Oreo Worse for Your Brain than Cocaine


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Think cocaine is bad for your brain? Yes, of course it is and sugar may be even worse. Experts reveal that eating high-sugar foods lights up your brain on an MRI “like a Christmas tree,” says Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D., founder and medical director of UltraWellness Center. Dr. Hyman made this statement in a recent interview on HuffPost Live. The part of the brain that lights up is the very same part of the brain that’s triggered by cocaine or heroine, according to research by Dr. David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D.

In 2013, student-faculty research at Connecticut College found that in lab rats, Oreos, rich in sugar and fat, may be just as addictive as cocaine. Given the option of Oreos and rice cakes, the test rats spent as much time eating cookies as getting high on cocaine or morphine. Furthermore, the rats given Oreos were subjected to a test that measured expression of a protein called c-Fos, a known marker of neuronal activation in the part of the brain that controls the feeling of pleasure. The result was alarming: Oreos beat out both drugs by a significant margin. You’ll see this documented in the Fed Up Movie Trailer.

“Our research supports the theory that high-fat/high-sugar foods stimulate the brain in the same way that drugs do,” said Joseph Schroeder, director of the college’s behavioral neuroscience program. “It may explain why some people can’t resist these foods despite the fact that they know they are bad for them.”

Student Jamie Honohan, who contributed to the study, added that “Even though we associate significant health hazards in taking drugs like cocaine and morphine, high-fat/ high-sugar foods may present even more of a danger because of their accessibility and affordability.”

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The Huffington Post article coincides with the release of the film “Fed Up”, which just opened in Theaters on May 9th. The film enlightens the audience on the unhealthy habits that the American food industry has brainwashed us with and what we need to change in order to lead healthier lives. Please promote this movie to everyone you know so we can begin a new health revolution for positive change in our world through this movie and send folks to watch the Fed Up movie trailer.

Learn more about the dangers of eating too much added sugar and preview the upcoming documentary  Fed Up Movie Trailer here.




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Sandy J Duncan
Sandy Duncan is completing her Doctorate in Integrative Medicine, a health and wellness coach, Certified Neurofeedback specialist and author of AllNaturalHealthReviews.org. Read honest reviews on current health and wellness products as well as register for FREE giveaways.