Sweet Treats – Part 1

In The Brain That Changes Itself Norman Doidge, MD gives many impressive accounts of brains that changed. One example is about "phantom limb pain", where severe, chronic pain seems to come from a limb that has in fact been amputated. Doidge explains that the pain never does come from the limb, even when it's there, but from the brain.
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Sugar in Moderation

What's especially tricky about an addiction is the system of beliefs that inevitably surround it. So much is written about the biochemical causes, such as blood sugar control, hormone and neurotransmitter imbalances. I don't doubt they're involved, but the ways of thinking that support the addiction are rarely discussed and absolutely crucial to understand.
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