Are you aware that most of what you eat can lead you to become addicted? The frightening truth is that it can. Take this New York Times Quiz to learn if you have a food addiction. The results may surprise you.
Nearly every processed food item contains additives to make your brain and body ask for more, so when you can't stop going back to the potato chips or cheese plate, know that your body's engaged in an addiction cycle that is possible to break.
And how does this knowledge make you feel? How does it impact your relationship with your food?...your exercise?...your peace of mind and comfort in your own skin?
Ancient Insight for Modern Minds
The NADA (North American Detox Association) protocol has been used since the 50s to treat addiction and has been adopted by the military to treat PTSD. A specific form of treatment known as #AuricularAcupuncture, the NADA Protocol regulates the sympathetic nervous system lower cortisol levels and cravings and has been proven to effectively manage addiction and trauma cases.
Ask your natural medicine practitioner about it.
CBD and Its Role in Addiction Treatment
One of the greatest gifts of CBD in our world today is its implications for addiction and recovery treatment. CBD's ability to cross the blood-brain-barrier and regulate the pre-frontal cortex.
If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction, talk to a qualified health care practitioner today. Addiction never gets better on its own.
Mel Baker-Thompson is a New York State licensed Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine with over 3,000 hours of clinical and didactic training in Eastern and Western medical modalities. She has developed the Whole Life Integration Method to take natural functional medicine to the next level - incorporating the role of the mind in the optimization of authentic health. Over the last 20 years she has treated physicians, therapists, Rockettes, even an Olympic-qualifying athlete. From infants to grandparents, she has crafted an approach to health cultivation that combines the wisdom, skill, and acumen of Chinese Medicine with nutrition therapy, manual therapy, essential oils, and insight meditation to remove health disruptors in the body and mind.