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Refined sugar is unbelievably addictive. Professor Bart Hoebel of Princeton University found that “sugar stimulates receptors to activate the same pathways that are stimulated directly by drugs such as heroin or morphine.” Hoebel’s study published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs stated that ‘sugar addiction” follows the same pathways in the brain that a habit-forming drug does.
Sugar addiction is a difficult habit to break for many people, especially when the body and digestive tract become so overrun with yeast, candida, parasites and other sugar-loving bacteria that were not eating sugar triggers intense withdrawal symptoms. Fortunately, you can beat sugar addiction using natural tools such as peppermint essential oil.
Alan Hirsch MD studied peppermint’s ability to directly affect the brain’s satiety center, which triggers a sensation of fullness after meals. He found that inhaling peppermint can directly affect your brain’s satiety center, the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus.
Peppermint Essential Oil
The peppermint plant is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and was first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. A high menthol content distinguishes the best quality Peppermint from other products.
Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral health, Peppermint also helps to alleviate occasional stomach upset and promotes healthy respiratory function.* Peppermint continues to be one of the best-selling favorites among essential oils.
How to Use Peppermint Essential Oil
You can also use a diffuser and inhale deeply as cravings come on. Applying peppermint essential oil to the feet also helps.
- Apply several drops (2-4) with a carrier on location, abdomen, and temples.
- Mix 2 drops of coconut oil with 2 drops of peppermint essential oil. Apply the mixture down the inside center of your wrists. Do it every morning and evening.
- Directly inhale or Diffuse (where to find)
Uses of Peppermint Essential Oil
- Rub on temples after you wake up for a morning energy boost.
- Diffuse when feeling fatigued or low on energy.
- Take one to two drops in a Veggie Capsule to alleviate occasional stomach upset.*
- Promotes digestive health.*
- Place one drop in your mouth to help freshen breath.
- Add two to three drops to your favorite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist.
- Place one drop in the palm of the hand with one drop Wild Orange and one drop Frankincense and inhale for a mid-day pick-me-up.
- Help reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion.*
- Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing.*
- Commonly found in oral health products.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
Hirsch AR, Gomez R. Weight Reduction through Inhalation of Odorants. Journal of Neurological and Orthopaedic Medicine 1995;16:28-31.