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[Quote No.59554] Need Area: Body > Health
"Health comes from healthy living." - Dr. Michael Klaper

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[Quote No.59571] Need Area: Body > Health
"Understanding the ingredients of a nutrient-sufficient diet is critical for the health seeker. Longevity and disease protection are the ultimate goals of dietary advice; but when you settle for second class advice [or even worse no scientific advice at all], you doom yourself not only to a shorter life, but to a lower quality life - especially in your later years, as you suffer with medical problems that could have been avoided." - Joel Fuhrman
Joel Fuhrman, M.D., is a family physician, nutrition researcher and New York Times best-selling author. [Refer http://www.vegsource.com/news/2010/07/the-truth-about-the-weston-price-foundation.html ]
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[Quote No.59631] Need Area: Body > Health
"The best health insurance is an accurate education in nutrition, health and healing physiology. I guarantee you will discover that this is true!" - David Klein, Ph.D.

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[Quote No.59635] Need Area: Body > Health
"Here are the facts. Coronary artery disease is the leading killer of men and women in Western civilization. In the United States alone, more than half a million people die of it every single year. Three times that number suffer known heart attacks. And approximately three million more have 'silent' heart attacks, experiencing minimal symptoms and having no idea, until well after the damage is done, that they are in mortal danger. In the course of a lifetime, one out of every two American men and one out of every three American women will have some form of the disease." - Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr.
Caldwell Blakeman Esselstyn Jr. is an American physician, author and former Olympic rowing champion. He is also the author of the best-selling book, 'Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease'.
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[Quote No.59636] Need Area: Body > Health
"...neuroradiologists also report that using magnetic resonance imaging, they can detect little white spots in the brains of Americans starting at about age fifty. These spots represent small, asymptomatic strokes. The brain has so much reserve capacity that at first these tiny strokes cause no trouble. But, if they continue, they begin to cause memory loss and, ultimately, crippling dementia. In fact, one recently reported study found that the presence of these 'silent brain infarcts' more than doubles the risk of dementia. We now believe, in fact, that at least half of all senile mental impairment is caused by vascular injury to the brain." - Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr.
Caldwell Blakeman Esselstyn Jr. is an American physician, author and former Olympic rowing champion. This is a quote from his best-selling book, 'Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure'.
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[Quote No.59637] Need Area: Body > Health
"This test [hs-CRP: high-sensitivity C-reactive protein blood test - also called ultra-sensitive CRP or us-CRP blood test] measures the levels of a specific blood protein that increases with inflammation of the coronary arteries, and it is considered by many cardiologists to be even better than a standard cholesterol measurement at assessing your risk of heart attacks." - Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr.
Caldwell Blakeman Esselstyn Jr. is an American physician, author and former Olympic rowing champion. This is a quote from his best-selling book, 'Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure'.
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[Quote No.59638] Need Area: Body > Health
"Coronary artery disease is a foodborne illness. [Therefore to avoid it requires abstaining from the unhealthy food.]" - Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr.
Caldwell Blakeman Esselstyn Jr. is an American physician, author and former Olympic rowing champion. He is also the author of the best-selling book, 'Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease'.
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[Quote No.59640] Need Area: Body > Health
"...about one in three Americans will develop cancer in their lifetime, and...about half of them will succumb to the disease." - Peter Attia, M.D.
Peter Attia, M.D., is a physician in private practice in NYC and CA. His practice focuses on longevity and health-span. His clinical interests are nutrition, lipidology and endocrinology. He earned his M.D. from Stanford University and also holds a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics. [http://eatingacademy.com/nutrition/war-cancer ]
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[Quote No.59641] Need Area: Body > Health
"Besides smoking, the most preventable cause of cancer seems to be obesity. It is generally thought that obesity may account for about a third of many cancer types, particularly breast, colon, uterus, kidney and esophagus. Obesity is a risk factor for type II diabetes and these patients are not only more likely to get cancer, but to have poor outcomes." - Gary Abrass, M.D.
Dr. Gary Abrass, MD is an oncologist in Reno, Nevada. Quote from a speech, given April 19, 2012. [http://eatingacademy.com/nutrition/war-cancer ]
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[Quote No.59687] Need Area: Body > Health
"Time and health are two precious assets that we don't [usually] recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted." - Denis Waitley

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[Quote No.59692] Need Area: Body > Health
"I think fitness is important. I think a healthy lifestyle is important!" - LL Cool J

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[Quote No.59693] Need Area: Body > Health
"...we all would do well to pay more attention to those key aspects of our lives that comprise our overall health equation." - David B. Agus
An American physician and a New York Times bestselling author. He is a Professor of Medicine and Engineering at the University of Southern California.
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[Quote No.59695] Need Area: Body > Health
"...make it your goal to take full responsibility for your health every single day no matter what life throws at you." - David B. Agus
Doctor and author of 'The End of Illness'.
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[Quote No.59697] Need Area: Body > Health
"Be wary of headlines that tell you what's good or bad for you. Scrutinize data before accepting it as dogma!" - David B. Agus
Doctor and author of 'The End of Illness'.
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[Quote No.59732] Need Area: Body > Health
"In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding equals ten dollars' worth of medical science." - Martin H. Fischer

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[Quote No.59754] Need Area: Body > Health
"Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place." - Susan Sontag
'Illness as a Metaphor', 1978.
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[Quote No.59755] Need Area: Body > Health
"...serious illness...is a powerful theme in the lives of almost all human beings. And whether illness befalls us directly, or someone we love, the pattern is pretty much the same. Just prior to the illness, things may be going along fairly well, or even beautifully. Then, just like that, illness descends, often dramatically changing our lives in the process." - Dr. Mardy Grothe

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[Quote No.59756] Need Area: Body > Health
"[Empathy:] Those who have never been ill are incapable of real sympathy for a great many misfortunes." - Andre Gide

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[Quote No.59757] Need Area: Body > Health
"Illness is the night-side of life..." - Susan Sontag

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[Quote No.59758] Need Area: Body > Health
"Illness is the opposite of freedom. It makes everything impossible. You lose so many things when you're ill." - Francoise Sagan

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[Quote No.59759] Need Area: Body > Health
"Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey." - Marcel Proust

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[Quote No.59760] Need Area: Body > Health
"Illness is friendship's proving ground, the uncharted territory where one's actions may be the least sure-footed but also the most indelible....Illness tests old friendships, gives rise to new ones, changes the dynamics of a relationship, causes a shift in the power balance, a reversal of roles, and assorted weird behaviors." - Letty Cottin Pogrebin

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[Quote No.59765] Need Area: Body > Health
"Your health is your greatest wealth." - Jeff Novick
Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN [MS = Masters of Science, RD = Registered Dietitian, LD = Licensed Dietitian, LN = Licensed Nutritionist]
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[Quote No.59766] Need Area: Body > Health
"The greatest wealth is health!" - Virgil

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[Quote No.59775] Need Area: Body > Health
"Most people work hard and spend their health trying to achieve wealth. Then they retire and spend their wealth trying to get back their health." - Kevin Gianni

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[Quote No.59777] Need Area: Body > Health
"Your choice of diet can influence your long term health prospects more than any other action you might take!" - C. Everett Coop
Former US Surgeon General
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[Quote No.59778] Need Area: Body > Health
"You cannot buy health; you must earn it through healthy living." - Joel Furhman, MD

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[Quote No.59779] Need Area: Body > Health
"A plant-based diet is more likely to produce good health and to reduce sharply the risk of heart problems, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, gallstones, and kidney disease." - T. Colin Campbell

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[Quote No.59788] Need Area: Body > Health
"Waist-to-Height Ratio, or WHtR: Instead of a scale, grab a simple measuring tape. Stand up straight and take a deep breath, exhale, and let it all hang out. The circumference of your belly (halfway between the top of your hip bones and the bottom of your rib cage) should be half your height—ideally, less. If that measurement is more than half your height, it's time to start eating healthier and exercising more regardless of your weight." - Michael Greger
Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on a number of important public health issues. As quoted in his book, 'How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease'.
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[Quote No.59792] Need Area: Body > Health
"[A healthy, natural diet:] Nutrition is an exciting, dynamic field - there are more than 10,000 articles published on human nutrition in medical journals every year." - Michael Greger
Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on a number of important public health issues.
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[Quote No.59799] Need Area: Body > Health
"[A healthy, natural diet:] It's easy to become deceived about the negative effects of food since we are able to eat most anything without immediate discomfort. But even if you cannot feel the negative effects of your diet right away, your body can, as it struggles to compensate for running on the wrong fuel. Imagine if you poured sand into your washing machine instead of laundry detergent; it would still go through the motions, but your clothes would not get very clean, and at some point the washing machine would plug up and make funny noises. Eventually it would stop working all together. Like the washing machine, your body will begin screaming at you in various ways (we call these 'symptoms'), urging you to change something you’re doing that is making it hard for it to function correctly. Most people wait until the screams get unbearable before they consider making dietary and lifestyle changes. Before this point, they may have tried medication to quell their body's troubles. But while medication may calm things for a while, it does nothing to address the underlying cause or root of the problem, and most often introduces a whole new set of problems in the form of side-effects. Eating a whole-foods, plant-based diet can be your path to avoiding this misery and discomfort." - Cathy Fisher
She is a culinary instructor in Santa Rosa, California. She teaches at the McDougall Program and TrueNorth Health. She has a food blog and newsletter. [Refer http://www.straightupfood.com/blog/about/ ]
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[Quote No.59804] Need Area: Body > Health
"When in doubt, try nutrition first." - Roger Williams, Ph.D.

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[Quote No.59805] Need Area: Body > Health
"The physician is Nature's assistant." - Claudius Galen

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[Quote No.59806] Need Area: Body > Health
"The best doctor gives the least medicines." - Benjamin Franklin

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[Quote No.59807] Need Area: Body > Health
"If we could give the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health." - Hippocrates

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[Quote No.59861] Need Area: Body > Health
"[A healthy, natural diet:] I am a cardiovascular surgeon infatuated with the challenge and promise of 'high-tech' medicine and surgery. Nonetheless, I have become convinced that the most overlooked tool in our medical arsenal is harnessing the body's own ability to heal through nutritional excellence." - Mehmet Oz, MD

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[Quote No.59862] Need Area: Body > Health
"[A healthy, natural diet:] Poor nutrition trumps tobacco, alcohol, and sedentary lifestyles as the primary cause for the development of chronic illnesses. We cannot ignore the reality that what we eat is totally within our control, and our choices are what determine the level of risk we have of becoming ill. ...A natural plant based diet can not only help prevent heart disease and other chronic illnesses, but help to reverse it, even in its most advanced forms." - Baxter Montgomery, MD
'The Food Prescription for Better Health: A Cardiologists Proven Method to Reverse Heart Disease, Diabetes, Obesity, and Other Chronic Illnesses Naturally!' Published 2011.
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[Quote No.59863] Need Area: Body > Health
"[A healthy, natural diet:] Medical and scientific research has established clear links between dietary factors and the risk of developing coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, several cancers, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. This knowledge is now sufficiently strong to enable governments to assess national eating patterns, identify risks, and then protect their populations through policies that make healthy food choices the easy choices. ...the health needs of the population are best met by a high carbohydrate diet. Such a diet is characterized by a frequent consumption of vegetables, fruits, cereals and legumes." - World Health Organization (WHO)
'Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases', 1990.
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[Quote No.59864] Need Area: Body > Health
"[A healthy, natural diet:] There is no question that largely vegetarian diets are as healthy as you can get. The evidence is so strong and overwhelming and produced over such a long period of time that it's no longer debatable." - Marion Nestle
former Director of Nutrition policy for U.S. Department of Health, Managing Editor of the Surgeon-General's Report.
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[Quote No.59936] Need Area: Body > Health
"The flesh endures the storms [and enjoys the pleasures] of the present alone, the mind those of the past and future as well as the present." - Epicurus

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[Quote No.59955] Need Area: Body > Health
"When we [epicureans] say that pleasure is the end [ideal], we do not mean the pleasure of the profligate or that which depends on physical enjoyment - as some think who do not understand our teachings, disagree with them, or give them an evil interpretation - but by pleasure we mean the state wherein the body is free from pain and the mind from anxiety [consciously grateful that things are not worse]." - Epicurus

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[Quote No.60042] Need Area: Body > Health
"Your health begins at the end of your fork. [Food can be healing or food can be poison!]" - Saying

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[Quote No.60044] Need Area: Body > Health
"Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos - the trees, the clouds, everything." - Nhat Hanh
(1926 - ) expatriate Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist.
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[Quote No.60146] Need Area: Body > Health
"I am sick and tired of being sick and tired." - Fannie Lou Hamer

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[Quote No.60413] Need Area: Body > Health
"[Focus on the positive rather than the negative: Count your blessings rather than your complaints:] 'How Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity' - Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable - such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast - complaining isn't good for you. Your brain loves efficiency and doesn't like to work any harder than it has to. When you repeat a behavior, such as complaining, your neurons branch out to each other to ease the flow of information. This makes it much easier to repeat that behavior in the future - so easy, in fact, that you might not even realize you're doing it. You can't blame your brain. Who’d want to build a temporary bridge every time you need to cross a river? It makes a lot more sense to construct a permanent bridge. So, your neurons grow closer together, and the connections between them become more permanent. Scientists like to describe this process as, 'Neurons that fire together, wire together.' Repeated complaining rewires your brain to make future complaining more likely. Over time, you find it's easier to be negative than to be positive, regardless of what's happening around you. Complaining becomes your default behavior, which changes how people perceive you. And here's the kicker: complaining damages other areas of your brain as well. Research from Stanford University has shown that complaining shrinks the hippocampus - an area of the brain that's critical to problem solving and intelligent thought. Damage to the hippocampus is scary, especially when you consider that it's one of the primary brain areas destroyed by Alzheimer's. Complaining Is Also Bad for Your Health: While it's not an exaggeration to say that complaining leads to brain damage, it doesn't stop there. When you complain, your body releases the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol shifts you into fight-or-flight mode, directing oxygen, blood, and energy away from everything but the systems that are essential to immediate survival. One effect of cortisol, for example, is to raise your blood pressure and blood sugar so that you'll be prepared to either escape or defend yourself. All the extra cortisol released by frequent complaining impairs your immune system and makes you more susceptible to high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. It even makes the brain more vulnerable to strokes. It's Not Just You... Since human beings are inherently social, our brains naturally and unconsciously mimic the moods of those around us, particularly people we spend a great deal of time with. This process is called neuronal mirroring, and it's the basis for our ability to feel empathy. The flip side, however, is that it makes complaining a lot like smoking - you don't have to do it yourself to suffer the ill effects. You need to be cautious about spending time with people who complain about everything. Complainers want people to join their pity party so that they can feel better about themselves. Think of it this way: If a person were smoking, would you sit there all afternoon inhaling the second-hand smoke? You'd distance yourself, and you should do the same with complainers. The Solution to Complaining: There are two things you can do when you feel the need to complain. One is to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. That is, when you feel like complaining, shift your attention to something that you're grateful for. Taking time to contemplate what you're grateful for isn't merely the right thing to do; it reduces the stress hormone cortisol by 23%. Research conducted at the University of California, Davis, found that people who worked daily to cultivate an attitude of gratitude experienced improved mood and energy and substantially less anxiety due to lower cortisol levels. Any time you experience negative or pessimistic thoughts, use this as a cue to shift gears and to think about something positive. In time, a positive attitude will become a way of life. The second thing you can do - and only when you have something that is truly worth complaining about - is to engage in solution-oriented complaining. Think of it as complaining with a purpose. Solution-oriented complaining should do the following: -- Have a clear purpose. Before complaining, know what outcome you're looking for. If you can't identify a purpose, there's a good chance you just want to complain for its own sake, and that's the kind of complaining you should nip in the bud. -- Start with something positive. It may seem counterintuitive to start a complaint with a compliment, but starting with a positive helps keep the other person from getting defensive. For example, before launching into a complaint about poor customer service, you could say something like, 'I've been a customer for a very long time and have always been thrilled with your service...' -- Be specific. When you're complaining it's not a good time to dredge up every minor annoyance from the past 20 years. Just address the current situation and be as specific as possible. Instead of saying, 'Your employee was rude to me,' describe specifically what the employee did that seemed rude. -- End on a positive. If you end your complaint with, 'I'm never shopping here again,' the person who's listening has no motivation to act on your complaint. In that case, you're just venting, or complaining with no purpose other than to complain. Instead, restate your purpose, as well as your hope that the desired result can be achieved, for example, 'I'd like to work this out so that we can keep our business relationship intact.' Bringing It All Together: Just like smoking, drinking too much, and lying on the couch watching TV all day, complaining is bad for you. Put my advice to use, and you'll reap the physical, mental, and performance benefits that come with a positive frame of mind." - Dr. Travis Bradberry
Dr. Travis Bradberry is the award-winning coauthor of 'Emotional Intelligence 2.0' and the cofounder of TalentSmart® a provider of emotional intelligence tests and training serving more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies. [http://www.talentsmart.com/articles/How-Complaining-Rewires-Your-Brain-for-Negativity-2147446676-p-1.html ]
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"It is almost more important how a person takes his fate than what it is!" - Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

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[Quote No.60773] Need Area: Body > Health
"[A healthy, natural diet:] ...the leading causes of suffering and premature death in the modern world are diseases caused by improper diet... " - Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
Nutritional Research Foundation President.
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[Quote No.60790] Need Area: Body > Health
"[Poem: about unconditional loving-kindness to others, especially those who are suffering in some way:-]
Buddhist Well Wishing Prayer:

May the suffering ones be suffering free,
and the fear struck, fearless be.
May the grieving shed all grief
and the sick find health relief.

" - Buddhism

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[Quote No.60978] Need Area: Body > Health
"[The importance of focus and distraction:] Failure to drop one focus and move on to others can, for example, leave the mind lost in repeating loops of chronic anxiety. At clinical extremes it means being lost in helplessness, hopelessness, and self-pity in depression; or panic and catastrophizing in anxiety disorders; or countless repetitions of ritualistic thoughts or acts (touch the door fifty times before leaving) in obsessive-compulsive disorder. The power to disengage our attention from one thing and move it to another is essential for well-being." - Daniel Goleman
Quote from his book, 'Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence', published 2013, page 15.
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[Quote No.60986] Need Area: Body > Health
"[Overcome unhealthy addictions:] At first addiction [to food, drink, smoking, drugs, people, etc] is maintained by pleasure, but the intensity of this pleasure diminishes and the addiction is then maintained by the avoidance of pain. " - Frank Tallis

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