Refined sugar is unbelievably addictive. Professor Hoebel of Princeton University found that “sugar stimulates receptors to activate the same pathways that are stimulated directly by drugs such as heroin or morphine.” The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs stated in a study published in 2010 that ‘Sugar addiction” follows the same pathways in the brain that a habit-forming drug does. Sugar addiction is a difficult habit to break for many people, especially when the body and digestive tract become so overrun with yeast, candida, parasites and other sugar-loving bacteria that not eating sugar triggers intense withdrawal symptoms.
Fortunately, you can beat sugar addiction using natural tools such as peppermint essential oil.
Alan Hirsch MD studied peppermint’s ability to directly affect the brain’s satiety center, which triggers a sensation of fullness after meals. He found that inhaling peppermint can directly affect your brain’s satiety center, the ventro-medial nucleus of the hypothalamus.
How to Use Peppermint Essential Oil
You can also use a diffuser and inhale deeply as cravings come on. Applying peppermint essential oil to the feet also helps.
Apply several drops (2-4) with a carrier on location, abdomen and temples
- Mix 2 drops of coconut oil with 2 drops of peppermint essential oil. Apply the mixture down the inside center of your wrists. Do it every morning and evening.
- Directly inhale or
- Diffuse (where to find)