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How to overcome sweet cravings

How to overcome sweet cravings

Sweets have been shown to be more addictive than cocaine

“An astonishing 94 percent of rats who were allowed to choose mutually-exclusively between sugar water and cocaine, chose sugar. Even rats who were addicted to cocaine quickly switched their preference to sugar, once it was offered as a choice. The rats were also more willing to work for sugar than for cocaine.

The researchers speculate that the sweet receptors (two protein receptors located on the tongue), which evolved in ancestral times when the diet was very low in sugar, have not adapted to modern times'high-sugar consumption. Therefore, the abnormally high stimulation of these receptors by our sugar-rich diets generates excessive reward signals in the brain, which have the potential to override normal self-control mechanisms, and thus lead to addiction. “ www.mercola.com

Magalie Lenoir, Fuschia Serre, Lauriane Cantin, Serge H. Ahmed. Intense Sweetness Surpasses Cocaine Reward

It may be necessary to break the addiction cycle by completely avoiding sweetened products -to restore normal levels of the hormones INSULIN and LEPTIN, which play a role in keeping you addicted to sweets

Using the simple yet powerful Meridian Tapping Technique (MTT) helps overcome addiction

MTT

Exercise - particularly regular cardiovascular exercise seems to reduce food cravings, especially for sweets

Black coffee may reduce addictive power of sugar - in its role as a potent opioid receptor antagonist;both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee contain compounds such as cafestrol,which can bind to opioid receptors, blocking addiction to sugar and other opioid-releasing foods.

Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2012 Feb 14; Nature. 1983 Jan 20;301(5897):246-8.


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Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT)

   Electrotherapy

       "The medical kit of the future"

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General electrotherapy health benefits.   Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:

Detoxification Wellness / Healthy aging Pain relief 
Relief from insomnia Immune system restoral Anti-Inflammatory
Maximizes cellular energy production Accelerated tissue /bone
/scar healing
Stress Reduction
Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation Increased blood oxygen
/ circulation
+++

There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:

Balances neurotransmitters Relieves pain Treats depression
Substance abuse withdrawal Relieves insomnia Relieve stress / anxiety
Anti-Inflammatory Fibromyalgia +++