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Addiction Free Naturally was written by Brigitte Mars and published by Healing Arts Press in 2020. The excerpt includes the title page, table of contents, introduction, and a selection from Chapter 2: On Your Own Terms.
Educator and herbalist Brigitte Mars has updated her original 2001 text on using complementary and alternative therapies to overcome substance addiction. From pharmaceuticals to alcohol to caffeine and sugar, various forms of addiction are addressed with sensitivity and optimism. Mars also discusses recent research on the therapeutic uses of cannabis and psychedelic drugs and how these may be used beneficially for recovery without misuse. The book offers a holistic approach to recovery and touches on methods including herbal therapies, homeopathic remedies, meditation, and nutrition to complement conventional treatment methods such as behavioral therapy and support groups.
Addiction Free Naturally is available for purchase from the publisher. ©2020 Healing Arts Press. This excerpt is used with permission and may not be used for any other purpose.
Science Focus: Top 10 Most Read Nutrition Research of 2020. NutraIngredients. December 9, 2020. Popular subjects of nutrition research for NutraIngredients readers included egg whites, ginseng, and probiotics.
Red Propolis Could Be a Better Treatment for Schistosomiasis. Drug Target Review. December 8, 2020. Investigators found that red propolis can kill schistosomes at all stages of development and therefore suggest it could be highly effective for treating certain parasitic infections.
It’s Not Just Humans: Sparrows Have Been Seen Using Preventive Medicine. Science Alert. December 8, 2020. A new paper has suggested that the reason russet sparrows in China line their nests with wormwood may be to reduce parasites and boost the growth of their young.
Computer Algorithms Reveal New Details about Creosote Bushes. Earth.com. December 7, 2020. A first-of-its-kind survey of creosote bushes in the Mojave Desert highlights the new possibilities of using big data for studying plant populations.
The Top 10 Nutrition Trends for 2021, According to Natural Grocers. New Hope Network. December 7, 2020. Vitamins, blood sugar regulation, and climate change are all predicted to be drivers of innovation and trends in the nutrition sector in 2021.
Dietary Supplement Leaders Lament Pitfalls of FDA’s Approach to NDIs. Nutraceuticals World. December 7, 2020. Industry experts say that selective enforcement against ingredients hurts both the industry and consumers.
Vermont Becomes a Center for the Fledgling US Saffron Industry. VTDigger. December 6, 2020. The University of Vermont has seen a huge growth in interest as more growers in the state seek information on the production of saffron, the world’s most expensive spice.
Blackcurrants Are Favorable for Glucose Metabolism. ScienceDaily. December 3, 2020. Blackcurrants have a beneficial effect on post-meal glucose response, and the required portion size is much smaller than previously thought, a new study shows.
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An Ancient Plant with a Modern Treatment Opportunity. Bastyr University. December 1, 2020.
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Iowa Becomes Latest State to Propose CBD Regs to Fill FDA Vacuum. NPA. November 24, 2020.
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California: Universities Awarded $30 Million in Cannabis Research Funding. NORML. November 19, 2020.
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