Notice the connection between dopamine and addiction and how it starts with the American addiction to sugar. First it inflames the nerves and wears out body parts. In addition to nerves the joint cartilage is destroyed by the common anti inflammatory -ibuprofen- leading to stronger medicines, then surgery and pain killers like opioids. Nerves on Fire and the opioid epidemic.
This article covers the sugar addiction and withdrawal effect. It’s a real addiction, the pangs of withdrawal are real, and the negative effect on the body is very real.
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