Sunflower Seeds

Posted By: Staff | Mar 10 2015

“This is how I quit after nineteen years of smoking. I used Chantix to help me quit. Chantix is a drug doctor’s prescribe to suppress nicotine cravings.  To break the habit part…I eat sunflower seeds. Eat the ones in the shell because then it takes you like 2 minutes to pick it open and eat one.”  Amy | Milford, Ohio

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Quitting Smoking Boosts Metabolism

Posted By: Staff | Mar 6 2015

Credit: Vera Kratochvil/public domain

Theodore C. Friedman, MS, MD, PhD, chair of the Department of Internal Medicine of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, California was the principle investigator of a poster presented at ENDO 2015.  The poster describes a study done to studying the metabolic effects of quitting smoking. 
Weight gain is one of the major concerns for most people considering quitting smoking.  This study showed that while there was an initial weight gain when quitting smoking,…

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The Easy Way Out

Posted By: Staff | Mar 5 2015

“The Easy Way Out!” - Joel Spitzer

Did you hear about the lady who went on two diets simultaneously to lose weight? Doing both at once she ate enough food to satisfy her appetite and figured she would lose weight twice as fast.

This humorous story illustrates a very serious point. Human nature dictates that we look for the easiest and least painful route to make necessary changes. Unfortunately, what often appears to be the easiest technique may not always be the best. If this lady really…

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Delay Your Next Cigarette

Posted By: Staff | Mar 4 2015

“I have smoked for 40 years and in my mind I never thought I could quit. my quit date was not set. in fact I bought a carton of cigarettes the night before. and I smoked as always while on my computer. I got up the next morning and as i was about to grab a cigarette I said to myself to wait until I have coffee. after my coffee I decided to wait until after I eat. I did this all day and to my surprise I got though the day without a cigarette. I did this the next day and the day after and I…

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Israeli Scientists Help Smokers Quit While Sleeping

Posted By: Staff | Feb 26 2015

Through smell stimulus association, smokers can change behavior and decrease cigarette addition.

The Weizmann Institute scientists sought to help smokers quit using “sleep-learning” by helping to reduce the amount of nicotine consumed.  They are utilizing a mix of bad smells: rotten eggs, fish, and cigarettes together, in order to change behavior while the patient is sleeping.  Smell is one of the only sensations that does not wake the patient, so bad smells can be used in a Pavlovian style learning technique during sleep that will retrain our minds.
In the experiment conducted by…

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