There are many people who are not aware of the addictive properties of refined sugar.
According to professor Hoebel of Princeton University, sugar has the ability to encourage receptors to activate the pathways that are usually stimulated by drugs like morphine or heroin.
In addition, a study published in the reputable Journal of Psychoactive Drugs in 2010 explains that sugar addiction uses the same pathways in the brain like popular drugs.
It is a very difficult task to stop sugar addiction and this is especially true for people who are dealing with certain problem in their digestive tract like candida, yeast, parasites and other harmful organisms that are fond of sugar.
Once the patient stops consuming sugar they start experiencing withdrawal symptoms that can be very difficult.
Luckily, people can overcome sugar addiction by using some natural replacements like peppermint essential oil.
Alan Hirsch MD has tested the ability of peppermint to influence the satiety center located in our brain.
This center activates the feeling of fullness once we are done with our meals.
Mr. Hirsh has determined that peppermint inhalation has direct impact on brain’s satiety center or the ventro-medial nucleus located in the hypothalamus.
How Can We Use Peppermint Essential Oil?
The easiest way to do this is to use a diffuser and inhale whenever you feel sugar cravings. In addition, you can also use peppermint essential oil externally on your feet.
- Simply, put 2-4 drops of this oil using a carrier on the feet or on the abdomen and temples.
- Create a mixture by using two drops of peppermint essential oil and two drops of coconut oil. Apply this mixture on the inside center of the wrists. Perform this procedure two times a day – in the morning and evening.
- Directly diffuse or