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Addiction

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The word addiction carries a lot of preconceptions. Most of us, when we hear the dirty word “addiction,” we think of a degenerate in a dark alley. One might be surprised at how widespread addiction truly is. Let’s discuss the addiction of a less obvious nature- sugar.

The definition of addiction is “a state characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli, despite adverse consequences.” Broader than you might have imagined, isn’t it? When an alcoholic is “diagnosed” they are considered an addict for life. Even once they are off the alcohol, the call themselves a recovering addict. The reason is because they know that if they consume alcohol they will not be able to stop consuming, even if it hurts them. You’ll also find the literature on alcoholics state that they have a “disease” and they cannot help their lack of control in that area.

Now let’s talk about an addiction that is closer to home. Sugar addiction. When you eat sugar it lights up the same part of the brain as cocaine. Additionally, you are flooded with serotonin and other “feel good” hormones. You therefore, continue to consume the sugar because of the wildly enjoyable rewarding feeling that comes after you consume the sweets. As you continue doing this, repeatedly, day after day, you begin to feel the adverse consequences. You are tired, lethargic, sickly, and FAT. And yet, as shocking as it may seem, you (and your fat body) walk to the kitchen to consume more of this sickening and fattening drug.

You are addicted to sugar. You consume sugar regardless of the adverse consequences you experience. You can’t stop yourself. You have the disease known as sugar addiction. Just like if you were addicted to crack or alcohol you truly can never consume sugar again. As soon as you do you will lose control again! People say that as soon as you admit to yourself that you have a problem you can begin the road to recovery. Start your road to recovery now.

If you eat sugar, and you cannot control your intake, and you keep eating it after it has made you lethargic and fat, you are addicted. Don’t worry, now that you know, you can get help.

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War, famine – fast food! which is worse?

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203 million people died in the last century from war and oppression – including military and collateral civilian casualties from conflicts, genocide, mass murders, and famines. But the junk food habit kills more. The junk food habit is killing 40% more people than wars, famine, dictators, murderers, and politicians put-together.
God knows it taste great – in fact the manufacture it so that it taste so great you can’t stop… but are you willing to let you life be driven by a drug? Yes, food is a drug, it alters your brain chemistry and provides a high that can not be attained in a natural or normal way. Causing a desire, obviously, to want more because normal life and food is no longer pleasurable enough. Just like any drug, abstinence is the answer because if you could moderate you would have done it by now… You wouldn’t be 40 pounds overweigh, you would not have high cholesterol, you wouldn’t be in XL clothes. This is not what you want yet you can’t stop. Let me help you. Schedule an appointment with me and we can work it out.
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