Sarah Wilson is a New York Times bestselling author, former journalist and founder of IQuitSugar.com, Australia’s largest digital wellness site. Most recently she published First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, A New Story of Anxiety, which has been a bestseller in Australia and will be published in the US and UK in April 2018. On the side, always she campaigns against consumerist waste.
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Sarah had her first business at 12, got her start in journalism redesigning the restaurant pages of a News Corp magazine on work experience (she taught herself Quark overnight; the editor gave her the reviewer job) becoming News Corp’s youngest opinion columnist at 24 was appointed Cosmopolitan editor at 29 and then hosted the first season of MasterChef, the most watched season of any show in Australian history.
In 2008, however, Sarah was struck down with thyroid disease, forcing her to leave her career. She set out to heal herself via experiments she shared online; quitting sugar was one such. An early adopter of technologies she developed an engaged online community ahead of the curve. She soon realised a gap in the market for a solution to the sugar problem…so she created the world’s first consumer quit program, initially as an e-book (she self-published her 8-week program), then as an online product, which she ran solo for two years.
Sarah’s a hyper-vigilant researcher and liaised with international biology and endocrinal experts to develop the most effective techniques for breaking fructose addiction. Some of the nascent science she surfaced has since informed the WHO’s nutritional guidelines and Sarah is regarded as an international pioneer in the realm. Her 8-Week Program was the world’s leading (if not only) consumer sugar-quitting program, completed by 1.5 million people in 113 countries, before she closed it in March 2018 for reasons she highlights here.
Sarah’s I Quit Sugar series of books (there are now 15 titles) sell in 46 countries, the first becoming a New York Times bestseller and winning the ABIA publishing award in 2014. All four titles currently sit in the Australian lifestyle top ten-bestseller list. She was ranked in Greatist.com’s 100 most influential health experts in 2015 and as one of the top 200 most influential authors in the world in 2017, based on web and international book scan algorithms. This is a science-backed ranking evaluating influence. She was the winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the year 2017 Regional Award.
Sarah’s publisher writes…
that she, “gravitates to ‘hard problems’ and intrepidly tries to solve them so she can pass on the hard-earned wisdoms to all who want to make life better”. She applied this formula to quitting sugar and now to the force in her life that’s brought the most pain and become her finest teacher: Anxiety. Her latest book ‘first, we make the beast beautiful’ encourages the myriad souls who dance with the condition to live the better life with anxiety. Maverick US bestselling author Mark Manson has described it as “the best book about anxiety” he’s ever read. Former Australian of the Year Prof Patrick McGorry described it as, “indeed quite extraordinary, illuminating what is at once a nomadic journey, a cri de coeur and a compendium of hard-won wisdom flowing from a uniquely talented individual… a tour de force.”
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