Beta-Endorphins Make YOU Happy Along With Serotonin: Potatoes


As I promised, here it is to my readers:

In Potatoes [symbolizing complex carbohydrates], Not Prozac [symbolizing drugs & alcohol], Dr. DesMaisons makes her clear convincing case that persons who fear that they are self-indulgent, undisciplined, or lazy, may be in reality among the billions of people who are “sugar sensitive.”

Many people who suffer from sugar sensitivity don’t even know it; they continue to consume large quantities of sweets, breads, cookies, cakes pasta, alcohol or drugs. These products trigger feelings of exhaustion and low self-esteem because their biochemical impact makes sugar-sensitive people crave these unhealthy products even more. This vicious cycle of ever deepening cravings can continue for years, leaving sufferers addicted to being overweight, fatigued, depressed, and lost in alcohol or drug binges.

How to stay healthy

In Sighet, Dr Olga Lazin & JULIA ZINTZ

The Kathleen DesMaisons approach to preventing these unhealthy addictions involves preventing the imbalance of 3 factors: 1. volatile blood sugar level (shifting between low and high levels caused by unhealthy reaction to “simple carbohydrates,” which need to be replaced by “complex carbohydrates,” such as potatoes baked in their own skin; 2. low serotonin level (brain chemicals) that needs to be raised to stop impulsive addictive behavior and encourage feelings of calm confidence, well-being, self-esteem, and happiness; 3. low beta endorphins (the strongest of four endorphin brain chemicals) that need to be raised to counter addictive impulses of temporary euphoria that soon shift to exhaustion, depression, and often angry rants/tears, as well as feelings of failure and social isolation.

Unhealthy levels of endorphins in the brain may be changed only seemingly for the “better” by taking sugar and a number of drugs such as alcohol, anabolic steroids, heroin and other opiates. Do not engage in dangerous sugar and drug “highs” that result in physical and psychological “lows” caused by damaging biochemical reactions to body and mind. The raising of beta endorphins releases natural pain killers, ends feelings of shyness, and creates feelings of “connectedness” and self-esteem, as well as “healthy excitement” about life in general.

Further, according to http://altered-states.net/barry/newsletter260/index.htm : endorphins are most heavily released in the human body during or in moments of great pain or stressful events….. Also endorphins may be triggered by the consumption of certain foods, such as chili peppers, “which have been utilized in various kinds of medical treatments, especially as part of therapy for chronic pain, and are sometimes considered an aphrodisiac.

Certain kinds of physical activity have been associated with endorphin [release] in recent years as well. Undergoing massage therapy or acupuncture, for example, is believed to stimulate endorphin release, and the natural painkillers may be responsible for the euphoric feelings known as ‘runner’s high’ and ‘adrenaline rush.’”

To your Health, Steven, my darling!

Contact: olazin@ucla.edu   OR olgalazin@gmail.com

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About Drolgalazin

Dr Olga Lazin is a UCLA graduate in History. American Constitutional and Globalization.She is a published author, and History Lecturer at UCLA. You can access and download her books at: http://www.olgalazin.com In Hard copy: Globalization is Decentralized: Easter Europe and Latin America Compared, Civic And Civil Society, Foundations And U.S. Philanthropy, published 2016 Author HOUSE, USA. She has been teaching History at UCLA, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Cal State University Long Beach, as well as University of Guadalajara (UDG) and University of Quintana Roo, in Mexico for over 26 years. Her specialty is History of Food, Globalization of technology, food History, and the American Constitution. As a hobby, she is practicing permaculture. Her radio show is accessible 24 hours a day at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dr_olga_lazin FACEBOOK: OLGA LAZIN DROlga Lazin Twitter; @olgamlazin Instagram; #lazinolga E-mail; olazin@ucla.edu
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3 Responses to Beta-Endorphins Make YOU Happy Along With Serotonin: Potatoes

  1. incaunipocrit says:

    Reblogged this on The International Blogspaper.

  2. Pingback: POTATOES Versus PROZAC, Beta-Endorphines & Serotonine Make You Feel Happy Forever | Dr Olga Magdalena-Lazin Andrei's Blog

  3. Drolgalazin says:

    So glutamate and GABA play opposite roles in the CNS – glutamate wakes us up, GABA calms us down. Too much glutamate can destroy nerve cells through overstimulation (this is the reason some argue against the use of MSG-monosodium glutamate.)
    BUT GABA, its gentle twin, exerts its effects by calming overactive hypothalami and amygdalae. This lifts depression and soothes jangled nerves.
    Glutamine is a principal source of energy for the whole body but especially the brain. There’s three times more glutamine than any other amino acid in blood and it’s 10-15 times more concentrated in cerebrospinal fluid than it is in blood.
    Glial cells surround neurons in the brain. They drink in glutamate and GABA and secrete glutamine.
    http://www.bodybuildingforyou.com/supplements-reviews/gaba-information-effects.htm

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