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Causes of Addiction, Addiction Treatments & Addiction Cures

Addiction and the causes of addiction are among my favorite topics, not because I used to be a crackhead or anything, but because the study of food’s effect on hormones and neurotransmitters related to addictive behavior is infinitely fascinating and complex. But it’s not just interesting, it suggests an alternate addiction cure. As it turns out, using a dietary approach to head any...

Serotonin and the Carbohydrate to Protein Ratio

There is always some war going on against a certain hormone or biochemical. The most common of course is probably cholesterol, which plays many essential roles in the body that you will die without. Another of course is insulin, yet another hormone that low-carb gurus have gone to war against and tried to pin every known disease to. Estrogen also comes to mind, as does cortisol. One concept...

Serotonin September

About a month ago we were having a big nerdfest about the role of dopamine in weight set point and what Seth Roberts calls the ?Flavor-Calorie Theory? of obesity ? or what I have started calling, because my coolness rating is so much higher than Seth’s, PCAT (Pleasure Center Activation Theory). But dopamine is only one of the pleasure neurotransmitters that is involved in the human...

Addiction Article

Hey amigos.  Just wanted to let the 180 faithful know that a lengthy article of mine on the topic of addiction was recently posted at another blog.  Please check it out.  There are some valuable lessons for everyone there, as addiction is something that effects us all in some way or another. ...

FUMP Day 24

Business as usual over the past several days?The diet is going just fine and seems to be continuing to get better and better. I’ve even been able to exercise at fairly normal levels, going for several short jogs over the past three days, as well as do some brief resistance exercise. I must confess however, that I did consume something not of animal origin. Yes, I know, I’m an evil...