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good-nutrition
25
Nov

Holiday Fare: Do You Have A Sobriety Friendly Cookbook?

Holiday cooking, holiday shopping… Are you the holiday chef in your family? If so, then right about now you are finalizing your Thanksgiving menu, re-checking your last-minute shopping list and starting to plan those dishes that you can prepare 24 hours in advance. Let’s face it, being a guest at someone’s holiday table is easier...
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17
Oct

Study: Oreos Activate The Brain’s Pleasure Center Like Drugs Of Abuse

English: Double Stuf Oreos, by Nabisco. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Which would you prefer to eat – an oreo cookie or a rice cake? No doubt you have seen all the news buzz about a recent study at Connecticut College that examined the addictiveness of high fat and high sugar foods. If you haven’t seen these...
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national geographic magazines
21
Jul

Sugar: Learn Why We Crave It And The Connection Between Good Nutrition And A Healthy Recovery

National Geographic is not always about lions, tigers and bears In case you didn’t realize it, this year the National Geographic Society is celebrating 125 years of exploration and come this October they will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the publication of their first monthly magazine. Depending on your age you may be familiar with the magazine....
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07
Jun

“The Java Jive” ~ Recovery, Nutrition, Cravings, And Caffeine

“I love coffee, I love tea, I love the Java Jive and it loves me Coffee and tea and the java and me, A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup!” The Java Jive… Just in case you are not familiar with the lyrics shown above, they are from the 1940’s hit The...
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15
Mar

Warning To Doctors and Parents: Healthy Children Should Avoid “Study Drugs”

English: Even though the SAT or ACT is preferred in different places, all states offer both. According to the preference map, 24 states prefer the ACT, while slightly more, 26, prefer the SAT supercedes in place of File:Sat-act preference.PNG Source accessed March 18, 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Do you remember your SAT score? Depending on...
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11
Feb

Study: Alcoholic Drinks Mixed With Diet Soda Increases Potentcy

Baby-boomers and soda There is a good chance that most baby-boomers will recall their childhood and teenage years and remember that soda pop used to be a treat. Most parents regarded having cola in the house as a luxury. If you went out for dinner ordering a soda was considered special and there was no...
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18
Jan

FDA Issues Sleep Aids Dosage Safety Announcement

 “Waking Up” to a TV ad Television ads are designed to grab our attention. Did you ever notice that pharmaceuticals ads spend a lot of time discussing side-effects, warnings, and a suggestion not to start any new medication without first checking with your doctor and/or pharmacist?  This morning we saw a new ad for Intermezzo....
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16
Nov

“Be Careful Out There” ~ Energy Drink Dietary Supplement Being Investigated

Instant gratification is part of our lives. Thirty years ago most homes had one phone line, although they may have had multiple phones in their home. About 25 years ago most families did not have a personal computer and we certainly didn’t communicate regularly with emails, let alone even imagine to dream of sending instant...
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26
Oct

Caffeine: How Much Is Too Much?

 Chemical structure of Caffeine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A cup of coffee, a soda or a piece of chocolate… How much caffeine do you consume each day? Do you even know? If you have health problems and you have been cautioned to avoid caffeine altogether or to limit your caffeine intake, then you are cognizant of...
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28
Sep

Eating Healthy In Recovery – Healthy Cooking Can Be Fun!

2012 Art of Recovery Expo featured a Special Workshop The 7th Annual 2012 Art of Recovery Expo took place on September 22nd in Phoenix, AZ. The Expo is free to the public, offering education, resources and solutions for addictions and behavioral health. The emphasis is on adolescent, young adult and family recovery. Every year the...
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