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Brain Awareness Week

March 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) (March 16-22) is an international campaign dedicated to advancing public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. Founded and coordinated by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and its sister organization, the European Dana Alliance for the Brain, BAW is now entering its fourteenth year as a catalyst for public understanding of brain science. The Dana Alliances are joined in the campaign by partners from around the world, including universities, hospitals, patient groups, government agencies, schools, service organizations, and professional associations.

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Homeless Profile

November 25th, 2008 · No Comments

A report from Sacramento shows the following profile of the homeless in the county (top 5):

* 53.8% substance abuse

* 34.1% mentally ill

* 25.4% chronic cases (Federal officials define a chronically homeless person as someone who is disabled and who has lived on the streets for more than a year, or who has been homeless four times within three years.)

* 20.4% domestic violence

* 19.3% veterans

Sacramento officials report that the number of chronically homeless was down 5 percent, even as the total number of homeless within Sacramento County increased.

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Alcohol Addiction and Sugar

April 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Alcohol addiction is essentially a sugar dependency. Low blood sugar is a major factor for most alcoholics. Drinking alcohol gives a temporary rise in blood sugar so the drinker feels relaxed and energized. When blood sugar drops, then there is the desire to drink more. Brain chemistry is generally malfunctioning. This is why an excellent diet and nutrition is vital for recovery.

Research has shown that genetics may play a part in becoming an alcoholic. Children of alcoholics are more likely than the general population to develop alcoholism. But there are other factors such as allergies that may contribute to the condition.

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Addiction and The Brain

April 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Brain chemistry is crucial to the optimal function of the brain and body. Research shows that many addictive people have a flaw in the way they process sugar and carbs. An addict responds to sugar as if it were alcohol.

How can you expect to function at an optimal level if you are not getting the correct nutrients to the brain cells?

Specific types of brain scans can help determine various brain disorders and what areas of the brain need attention. We will be providing further information on this as we go along from our own research observations.

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Smoking Chemicals

April 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Smoking tobacco is highly toxic. Cigarette smoke contains many lethal gases and more than a thousand different chemicals.

Why would anyone want to smoke?

Cigarettes function as a stimulant and sedative. Tobacco leaves are cured in sugar and when smoked they raise blood sugar levels. As the nicotine fades, the smoker initially feels relaxed but then becomes uncomfortable and depressed. Blood sugar levels drop and the smoker feels anxious to have another smoke and the cycle starts again.

An addict usually has poor nutrition and that is why we consider a great nutrition plan a vital part of quitting.

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Sugar – Are You Addicted?

March 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Sugar addiction also seems to be a common problem with drug and alcohol addicts.

Kathleen DesMaisons, Ph.D., author of The Sugar Addict’s Total Recovery Program, believes that many addictive people have a biochemical flaw in the way they process sugar. This flaw causes an addict to respond to sugar as if it were alcohol.

The craving and desire for sugar is affected by your brain chemistry and what you eat. We will further explore the importance of nutrition on this site as this will be crucial to your success.

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Addiction Solutions with Alternative Health Treatments

March 21st, 2007 · No Comments

This site is focusing on the most current alternative medicine treatments for drug, alcohol, nicotine, and sugar addictions. Many times these addictions are inter-related and people have more than one item that they are addicted to.

In most cases, nutrition and the overall health of the individual is a key issue. We will look at how important “cellular” health is and what we can do about improving it.

I urge you to find a solution for addiction so you do not have to use any drugs – prescription or otherwise – to solve your problems and cope in this world. As this site evolves, we will provide numerous addiction treatments and resources for you.

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