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Withdrawal as Dysfunction

I had a conversation with someone recently who told me she had quit drinking tea a while ago. She'd been consuming four cups a day and said she was surprised at the severity of the withdrawal symptoms she experienced. Discovering an Internet forum for caffeine withdrawal, she found she was far from alone, and told me she was astounded at how addictive it was for so many people.
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Why I Eat Meat

One thing you can be sure of with me is that I'll never suggest anything to you that I don't do myself. Part of what's kept this work fascinating for me over so many years is that I'm always trying things out: how to sleep better, reduce stress, have more energy, vitality and sharper thinking. Some things seem to work, others don't, but I don't stop trying stuff out.
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Not So Fast

A few weeks ago I bought a copy of the bestseller The Fast Diet to see what it was all about. In case you don't know, it was published as a result of the interest in the BBC Horizon documentary about Intermittent Fasting (IF), written by the programme presenter Dr Michael Mosley and journalist Mimi Spencer. I believe that fasting is beneficial, but not necessarily advisable for everyone, so I wanted to read the book to discover new information and research, but also I was curious to see if it contained any words of caution.
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Sweet Treats – Part 2

I divided this newsletter into two parts because it will make a huge difference to take the information here in Part 2 having first read Part 1. Anywhere else, you'll see advice to substitute as a straightforward swap, such as using artificial sweeteners instead of sugar. Quite apart from the fact that artificial sweeteners are a bad idea, these swaps will only work for some things, for some people, and only up to a point.
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