In the first radio show on addictions, I revealed the two foundational roots that play a role in any addiction you may battle. The first root has to do with glucose. If you provide your body with sufficient glucose from fresh fruits and vegetables, you are much less likely to develop addictions. And, if you are battling an addiction, reversing glucose deficiency can be a powerful step towards recovery.
The second foundational piece discussed in the first “Addictions” radio show was adrenaline. Your own adrenaline can be highly addictive, and likely plays a large part in other addictions you may be struggling to let go of including an addiction to drugs, alcohol, or unhealthy sugars. Did you know you can even become addicted to danger because of the adrenaline rush dangerous activities entail? In certain instances, addiction to adrenaline can become an even bigger issue than the addiction to the actual substance or behavior you’re attempting to free yourself from. Becoming aware of the role adrenaline can play in your addiction can bring about a profound shift towards freedom as you work to recover.
Some people might struggle with a few small addictions, while others might battle major, life-threatening addictions during their lives. Whatever your addiction, the sooner you can start to understand it, and put into practice the protocol you need to recover, the easier it will be to find freedom from the problem. If you address smaller addictions quickly, you maybe able to get ahead of larger addictions that might have arisen later on. Having the knowledge I am sharing with you today can be an incredible weapon whenever you are feeling lost or hopeless. That being said, you may also want to seek support or spiritual guidance from a counselor or mentor, which can be a helpful part of someone’s healing journey.
If someone is battling an addiction, there comes a point where that person may fall victim to the addiction and feel deeply entrenched in the destructive behavior. Although it is definitely possible to come back from this breaking point and recover, if you can find helpful tools to hold onto to keep yourself from nearing this breaking point, it will aid in preserving the inner strength that can help you find freedom from your addiction.
Firstly, If you are struggling with a really destructive addiction, every little step you take towards recovery matters, whether it’s coming to understand your addiction better through accurate information, making healing dietary changes, reaching out to friends and family, seeking out a counselor, support group or rehab, or adding in pieces of a healing protocol that speak to you. Collect all the tools, big and small, that can help you combat your addiction and continue to implement them as best you can.
Often times people struggling with addictions tend to turn away from getting the help and support they need. Hopefully the truth I share here resonates with you and helps you to feel less alone in your battle. Arming yourself with this information can give you a shield of protection as you fight to reclaim your freedom from whatever addiction you are up against.
Chocolate as a Tool
Certain people have trouble tolerating chocolate because it contains neurotoxin, even though it can have some health benefits. If you struggle with nervous system issues or neurological problems, it would be best to avoid chocolate for the time being. If you are really healthy, you maybe able to get away with indulging in a chocolate treat every so often, but if you suffer from confusion, brain fog, neurological shakes and tremors, neurological aches and pains, tingles, numbness, migraines, neuropathy, migraines, fibromyalgia, dizziness, vertigo, ringing in the ears, or any of the symptoms described in the Healing Your Neurological System article, consider taking a break from chocolate while you heal. In my new book Thyroid Healing, I share a detailed list of neurological symptoms and exactly what causes them that's important for everyone to understand.
That being said, chocolate can be a helpful tool for someone healing from certain addictions. If someone is working to overcome an opioid addiction, whether it be to prescription or nonprescription drugs, chocolate can be extremely helpful. Once the person is working to stay drug-free, eating chocolate periodically may help prevent them from turning back to the destructive substance.
When I was working with clients at an office twenty-five years ago, I kept a stack of large high-quality, dark chocolate bars on hand. Spirit had instructed me that, under the right circumstances, these chocolate bars could help save someone’s life. Around that time, a 19-year-old boy named Cole came into the office with his parents. Cole was struggling with a severe opioid addiction and had already been in and out of rehab multiple times. The addiction was destroying the lives of the whole family and the parents were in agony and broken from watching their son suffer. The father was missing work and both parents were beginning to suffer from severe depression. Spirit immediately suggested Cole use chocolate as a weapon against his addiction. Cole was working with a doctor to wean off the drugs, and I suggested that he try eating a sizable portion of chocolate anytime the weaning process felt unbearable. I offered him a chunk of chocolate during the consultation and he remarked on its tastiness and smiled. His parents were surprised to see a smile from their son, who they said hadn’t smiled in years. The parents were also surprised at Cole’s sudden optimism towards recovery as our session progressed. Using chocolate as a crutch during this trying time worked, and my client rapidly weaned off the drugs, within three weeks was clean, and went on to live a drug-free life. When Cole had first walked into my office, Spirit said that he would most likely not make it if the family left feeling confused or uncertain about the protocol he needed to implement. I say this to underscore the significance chocolate played in this particular man’s life and healing story.
Do you know someone who can never seem to get enough salt? If someone is suffering from a sodium addiction, they are most likely desperately in need of mineral salts for their adrenal glands and the neurotransmitters in their brain. This addiction can arise if someone is overtaxing their adrenals, which can leave their neurotransmitters craving an abundance of the mineral salts that offer protection for the adrenal glands. Unlike refined salt, sea salt, or Himalayan salt, the mineral salts found in certain fruits and vegetables can play a significant role in helping break an adrenaline addiction and revitalize the adrenals. Celery, spinach, and other leafy greens are just some of the many foods rich in undiscovered varieties of sodium that help to deeply nourish the body. Although you do not have to cut Himalayan salt or high-quality sea salt out of your diet completely, try to use a moderate amount and make sure your diet is brimming with foods naturally rich in mineral salts. Supporting and protecting your adrenals is a critical step for anyone seeking to break an addiction or avoid falling prey to one. If you are working to heal from a salt addiction, try incorporating adrenal snacks into your daily diet. Eating a small meal, such as an adrenal snack, every hour to hour and a half throughout the day can be incredibly beneficial.
Anorexia & Bulimia
When mercury and other heavy metals interfere with neurotransmitters in certain parts of the brain, bulimic or anorexic behaviors are more likely to arise in certain individuals. If these heavy metals are removed through a heavy metal detox or if brain tissue develops in a particular way that bypasses the heavy metals, you may still struggle with an addiction to your own adrenaline that manifests itself as an eating disorder. In the case of bulimia, one of the reasons it can be so hard to break is because of the adrenaline surge people experience before they purge. This adrenaline rush can be similar to a powerful drug in its euphoric quality. Someone who is struggling with a variety of anorexia may experience a surge of adrenaline when they look at food, especially if they’ve suffered abuse around food in the past. In this instance, the surging adrenaline acts similar to a drug and the person may quickly lose their appetite. This information on adrenaline and adrenaline addiction hasn't yet been discovered by conventional or alternative medicine, research and science. I brought it to light for the first time in my books Medical Medium and Life-Changing Foods and here in this article and in my radio shows.
While many people blame eating disorders on emotional or sexual abuse, it is important to know that emotional or sexual abuse only act as severe triggers for these behaviors. One of these triggers may cause someone to develop an eating disorder, but it is usually a combination of heavy metals in the brain and an addiction to the adrenaline that surges each time an eating disorder is acted on that causes people to continue to struggle. If you or a loved one struggles with bulimia or a variety of anorexia, knowing that adrenaline addiction maybe playing a major role and how to address it could potentially save you or your loved one’s life.
Sugar Addiction & the Role of Fat
Your brain and liver need the glucose found in fruits and vegetables to survive and thrive. Unfortunately, some people turn to refined sugar-filled treats instead and wind up struggling with an addiction to unhealthy sugars. People stay addicted to these unhealthy sugars partly because of the unhealthy fat most of these sugary treats contain. An example would be ice cream, which contains not only unhealthy sugar, but a large amount of unhealthy fat as well. Foods that are high in unhealthy fat don’t allow the sugar it contains to flood the places it most needs to go, including the cells, muscles, heart, brain, and liver. If you feel addicted to sweets and treats, you most likely are needing to replenish the healthy glucose in your brain. If you continue to fill your body with unhealthy, sugary treats you will never be satisfied and may even exacerbate the addiction. If you switch your treats out with enough healthy glucose-rich foods such as dates, apples, and raw honey, your brain will start to receive the right kind of sugar it’s been seeking and your addiction to the wrong kind of sugar will likely disappear. Carrying a bag of dates or dried apricots or figs with you can be very helpful to conquer any cravings that may arise when you’re away from home.
That being said, it is important to not eat too much of the wrong kind of fats either. The wrong kind of fat or even too much healthy fat can halt the restoration of glycogen deposits in the brain and liver. Omega 3s are important, but receiving them from the right sources is critical for proper glucose absorption in the body. There is misinformation being spread that the brain is largely made of fat, but this is a complete misconception. The truth is that the brain is largely made out of carbohydrates and only contains micro deposits of fats. These micro deposits of fats are made up of omega 3s and other oils, many of which medical science and medical research have yet to discover. One of these oils medical research and medical science have uncovered is squalene. You can get the omega 3s and all of the other micro fats you need from certain foods such as watermelon seeds, hemp seeds, butter leaf lettuce, blackberry seeds, sesame seeds or tahini, and tomato seeds. Turning to these foods can help keep you from losing the glucose reserves in your brain. Not only can the loss of these reserves lead to addictions, but they can also set you up for Alzheimer’s disease and other unwanted health problems. If you are trying to break any kind of addiction, it is important to keep the fats in your diet low regardless of whether you are a meat eater, pescatarian, vegetarian, or vegan. Try bringing the foods mentioned above into whatever diet you subscribe to and know that you are flooding your body with the micro omegas that best support your brain and body.
Addiction to Cigarettes
Are you or a friend looking to break your smoking addiction? While nicotine is an addictive drug and is partly why many people are hooked on cigarettes, there are a few other reasons it can be challenging to break this addiction. First off, it’s important to know that you are likely smoking in part because of the adrenaline that floods your system when you’re an active smoker. Even before you put a cigarette to your lips, the anticipation of a cigarette can cause adrenaline to rush through your body. The more time you wait in anticipation of your next cigarette, the more adrenaline flows through the system. Often when people quit smoking their appetite appears to ramp up. This is largely due to the fact that cigarette-activated adrenaline surges finally begin to calm down. Another reason someone may become addicted to smoking is because it actually makes the smoker alkaline for a very brief moment while they are smoking. This maybe extremely surprising to learn, but it is a truth that has yet to be uncovered by science. As the tobacco in a cigarette turns from fresh tobacco to burnt tobacco, a chemical compound develops. Once the chemical ignites it goes straight to the brain and gives you a brief alkaline hit that is far more addictive than the nicotine found in cigarettes. Unfortunately, following this short wave of alkalinity, your body becomes incredibly acidic. As a result, you are likely to crave another cigarette soon after to receive an additional alkalizing hit.
The Medical Medium Cigarette Pack Trick
This trick includes high-quality chocolate, which is not always the best food choice, but may come in handy for people who are working to quit smoking cigarettes. Take two packs of cigarettes, empty one pack entirely and fill the second pack with a smaller amount of cigarettes than you normally smoke. Break apart a high-quality chocolate bar and fill the emptied pack with small pieces of chocolate. Whenever you would take your usual cigarette break and you feel an adrenaline rush coming on as you ready yourself for a smoke, take a piece of chocolate out of the empty pack and pop one or two of the small pieces into your mouth. Do not chew or swallow them right away, try to leave them in your mouth until they completely melt. It is interesting to note that because nicotine is aromatic, If you’ve put the chocolate pieces in the cigarette box ahead of time, the chocolate will have soaked up some of the nicotine. During your next break, you can have a cigarette from your box of less cigarettes. Try to keep both packs on you throughout the day and continue to cut down on cigarettes at a pace that feels manageable for you. If you want to start with fifteen cigarettes in the second pack rather than less, that is a positive place to start as well.
Walking Off Your Smoking Habit
A second trick to try when quitting smoking is to only smoke when you are walking outside. Because you are walking, you will most likely take less drags of your cigarette and won’t be getting as many addictive hits of nicotine. You will be taking in more oxygen because you’re walking and you may even experience greater calm due to the gentle movement. The adrenaline flooding your body from the cigarette will also be better used when you’re walking as opposed to when you stand and smoke. It’s also a little bit more challenging to walk and smoke versus stand or sit and smoke, and you may be less inclined to pick up a cigarette as frequently.
Try out these two powerful techniques, bring in foods and supplements that support your healing like the five heavy metal detox foods which include Hawaiian spirulina, barley grass juice extract powder, Atlantic dulse, cilantro, and wild blueberries, California poppy, PharmaGABA, magnesium threonate, lemon balm, passionflower, 5HTP, and ALA. Lean on the positive support of family and friends and know that it is possible to break this addiction! If you don’t smoke, but have a loved one who does, share these simple, life-changing techniques with them as well.
The Spiritual Side of Addictions
Although we won’t go too in-depth into this topic, it is important to know that spiritual energy can play a role in someone’s addiction. While you are fighting to overcome an addiction it can be invaluable to call on some of the angels for guidance and support. There is an entire chapter dedicated to angels in both Medical Medium and Life-Changing Foods, and some of the angels detailed in both can truly extend miraculous support when called upon for help. In the simplest of terms, there are negative energies in the universe that enjoy being involved with addictions and delight in watching people trapped in destructive behaviors. These negative energies may affect us on a very mild level, but it is important to be cognizant of this and work to remove them from our lives. As you strive to overcome an addiction, try asking the angels to help you fight against any negative energies that might be affecting your recovery efforts.
Planet earth is a beautiful place, but it can be a stressful place to live in the 21st century. Stress, along with any hardships or losses you’ve had to endure, can play a role in the addictions you face. But, know that you are not alone in your healing journey. You can regain your strength, put on the armor of this truthful information, seek support from loved ones, and conquer whatever battle you may be up against. Hopefully this information and the information found in the first “Addictions” radio show can offer you hope, encouragement, and strength to keep going! You can do this! I believe in you and support you every step of the way.
This item posted: 07-Mar-2017
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