Do You Crave Sugar? You May Have A Food Addiction.


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The public’s knowledge of food addiction is much better than it used to be. We understand now, more than ever, just how food addiction works and just how destructive it can be to our lives and to our loved ones around us. You might be surprised at the numbers of those affected by food addiction and the actual deaths associated with food addiction.
But why are some foods more harmful and addictive? Well, it’s all about the chemical make up of the food we are eating, especially sugar and sugar-related foods. Believe it or not some foods have chemicals in them that release the same feel good endorphins that drugs and alcohol release. Also, sugar and all foods with sugar in them have almost the same chemical make up of heroin. Just ask a heroin addict or a recovering opiate addict just how much they crave sugar. Opiates and sugar go hand in hand and it is because of the similarity in their chemical make up.
On a side note, the United States is the leading country in sugar consumption and sugar availability but that is a different blog for a different day. So let’s get back to why some foods are far more addictive than others. Like we stated above, it is because of the chemical make up of these foods and whether or not they have the ingredients in them that cause our feel good endorphins to be released. Then we obviously want to continue eating these foods that release these feel good endorphins over and over again. The problem comes when these foods are harmful to our health and cause major health issues such at obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. So obviously our addictive nature wants to feel the feel good endorphins that these unhealthy foods ping over and over. And this repetition of ingesting unhealthy foods are our downfall with food addiction.
Dr. Cali Estes, the founder and creator of The Addictions Coach and The Addictions Academy, knows firsthand about food addiction and its unhealthy side effects. Dr. Estes is a food addict and was the unwanted beneficiary of many of the unhealthy side effects of food addiction and sugar. At a young age Cali used food as a comfort drug and soon became addicted to food and sugar. She battled through this food addiction through educating herself on food addiction and began eating healthy and exercising regularly which greatly contributed to her present day athletic physique and healthy status. But this was only possible through educating herself with food addiction and the danger foods and substances that contribute to food addiction. If you are struggling with food addiction or know somebody who is, you can contact Dr. Cali Estes and The Addictions Coach through the company website at or by calling us at 1-800-706-0318.
Remember, food addiction was Dr. Cali Estes’ personal addiction and struggle and there is no one better to ask for help and guidance when it comes to food addiction and recovery from food addiction. Now, please click on the following link to watch a great educational video with Dr. Cali Estes and her long time business companion Don Prince discuss the danger foods and food addiction as a whole. They also discuss food addiction prevention so please click on the following link

Ready to Kick The Sugar Habit? Passionate about helping others with Food Addictions?


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So excited to share the virtual stage with the great Dr. Vera Tarman and JJ virgin. Click the link and register for the FREE summit below. I will share some secret tips and tricks that I give my celebrity clients to kick the sugar habit. — with Vera Ingrid Tarman.

If you are ready to help others with their Food Addiction You need this training!
Register NOW for our MAR 5-6 Nationally Certified Food Addictions Coach live, virtural classroom training.
Food addiction and it’s unhealthy consequences are becoming more and more obvious in today’s society. Food addiction education is becoming more readily available to those who have interest in learning about food addiction and what foods are extremely addictive and why those foods are extremely addictive.
Did you know that a high percentage of foods have sugar in them whether they are considered sweet food or dessert-like food? Many of our complex carbohydrates turn to sugar when being metabolized and become just as addictive as a piece of chocolate cake would be. And I bet you would be surprised at the percentage of our population that actually think Doritos are a food. Well I am here to tell you that bananas are a food. Grapes are a food. Carrots and broccoli are foods. But Doritos and Lucky charms are not foods! They are food-based products that can be just as harmful and destructive as heroin and cocaine.
Do you ever wonder why you can see a carton of your favorite ice cream or a box of your favorite cereal and you get a sudden urge to purchase this and eat this while you do not get the same urge when you see carrots, broccoli or cauliflower which you might like just as much as the cereal and ice cream. This is because the food items such as broccoli, grapes and carrots are made of real nutrients and minerals which our bodies need, while the food-based products such as ice cream, chips and cereal are made of man made side products such as processed sugar and fillers that are highly addictive.
These food-based products are highly addictive because the ingredients in these products ping the brain much like drugs and alcohol do and release our feel good endorphins which causes us to want to repeat that feel good cycle over and over by ingesting these harmful foods. This repetitive ingesting of these harmful foods cause serious health issues such as high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes and can lead to extremely poor health and an extremely poor lifestyle or even death. Food addiction is just as serious as any other diction and just as harmful as any other addiction and we need to educate ourselves just as much as we would educate ourselves on cocaine or heroin addiction.
Dr Cali Estes and her online training school, The Addictions Academy, have the industry’s BEST educational class on Food Addiction and it is available to you next on March 5th and 6th. ALL the class details and class registration can be found at the following link . Remember that all classes come with 10 weeks of supervision to make sure you are using your new skills correctly, Ethics class by self study, all certificates and certifications and a copy of our best selling workbook. So please click on the following link for class info and registration and click on the secondary link to watch Dr. Cali Estes discuss food addiction and the differences in food and food based products! You can also call us to register at 1-800-706-0318.

Skip Flowers and Candy…What You Really Need for Valentine’s Day!


Flowers die, and we all know processed sugar will wreak havoc on our systems.  What about a gift that truly tells someone you love them?

Give them the gift of good health!

flowersDr. Cali Estes and Dr. Teralyn Sell’s brainchild, ProRecoveryRx, was featured on NBC News as a product review and new supplement line for addiction and mental health.
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Dallas Cowboys get a New Coach, but not for Football; Jerry Jones Hires a Life Coach for Players!



Dallas Cowboys get a New Coach, but not for Football; Jerry Jones Hires a Life Coach for Players!

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Well, it has happened ladies and gentlemen.
One of the most successful team owners in the National Football League and, quite honestly, one of the most successful human beings on the planet has just found it necessary to hire a professional life coach to take on the role of assistant head coach of the world-famous Dallas Cowboys. Now, there have been plenty of teams that have brought on professional coaches to help players deal with off the field situations that may affect their careers in a negative manner, but this is the first time that a league owner has specifically hired a professional life coach in an attempt to make their players more accountable, pay closer attention to detail and learn to function as a team instead of chasing individual goals. Does “setting goals”, “paying close attention to detail” and “accepting responsibility” sound familiar? Well, it should. These are some of the main characteristics that a top certified professional life coach preaches and teaches along the route to becoming a top nationally certified professional life coach.  Learn more about our Nationally Certified Life Coach training  by clicking the link or calling 1.800.706.0318 ext 2

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How The Addictions Academy Is Different From Other Addiction Education Programs


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In the addictions industry today there are quite a few different addiction education providers. Everyone claims to be an expert and everyone claims to offer the best education for the best price. So when we are trying to pick our addiction education provider we need to really peel back the layers of the program or school and really see what the program has to offer us that sets them apart from all other addiction education providers.

So let’s take The Addictions Academy under the microscope for a few moments and talk about how they separate their addiction education program from all others by taking that extra step in many categories.  This puts you in the best spot to succeed after you have received your credentials and certifications.

First of all let’s talk about the wide range and wide variety of the classes you can take at The Addictions Academy. At The Addictions Academy  they have over 30 different classes you can take to better yourself in the addictions industry or get yourself into the addictions industry, if you’re not already working in it.  Nationally Certified Sober Coaching,  Nationally Certified Intervention Professional, sex addiction, gambling addiction and even social media addiction and internet addiction coaching, just names a few of the recovery-related coaching certification programs that The Addictions Academy offers.

The next way that The Addictions Academy separates itself from other addictions education providers is that their certifications are excepted and acknowledged internationally. After becoming certified through The Addictions Academy,it will open the door for you to expand your business throughout the world internationally and work with clients outside of the United States.

The next category has become a hot topic with business people all over the world and that is forming your own brand and attacking the industry with top-level marketing. Here at The Addictions Academy, we teach you how to skillfully brand yourself and company and we also teach you how to stay one step ahead of your competition with new modern state of the art marketing techniques. You will quickly become a top nationally certified professional recovery coach, top nationally certified interventionist or a top nationally certified sober coach, to name a few, once you finish your education with The Addictions Academy and enter into the work force of the addictions industry. Our competition leaves you high and dry once your education is finished, but not at The Addictions Academy.

And last but not least, we really put our money where our mouth is here at The Addictions Academy by offering you the option to learn how to make “six figures in six months”!  This almost sounds too good to be true as any one of us would jump at the chance to gain the skills and knowledge to be able to make a six figure income in just six short months. Yes, it can be done, and all you have to do is give The Addictions Academy the opportunity to lead the way!  So what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone and call us at 1-800-706-0318 or visit our website at To get a full listing of all of the classes and programs that we offer today!

Is Food Addiction Harder to Overcome than even Heroin or Cocaine?


foodWhy is food addiction so difficult to overcome? Is it harder to overcome than a cocaine or heroin addiction? MAYBE. Click the link to find out as Dr. Cali Estes is interviewed on her expertise in food and other addictions

Food addiction: Why addictions to certain foods can be so difficult to overcome

Addiction therapist breaks down cause, effect of food addictions

 When most people hear the word “addiction,” they think of substances such as alcohol, prescription pills or drugs, but an increasing number of studies suggest food can also have highly addictive qualities that are difficult to overcome.

We need food to survive, but certain foods — especially those rich in sugar, fat and salt — can trigger chemicals in the brain that make us feel good, such as dopamine. When you feel that, it can make you want to eat those foods again.

The health portion of my life was more about having a stack of Oreo cookies with a glass of milk at 10 o’clock at night while I’m watching TV in bed,” said Don Prince, who struggled with food addiction. “I’d justify the cookies and say, ‘Well, I do like Oreos.’ Or I’d eat oatmeal cookies because they had raisins in them because, ‘That’s got to be healthier than the Oreos or the chocolate chips.’”

Dr. Cali Estes, PhD, an addiction therapist, said there is research-based evidence that suggests foods high in sugar, fat and salt can trigger the pleasure sensors in the brain, creating feelings of pleasure and satisfaction.

“At 10 o’clock at night, when you’re bored, you stick your hand in the bag of Oreos, and that’s when food addiction occurs,” Estes said.

Like drugs and alcohol, food can be used to suppress emotions, Estes said.

“It’s a numbing out effect,” Estes said. “It’s a short window while you’re eating it or thinking about it, but it’s enough serotonin, dopamine to make you happy for a short period.”

When that high is going, Estes said people can go through stages of withdrawal, starting with irritability and fatigue and eventually lead to insomnia, headaches and restless legs.

“All the same symptoms of heroin on a lesser level,” Estes said.

Ready to help others overcome their addiction to food?  Register for our upcoming Food Addictions Coach training FEB 6-7!

Why A New Year’s Resolution to Diet NEVER Works!

Why A New Year’s Resolution to Diet NEVER Works!

If you are ready to help others with Food Addiction, Don’t miss out on our Nationally Certified Food Addictions Coach training, FEBRUARY 6th-7th 2020  Register TODAY! 1.800.706.0318 ext 2


And so it is January. The new year’s resolution you set in place to eat better, lose weight, exercise and be the best you in 2020! How is going? Have you given up yet? Failed at that DIET? (Did you know the word DIE is in DIEt? Who wants to DIE? How about a lifestyle change and tackling your eating issues and food addiction? How about doing with it with less effort, fewer restrictions and not only mental health, emotional health but a CHEMICAL health solution?

Diets are all restriction-based. DO NOT eat this, but you still don’t feel better and you gain the weight back. You are probably addicted and overloaded with sugar and junk food. Both of these hijack the brain and release a lot of serotonin and dopamine into your brain to make you feel happy.  You NEED to address these missing chemicals in your brain. Getting your food addiction under control is MORE then diet, exercise and going to an Overeaters Anonymous meeting to ‘tough it out’. I know, I was a food addict.
So what about the Juice fast craze? Well, JUICING is pure sugar!  This DOES NOT help a food addict, and intermittent fasting is pure garbage. Your body tells you it is hungry so you gulp down large amounts of sugar juice or starve it. Who comes up with this nonsense? Seriously, a food addict will be fully TRIGGERED by these events.  Let us help you.
Check out how we can help you emotionally, mentally and chemically get your food addiction under control and SUCCEED in your weight and size goals.

The Addictions Academy Faculty Member Wins Coach of The Year Award: Congratulations, Kevin Parker!


The Addictions Academy Faculty Member Wins Coach of The Year Award: Congratulations, Kevin Parker!

Innovative Treatment Solutions announces its 2019 Coach of The Year Awards, and we are so excited that our very own Kevin Parker is one of the winners!

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His story:  Kevin has truly been to hell and back. After a major overdose he woke up with missing body parts, can you imagine that? He has bounced back and helps others recovery from the hell of addiction.  He is a True Warrior. He is a Recovery coach trainer and a life coach triangle faculty with The Addictions Academy.

One client’s story:  I got a call 4am in the morning from a young lady that her 19-year-old brother was in a paranoid schizophrenic state and he was planning to kill himself and he was worried that people were following him.  I picked up the kid In Staten Island and he was in a complete drug induced psychosis.  He thought he was being followed by gang members and the FBI. I found out later he smoked an eight ball of crack cocaine. I brought him to Hackettstown, NJ to his mother’s house, where I had hoped he would snap out of his psychotic state. I spent 12 hours with him trying to see if it would go back to normal with no success.  I quickly started calling up facilities and no place would take him on a Saturday morning in his mental state.  I found a psych ward that would take him, but I had to convince him to trust me and come with me.  He thought he was a rocket scientist, Russian mafia, a professional skateboarder, and a tattoo artist.  He was trying to call his friends who were also in a gang with him to come get him.  I convinced him that his phone was tapped so he took his SIM card out of his phone and snapped it in half.  I got him into the place, and they committed him.  His father, mother and sister don’t live together, and he was playing each of them against themselves.  So, I coached the family separately and together and got them to stop enabling him. When he got out, I flew with him to a rehab facility in Florida where he got clean.  Now I’m coaching him in Florida, where he lives with his sister and he’s doing amazing.  He hasn’t touched a drug or alcohol since he was released.  He got a managerial position job in Walmart and he’s going to church.  He’s working out, eating healthier and, for the first time in his crime filled life, he’s actually happy and doing the right thing. The family and him are super grateful for what I did while working with them and I believe I saved his life.  This was one of my favorite client turnarounds.


Ready to Be a Top Certified Intervention Professional?




There are quite a few ways to look at training when it comes to becoming a top nationally certified professional coach in the addictions industry today. You can seek the most skilled and knowledgeable instructors to teach you how to become a professional coach or for those of you already in the addictions industry and recovery community, you can also seek the most skilled and knowledgeable professionals to take your thirst for perfection and continuing education to the highest level, so that you are a top nationally certified professional coach.

Whichever the case may be for you, the professional intervention is one of the most serious and sensitive parts to recovery for the sober coach and the recovering addict. The addictions industry and recovery community are FULL of self-proclaimed professional interventionists who are doing way more damage than they are good. There are so many components to a professional intervention and it IS a matter of life and death for those involved in the intervention.

Let’s face it, the professional drug intervention is the fork in the road, so to speak, for the active drug user. The decision he or she makes to except the professional intervention and seek help for his or her addiction will often dictate whether the addict lives or dies, so it is extremely important that the top nationally certified professional interventionist is as skilled and knowledgeable as possible.

We here at The Addictions Academy, have the nations most skilled instructors and we have the addiction industries most modern state of the art intervention certification course. We will teach you how to mix pure honest emotion, modern addiction technology, skill, and human compassion at the highest level, to make you the best and most complete top nationally certified professional interventionist.

After you are certified through The Addictions Academy,  you will enter the addictions industry and the field, ready to take on any professional intervention that comes your way.

Are you ready to change your professional career and personal livelihood  by taking our class? We are offering our next Nationally Certified Intervention Professional Certification on January 23 and 24th from 10 am to 3 pm EST. This class and certification is taught through our interactive webinar taken from the comfort of your home or office. The cost is $1329 and this includes all books, certifications, ethics training, a complimentary class and six weeks of supervision with Dr. Cali Estes.  Yes, you get all this for one price! Contact us today to reserve your seat as only a select number of students will be able to register for each class. Register through our website at or call 1.800.706.0318 ext 2

Are You Passionate About Helping Others Break-Free from Addiction?


Are you stuck in a dead end job with no future in sight? Or maybe you are stuck working for someone, and you are tired of watching them financially benefit from all of your hard work and effort. And maybe you are tired of having wonderful and innovative ideas that no one will listen to or give a chance to work in a structured setting. If you are having the following issues then listen to me for the next few minutes and I will give you the opportunity to change the trajectory of your professional and personal life for the positive!

If you are currently in the addictions industry, recovery community, or just have a knack for helping others and making a positive difference in someone’s life, then the following course and career choice is for you!

The Addictions Academy is offering their Nationally Certified Intervention Professional Certification on January 23-24. This is a two-day, live webinar that runs from 10 am to 3 pm EST. This is an INTERACTIVE WEBINAR which means that you take this class from the comfort of your own home or office and you can see the class and the class can see you. This is also “real time”, so you can interact live with the instructor and classmates. The cost of this class is $1329 and this includes the class, the exam, the certification, all course materials, a complimentary class, Ethics Training, 10 weeks of supervision with Dr. Cali Estes, help with job placement in some cases, and a network of other professionals for you and your future company.

You are possibly at the fork in the road in your professional life. You can continue to earn a mediocre paycheck while others benefit drastically from your hard work, or you can take our course and begin building your own client base which will open up the doors professionally, personally, and financially for the rest of your working career.

 This course will teach you the most modern skills and fundamentals to the intervention. In the addictions industry today there are so many people who are far from qualified or skilled that are trying to intervene and steer people away from the deadly grips of their  addictions and sometimes only trigger the addict into using again. Our instructors are highly-skilled and highly-trained, and will teach you the right way to do a professional drug intervention They will also teach you how to perform interventions in a safe and ethical manner, while also teaching you how to build your brand and make yourself and your company highly successful.

Click here to register for the Nationally Certified Intervention Professional Certification class online, or call 1.800.706.0318 ext 2, where a member of our team is waiting to assist you.