Drop the vice.

Author:Coward, Steven
Position:Your nutrition questions: answered

If everything I eat is relatively healthy. Do I have to worry about my one vice, ice cream? I keep wondering if I should just conquer my cravings once and for all or allow myself a little treat for being so good. Is my one vice really a problem?

A good rule of thumb is, "Everything in moderation." While your health is optimized by eating only the best foods, an occasional treat will not harm a person in good health.

If you have a chronic illness or tend to get sick easily, you may be more strongly affected by an occasional splurge. You would be wise to keep treats to a minimum, and also to use a therapeutic modality like homeopathy, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, or herbal healing to strengthen your constitution. Many practitioners treat multiple food...

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