Food Addiction

New research indicates that refined sugar has a similar impact on our brain chemistry to cocaine. We become dependent on food to stimulate and soothe when we are feeling something we want to avoid.

Food Addiction

New research indicates that refined sugar has a similar impact on our brain chemistry to cocaine. We become dependent on food to stimulate and soothe when we are feeling something we want to avoid. When this happens our brains become dependent on food to stimulate neurochemicals. When you stop overindulging you may experience withdrawal symptoms like cravings or over-stimulated appetite.

Please check out my blog for more information about food addiction and how laser therapy can help.

Here is an interesting article from the Calgary Herald on food addiction


How does LLLT work for food addiction?

LLLT stimulates specific acupuncture points on the body correlated with cravings and appetite. The purpose of this program is to reduce cravings and supress your out-of-control appetite. I will also teach you how to implement lifestyle changes that will insure lasting results.

LLLT may be just what is missing from your weight loss plan. It may improve your will power knowing you have something measurable to refer too when losing weight. You’ll feel motivated to eat smaller portions, stay away from sweets and, increase your level of physical activity. Drinking lots of water and eating more fruits and vegetables will help along with less saturated fat and sugar intake. Most clients report increased energy levels, making it easier to sustain the changes you desire to make.

What does the treatment include?

  • A thorough assessment of the presenting problem
  • Two 30-minute laser treatments
  • 30 min private consultation with a Certified Laser Therapist – Addiction Counsellor
  • Positive changes manual
  • Audio CD
  • Ongoing support for as long as you need
  • Additional counselling is also available. Emotional eating may be present in some cases and this can be explored with your counsellor.

How much does the treatment cost?

  • Initial session (2 treatments included): $175
  • Booster treatment: $50
  • One hour counselling session: $110
  • One hour health coaching: $110

My food addiction laser treatment can be claimed as a medical deduction on your income tax if it is prescribed by a licenced medical practitioner.

*Consult your benefits carrier for coverage options. Some carriers provide coverage with a letter from a medical doctor. Some flex and health spending accounts may also cover laser therapy. Let me know if you require a letter of reimbursement.