This video concentrates on just a few of the many reasons people end up addicted to something. For example, it will help for you to know the two major causes of physical addiction. And find out the roll metabolism plays in your diet and how it aff...
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Hello! I am Jimmy Oakley. Welcome to my New Health Education video series. This is video number two. The title of this video is Addiction Start Because of an Inability to Accept Suffering as an Intimate Part of Life. Medical research shows two major causes of physical addiction. First your cells adapt to the drug and second your metabolism becomes more efficient. To your cells the drugs you are using become a way of life. Every time you use a drug, your blood carries it to every cell in your body. Your cells adjust. They grow to except these doses on schedule. Your cells learn to cope with various drugs by defending themselves against the toxic effects. Cell walls hardens to retain stability and reduce toxic damage. But as your cells tough against drugs, gradually more and more can be consumed. Your tolerance increases. In the long run, however, cells however cell walls breakdown. At this point, your cells not only lose their ability to keep toxins out but also become unable to retain essential nutrients. Many of them stop functioning all together or start functioning abnormally. That's when your organs (heart, brain, liver, or lungs) which are nothing more than a whole systems of cells, may begin to fail. The problem with metabolism is that it is intimately connected to diet. Your body metabolizes food and where it breaks it down into its constituent parts to get more vital nutrients to all the cells. To serve this purpose your body can metabolize many different types of foods and can learn how to gain nutrients from almost any kind of food you give it. Metabolism also helps to rid the body of unwanted toxins. The liver is the key organ in this process. The liver sees drugs as unwanted toxins and begins producing enzymes that will help illuminate them from the body. It produce a different combination of enzymes for each drug. Moreover the liver becomes extremely efficient at producing these enzymes. The more it sees a particular drug, the more efficiently it produces the enzymes that inactivate that drug. Thus, a drug that you use often will get eliminated from the body with greater and greater efficiency. It's as if the liver begins to except that drug and has enzymes ready and waiting. This is a key reason for tolerance increase, that is, why it takes greater and greater doses of a drug to get the same original effects. Yet your personal metabolism works differently from anyone else's. Studies show that each individual has a unique biochemical makeup and that individuals differ greatly from one another in the way they metabolize different foods, drugs, or toxins. To give you an idea how much possible variation there is, researches have presently identified over 3,000 metabolic substances called metabolites and over 1,100 enzymes. Each individual has different proportions of all 4,100 of these bio-chemicals. Of the enzymes only about 30 are responsible for metabolizing all drugs. Also. the mixture bio-chemicals varies from each kind of food that you ingest, for example, your body uses different bio-chemicals to metabolize the different classes of food, meats, grains, vegetables, beans, fruits, and nuts. As you might have guessed you need a whole different bio-chemical preparedness to handle drugs, alcohol, sugars, chemicals additives, and toxins. However, your body adjust to whatever diet you give it and the more most frequent foods in your diet come to be expected. Biochemical pathways become established the more they are used. Thus, if you body doesn't get an expected food, you actually begin to crave it. In fact, your body becomes addicted to the food you give to the most. Your metabolism so completely adjust to your regular diet that any change from this becomes increasingly difficult. Ask anyone who has attempted a major shift in diet. For example, if you eat meat regularly, your metabolism will take a long time to adjust to a vegetarian diet. Although the same nutrients are available. Your body doesn't have the bioch

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