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When You’re Abruptly Cut Off Your Opioids

The problem It seems there are two kinds of opioid-using chronic pain patients these days. Those whose doctors have abruptly cut them off from their opioids Those who live in fear of it happening to them. Their doctors are fearful too—of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) arresting them for prescribing “too many” opioids, or losing their licenses for similar reasons.  New “voluntary” prescribing guidelines published by the CDC in March 2016 appear to have exacerbated this problem, as many pain patient advocates had warned it would. Regardless of the arguments for and against the safety and effectiveness of opioids for treatment of chronic pain, abrupt discontinuation of opioids is a cruel and counterproductive practice. After a week or two of administration, the human body adapts to the presence of...

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8 Ways To Beat Sugar Cravings

By ROB THOMPSON, MD In the world of fantasy wish lists, wouldn't it be great if—instead of prompting us to snack all the time—our bodies would just use up fat we have already stored? One major reason this doesn't happen has to do with our diets. When you consume starch and refined sugar, these foods enter the bloodstream quickly, causing a sugar spike. Your body then produces the hormone insulin to drive that sugar from your bloodstream into cells. But over time, excessive levels of insulin can make your muscle cells lose sensitivity to the hormone, leading to type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Your fat cells are another story: They always remain sensitive. Insulin spikes lock fat into them, so you can't use it for energy. How do...

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Top 7 Ways to Overcome Food Addiction

Published On The Huffington Post Food addiction affects millions of people worldwide, but are all addictions similar and should they be treated the same? The primary difference between food addiction verse drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and other addictions is that everyone needs to eat in order to survive. When discussing other addictions such as drugs and alcohol, it is important to realize that individuals do not need drugs and alcohol to live unless they have a medical condition that requires specific medications. The goal in the treatment of many addictions, especially, drugs and alcohol is usually abstinence, which may appear to be an unrealistic goal when it comes to food addiction. It isn’t really, and here is why. Through research, scientists have found that when a person is battling...

Three Plants That Could Replace Opioids in Pain Treatment

Opioids and the 3 Treatment for Chronic Pain

Opium. Heroin. Morphine. Methadone. Oxycodone. Hydrocodone. What all of these have in common is they’re derived from a plant—the poppy plant. Written references to the use of this plant, native to Southeast Asia, for pain and other ailments, date back to 3400 B.C. In more recent times, opium and even heroin were commonly used in pharmaceutical preparations for pain relief until the early 1900s. Concern about their addictive potential led the U.S. Congress to eventually ban these substances in pharmaceutical preparations. That didn’t stop the pharmaceutical companies from searching for ways to find patentable substances derived from the poppy plant to meet a real need: relief from suffering for those in pain. In 1916, Oxycodone, a synthetic drug derived from the poppy plant, was developed and was...


Natural Ways to Nourish Your Body After Drug Recovery

Drug recovery takes everything your body can give. Drug addiction makes it hard to get all the nutrients your body needs. Decreased appetite, rapid metabolism, and impaired organ function compound the problem. Then, the detox process further depletes your body's nutrient stores as it tries to rapidly minimize and repair damage while purging toxins in an attempt to normalize itself. This makes proper nourishment for your body essential to the drug recovery process. To build your nutrient reserves back up, you need to eat more of the right foods- but that's something you probably already know. Beyond nutrition, there are still dozens of ways to nourish and help your body heal during drug recovery. Better, by focusing on your health, you will feel better faster. Stock Up...

5 Simple yet Powerful Tips for a Food Addict Diet

5 Simple yet Powerful Tips for a Food Addict Diet (And Effective Meal Plans You Can Try)

Do you consider yourself as someone who is always craving for food intermittently? Does your craving take place several times in a day? Do you think chips and small snacks are important parts of your day? Can you imagine your every day without eating a junk food? If you answered yes twice or thrice, you may be addicted to food. Food addiction according to medical professionals is basically being addicted to food especially junk foods.  When you smoke a lot or drink a lot, maybe you can have moments of restraint and say enough is enough. But if you are a food addict, you cannot just suddenly stop eating and tell yourself you’ll never eat food again! Food addiction is as serious as it gets and we...