In our culture today, there is no shortage of places or information for people to seek out addictions to alcohol, street drugs, pornography, etc.
However, something that isn’t talked about as much and creates just as much of a negative impact on our lives is sugar addiction and the effects it has on our nervous system.
In studies, sugar has been shown to be as addictive as cocaine. It hijacks our nervous system and makes us a slave to its demands. To make it worse, major food companies go to great lengths to hide the sugar in their products. In fact, there are over 60 different names these companies will use to disguise sugar.
For example, “natural flavors” is a common name substituted for sugar. By using this name, the companies trick us into purchasing something we think is good for us with the word “natural” in it. Instead, it’s a hidden killer, sugar.
Sugar has been linked to most major diseases in America. For example, heart disease, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, stroke, etc. The overwhelming majority of these cases can be linked back to sugar.
So, how do we stop the addiction?
First, we need to understand what it’s doing to our bodies. Then, we need to brush up on all the different marketing tactics companies use to get us consuming it. Finally, we need to remove it from our diet as much as possible. Since sugar hijacks our nervous system and desensitizes our brains to its effects, when we remove it, our brains begin to re-wire.
When this process takes place, a food item that was loaded with obscene amounts of sugar will produce an assault on the taste buds that will cause us to push it away in disgust. As we continue to live our lives without as much sugar the addiction will lessen and our bodies won’t crave it as much.
Then we will have healthier lives and our nervous systems will function better.
Live Your Most Jubilant Life!