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Research shows that pizza is one of the most addictive foods, along with other processed foods like chocolate, ice cream, french fries, cookies, and chips. Pizza, like drugs, causes sudden spikes and crashes in the blood sugar while signalling changes to the neurological dopamine reward system. This is what ultimately causes a "food addiction." The more processed a food, the more likely it is to induce addictive eating behaviors.
Overcoming addictions can be challenging but not impossible. Along with standard conventional treatments, you can follow alternative approaches to beat addictions. Admitting that there is a problem and motivating yourself is the first step. Meditating provides mental clarity. Practicing yoga enhances concentration and helps break the cycle of stress. Acupuncture helps reduce withdrawal symptoms. Therapies like massages, aromatherapy, and art and music therapies can also help in overcoming addictions.
If you've been experiencing mental breakdowns, you can chalk it up to stress and anxiety. This can be triggered by a demanding job that doesn't boost your morale or offer social support. It could also be caused due to a divorce or troubles with your partner. Poor general health, academic pressure, and financial difficulties can also pile on the stress.
Sugar intake causes dopamine and opioids to be released, in much the way addictive drugs do. Beating the addiction will take some reorganizing of your grocery list to exclude sugary sodas and processed foods, and to include more protein, high-fiber, and low glycemic load foods. Exercise, mindfulness training, chewing gum can help kick the sugar habit.
While porn can be a means of education or an outlet for sexual urges, addiction can affect one's daily functioning. It can trigger intense feelings of guilt, shame, or despair, eventually leading to depression, seclusion, and low self-esteem. It can affect sexual relationships and the quality of one's sex life. It can also indicate sexual addiction and lead to risky sexual and professional behavior.
A salty food craving is a strong urge or desire that can turn to an addiction in some people. For others, this craving could actually be masking an underlying mineral deficiency or a health problem like Addison’s disease. Sometimes, just exercising a lot, becoming dehydrated or having a bout of diarrhea can cause excessive water and salt loss from the body, bringing on temporary salt cravings.
Ashwagandha has been known to bring alcohol craving down. It can also block some of the effects of morphine on the brain and increase GABA neurotransmitter levels to lower the anxiety that one experiences after a long history of alcohol abuse and after withdrawal. It is as effective as diazepam, a common medicine, in treating withdrawal symptoms.
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