The Parallels Between Synthetic Opiates and High Fructose Corn Syrup

High Fructose Corn Syrup and synthetic opiates have many similarities in metabolism, marketing, and impact on the epidemics of obesity and addiction.

Over the last three decades, two health crises have simultaneously overwhelmed modern America: obesity and addiction. The rise of both and a driving factor of each – opioids for addiction, and sugar for obesity – can be traced to two similar inventions, the creation and proliferation of synthetic opiates, and the promulgation of high fructose corn syrup. However, these two products are not only similar in how they have been marketed to consumers, but in how their chemical architecture metabolizes in the human body.

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5 Myths About the CDC Opioid Guidelines — Pain News Network

Important read for anyone suffering chronic pain.

In a recent survey of nearly 2,000 pain patients, over two-thirds said their opioid medication has either been reduced or stopped by their doctor since the CDC’s opioid prescribing guidelines were released. That’s either a remarkable degree of compliance with guidelines that are supposed to be voluntary or a sign they are being rigidly adopted and implemented by physicians, regardless of the impact on patients. Judging by the comments we’ve received from readers, it’s the latter.

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Naturopaths and chiropractors lobby for bigger roles in treating pain

From today’s –

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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