Famous last words of so many of my friends; I don’t have an addiction. Lest you should think that baby-boomers are exempt I’m here to tell you with absolute certainty that they do have addictions it is not a fairy tale.
Addictions, whether it is food, alcohol, tobacco, gambling, prescription or illicit drugs are not age dependent. It has been noted that human beings ranging in age from as young as early teen years to those pushing the century mark succumb to their addictions.
In the past there appeared to be no hope for these addictions. However, with more scientific research available about how addictions are linked to oxidative stress there is hope.
Just how can we overcome such addictions as smoking, overeating, dependency on pharmaceutical drugs and more? Peer reviewed studies have documented the link mentioned above between the pleasure center of the brain and oxidative stress.
Let’s take a look at addictions overall to see how we can overcome them using a simple, affordable solution.
What causes addictions?
Doctors say there is a link between the repeated use of an addictive substance and how the human brain experiences pleasure. Its use has a nice reward, leading to further and more frequent use. The addictive substance or event, be it nicotine, alcohol or some drug actually causes physical changes in nerve cells in the brain. Another name for a nerve cell is a neuron. Neurons release neurotransmitters (a chemical that a nerve cell releases) into the synapses (empty spaces) between nerve cells, which are received by receptors in other neurons.
After a while, the user of the addictive substance does not get the same pleasure and has to increase the dose – his/her body’s tolerance to it increases. Eventually, the user no longer experiences pleasure from the substance and takes it simply to prevent withdrawal symptoms – taking the substance just makes them feel normal. Experts say that when tolerance increases, the risk of addiction is much greater.
Biochemist explains the connection
Baby-boomer addictions become fairy tale
After watching Dr. McCord explain the connection between oxidative stress and addictions it seems logical to share why there is hope. With each passing day thousands are overcoming those desires deep within their cells, their DNA. By tuning up our body at the cellular level the desire center of the brain returns to it’s original state like that of a newborn baby.
It’s easier to explain by sharing a quick story with you.
One of our customers has smoked since her early teen years. Suffice it to say that she is now one of us, an aging baby-boomer. Looking for a way to ease the pain her body has suffered for years she began using the product called Protandim.
Within four months she noticed her mobility returned, her pain subsided and her desire to interact with the family increased. Chatting on the phone one day she asked if Protandim was known to reduce the desire to quit smoking.
Having heard of other similar success stories I quickly shared them with her. The desire for the cigarette had been decreased. Her comment led me to research this facet of health, the link to oxidative stress and Protandim in helping others curb their addictions, too.
Will your addiction be helped the way hers was? That all depends on YOU. The first step to stopping any addictive behavior begins with a decision to stop. Once you make up your mind, give your body what it needs to succeed then and only then will you kick the habit. Once the mind is made up, the tools found, the body can renew itself by tuning up its genes, regaining it’s lost energy, endurance and youth.
It’s up to you. Click here to begin your journey to a renewed life of health and vitality without addictions.
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Carla Gardiner is known as "THE Fiery Grandma" because she found new energy, endurance and youth. Her passion and purpose lies with baby boomer trends, the people she works with daily; aging men, women, moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas who want to feel better, have more energy and have fun like they did when they were twenty-something. Join her for more energy, fun and profits.