuss international shipping for the “Detox by Dr Libby + Greens”, please get in touch with us via