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Aug. 29, 2008

Searing Withdrawal

by Miriam Gordon

In the 1995 film "The Basketball Diaries", Leonardo DiCaprio brilliantly portrays Jim Caroll's descent into heroin addiction. When I attempt to explain to people who do not suffer from obesity what complete, sudden withdrawal from refined carbohydrates is like, based on my own experience, I get a mental picture of what DiCaprio's Jim Carroll goes through as he suffers the torture of withdrawal from heroin. Read more

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