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    Why Willpower is Overrated

    This is why I always appreciated binary style diets for weight loss....when there are just whole food groups off the table like with Atkins and carbs, the decision-making gets far easier for me than just trying to budget kcal intake...

    A Cure for Alcoholism/Addiction?

    I got the sense that Ameisen felt that the dosage being used in some of the followup studies was too low to be effective.

    Proper CBD dosage?

    What sort of strength were you able to find?

    A Cure for Alcoholism/Addiction?

    Ameisen's premise is really interesting....he basically thinks that the medical community has cause and effect backwards when it comes to anxiety and addiction, specifically to alcohol. He believes that alcoholics are self-medicating their anxiety with alcohol and that if the anxiety can get managed another way, the desire for another drink can be more effectively reduced....thus the baclofen in his case but I don't know that there are not other ways to get at that same thing.
  5. "The secret of his sobriety, as outlined in his book The End of My Addiction, first published in 2008 and reissued in the UK this month, is a drug called baclofen. Formulated in the 1920s, baclofen is a muscle-relaxant more often used to treat spasticity and multiple sclerosis. It came to Ameisen's attention via a story in the New York Times about a paraplegic addict who found his desire for cocaine decreased when taking baclofen for muscle spasms. Ameisen already suspected that – contrary to Alcoholics Anonymous's belief in a physical condition with a spiritual solution, and the opinion of most therapists and even psychiatrists – the cause of his addiction might be chemical. In fact he pinned his hopes on it. "In the end," he tells me, "I thought: 'I want to commit suicide.' But I did not because I was convinced that the day I died, the next day they would find a cure. As you're being buried, people will think: 'You idiot – you died too early.'" Full lay press article

    Resurrection of Blu

    Dude you are totally my lifting brother from another mother...

    Soy: to bean or not to bean?

    There is a connection between estrogen and anxiety that I'm trying to elucidate....may be the reason for the sexual dimorphism when it comes the the incidence of anxiety in humans.

    Soy: to bean or not to bean?

    Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2003 Apr;167(1):46-53. Epub 2003 Mar 5. The soya isoflavone content of rat diet can increase anxiety and stress hormone release in the male rat. Hartley DE1, Edwards JE, Spiller CE, Alom N, Tucci S, Seth P, Forsling ML, File SE. RATIONALE: Most commercial rodent diets are formulated with soya protein and therefore contain soya isoflavones. Isoflavones form one of the main classes of phytoestrogens and have been found to exert both oestrogenic and anti-oestrogenic effects on the central nervous system. The effects have not been limited to reproductive behaviour, but include effects on learning and anxiety and actions on the hypothalamo-pituitary axis. It is therefore possible that the soya content of diet could have significant effects on brain and behaviour and be an important source of between-laboratory variability. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether behaviour in two animal tests of anxiety, and stress hormone production, would differ between rats that were fed a diet which was free of soya isoflavones and other phytoestrogens (iso-free) and those that were fed a diet which contained 150 microg/g of the isoflavones genistein and daidzein (iso-150). This controlled diet has an isoflavone concentration similar to that in the maintenance diet routinely used in our institution. METHODS: Male rats were randomly allocated to the iso-free and iso-150 diets and their body weights and food and water consumption were recorded for 14 days. They were then maintained on the same diets, but housed singly for 4 days, before testing in the social interaction and elevated plus-maze tests of anxiety. Corticosterone concentrations in both dietary groups were determined under basal conditions and after the stress of the two tests of anxiety. Vasopressin and oxytocin concentrations were determined after brief handling stress. RESULTS: The groups did not differ in food or water intake, body weight or oxytocin concentrations. Compared with the rats fed the iso-free diet, the rats fed the iso-150 diet spent significantly less time in active social interaction and made a significantly lower percentage of entries onto the open arms of the plus-maze, indicating anxiogenic effects in both animal tests. The groups did not differ in their basal corticosterone concentrations, but the iso-150 group had significantly elevated stress-induced corticosterone concentrations. Stress-induced plasma vasopressin concentrations were also significantly elevated in the iso-150 diet group compared with the iso-free rats. CONCLUSIONS: Major changes in behavioural measures of anxiety and in stress hormones can result from the soya isoflavone content of rat diet. These changes are as striking as those seen following drug administration and could form an important source of variation between laboratories. PMID: 12618915

    Sanction lifted

    Only one solution: MOAR squats

    One (New) Direction

    Leg Day Speed Squats, Bulgarians, Weighted Walking Lunges, GHR

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    MOAR steak!

    One (New) Direction

    Chest Flat DB Press, Incline DB Press, Standing Cable Flyes Low/High, CG Cable Press

    Resurrection of Blu

    Isn't that why we have him here?


    Do not underestimate the difference the change in your center of gravity makes...balancing the weight above your shoulders vs. letting it hang below your hips makes a huge difference....

    Resurrection of Blu

    Looking really good Blu.