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Can stevia cause sugar cravings, like aspartame and sugar do?

Can stevia cause sugar cravings, like aspartame and sugar do?

Sorry: But none of the artificial sweeteners cause sugar cravings -- you just like sweet things and are probably overweight and Insulin resistant because of it. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Dopamine (Definition)

Dopamine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...Read more


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Recently blood sugar and which fruits are good to eat to reduce blood sugar level?

Recently blood sugar and which fruits are good to eat to reduce blood sugar level?

Fruits ^ sugar: All fruits contain fructose, a naturally occuring sugar, which gets converted to glucose, and will increase a person's blood sugar after they eat fruit. That being said, fruits do vary in how much & how fast they raise someone's blood sugar. This can be quantified as glycemic index (gi). Check out this page: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/278384-the-glycemic-index-for-fruits/. ...Read more

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Can sugar actually lower serotonin levels?

Can sugar actually lower serotonin levels?

Not usually: Not usually, however it is possible that low serotonin can cause depression which can then cause the sugar or carbohydrate craving. A supplement called chromium picolinate may be helpful to some people for this symptom. ...Read more

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Can sugar scrubs for body spike the blood sugar level?

Can sugar scrubs for body spike the blood sugar level?

No, but these: Are also not likely to do you any good. Rubbing sugar on your skin will not raise blood sugar. ...Read more

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What foods or supplements increase serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine?

What foods or supplements increase serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine?

St Johns wort: Is a very potent herb and should not be used with other anti-depressants. ...Read more

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Can beer raise cholesterol and blood sugar levels?

Can beer raise cholesterol and blood sugar levels?

No and yes: There is no cholesterol in beer but a lot of carbohydrates that convert into sugar and fat. Therefore, some people get a beer belly, . ...Read more

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Does coffee affects the levels of serotonin, noradrenaline and dopamine ?

Does coffee affects the levels of serotonin,  noradrenaline and dopamine ?

Yes: The caffeine in coffee blocks Adenosine receptors, which when activated make you tired and sleepy. This blockade also affects all major neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, acetylcholine, serotonin -- and in high doses, norepinephrine too. Dopamine effects are not in the exact same regions of the brain that other addictive substances affect, though. ...Read more

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Dieting and increase of sugar level?

Dieting and increase of sugar level?

Dieting needs to be: supervised by your doctor. If you changed to eating more carbs on your diet, remember that carbs turn into sugar. Low carb w/a little higher protein works for many but your doc or a nutritionist can guide you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is true that carbonation--disregarding sugar and caffeine--lowers stamina levels?

Is true that carbonation--disregarding sugar and caffeine--lowers stamina levels?

Burping No! Stamina?: Carbonation is simply CO2 dissolved in water, the same way we transport CO2 generated by our cells, body wide, back to our lungs to exhale with each breath. It is this CO2 concentration, & its second by second effect on blood pH, which determines our brain stem drive to increase/decrease our rate of breathing; Not O2. What lead to a concern about stamina? ?ed ingested carbonation would ? burping. ...Read more

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Can the brain break down glucose, fat and protein for energy?

Can the brain break down glucose, fat and protein for energy?

General comments: Brain functions primarily on oxygen and glucose metabolism, but can substitute ketone bodies if necessary, and these come from metabolism of triglycerides (medical food Axona). Brain does not metabolize proteins for energy. ...Read more

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How can an increase in thyroxin, insulin, and adrenaline change blood glucose levels?

How can  an increase in thyroxin, insulin, and adrenaline change blood glucose levels?

Different mechanism: Insulin attempt to replace the Insulin that is deficient in your body. Thyroid is a hormone that sends signals to or organs including the pancreas and adrenaline. ...Read more

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Can hyperinsulinism in response to eating sugars cause a fast glucose drop and then hyperadrenalism thus resulting rollercoaster of insulin adrenalin?

Can hyperinsulinism in response to eating sugars cause a fast glucose drop and then hyperadrenalism thus resulting rollercoaster of insulin  adrenalin?

"Pop" claim: This speculation by some physiologists is dogma in some circles (especially the anti-refined sugar folks) but has little experimental support. Bread and potatoes produce almost as sharp a glucose spike as candy and fruit / juice, but they're more nutritious. The familiar postprandial shakiness is indeed about a rapid catecholamine response -- think stress, caffeine, etc. ...Read more

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Bread raises blood sugar level. If you balance it w/meats (protein + fat) will this stunt the release of insulin, thus keeping BS level lower?

Bread raises blood sugar level.  If you balance it w/meats (protein + fat) will this stunt the release of insulin, thus keeping BS level lower?

A healthy: well-balanced diet is most important. Everything you eat can raise your blood sugar. Eat bread with a lower glycemic index -- less processed. If you're overweight, work on dietary restriction, increased exercise and whatever medication your doctor has prescribed -- and keep monitoring your glucose. ...Read more

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What can cause high insulin with low blood sugar? Besides insulinomas? 54-69 blood sugar 11-22 insulin when low.

What can cause high insulin with low blood sugar? Besides insulinomas? 54-69 blood sugar 11-22 insulin when low.

Not much: Really besides insulinomas(which are exceptionally rare, so rare that even the largest of academic instutions have seen a large number of these cases) and people accidentally or purposefully administering too much insulin. But to be able to better interpret the data you provided, more information around the circumstances when these numbers were acquired is necessary. ...Read more

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What's the difference and functions of glucose glycogen and glucagon?

What's the difference and functions of glucose glycogen and glucagon?

Many: Glucose= sugar molecule that we metabolize as our main source of energy. Glucogen= prefered way of the body to store glucose, a complex that can be broken down into glucose relatively quickly, stored mainly in liver and muscle. Glucagon= hormone secreted by the Alpha cells of the pancreas that immidiately makes your glycogen break up into glucose to keep your blood glucose normal. ...Read more

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Niacin and blood sugar or diabetes?

Niacin and blood sugar or diabetes?

Increase blood sugar: Increase blood sugars is a side effect seen with niacin.( a dose-related effect). Close blood glucose monitoring is advised for diabetics/ potentially diabetic patients during treatment with niacin; adjustment of diet and/or antidiabetic therapy may be necessary. See your physician for evaluation and care. ...Read more

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What is the value of dopamine?

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Dopamine: . Dopamine is for executive functions such as planning and alertness, etc. ...Read more

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What are brand names for dopamine?

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Dopamine: Some trade names are Intropin, (dopamine) Revimine, DOPA. ...Read more