Podcast Episode 016: Stop Cravings Before They Start

Podcast Episode 016: Stop Cravings Before They Start

December 8, 2014 | 70 minutes, 31 seconds

What do you crave: chips, caffeine, chocolate, sweets, carbs, alcohol? If we are going to truly eliminate cravings, we must relate what the body is craving to why it is craving it!  Cravings are your body’s way of saying, “I am not satisfied.” In order to eradicate the cravings, we must identify why the body is dissatisfied, and then get satisfied before the craving hits. Join Dr. John to learn the most common causes of nutrient dissatisfaction, how to fix and avoid them, and the unique connection to how emotional dissatisfaction underlies the cravings that make us crave.

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Sugar Destroyer: Gymnema Sylvestre is the staple herb in the Sugar Destroyer formula, and is traditionally used for supporting balanced blood sugar levels and dulling the palate to the sweet taste. Organic Gymnema sylvestre leaf is blended with organic cinnamon bark, organic fenugreek and shilajit extract for a potent blood-sugar loving blend that naturally and synergistically enhances all of the amazing benefits of Gymnema sylvestre. Perhaps one of the most interesting attributes of Gymnema is its ability to lessen the experience of cravings for sweet foods and regulate an excessive appetite in general.

Gentle Digest: A  combination of Ayurveda’s Five Spices of Digestion. The spices: ginger, cumin, fennel, coriander and cardamom have been time-tested for thousands of years and have a library of good science to support their digestion-boosting benefits.

Sugar Balance HP: has significant quantities of key ingredients that support insulin utilization and glucose metabolism. Standardized American ginseng, green tea, gymnema, and alpha-lipoic acid help protect pancreatic cells, support insulin sensitivity, and provide antioxidant activity. Chromium is added for its role in enhancing insulin activity. Many blood sugar issues are related to certain nutrient deficiencies that Sugar Balance HP is designed to support.

Colorado Cleanse: Our 2-week at home detox and digestion reset program is designed to help detoxify fat soluble toxins that can store for years in the fat cells. Unlike other fad cleanses, the Colorado Cleanse is rooted in sound medical science and the ancient cleansing wisdom of Ayurveda, and incorporates the key steps of a successful detox. This kitchari cleanse has been developed by Dr. Douillard through decades of clinical practice with thousands of successful cleansers, many of whom are now its biggest fans.

Short Home Cleanse: The Short Home Cleanse (SHC) was designed for those who would like a little taste of what our 14-day Colorado Cleanse is like, and busy folks who don’t have the time for a longer cleanse. It involves an abbreviated herbal regimen and a miniature version of all of the protocols prescribed in our Colorado Cleanse. In four short days, feel a noticeable boost to the digestion, reduction of stress levels, and balancing of blood sugar, among other benefits.

Ayurveda Meets Modern Science is hosted by Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP, founder of LifeSpa and author of seven health books (including bestselling Eat Wheat and The 3-Season Diet), seven online courses (including Yoga Journal courses Ayurveda 101 and 201), and numerous free eBooks.

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