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The Neuroscience of Bad Habits and Why It’s Not About Will Power

The Neuroscience of Bad Habits and Why It’s Not About Will Power

Why are bad habits so hard to break? What if the bumper sticker “Just Say No!” actually works against us? If willpower were the answer to breaking bad habits then we  decisionswouldn’t have drug addiction or obesity. There’s something going on in our brains where we literally lose the ability for self-control, but all hope isn’t lost. Nora Volkow, head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse calls the phrase “Just Say No!” “magical thinking.” It appears that dopamine is…

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9 Remarkable Healing Properties Of CBD

9 Remarkable Healing Properties Of CBD

Cannabis has been stigmatized for decades, but scientists and society cannot deny that the plant’s active ingredients, known as Cannabinoids, provide a natural remedy to a host of health issues. While CBD, extracted from the cannabis plant, is structurally similar to THC, part of the allure is that it won’t get you high. “CBD is now the most researched cannabinoid on the market and rightly so because the studies go back to the 1940s proving its effectiveness on the nervous…

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Signs of a Food Addiction

Signs of a Food Addiction

A lot of us eat a little more than we should and want to stop eating so much, but it’s not as easy as we’d like. Some of us have a food addiction. Did you know there are foods that make you hungrier, and other foods that can suppress your appetite? For example, the following foods can make you hungrier: White bread Juice Salty snacks Fast food Alcohol White pasta The flavor enhancer MSG Sushi rolls Artificial sweeteners White bread…

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The Most Addicting Foods on the Planet, According to Science

The Most Addicting Foods on the Planet, According to Science

Chips, chocolate, cheese. There are some foods we simply can’t get enough of. And turns out there’s good reason why we’re hooked. Why we can’t get enough What is it about the three Cs: Chocolate, cheese, and chips? For some reason, we can never get enough of them. But wanting to chow on a particular food is one thing, being addicted to it is another. Fact is, you can become addicted to a certain food, and you can blame your…

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You may be a pizza-holic: Research says some foods addicting

You may be a pizza-holic: Research says some foods addicting

By Carina Storrs, special to CNN     Mon October 26, 2015 (CNN) Pizza, French fries and ice cream may be the kinds of foods many of us love to indulge in after a night of drinking. But research earlier this year suggests we can actually have benders on these foods all by themselves, and it may even be a sign of an addiction. Researchers have wondered whether we can become addicted to food for more than a century. There…

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The 7 Surprising Ways Being Kind Makes You Healthier and Happier

The 7 Surprising Ways Being Kind Makes You Healthier and Happier

By: Diane M.     November 16, 2015      Follow Diane at @DianeMacEachern Being nice or kind is often touted as a way to do something good for someone else. But in addition to helping others, being kind turns out to be just as good for the person extending the kindness as for the person receiving it, if not more so. Here are 7 surprising ways being kind is so good for you, it makes you healthier! 1) Being…

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Cheese really is crack. Study reveals cheese is as addictive as drugs

Cheese really is crack. Study reveals cheese is as addictive as drugs

Jenn Harris   Contact Reporter   October 22, 2015 For years you’ve been telling your friends, family, co-workers and anyone who will listen that you’re addicted to cheese. It’s a part of every meal or snack, and you think about it constantly. According to a new study from the University of Michigan, cheese crack is a real thing. And so is your addiction. The study, published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine, examines why certain foods are more addictive…

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Dopamine Deficiency And Your Mental Health

Dopamine Deficiency And Your Mental Health

by Deane Alban    ON JULY 11, 2015 If you wake up every morning and feel like “the thrill is gone,” you may have a dopamine deficiency. Dopamine is the main brain chemical responsible for making us feel motivated. Low levels of dopamine can manifest in some very disruptive ways. It can leave you feeling fatigued, apathetic, moody and unable to concentrate. Just as importantly, it plays a role in many mental disorders including depression, addiction of all kinds, Parkinson’s…

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Addicted to food? How to break your habit

Addicted to food? How to break your habit

When does a craving become an obsession? Daryn Eller from Prevention examines how some woman were able to change their eating patterns By Daryn Eller    Prevention     TODAY    5/24/2006  According to Prevention magazine, there may be new evidence to suggest that getting hooked on food — from chocolate to chips — is a very real thing. Rosemary Ellis, Prevention magazine’s editorial director, visited “Today” to discuss food addiction and Daryn Eller’s article featured in the current issue…

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