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6 BOOK REVIEW: The 12 Step Buddhist

BOOK REVIEW: The 12 Step Buddhist

March 16th, 2009

The writing of Darren Littlejohn is both informative and instructive in this handy-dandy intro to Buddhism via the 12 steps. If you’re looking for an alternative path, this book can take you through the 12 Steps Buddhist-style. Read on for more reasons why you should buy this book!

17 Is binge eating (disorder) a food addiction?

Is binge eating (disorder) a food addiction?

March 11th, 2009

66% of American adults are overweight or obese, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Binging is an extreme behavior related to food…but is it an addiction? We explore this taboo subject, and take a look at diagnostic limitations of binging here.

6 How are eating disorders related to food addiction?

How are eating disorders related to food addiction?

March 7th, 2009

In this short post, we identify the two distinct eating disorder types (anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa) and relate them to the physical, psychological and spiritual underpinnings of any addiction.

9 Can you get rid of food cravings?

Can you get rid of food cravings?

March 1st, 2009

Battling caffeine addiction, I talk to Kara Sorenson, a licensed acupuncturist. Her acupressure technique worked (temporarily) for me, a coffee junkie. Here I explain what happened and my thoughts on thought – replacement.

15 Top 10 positive effects of video games on children

Top 10 positive effects of video games on children

February 26th, 2009

Do parents have reason to worry about video games and gaming children? We list the ten most common (although surprising) positive effects of games recently investigated by researchers from 2005-present.

145 Top 10 negative effects of video games on children

Top 10 negative effects of video games on children

February 21st, 2009

Excessive television viewing and computer game playing have been associated with many symptoms in recent years. We examine the most common negative outcomes of video games that have been studied. Read on to learn the possible negative effects video games can have on children.

11 What are the social consequences of video game addiction?

What are the social consequences of video game addiction?

February 18th, 2009

Video games are gaining wild popularity in our culture. But does playing video games negatively effect the time adolescents should be spending in more developmentally appropriate activities like sports and hanging out with friends? We take a look at the social consequences of gaming and discuss whether or not gaming can be social stimulating, or not.

11 Signs of internet addiction disorder

Signs of internet addiction disorder

February 16th, 2009

How do you know know if you or a loved one is an internet addict? Probably NOT by physical signs typical of other chemical addictions. We’ll outline some of the common signs and symptoms of internet addiction in this short review of IAD, or internet addiction disorder.

15 Top 10 hangover cures and tips for hangovers

Top 10 hangover cures and tips for hangovers

February 14th, 2009

What happens in the body when you drink too much alcohol? 75% of the population can tell you. Learn about the physiology of over-consumption…and check out a short list of possible aids for hangovers. This is a special post for St. Trifon, the saint of grapes where I live. Everyone gets drunk today.

25 Top 10 clincial trials for gambling addictions

Top 10 clincial trials for gambling addictions

February 12th, 2009

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services keeps a running database of clinical trials. So we’ve isolated the most current clinical trials currently recruiting to treat gambling addiction. If you’re ready to be a guinea pig, check out the clinicaltrials.gov site for more great information on new therapies for addiction treatment.

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