New research may help explain it.
“The more carbs and sugars you eat, the more your appetite-control cells are damaged”, said Zane Andrews, MD, the lead researcher on the study. The result? You eat more.
The forces that compel you to eat and the forces that tell the brain “hey, this dude is full!” are constantly at war. When your stomach is empty, it triggers the release of a hunger hormone called ghrelin. When you’re full, a set of neurons known as POMC’s kick in.
Free radicals normally created in the body attack both the “hunger” neurons and the “anti-hunger” neurons, but the “hunger” neurons are naturally protected. This tips the scale in the direction of hunger and cravings.
And carbs create the most damage of all. According to Andrews, people in the age group of 25 to 50 are most at risk. “The neurons that tell people in that crucial age range not to overeat are being killed off”.
Yet another reason to limit your sugar and processed carbs if you don’t want to be the victim of constant cravings.
Dr Johnny Bowden
And I might add, as a natural therapist, if you have become a victim to this insidious trap there are so many great strategies that can be employed to assist your journey back to good health. The first step of course is recognizing that you have a problem. The next is to take action. There is a class of nutrients derived from real food that will help the body return to balance if taken in sufficient quantities. Add a sensible diet, quality herbal assistance, exercise and a balanced emotional environment and you have a recipe for truly perfect health.
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