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Many people would be able to agree that addiction is a type of disease that is very difficult to live with.

Most of the time, addiction can affect all aspects of someone’s life and that includes the people around them.

Friends and family of the person who is suffering from this affliction may want to help them but might not know how or where to start. Helping anyone with these issues can be a difficult thing to do, but the help that you provide might just be the one thing that could help them break from their addiction for good.

Here Is How to Curb Your Sugar Addiction Today

By |2019-04-08T23:21:09+03:00December 28th, 2015|Categories: Food and Nutrition, Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

The more sugar you eat, the more you want. It can take weeks to recover from refined sugar addiction, but it is vital that you stop yours today. Sugar is part of a vicious cycle. Especially since recent studies have shown that eating an excessive amount of refined sugar can speed up your body's aging process. And who wants that? We have the answer to quitting and getting healthy, why not make it a New Year's resolution? Read below for tips and tricks from a


5 Common Beliefs about Caffeine Debunked

By |2019-07-23T19:16:07+03:00December 28th, 2015|Categories: Food and Nutrition, Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , |

Caffeine is a bitter substance that is commonly found in teas, colas, chocolate, nuts, certain medicinal drugs and of course, in your favorite coffee. Who doesn't love coffee? If you are a coffee drinker, then you know very well how your body reacts to coffee's active compound - caffeine. But did you know that there are a lot of myths and beliefs about caffeine that discourage people from taking it? Yes, it can be disturbing, especially if you believe that it can greatly ruin your


Drugs and Family: Getting over Addiction for Your Kids

By |2019-07-21T15:25:15+03:00September 16th, 2015|Categories: Family & Parenting, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |

When you think of drugs and family, your thoughts probably instantly go to teenagers with shady friends and rebellious behaviors. The last thing that comes to mind is a mom with a drug problem. If an expectant mother has a drug problem, it's usually discovered by her doctor quickly during prenatal visits. Hopefully, she'll get help dealing with her addiction for the safety of her unborn child. However, some moms start doing drugs after they have children. Why Would a Mom Do Drugs? The Caron Treatment Centers


5 Reasons you Should Quit Sugar for Life

By |2019-08-12T13:30:15+03:00September 5th, 2015|Categories: Food and Nutrition, Health & Wellness, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , |

I guess the first thing to know about sugar is that it isn't all bad. Natural sugars, the ones that appear in fruit and milk, for example, are healthy and fine to eat, as long as you eat them in moderation. The real problem with sugar is when it is consumed in excess. If you quit sugar, except those that naturally occur in foods, you will notice a massive difference. In today's society, we have all been trained to want and need sugary foods, from the


Stepping Into Help Loved Ones with Alcohol Problems

By |2019-07-21T21:00:38+03:00May 9th, 2015|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |

Alcohol problems are part of the social fabric of this country. We use it to celebrate triumphs, ease the pain of defeats, and as a means of breaking the ice in social interactions. However, a lot of people have alcohol problems, and sometimes our beloved ones become victims of alcohol addiction. When used properly, alcohol is moderately harmless, and can even have some minor health benefits; unfortunately, when misused, alcohol can be very dangerous and deadly. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that


26 Scientifically Proven Superhuman Benefits of Meditation

By |2019-06-11T18:23:20+03:00April 27th, 2015|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Personal Growth, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

I have a confession to make… I know meditation is meant to be good for you but I don’t meditate every day. I go through cycles of meditating 20 minutes a day and then slowly ‘forget’ and slide into not meditating until I feel I need to — until I feel like crap. Sound familiar? But recently things have been different. For the last 30 days, I’ve meditated for 25 minutes in the morning, 25 minutes in the evening and taken multiple 5-minute mindfulness breaks throughout the day. I’ve


How to Enslave People With Addiction

By |2019-04-03T19:14:48+03:00August 12th, 2014|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |

Be it drugs, alcohol, porn, overeating or whatever your personal addiction, put an abuser in a playground and see what happens. You’ve probably heard about those addiction studies with caged lab rats, in which the rats compulsively press the heroin dispensing lever again and again, even to the point of choosing it over food and starving themselves to death. These studies seemed to imply some pretty disheartening things about human nature. Our basic biology is not to be trusted; the seeking of pleasure leads to


These 6 Foods Behave Like Addictive Drugs

By |2019-07-01T22:41:31+03:00July 21st, 2014|Categories: Food and Nutrition|Tags: , , , |

Addictive drugs aren't exclusive to street drugs or prescription medications. Sometimes foods can be just a harmful. Exorphins, chemicals found in certain foods, can mimic the effects of addictive drugs. Since we know this, strategies are being developed to save our health from these harmful foods, or rather the inability to utilize moderation. So, here's the magic question: Which foods contain this potentially deadly chemical? A company called Big Foods, maker of processed products, understand what exorphins do. That's because they cram this chemical