Monthly Archives: June 2014

what you need to EAT after you quit smoking and Why

Avoid Cravings and Weight Gain!    Many people are afraid to quit cigarettes because they fear weight gain and cravings or other withdrawal symptoms. You may find that as a smoker, you don’t have to eat as much to fuel your body; that smoking acts as a form of  appetite control. You may be reluctant to give that up! Do you skip meals, especially breakfast? At what cost? Not only do you miss out on much needed nutrition, you inhale all the poisons and toxins of the cigarette – a double negative whammy! What you probably don’t know is that many of the […]

Prebiotics or Probiotics: what’s the difference and why do we care?

 You could be wasting a lot of money on useless and expensive Pro-biotics!  On top of that they may be far less effective if you get no Pre-biotics. Are you confused yet? read on and all will become clear… When I first heard the term ‘prebiotic’ I thought it was just a mistake or meant the same as ‘probiotic’. I was wrong and it is important to know the difference. [important]PRObiotics[/important] Probiotics are live bacteria found in yogurt, other dairy products and cultured foods and can also be bought in pill form. Probiotics have been shown quite effective in managing certain […]

Toxic nicotine replacement ‘therapy’ in pregnancy… under researched & dangerous?

Many women quit smoking easily as soon as they discover they are expecting a baby; others unfortunately struggle to quit even though they may want to. A new program in the Hunter Valley, Australia is attempting to address this issue and is aimed at reducing smoking rates in pregnant Aboriginal women by the use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). The program also plans to provide Nicotine Replacement free of charge to the families of those seeking to quit smoking, making it a family affair where members can presumably provide support and accountability to each other. There is no question that […]