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WHAT MAKES YOU DIABETIC CAN ALSO MAKE YOU SCHIZOPHRENIC

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WHAT MAKES YOU DIABETIC CAN ALSO MAKE YOU SCHIZOPHRENIC

Insulin is even more important to your health than we thought - not only can problems with it cause diabetes, but they can also cause schizophrenia. The good news? This new discovery could lead to treatments for both conditions.

WHITE NOISE and ADHD

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WHITE NOISE AND ADHD
WEBWIRE – Thursday, June 10, 2010

Karen Ramirez of www.whitenoisemp3s.com is a conceptual sound designer from Toronto and is the owner of a website dedicated to sharing various auditive forms of white noise -- any monotonous hum or drone created by all the audible frequencies of sound combined at the same time and density, for example, the murmur of an electrical fan.

Proponents of white noise claim that when used with headphones, the resulting effect can aid concentration by masking irritating or distracting noises in a person’s environment.

The Goldilocks Principle of Obesity: For healthy body weight the brains reward system may need to be just right.

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Below is an article on food addiction, obesity, dopamine, etc. It's a great article on reward and addiction in that I think it describes events and principles that parallel all addictive behaviors, including porn and sex.
Basically: Excessive OR decreased stimulation of the reward circuitry can lead to addiction.
The table is from several other articles we have written - note addictions is under both the high and low columns. This article helps to explain why.

Dopamine Levels

Excess Deficient "Normal"

She Doesn"t Trust You? Blame the Testosterone

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SHE DOESN’T TRUST? YOU BLAME THE TESTOSTERONE.
By NICHOLAS WADE
NY Times

The glue that binds a human society together is trust. But people who trust others too much are likely to get taken for a ride. Both trust and distrust, it now seems, are influenced by hormones that can induce people to ratchet their feeling of trust up or down.

Testosterone - much ado about nothing.

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Below are abstracts with my comments. I've studied and searched, and found all the abstracts (I think) on testosterone (T) levels and orgasm/ejaculation.
A lot of questions arise concerning T levels and ejaculation, and non-ejaculation, and the "hangover", or abstinence, or excessive porn use.
The results of studies are all over the map on T levels and ejaculation. My opinion is that T levels has little to do with any of the above. Look elsewhere - as in the brain - for answers to your questions.

She’s Hooked - Allure of Vices Tied to a Woman's Monthly Cycle

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She’s Hooked - Allure of Vices Tied to a Woman's Monthly Cycle

The allure of alcohol, drugs and cigarettes ebbs and flows with a woman's monthly cycle

Scientific American Mind - May 10, 2010
By Emily Anthes

Addiction has long been considered a man’s disease. Men are far more likely to use illicit substances, and partly for that reason, research on addiction for decades included only male users. Thus, far more is known about drug dependence in men than in women, and treatment programs and centers have been based on the needs of men.

While World Economy Collapsed, SEC Officials Were Watching Porn

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While World Economy Collapsed, SEC Officials Were Watching Porn

Senior SEC Officials were spending their days surfing porn sites while the economy collapsed:

The Securities and Exchange Commission is the sheriff of the financial industry, looking for crimes such as Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, but a new government report obtained by ABC News has concluded that some senior employees spent hours on the agency’s computers looking at sites such as naughty.com, skankwire and youporn as the financial crisis was unfolding.

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