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Sugar addiction: You can learn a lot from "sugar: the bitter truth, " a 90 min vid on youtube by pediatric endocrinologist robert lustig of ucsf. He breaks it down so it is very understandable and also addresses the political and economic aspects of the marketing of sugar. Also, consider that sugar, caffeine, nicotine and amphetamines all have the same effect curve - a quick lift and then a "crash.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
Yes: If by "real addiction" you mean "very hard to stop" and "can actually get physical symptoms when you try to stop", then indeed it is. The physical symptoms are milder but the craving is as real, and the risk of suicide is far greater. Don't look down on a compulsive gambler as weak; it's a strange combination of brain chemicals, and may respond to medication and/or wise talk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sugar alcohols: The funny thing about sugar alcohols is that they reconstitute into actual sugar once digested. So a product can be marketed as "sugar-free" if it contains sugar alcohols, but after absorption there's sugar again. It's a marketing ploy. So yes, sugar alcohols can have bad effects on your body just like sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lowers blood sugar: Amaryl (glimepiride) stimulates the pancreas to release insulin, which will cause the blood sugar to fall. This release of Insulin occurs without relation to whether one has eaten, so if one goes a long period without eating, the blood sugar can become abnormally low. ...Read more
Several ways: 1- by avoiding high glycemic foods which trigger cravings 2- maintain good mental health ( which includes excercise)which minimizes our desire to use food to self medicate 3-use of various drugs in combo to minimize cravings including phentermine, naltrexone, topamax, victoza, (liraglutide) zonisamide, wellbutrin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Emotionally disturbed addict. I'm a recovering alcohol, crack, heroin and Valium addict, how to cope?
You need support: Few people, if anyone, can recover all on their own. There are self-help groups like aa/na and others, formal therapy groups that use cognitive behavioral therapy, individual psychotherapies and family/couples therapies. Work on improving health with diet and exercise, and develop other fulfilling activities and hobbies, religious and/or meditative practices. Treat underlying psychiatric problem. ...Read more
How i will check sugar free (sugar alcohol) syrup have cariostatic potential (anti- carious properties) ? how its better than sugar syrup in pedia.
Not really.: Artificial sweetener is only helpful in that it will not contribute to elevating the glucose level. It does nothing to help correct the high sugar levels in diabetes. Other dietary adjustments and medications are necessary to keep the glucose level under control in diabetes. ...Read more
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