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Giving up smoking? Try positive psychotherapy

Posted January 23, 2014

The thousands of people who’ve resolved to stop smoking this New Year might soon be able to make use of a new method to help them break free from tobacco. Called PPT-S, or positive psychotherapy for smoking cessation, its success and potential as a new form of treatment is outlined in the current issue of The Journal of Positive Psychology.

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How can CoQ10 make it easier to quit cigarettes?

Posted December 31, 2013

No matter whom you are, your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, fueling your entire cardiovascular system. When coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) levels get depleted, your heart strains to get its job done and your entire body suffers. This manifests and results in what seem to be “mysterious symptoms” that most allopathic doctors just can’t put their finger on, so they put a “prescription” on it instead. Are you experiencing chronic fatigue, numbing dull pains or decreases in mental functions? This is not just about smokers and the elderly, as this addresses every human being whose heart beats one million times in ten days. It’s time to consider natural solutions to seemingly “complex problems.”

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In addiction, meditation is helpful when coupled with drug and cognitive therapies, study suggests

Posted December 30, 2013

Using a computational model of addiction, a literature review and an in silico experiment, theoretical computer scientist Yariv Levy and colleagues suggest in a new paper this week that rehabilitation strategies coupling meditation-like practices with drug and behavior therapies are more helpful than drug-plus-talk therapy alone when helping people overcome addiction.

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Natural Compound Mitigates Effects of Methamphetamine Abuse

Posted November 20, 2013

Studies have shown that resveratrol, a natural compound found in colored vegetables, fruits and especially grapes, may minimize the impact of Parkinson’s disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease in those who maintain healthy diets or who regularly take resveratrol supplements. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that resveratrol may also block the effects of the highly addictive drug, methamphetamine.

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Mindfulness meditation IBMT trims craving for tobacco

Posted August 6, 2013

Addiction to smoking and other substances involves a particular set of brain areas related to self-control, according to numerous research. For a new study, researchers wondered if a training approach designed to influence this addiction pathway could influence smokers to reduce their tobacco use—even if smokers did not intend to do so.

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Seven natural solutions to overcome morning fatigue and kick the coffee addiction

Posted August 3, 2013

Overcoming coffee addiction can be tough for many people, especially when the headaches, jitters, and other nasty withdrawal symptoms start kicking in. But finding alternative sources of daily energy to replace caffeine with just might be the best thing you ever do for your health. Here are seven alternatives to coffee that will help you overcome morning fatigue, gain lasting energy throughout the day, and ultimately defeat your coffee addiction.

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5 Ways To Curb Your Sweet Tooth and Beat Your Sugar Addiction

Posted April 1, 2013

Your addiction to sugar might not even be your fault. One recent study revealed that the fructose concentrated in ingredients like high fructose corn syrup actually triggers a hunger hormone, causing you to consume more food than your body needs. Add to that another study which revealed “sweetness can surpass the cocaine reward [centers of the brain], even in drug-sensitized and -addicted individuals” and you have a vicious cycle on your hands.

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External Qigong Therapy May Reduce Cocaine Cravings In Early Addiction Recovery

Posted February 27, 2013

Cocaine is one of the most addictive drugs of abuse. Few effective treatments are available to help control cravings and withdrawal symptoms among individuals undergoing therapy to overcome cocaine abuse. Promising results from a study of qigong therapy are published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

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Fish Oil Supplementation Reduces Cortisol Levels in Abstinent Alcoholics

Posted February 24, 2013

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study involving male alcoholics undergoing a residential rehabilitation program, 3 weeks of supplementation with fish oil (providing 60 mg/d EPA and 252 mg/d DHA) was found to be associated with a reduction in cortisol basal levels throughout the day.

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Breaking Sugar Addiction

Posted September 26, 2012

Sugar addiction is very common and the manufacturers of sweet foods and drinks cater openly to this demand. There is a huge market created solely to cater for the sweet tooth. We are constantly bombarded with advertisements for high sugar foods and drinks and rarely do we visit a supermarket for the weekly shopping without loading our trolley with sugary treats. Sugar addiction is real and the consequences of it can damage our health.

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