Here’s what happens to your brain when you give up sugar for Lent

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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Naturopaths and chiropractors lobby for bigger roles in treating pain

From today’s statnews.com –

Seizing on the opioid epidemic as a chance to expand their reach, naturopaths and chiropractors are aggressively lobbying Congress and state governments to elevate the role of alternative therapies in treating chronic pain. They’ve scored several victories in recent months, and hope the Trump administration will give them a further boost.

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