According to Professor Noebel of Princeton University, quoting:“sugar stimulates receptors to activate the same pathways that are stimulated directly by drugs such as heroin or morphine, “meaning that refined sugar can be addictive as the mentioned drugs. This was certified by conducted study in 2010 which was released in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs where it was noted that “Sugar Addiction” follows the same paths in the brain that a habit-forming drug does.
Like any other addiction, sugar addiction is also remarkably difficult to stop, particularly when the body and digestive tract have become overwhelmed with parasites, sugar-loving bacteria, candida fungus, and yeast. In order to beat sugar cravings and to break the pattern you will need a real detox program. However, according to some new studies this process can be significantly eased by using peppermint essential which is natural and successful in fighting off sugar addiction.
The renowned expert Alan Hirsch MD performed an extensive study testing the peppermint’s effect on brain’s satiety center that stimulates a feeling of fullness after consumed meal. He stated that inhaling peppermint directly influences the satiety center, the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint is actually a hybrid mint, to be specific a cross between spearmint and water mint. Natively, it was grown in the Middle East and Europe, but nowadays is widely grown all around the world.
Peppermint oil is an essential oil that takes important place among all necessary oils as it incorporates various health benefits. It contains quite a number of them like: relieving indigestion and tuberculosis-induced inflammation, then improving the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, preventing asthma, clearing up phlegm, alleviating all sorts of pain, easing herpes infections, successfully manages stress, treats nervous disorders, and so on.
How to Use Peppermint Essential Oil?
You can use it in two ways: apply it to the feet or use a diffuser to inhale the scent as cravings start to appear. Also you can try the following ways:
Apply a few drops with a carrier on abdomen and temples.
Directly diffuse or inhale.
You can prepare a mixture of 2 drops of peppermint essential oil with 2 drops of coconut oil. Once the mix is ready use it inside the center of your wrists.
How to Prepare Peppermint Oil?
You can make your own homemade peppermint essential oil, and for that you will need the following ingredients:
Fresh peppermint leaves (you can buy them in health food stores or grocery stores).
Any carrier oil, but preferably olive oil.
A glass jar with a tight lid.
Directions: Prior preparing your own peppermint oil, you need to wash peppermint leaves, and then crush or slice them. After that, place them in a glass jar along with the carrier oil. Then seal the container and wait for 24 hours. Next, strain the oil, and include more of the ingredients, and again seal the jar. You need to repeat the process for 5 days, remove the leaves, and transfer the oil in another container. Keep it in a cool area.
Uses of Peppermint Essential Oil
Frequently traced in oral health items.
Stimulates proper respiratory function.
Enhances digestion health.
To ease indigestion, take a few drops in a Veggie Capsule.
Aids in lowering bloating and gas.
Whenever you feel tired or low in energy diffuse some peppermint oil.
For acquiring a refreshing twist, add few drops of it in your smoothie.
Refresh your breath by putting a drop of peppermint oil in your mouth.
If you need an energy boost rub some of it on the temples in the morning.