~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Kicking Sugar and Alcohol Cravings The Easy Way ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Administrivia ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To join email: join@RadicalHealth.com To leave email: leave@RadicalHealth.com If you're near Austin/San Antonio desire to receive local event announcements, like our monthly Live Feasts, drop me a note and I'll make sure you get these: firstname.lastname@example.org Austin Live Feast info is here: http://LiveFeast.com/feast ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Holiday Cravings ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It happens for many each year. You're visiting some relative's home and you're tempted by sweet desserts or glasses of high proof, holiday cheer. Some people have ongoing cravings with sugar and alcohol. Others only seem to experience cravings at times of great stress, like being snow bound with well meaning relatives for days on end. There's a good reason for this and once you know the secret you'll be well on your way to taming the wild beast of sugar and alcohol. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Chemistry of Sugar & Alcohol Cravings ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The brain feeds off pure sugar. To operate well, our brains require sugar and a lot of it. Even the slightest disruption in sugar uptake or sugar metabolism will register an emergency condition and setup cravings to increase sugar levels back to their optimal. As bodies lose their ability to rapidly metabolize (process) simple sugars - cravings begin for ever increasing concentrated sugars, finally ending with alcoholism. This is why therapy and A.A. like programs are only useful after the physical aspects of alcoholism are addressed. The usual suspects/culprits for sugar metabolism disruption are: 1) enzyme deficiency 2) mineral deficiency, specifically chromium, vanadium and magnesium ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Secret for Kicking Sugar and Alcohol Cravings The Easy Way ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You could go for years of psychotherapy... You could join Alcoholics, Sugaraholics or Narcotics Anonymous... You could join weight watchers... You could use will power... All these are way too much work and prone to leave the door open for relapses. A better way is to flood your body with whole food sugars like Agave Nectar along with whole foods rich in chromium, vanadium and magnesium. If you've tried my "Chocolate Silk" smoothie from last week's article: Keep Your New Year's Resolution The Easy Way You're probably had the ride of your life. Cacao and Agave have been rolling out the door here like hot cakes. The reason is simple and revolves around combining rich sugars and sugar related minerals: - Agave Nectar: low glycemic, dense, liquid sugars - Cacao: high magnesium, chromium and vanadium - Cinnamon: high chromium and vanadium coupled with: - Bee Pollen: 5000+ rare floral enzymes - Hemp Seeds: all 8 essential amino acids and rich fatty acids - Coconut Butter: rich fatty acids - Himalayan Salt: rich magnesium, chromium, vanadium ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Warnings About Chocolate Silk ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Chocolate Silk is instantaneously hazardous to the health of your sugar and alcohol habits. And giggling abounds. Chocolate Silk has the same effect as drinking Goji Juice with wild abandon. You'll soon be addicted to your ever expanding elation of alkalized blood, nourished tissue and your brain running at light speed, clicking it's heels as it goes. To bootstrap you kicking your sugar and alcohol cravings check out our new "Starter Pack": http://RadicalHealth.com/order Just add your own nuts and blueberries. Better yet, stock up on our "Cold Stored" nuts. (These are first come first serve as we only receive a very limited supply and they go fast.) Be sure to email me with your stories of kicking your sugar and alcohol cravings. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Wrapping Up ~~~~~~~~~~~ Articles/Recipes: http://RadicalHealth.com Product Catalog : http://RadicalHealth.com/order Be patient with replies, many days I receive 100+ inquiries. Enjoy your best day ever! - David Favor, email@example.com, 512-280-5802 You're served to discuss any change in your daily health program with your health practitioner, before making changes. -- firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-280-5802 Simple ways to live and feel your best ever! Copyright (c) 2005 by David Favor You may reprint all or part of this content so long as credit is given the author(s).