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Addiction-Free--Naturally: Liberating Yourself from Sugar, Caffeine, Food Addictions, Tobacco, Alcohol and Prescription Drugs

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HEALTH / HERBALISM Addiction is one of today's most serious health issues. Modern lifestyles encourage us to consume excessive amounts of caffeine and sugar and to unwind from our stressful lives with tobacco, alcohol, or tranquilizers. Left untreated, some addictions can cause metabolic damage, leading to heart disease, high blood pressure, and immune disorders--as well a ...more
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Published May 19th 2011 by Inner Traditions / Bear & Company (first published February 15th 2001)
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Jan 02, 2015 SPL120 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Interesting read about sugar; not definitive but worthwhile nonetheless.

To paraphrase the author: Sugar is the most prevalent addictive substance in the world and finding foods without sugar is a challenge. By the time most people have their first experience with alcohol, tobacco or drugs, they've been sugar addicts for years. Because sugar is so refined, it passes almost directly into the bloodstream -- just like a drug. Blood sugar soars, then crashes, with the body crying out for more and beg
Jul 08, 2010 Lauren rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have a horrible sweet tooth, and as I'm getting older, I'm realizing I either need to curb the sweet tooth or hope The Biggest Loser is still on in twenty years. Preferring the former option, I set out to find a good book on natural ways to curb addictions, and this one was the best reviewed of the lot. The downside is that, while I did check it out from the library, it is one of those books you really need to own, and while it is useful, I'm not convinced it merits any of my meticulously hoar ...more
Jan 25, 2016 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brigitte Mars gives many antidotes for working with and healing addictions of all types. A fantastic resource for all.
Sep 23, 2010 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The information on herbs, vitamins, and foods is incredibly helpful, detailed and tailored to each addiction. Definitely a resource book to keep turning back to. The information on alternative therapies to help with addiction, or withdrawal, on the other hand, isn't anything new or brilliant, and actually is kind of annoying. That oversimplyfication of how helpful things can be with no regard for how intense one may be feeling. I.E. "Having a craving? Take a nice soothing bath." Gee whiz that so ...more
Mar 25, 2013 Joan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chock full of info on many different types of addiction: alcohol, food, sugar, drugs. info on stress, sleeplessness.
goes into all types of natural treatments for each one: homeopathy, nutrition, essential oils, aroma therapy, etc....
very informative. explains the mechanism of how each works.
I got it from the library but will purchase it to add to my collection.
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Jan 15, 2011 Angela Peacock rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good so far! Exactly what I need right at this moment!
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