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Overcoming My Diet Coke Addiction

Author: Annette C.
Skill: Reiki Practitioner
Date: 11-26-2004
Views: 9,252
Word Count: 322
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 492-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 1

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I'm fairly new to essential oils but have watched them make a profound impact on my life, as well as my children, grandchildren, and friend's lives as well. Diet Coke was my addiction. I would drink at least 6 a day, cold in the can. Sometimes more. I know how bad they are for you, but I was just so addicted to it.

I decided I wanted to try to really "walk my talk" and try to get healthier by using the oils and making some changes for my health. My first step was to drink more water. Since I work a day job I decided on a plan. I put 8 pennies on my desk. Each time I drink a glass of water I move one penny off the pile.

When I have moved all 8 pennies, I know I have finished my gallon of water and can have a diet coke if I want to. To include the oils, I put one drop of Peppermint in my water bottle (which holds 16 oz of water). I never drink the water without the Peppermint.

After a couple days of running to the bathroom every other glass, I started to notice that it was very easy to get my water finished and I wasn't missing the diet coke! I could go all day without one. By the 3rd day, and I began to drink more water with Peppermint when I got home from work (where I would usually drink 3 diet cokes).

One day I tried the Citrus Fresh oil blend in my water instead of the Peppermint, but it made me run to the bathroom so much that I joked that I was going to have to move my desk in the ladies room!

I'm now almost completely free of carbonated drinks, and I cannot believe how EASY it was to do it with essential oils. They truly are a gift from God!

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Supporting Scientific Study
addictions-/-habits - "Valerian improves the sleep of insomniacs after benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) withdrawal. Valerian subjects reported significantly better subjective sleep quality than placebo ones...."Link

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