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Mindfulness Meditation and Addiction

Mindfulness Meditation and Addiction

  New research suggests that mindfulness meditation helps people to reduce tobacco use and manage stress, according to scientists Michael Posner and Yi-Yuan Tang. It has long been established that addiction to drugs, alcohol, and even cigarettes involves a specific area of the brain related to self-control. This area, which is located in the fronto-median cortex, has been studied by researchers using brain scans and other brain imaging methods. In a recent study conducted by scientists at … Read entire article »

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Weight-Loss Surgery May Link to Reduced Cravings for Alcohol

Weight-Loss Surgery May Link to Reduced Cravings for Alcohol

  Roux-en-Y or as many people call it, bi-pass surgery, is a type of procedure for people struggling with weight issues to receive to lose weight.  The process involves stapling the stomach at the top leaving a small pouch which is connected to the small intestine.  The food one eats evades most of the stomach below the staple and a portion of the intestine also.  This procedure reduces the amount of food the patient eats subsequently … Read entire article »

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