January 20, 2017

Diet is Key in Kicking the Smoking Habit

Quitting smoking for good can be really tricky business.  Reason being it is very easy to switch from the smoking habit right into another bad habit.  The most common switch is from smoking to over-eating, and more specifically, to sugar addiction.

The average person who quits smoking gains anywhere from 4 lbs, all the way up to 30 lbs! This is why many experts are suggesting that smokers stop eating sugar and most carbs before they quit smoking.  This will make quitting smoking much easier and save you from obesity, which happens to be even more deadly than smoking!

Proper Nutrition = Smoke Free Success 

Getting vital nutrients into your body before you begin your journey to stop smoking is of the utmost importance.  Proper nutrition can help you quit smoking in several ways:

  1. If your body is “satisfied” with the proper vitamins, minerals and nutrients, then your craving for nicotine will be much less intense.
  2. Adequate nutrition minimizes depression and anxiety, which can easily occur when you smoking.
  3. When you eat healthy, it helps to strengthen your detoxification pathways, clearing the years of toxins that have accumulated from smoking.
  4. A healthy diet is going to make you feel stronger and more alert, enabling you to have more willpower to quit.

The Best Diet for Smoking Cessation 

A low carb diet is one of the best choices for smoking cessation.  I recommend

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Laying the Axe at the Root of Addiction

The longings and cravings are a part of a divine design, for those who acknowledge they are powerless are in a place to receive supernatural help.

As I write this article on the roots and spiritual origins of addiction, my cup of hot Caffe Americano is sitting inches from my keyboard. If it were not here I would be wishing it was. To some degree, we each use things and people to sustain or reach levels of well-being. Sadly many things are destructive and addictive, and even moderation enslaves if there are deeper wounds and insecurities which we are seeking to medicate. It’s common for people to medicate inadequacies with things that leave them even more ravished.

Hundreds of millions of people struggle with compulsive addictions such as smoking, substance addictions, food addictions, sexual addictions, gambling and shopping. Society smiles at some addictions (i.e. caffeine or body art) and shames many others (i.e. masturbation or internet porn). Few would connect the dots and see

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Are You Dismissing the Solution to Your Addiction?

Discover the lost secret, almost forgotten by science, that instantly empowers your own healing system to help you overcome the worst social addictions known to mankind.

What would your life be like if your addiction was gone?

Learn how you can overcome any addiction without sacrificing your relationships, going to drug therapy or having to submit yourself to a psyche ward, risking your career and going further into debt.

Read on . . .

Shocking truth is we live in a culture where health and common sense have taken a back seat to many compulsive behaviors. Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling have become too accessible for many people and it’s taking a toll. Regardless of the addiction, the financial, sociological and emotional cost to families, communities and country is quite overwhelming.

7 Unsettling Statistics About Common Addictions

  1. According to the 2008 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), more than one fifth (23.3%) of people 12 years and older binge drink at least once a month. This represents more than 58,000,000 binge drinkers each month.
  2. Also, more than 70,000,000 (28.4%) Americans 12 years and older were currently using (past month) a tobacco product.
  3. They also estimate there are currently more than 20,000,000 (8%) illicit drug-users among Americans 12 years and older.
  4. For gambling addiction, the National Research Council, reported in 1997 that Americans gambled more than $.5 trillion. Also, consider that 40-60% of the money gambled is withdrawn from ATMs, personal accounts or as cash advances from credit cards. (NORC 1999)
  5. Overall, consumers spend more on legal gaming in the U.S. than most other forms of entertainment combined. (1998 Gross Annual Wager Report, 1999)
  6. Studies of Gamblers Anonymous (GA) members revealed about 50% of addicts had stolen to gamble and more than 30% were arrested. Plus, did you know 76% of addicted gamblers suffer major depressive disorders? (Thompson, Gazel, & Rickman, 1996; Unwin, Davis, & Leeuw, 2000)
  7. Most gambling-related crimes are non-violent, such as embezzlement, check forgery, stealing credit cards, fencing stolen goods, tax evasion, insurance fraud, employee theft and fraud.

Truth is, current medical treatment for addiction is not a cure. The failure and relapse rate using conventional technology is as high as 80%. (Sources cited by the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies.)

You and I both know why you’re here, so let’s cut to the chase.

I won’t cross-examine the “disease of addiction” exhaustively today, but in order to find the cure for any addiction, we need to first find the root cause. This may surprise you, but there is undeniable evidence the underlying core source of any addiction is “emotional.” As you know, there are also secondary factors to addiction which you can effectively address, but only after resolving the deeper, core emotional issue first. Many people mistake the “cause of addiction” for a secondary factor. Generally, people blame the addiction for the cause of their troubles, when under closer examination the addiction itself is really only “the symptom.”

Identify the emotional block first. Once you discover that acting out on your addiction isn’t an end in itself, you can better “de-victimize” yourself. Ask yourself if your addiction really is the true cause of your troubles? Once you realize the object of your addiction is no longer the real problem you’re already halfway there. You are NOT alone!

The pandemic “disease of addiction” is a rampant symptom of an inner anxiety, conflict and unrest throughout society. This is why it is so important to not be an island. We’re all in this together. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin once said, “We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.” I see everyone as a spiritual person of integrity and value, worthy of being helped in their journey. By working together to cure “the real cause” of human addictions, we help accelerate the healing process of the whole world. So, social interaction and healthy relationships are major keys to recovery.

One of the biggest fears addicts share is if they ask for help, they might lose their friends and the social interactions so important to them. Asking your friends to help you quit smoking, drinking or gambling can threaten the core of your social life. This fear of abandonment prevents many people from making progress. The hidden blessing of identifying and addressing your “emotional hurdle” is that friends and loved ones will relate and support you better — without you or them having to cut social ties.

This is an exciting breakthrough in healing “the real cause” of addiction. It may seem too simple to be true, but it works miracles if you let it. People are amazingly helpful when you “define the emergency.” It all starts by knowing what you really need help with. Whether it’s fear, guilt or unforgiveness, you may just need to talk about it and accept it more completely— so you can let it go.

Peculiar as it sounds, it’s easier for most people to love and care for someone else than it is to love and care for themselves. “People need to learn to love themselves as their neighbor.” ~ Putting a new slant to an old proverb.

Don’t resist. No matter how hard you try to resist your addiction the more it persists because you’re thinking about it in a negative way. The catch is, if you believe it’s impossible to break away from your addiction, it won’t matter what you do; you’ll still be stuck with your belief, resisting it forever. Simply admit your addiction and search out your emotional trigger. Then, others will be better able to help you.

Here’s the “lost secret” almost forgotten by science, now validated! “The placebo effect” was a big deal for physicians back the 18th century. They didn’t have medicines so they gave patients tiny sugar pills. This was actually very effective and validated the healing power of the human mind. It wasn’t until the mid 19th century that medical scientists began treating disease in purely biological and chemical terms. Today, there is a revived interest in placebo therapy to help understand the healing process and its relationship to emotion, feeling and thought. It’s a well-known fact “the placebo effect” works better than drugs. When you combine the power of belief with a healthy habit, the placebo success rate can improve from 30% to I’ve heard, as high as 70%!

That’s why you need to know “you really can do it,” because YOU can make all the difference.

As soon as you’re “aware” you have an addiction it ceases to be just a habit. This takes you from an unconscious level to the conscious playing field. Now, you know defeating addiction can be a reality. It doesn’t matter if your if your addiction is pornography, food, drugs, alcohol, gambling, work, shopping or the newest addiction, internet gaming. Here’s a powerful quote from Dr. H. Koning MD: “If you think you have an incurable disease, if you think it yourself, you are right. If you think your problem is curable, then you are also right.”

There is a medical revolution going on as leading scientists, psychologists, bioenergetic researchers and holistic practitioners are cracking the code to the human mind and its remarkable healing abilities.

Humanity is reconnecting to the lost science of healing, unleashing the potential to overcome addictions, unresolved emotional issues and possibly every type of disease. You have access to this real cutting-edge “Inner Technology!”

There are three psychological dimensions we all live in and when they fall into harmony, anything is possible; yes, even curing your addictions.

  • Thought/mind
  • Feeling/heart
  • Emotion/ body

Leading researchers agree the body is literally a collective of your subconscious emotions. That is why opening up those emotional “road block doors” is paramount to self-mastery. The ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic healers understood the vital “energy body” depended upon a healthy emotional life. This ancient knowledge is your golden key to unlock the “road block doors” that seem to imprison you. Bottom line: IF you honestly want to break free of your addictions, you can. Otherwise, you will remain a slave to your addictions until you “change your mind.”

“It’s so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to.” ~Annie Gottlier

Even as you read this you can clearly see the root cause of your addiction, anxiety and doubt fade away. There’s an old saying, “If you want to change the world, change your thinking first.” I think that applies well here, do you agree? You have the power to conquer “any challenge” and make it a thing of the past.

“My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flowers or weeds.”~ Mel Weldon

The good news is now you can free yourself from addictive behavior without substituting one addiction for another, or subjecting yourself to more disappointment. I found a hopeful group of innovative thinkers who are looking outside the box for once. These researchers at the center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (HESS) created a prototype therapy using Web-based technology to help people have 24/7 access to live human support anywhere.

  • Social support
  • Virtual counseling
  • Education and training
  • Location tracking
  • Assessments
  • Alerts: appointment reminders and warnings about risky situations.

You can find out more concerning innovations to improve relapse-prevention services at:


They are progressively integrating cutting-edge technology for enhancing aftercare services for people going through addiction treatment. I also found a web based gambling support organization at:


In closing, I will leave you with this life changing insight, “If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” ~Mary Engelbreit

Only when you are ready to accept the truth about you, can you trust your willingness to listen. As long as you feed the negative voice, no matter how bad you want what’s best for you, unconsciously, you may be “dismissing the solution” to your addiction — regardless of who is trying to help you.

Simply put you won’t cure your addiction unless you make a whole-hearted commitment to do so. Next time you break down and smoke a cigarette, have a drink or eat that bad food, or whatever your addiction is, just accept the fact that you wanted to, you chose to do it and if you want you can chose not to as well. You are NOT a victim!

I also highly recommend checking out an emotional release therapy is called “Emotional Freedom Technique” (EFT) at:


EFT uses ancient acupuncture meridians, but instead of needles you “tap” on key points to release emotional energy blockages caused from unresolved emotional experiences.

In essence, healing is a happy release from the past.

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