Dopamine

Compulsive overeating is a more classically recognized addiction disorder. Dopamine is the recognized neurotransmitter for the classic substance abuse disorders and in the regulation of food reward and the hedonic aspects of appetite.

The Impact Of Sugar On Mental Health

When enjoying your tasty donut, the last thing on your mind your long-term mental health. However, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that you should be thinking of just that. Most of us know the harm of too much sugar on our physical health. It can cause obesity, wide-spread inflammation, and poor dental health… Continue reading The Impact Of Sugar On Mental Health

Chronic Pain and Dopamine

Patients with chronic pain have a signaling mechanism, whether induced by medications or their endogenous pain, that causes them to seek out dopaminergic stimulation, to relieve their pain. Some of these dopaminergic stimulation can be substituted by dietary intake. Excessive nonnutritive dietary intake leads to obesity and visceral adipose tissue accumulation, which is inflammatory. Excessive… Continue reading Chronic Pain and Dopamine

The Missing Link; Dopamine, Obesity, Metainflammation, Diabetes Type 2

Nearly 77% of the US population is now overweight. This dramatic change in the last 50 years is correlated with the availability of highly processed foods, and with a dramatic increase in chronic pain. In a mouse model, high-calorie foods, which induces a dopamine release, disrupted normal feeding schedules, resulting in overconsumption. Additionally, the “knockout”… Continue reading The Missing Link; Dopamine, Obesity, Metainflammation, Diabetes Type 2

How Effective Is The Carnivore Diet In Curbing Chronic Obesity?

Obesity has become rampant in recent times. It is said to affect almost 50% of the American population. It has been credited with being a leading cause of chronic illness and ill health. The carnivore diet has become very popular as the new way to lose weight, maintain a healthy lifestyle and ward off diseases.… Continue reading How Effective Is The Carnivore Diet In Curbing Chronic Obesity?