How Often Do Long-Term Sober Alcoholics and Addicts Relapse?

Recent celebrity overdoses have raised the question...does anyone actually stay sober? If someone has been abstinent from alcohol and drugs for a few years, or even a few decades, what are the chances that they will relapse?

What Really Causes Pregnancy Cravings?

Not a week goes by that you don’t hear about another pregnant celebrity and her pregnancy cravings. Whether its pickles, avocados or waffles, a bizarre or even normal celebrity pregnancy craving is sure to make headlines. But what do we really know about what and why pregnant women crave?

Shame, Cheat Meals and That New Weight Loss Solution

Diets never really address what is really core to the weight gain, dieting, weight loss cycle: shame. For most people on the roller-coaster of dieting and weight gain, the diet they are really on is the shame diet. And they are bingeing and purging shame in a vicious cycle that no diet will ever adequately address. And there is only one approach that can fix that.

5 Facts About Food Cravings You Shouldn’t Ignore

It happens too often. You read about a new diet that is going to help you shed those pounds. Even the experts say it's not a diet; it's a new way of life. Is it going to work? Research shows that dieting actually increases cravings. What if the problem isn’t what you eat, but what you do when you are not eating? Here are 5 tips that will really curb your cravings.

Ice Cream, Vodka, Sex and Online Poker

Whatever it is you crave, you can usually bet it’s not good for you. Of course, if you’re honestly craving raw veggies, meditation, affirmations and altruism, maybe this post isn’t for you. But if you’re like most people, you will at some point crave something that isn’t going to help you achieve your goals or make you happy. Why are there so many types of cravings?

Why You Can't Stop Craving

Whether its sugar, carbs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, or even sex, cravings can feel like they will never stop coming and like they will last forever. You’re on the couch watching your favorite show and all of a sudden you need some ice cream. You’re halfway through the morning at work and you need a cigarette. Why won’t the cravings stop? Where are they coming from?