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What Does Sugar Do to Your Brain?

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Your Body Recognizes Sugar as a ‘Drug’
Writing in The Atlantic, neuroendocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig, professor of pediatrics in the division of endocrinology at University of California, San Francisco, states:2

“… [T]he [U.S.] war on drugs has taken a back seat, but not because it has been won. Rather, because a different war has cluttered the headlines — the war on obesity. And a substance even more insidious, I would argue, has supplanted cocaine and heroin.

The object of our current affliction is sugar. Who could have imagined something so innocent, so delicious, so irresistible … could propel America toward … medical collapse?”

Previous research3 involving humans and laboratory rats suggests consumption of sugar and sweets can trigger reward and craving states in your brain similar to addictive drugs. Not only can sugar and sweets substitute for drugs like cocaine, in terms of how your brain reacts to them, they can be even more rewarding.

The dramatic effects of sugar on your brain may explain why you may have difficultly controlling your consumption of sugary foods when continuously exposed to them. Another study4 suggests a high degree of overlap exists between brain regions involved in processing natural rewards, such as sugar and sweets, and drugs of abuse.

“‘Non-drug’ or ‘behavioral’ addictions have become increasingly documented …  and pathologies include compulsive activities such as shopping, eating, exercising, sexual behavior and gambling. Like drug addiction, non-drug addictions manifest in symptoms including craving, impaired control over the behavior, tolerance, withdrawal and high rates of relapse.”

Sourced through Scoop.it from: articles.mercola.com

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The Connection Between Stress, Posture and Back Pain

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If getting through life without stress is a goal, it’s possible that expectations have been set a little too high.

While it’s an excellent idea to limit stress as much as possible, it’s next to impossible to eliminate it completely. But is stress really that harmful? Or is it more like poor posture or back pain … an inevitable part of life that is uncomfortable but relatively harmless in most cases?

Actually, these three common ailments can bring about a bit of pain and ill health to life. And it’s also possible that they feed off of each other. If you live in an environment, where stress, bad posture, and back pain are rampant, take a look at how they are connected and what you can do to feel some relief.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.elpasobackclinic.com

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