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Enough with the “Addiction” Fetish in Health and Nutrition!

(Hear Ari speak in the upcoming Fit Solution Summit: Register HERE) According to the latest research published in the journal Cell, those of us who want to be healthy have a new reason to hate the sun (you know, besides the fact that the sun’s rays are deadly cancer causing poisons): Sunlight is addicting and stimulates the pleasure center of your brain–the same part of your brain...

Unhealthy Habits: The Role of Circumstance

By Chris Sandel During the Vietnam War, the number of soldiers using opiate products on a regular basis was worryingly high. In the earlier stages of the war marijuana use was fairly common but from about 1969 onwards heroin and opium became more of an issue. It was estimated in 1971 that half of US soldiers had tried opiates and a report from the same year claimed that 15% of the troops were...

Making Ourselves Sick

By Julia Gumm One of the first things people ask when learning about the mind-body connection is, what in the world can one do to change their thoughts? Especially subconscious ones? It’s a good question, and there are a few ways to address that, but one thing you must first get out of the way is whether or not you might actually rather be chronically unwell. Seriously. Lately, I’ve...

1811 Eastlake – Revolutionary Addiction Treatment

Many years ago I classified myself as a ‘sugar addict.? For nearly a decade, spanning my mid-teens to my mid-20’s, I put forth a daily struggle to consume fewer foods that I ?knew? were unhealthy. I had many victories, but within a week I would almost always cave in and eat something really ?unhealthy,? and would do so in ever-greater amounts. In other words, in an attempt at junk...

Dangers and Side Effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup

It’s made from corn silly! It’s good for you! Has anybody seen those ads?? The ones put out by the Corn Refiners Association?? I have. Not only are there numerous dangers of high-fructose corn syrup, there’s actually dangers of high-fructose corn syrup commercials – I laughed so hard when I saw those I nearly fell out of my chair and bonked my head. The high-fructose corn...