Alcohol and your Brain
Hangover Hacks You Can Hang Your Hat On
By Dr. Mercola On New Year's Eve, Americans drink more alcohol than on any other day of the year.1 Other top contenders are Christmas, Thanksgiving, the Fourth of July, and St. Patrick's Day… but none top New Year's Eve, for imbibing.What that means is that New Year's Day, may be the day of the year when you're most likely to suffer from a hangover, which is the conglomeration of symptoms – fatigue, nausea, stomach pain, headaches, shakiness, vomiting, dizziness, and more – that occurs when you've had too much to drink.The best way to prevent a hangover, of course, is to avoid drinking, or have only one or two cocktails at the most (but be aware that even a single drink can trigger a hangover in some people). But let's say you tend to get caught up in your celebrations and suspect you might have a few more than you normally do. What Causes a Hangover? Alcohol inhibits the secretion of vasopressin, an antidiuretic hormone that keeps you from urinating unintentionally. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
THE GOSPEL CITY: The Truth About Premarital Sex and How Premarital Sex Rewires the Brain
There’s a reason why breaking up from a sexual relationship is much more emotionally painful and much harder to forget than one that didn’t involve sex. There are several neurochemical processes that occur during sex, which are the “glue” to human bonding. Sex is a powerful brain stimulant. When someone is involved sexually, it makes him or her want to repeat that act. The other part is oxytocin, which is designed to mainly help us forget what is painful. The same phenomenon occurs when a woman is intimate with a man. Men produce vasopressin, which is also referred to as the “monogamy hormone,” and it has the same effect as oxytocin has on a woman. These “bonding” agents narrow our selection to one person. Impaired Judgment According to neuropsychologist Dr. Becoming Bonded With Porn These same neurochemicals are present when viewing pornography. Dr. Discovering how our minds were designed to operate by a magnificent Creator reveals truth in the way we are to live. Cycle of Sexual Sin