Benefits of Quitting Sugar: Is Sugar as Addictive as Drugs or Alcohol?

Benefits of Quitting Sugar: Is Sugar as Addictive as Drugs or Alcohol?

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 07/15/20
Quitting Sugar Benefits

As much as we crave it, the benefits of quitting sugar can improve a whole range of quality of life health issues for those of us who can’t get enough of the sweet stuff. There’s a long-standing debate among many people whether sugar is addictive like drugs or alcohol, although there are plenty of behavioral…

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Substance Abuse and Nutrition for Healing Recovery

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 06/28/19
healing recovery

Substance abuse and nutrition must be considered for optimal healing and recovery because there is a link between drugs, alcohol and an unhealthy diet. Off the top of your head, you may be able to mention several of the ways that one treats substance abuse: cognitive behavior therapy, twelve-step programs, and similar measures. One very…

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Recognizing Codependency

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 04/08/19
Recognizing Codependency

Recognizing Codependency between two people is important because sometimes the best choice is to walk away from a relationship, despite the heartbreak that will follow. While it may be uncomfortable to let go of someone, it is often more damaging to stay in a relationship that is dysfunctional. Unfortunately, many people ride out toxic (and…

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Overcome Addiction With Sound Therapy Healing Sessions

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 05/10/18
Sound Therapy Healing - Iris Healing

Is It Possible To Overcome Addiction With Sound Therapy Healing Sessions? Drug addiction is a growing challenge for everyone in the United States. People from all walks of life can fall into serious addiction, often moving from painkillers to illegal drugs and alcohol. Maybe you are struggling to overcome a prescription drug habit, or are…

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Coming To Terms With Grief

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 09/19/17
Grief Counseling and Healing

What is at the root of addiction? It is a question that we get asked many times and unfortunately, there is no easy answer. The truth is, addiction can be a very individualistic experience that can be brought on by everything from genetics, to trauma, to the pressures of modern-day life. One common thread that…

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Clearing Your Mind of the Dark Thoughts of Depression

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 08/17/17
Facing Depression: Clearing Your Mind Of Dark Thoughts

We have spoken before about the importance of mental health and how addiction can take people’s minds to dark thoughts and depression. Depression happens to be one of the worst components of a dependency and, often times, people are under a false assumption that “using” can somehow rid their brain of these dark thoughts. Never…

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