Pay close attention to #2!
We all love a warm cup of coffee in the morning or a sweet chocolate cake for dessert. Even though we know they aren't the healthiest options in the world, we can't help it; sugar, junk food and caffeine are our guilty pleasures.
But do you know what this addiction is actually doing to your brain and body?
What people don't often realize is that consuming high amounts of sugar, caffeine and junk food can lead to dangerous health issues later on in life. According to Marshall Brain, Charles W. Bryant and Matt Cunningham of HowStuffWorks, caffeine brings an abundant amount of dopamine to your brain while it is in a constant state of emergency. This essentially keeps your body feeling overactive and wired all day.
In a world where these foods are constantly accessible and highly addictive, these unhealthy drugs are overworking our brains and bodies. The scary part is that they can serious mental health issues such as ADHD, dementia and Alzheimer's disease in children and adults.
Senior Vice President of YourTango Experts Melanie Gorman and author of Staying Focused In A Hyper World, therapist and counselor Dr. John Gray sit down to discuss how these drugs are negatively affecting everything from our relationships to our health. They mention effective and healthy alternatives to preventing these issues in our lives.
- Taking Your Vitamins And Supplements Can Go A Long Way.
Dr. John Gray aptly explains, "Our brains are literally deficient in the nutrition that will allow the brain to heal when it's over-stimulated." Allow your brain to heal by taking vitamins and supplements, like Vitamin D, to prevent mental health issues in the present and future.
- Regulate The Amount Of Wheat In Your Diet
Wheat is highly processed and sprayed with a highly toxic pesticide that can kill the bacteria in your stomach that prevents stomach pain and Vitamin D from functioning correctly in your body. Consume smaller amounts of wheat and more probiotics to help your gut function properly.
Dr. John Gray offers some more interesting and helpful insight about the reasons why our world is so hyper and how it's negatively affecting our health and relationships in the video above. Scroll up to find out how to live a healthier lifestyle with healthy remedies for this serious issue.