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How to End Your Addiction to Chocolate or Caffeine

Coffee in cup and chocolate pieces looking blurred to depict addiction.  How to End Your Addiction to Chocolate or Caffeine

Caffeine and chocolate (including dark and raw cacao) are mind-altering addictive drugs that affect the brain in a similar manner as other psychotropic substances like cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and alcohol. Therefore, the process for overcoming addiction to them is the same as it would be for any other drug.

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Nutritional Supplements that Can be Counterproductive

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Although many nutritional supplements can be beneficial and support health, that is not always the case. In some circumstances, particular supplements can be highly counterproductive or even harmful. It is vital to be informed about potential complications to optimize your results and prevent a setback in your healing journey. [click to continue…]

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Paleo Snacks

Beef Jerky Makes a Great Paleo Snack

The first issue to address on the topic of Paleo snacks is your beliefs or mindset about snacking. Munching on something in between meals is not a nutritional necessity. For the most part, you will enhance your health by eliminating this habit, which is easy to do when you are eating correctly. [click to continue…]

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Balancing Neurotransmitters Checklist

Balls Demonstrating  Balance of Neurotransmitters

Balancing neurotransmitters (otherwise known as correcting disrupted brain chemistry) is one of the issues I work the most on with my clients. Simply because neurotransmitters are involved in pretty much every aspect of health, but especially when we are dealing with conditions like Candida, SIBO, IBS and other functional gut disorders, adrenal fatigue, depression, anxiety disorders, OCD or any other mental health issue, sugar and carb addiction, compulsive overeating or binge eating, or drug and alcohol addiction. [click to continue…]

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10 Impressive Nutritional Benefits of Pumpkin

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While pumpkins are traditionally associated with fall decorations, jack-o’-lanterns and Thanksgiving, you may not realize they are also regarded for their significant nutritional value and can be enjoyed any time of year without guilt or fear by pretty much everyone, regardless of the health condition that may exist.

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Spooky Halloween Candy Dangers

Spooky Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns Illustrating Dangers of Candy

Well it’s that time of year again when we dress our children up and then parade them around the neighborhood to collect a bag of poison that they will shove down their throats until they literally can’t eat another bite. [click to continue…]

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Designing Your Individualized Paleo Plan

Lemon Slice as Color Wheel Demonstrating Individualization of Paleo Plan

As you know, I am a strong advocate of the Paleo diet. However, it’s important to be aware that there is not a one size fits all even within these guidelines. We are all unique and what works for one person may not work for another. Each of us should take the basic Paleo principles and fine-tune and customize them for our own individual biochemistry. [click to continue…]

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Zika Virus Insanity – Special Report

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Concerns over the Zika virus have government agencies dispersing toxic pesticides across some U.S. cities by land and air. Few people are aware that the risk of long-term effects from pesticide exposure is much higher than those that are associated with this mild viral infection spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

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Are You a Sugar Addict?

Lines of Sugar and Cubes Depicting Addiction

Sugar is a mind-altering addictive substance that has been shown in brain scans to affect the brain in the same manner as hard drugs like cocaine and heroin. The consequences of this addiction can result in depression, anxiety disorders, antisocial behaviors and violence, learning disabilities, ADHD, microbial overgrowth, lack of inner peace and well being, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, Alzheimer’s, and drug and alcohol addiction to name a few. Read on to see if you if you fit the criteria for a sugar addict and what you can do to overcome your cravings. [click to continue…]

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Woman Being Mindful while Eating

Being more mindful when you eat can help reduce cravings for sugar and carbs, decrease appetite and prevent overeating, improve digestion, enhance nutrient absorption, improve mood, heighten inner peace and feelings of well-being, make meals taste better and the act of eating a richer and more satisfying experience and facilitate more connection with your spiritual source. [click to continue…]

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