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Posted June 11, 2013
I was very excited to get into this book. While many like myself
I was very excited to get into this book. While many like myself crave for things, it is hard to understand why and how it can be an unbearable occurance.
I am a mother, I remember back during my pregnancies my friends never understood why I had the urge to eat “Mustard” or why if anyone touched my flaming cheetos chips I’d be so quick to tell them off.
While that phase was very understandable, I found myself intrigued about how I still had cravings even after my pregnancies were long over.
Dr. Omar Manejwala not only breaks it down for his readers, he gives infinite insight and details into this natural phenomenon that most people mistake as a minor thing, when it can be more than that. Dr. Omar Manejwala also gives the reader insight into harmful addictions and why they are so uneasy to cure, why the addicts have relapses and how the brain can set these addicts up for failure.
I had never thought that much about my compulsive eating and I can admit I have been one to self diagnose and be like “oh I’m fine after I eat my craving I wont take in any more bad calories, I can manage this” but after reading Craving, I was able to not only embrace the faults and set backs I have given myself, but also appreciate that I am not alone, I have tools now thanks to Dr. Manejwala, and can work on finally knocking that hump off my shoulder.
For any one who has a family member or friend suffering from an addiction that is both harmful to their health as well as affecting the structure of the relationship, I highly recommend this book. Because you will gain a better understanding of the disease and the affected persons mind set, you will also understand why they keep bouncing back and falling under the drugs spell worse off than they had done before.
Craving is not only a guide, but a constructive tool in understanding the human mind and how to overcome certain obstacles one may face with addiction whether it is food or alcohol. And for those who do not believe food is an addiction, I dare you to pick up this book and think again.
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Posted June 9, 2013
As an author myself, it was important to me as I read this book
As an author myself, it was important to me as I read this book as a "writer & author," but as the person I am in 7 years of recovery from addicted gambling & alcohol. Omar clearly addressed the hurdles of "triggers and urges" as all people with any addiction struggle with, especially in early recovery. Yes, you can call them "Cravings" as that puts it in line with the addictive habits and behaviors we seem to repeat over and over again to get hopefully get a different out come.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I found it interesting on what he shared about our brain chemicals & area's that are most effected with repetitive usage from addictions and how finally someone incorporated Mental & emotional disorders that can be left behind for the person when they get clean. I have 2 mental disorders myself from certain area's of over use for "Pleasure & Reward" and now suffer from Panic with Agoraphobia and Attention deficit which my psychiatrist & my primary Doctor both agreed after tests and an MRI scan, that these came directly from my addictions. So I commend Omar for sharing this in his book.
They tools and life skills he writes about are a must in any recovery! I really enjoyed this book, and it has a lot of good information. And that's why I gave this book a 5 star rating. I would recommend it to anyone in recovery and those who just want to be informed.
Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon
Posted October 8, 2013
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