Is Your Sobriety Creating Cravings You Don’t Understand?

Probiotics Vs. Antibiotics Protesters

I didn’t know what was happening to me.

I could not retain simplistic thoughts in my brain. I would even immediately forget what I was saying. I was under a lot of stress. I knew my short memory was due to that. But my left lower leg was so tight, and I could feel the sore tension whenever I walked. My skin was peeling, and I got little bumps on my fingers that my husband would dismiss as nothing, but I knew it was a sign that there was something wrong.

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Finding Ultra by Rich Roll, a Book Review

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Rich Roll was a fat, middle-aged, overweight, alcoholic. Then he wasn’t. He was a lean, middle-aged, endurance athlete who didn’t drink alcohol. He is an inspiration. His life story is like a mirror. His story will touch frayed nerve endings. You will wiggle uneasily in your chair.

From rock bottom to the highest plateau, Roll changed his life in every conceivable way. There was nothing left of him to roll. I heard his story on the James Altucher podcast; purchased Finding Ultra, The Plantpower Way and subscribed to his podcast. He is now as much a part of my life as coconut water, and just as sweet.

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How Self-Compassion Helps You Lose Weight


The opposite emotions of compassion are hatred, mercilessness, indifference, and cruelty. It sounds harsh, but this is how we can speak to ourselves. Think about this for a minute. When the cruel talk starts we laugh it off, and numb out that unpleasant feeling with a swig of alcohol, eat junk food, or maybe even do the opposite of spending the whole weekend in the gym. This form of punishment takes place when there is no self-compassion.

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Animal Liberation by Peter Singer, a Book Review


I’m not an animal lover. I shout at my parents dogs for being happy. I used to scream at my cat for telling me she was hungry. I don’t like it when animals lick me because I know they lick their balls.

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Ask Needyhelper Episode #13: “How do I Change my Son’s Diet?”


Steve from Bridgend wants to know: “How can I change my son’s diet. He only eats what he is familiar with and won’t try new things.”

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Will My Lizard Brain Save Me or Destroy Me?

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I had my first session with a life coach at the Larry Flynt building in Los Angeles. The life coach looked how any successful woman would look – beautiful, well-dressed, and confident. It intimidated me. She was the ex-wife of the Rock God David Gahn. I was living in LA after all.

She asked me the scary nine-word question “What do you want to do with your life?” I panicked immediately and felt the sweat on my palms emerge. How did I know? Wasn’t that why I was here to see you? Immediately, I blamed her for not being a good life coach.

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Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy, a Book Review

In 2013, a meat scandal broke out across Europe. Frozen beef burgers containing horse meat and pig were being sold in our supermarkets. Some beef burgers contained as much as 100% horse meat.

I was a meat eater in 2013 and could have ingested horse meat. I don’t know how horse meat tastes, but I should know how pig and beef tastes.

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Ask Needyhelper Episode #11: “How Can I Stop Drinking Diet Coke With a Nice Meal?”

drink diet coke! You are sweet enough as you are

This weeks questions is from Steve, from Bridgend.

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Cellular Nutrition: Giving me the Strength of Pippi Longstocking

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When I was younger, I wanted to save the world, and I needed super human strength like Pippi Longstocking.

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The Hangry Monster

"Mercado dos Lavradores" Traditional Market


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