This addiction concerns your longest love affair with food, that being bread. This is a substance that you’ve been addicted to all of your life. Remember those Capt Crunch commercials that used to goad you into begging your mother to buy you this sweetened, glucose-raising food that’s responsible for more bodily damage than any other one substance that we eat?I simply bring this up to point out the extent this industry will go to, to addict their customer base. (It’s this customer base that will become the customer base of the drug and pharmaceutical industry within 10 years and be in that customer base for the rest of their lives or for as long as they consume their food.)
Well, those commercials sold you on the health benefits of grain foods and ushered in a lifetime of hurt and disease, because you bought into them. I did to. I used to beg my mom to buy sugar pops because I saw them while watching Saturday morning cartoons and I was told that they just wanted I needed, so I bought it. Wouldn’t you? Didn’t you when you were younger?
The biggest piece of the puzzle, that influences our motivations to keep this addiction, keeps us also, from enjoying freedom from the ravages, of this devious destroyer of energy, emotional control, senses, health, wealth, sensibility, sanity, and ultimately life. And it is why this addiction is so hard to break? And believe me, it’s a hard piece to place. I think simply because there are so many facets to this piece. That is what we going to look at in this blog. Oh Boy! This may take a while.
It starts with the way it affects our blood sugar again. Sugar satiates the body quicker than any other food because of the effect it has on our blood glucose. It’s the raising of the glucose that releases a feel-good neurotransmitter, serotonin that tells your body to relax and feel safe.
According to Wikipedia; “Serotonin (/ˌsɛrɵˈtoʊnɨn/, /ˌsɪr-/) or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is a monoamine neurotransmitter. Biochemically derived from tryptophan, serotonin is primarily found in the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract), blood platelets, and the central nervous system (CNS) of animals, including humans. It is popularly thought to be a contributor to feelings of well-being and happiness.“
It’s this contribution of serotonin to our feelings of well being and happiness, that make us behave either rationally, or irrationally. It’s this one little factor, in my estimation, that is where many of our problems begin. Because of the outside influence on our emotions and feelings of well being and happiness, from fluctuating glucose levels in the blood, we no longer have full control over them. The drop in serotonin is responsible for making us act differently when our glucose levels are low, rather than when our glucose levels are high. This is what causes more irrational behavior than anything else, other than maybe, chemicals in our environment and food supply. On second thought, it has to be the biggest contributor, because I’m still subject to pollutants in the environment and food supply, but I’m not subject to the effects of glucose in my system affecting my serotonin levels. My emotions are much more rational than what they were when I was on a carbohydrate diet. Fluctuating serotonin in my system seldom happens because glucose is not present, to make those serotonin levels fluctuate. My MTC keto diet doesn’t alter my emotions and feelings of well being, because of the lack of glucose, it allows in my diet, to put into my system. Fact is, it allows very little glucose to get into my blood because of the lack of carbohydrates, in this diet.
Because of that, my emotions don’t fluctuate as much as they used to when I was on a carbohydrate diet. This, in turn, means that every thought, every action, everything I speak, is done more rationally, than if I were still on a carbohydrate diet of any sort. This would not be possible if my body weren’t in a state of ketosis. (Thank you, Dr. Perlmutter!) You don’t have to take my word, alone, you can ask anybody whose body is in a state of ketosis. They’ll tell you the same thing, That their emotional control has developed far more, than it ever did, as a carboholic.