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Entries from December 2007

Are You Addicted to Sweets, Starches, or Fats?

December 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Do you crave sodas, chips, fries, pasta and similar foods? If so you are physically addicted! You no doubt have a chemical imbalance in your brain and body that causes you to crave these foods.

Julia RossJulia Ross, MFT, author of “The Diet Cure” and “The Mood Cure”, and one of the pioneers in the field of nutritional psychology, offers various strategies to overcome these imbalances.

Julia has an eight part questionnaire that can help you solve your health condition.

1 – Is depleted brain chemistry the source of your cravings?

2 – Are you craving because of low-calorie dieting?

3 – Are your cravings due to stress or blood sugar instability?

4 – Do you have unrecognized low thyroid function?

5 – Are you addicted to foods you are actually allergic to?

6 – Are your hormones unbalanced?

7 – Do you have yeast overgrowth or parasites triggered by antibiotics, travel, or pets?

8 – Are you fatty-acid deficient?

Depending on how you score, Julia offers nutritional strategies that she has found can stop the cravings and help you obtain a biochemical balance.

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Tags: Sugar Addiction

Club Drugs Damage The Brain

December 11th, 2007 · No Comments

A series of studies at University of Florida over the past five years has shown that using the popular club drug Ecstasy, also called MDMA, and other forms of methamphetamine lead to the same type of brain changes, cell loss and protein fluctuations in the brain that occur after a person endures a sharp blow to the head, according to recent findings.

“Using methamphetamine is like inflicting a traumatic brain injury on yourself,” said Firas Kobeissy, a postdoctoral associate in the College of Medicine department of psychiatry. “We found that a lot of brain cells are being injured by these drugs. That’s alarming to society now. People don’t seem to take club drugs as seriously as drugs such as heroin or cocaine.”

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Tags: Drugs and Brain Disorders