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Ending addiction

March 26, 2016

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Ending addiction by Alan Charles —  As a recovering addict, I am often asked what advice I have for other addicts, loved ones of addicts or people in the recreational stage of drug use. Here are my top three suggestions: 1. Do not be afraid to ask for help. Help is often one of the […]

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Resolving the traumas of life

November 22, 2013

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by Stephanie Levitt —  Trauma is everywhere. We bear witness to it on our TV screens as we see the aftermath of a horrendous school shooting and worry about the safety of our own children. We hear stories about wars, people being killed, raped and tortured, and we have friends or family who are in […]

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Letting go of vices

October 6, 2013

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by Kristin Cicciarelli —  Recently, a lovely woman named “Susan” announced that although she is a contributing member to society, an excellent mother and a dedicated employee, she is also an alcoholic. She is not the kind of alcoholic depicted in Hollywood movies — the stumbling, nonfunctioning ne’er-do-well who drinks Jack Daniels for breakfast and […]

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Social Media Addiction

July 7, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson — Social networking sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and dozens of others allow people to stay in touch as never before. However, some people spend so much time on these sites that it begins to interfere with their lives. Psychologists are referring to this as a social networking compulsion or […]

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Homeopathy and psychiatry: gambling

August 12, 2012

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by Dr. Edward Gogek —  These interviews should always lead the person back to childhood. The remedy state should be the same one throughout life. Although addicts and alcoholics make up a large part of my practice, I have never seen homeopathy cure a substance abuse problem. Many of these individuals need a 12-step program. […]

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Quit smoking naturally

July 26, 2012

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by Dr. Tara Peyman —  Did you know that after only eight hours of quitting smoking, your blood pressure drops by five to 10 points? After one month, your immune system will have begun to recover from the effects of cigarette smoke, and your energy is likely to improve. After only one year of quitting […]

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What is holistic health?

February 25, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  People of all ages are concerned about the many aspects of their health: how they feel, how they look, disease prevention, as well as quality of life. Unfortunately, a major part of society has been brainwashed to believe in the concept of eating less fat, excessive exercise, Botox injections or pharmaceutical […]

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Obesity and drug addiction share brain chemistry and genetics

February 25, 2012

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by Dr. Martha Grout —  For many people, food and drug addictions are a function of individual brain chemistry. For example, brain-imaging studies conducted by the Brookhaven National Laboratory suggest that many overweight people, like drug addicts, have fewer brain receptors for dopamine — the neurotransmitter that signals feelings of satisfaction and pleasure. The more […]

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Your health and health care — Part one

February 23, 2012

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by Sherry Anshara —  What if your health and your health care are connected in such a way that it is not always obvious? The usual protocol to follow is that if something in your body does not feel right, the first step is to schedule tests, such as blood work, or to ask the […]

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Homeopathy, bulimia and crystal meth

February 23, 2012

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by Dr. Ed Gogek —  Carol was in treatment for methamphetamine (crystal meth) addiction, but had a far more serious problem — bulimia nervosa. She said, “If I stop using crystal meth, I go right back to bulimia. No matter how little I eat, I feel big and fat. So I throw up. But then […]

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