Train Your Mind to Crave Well Balanced Meals (Yes, It Is Possible )

 

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Addiction Neuroscience 101

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Yes, You Can: Train Your Brain to Crave Health Food

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How to train your brain to CRAVE working out

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Yes, You Can: Train Your Brain to Crave Health Food

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Low Carb Denver 2020 Interviews Dr. Jodi Croft and Dr. Eric Berg

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Change Your Relationship with Food: Novel Weight Management Practices Health Matters

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The Brain and Recovery: An Update on the Neuroscience of Addiction

Video taken from the channel: 360 North


 

Addiction Neuroscience 101

Video taken from the channel: Complex Care Consulting, LLC


 

Yes, You Can: Train Your Brain to Crave Health Food

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How to train your brain to CRAVE working out

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Yes, You Can: Train Your Brain to Crave Health Food

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Low Carb Denver 2020 Interviews Dr. Jodi Croft and Dr. Eric Berg

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Change Your Relationship with Food: Novel Weight Management Practices Health Matters

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You might be able to train your brain to prefer healthy food, according to new research in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes. Imagine a life of constantly salivating over kale salads and fresh. What it doesn’t accomplish is the type of retraining described in this study: teaching the brain to actually prefer healthy food.

However, Roberts and Deckersbach proved that it could be done. In their small study of 13 participants, eight were enrolled in a weight-loss program that included healthy eating education and meal plans emphasizing high-fiber, low-glycemic foods. On the other hand, Roberts and Deckersbach demonstrated that it might be possible. In their little investigation of 13 members, eight were selected in a get-healthy plan that included. All your food cravings come from your brain, and you can take tangible steps to train your brain to want healthy food.

After all, no one is born hating veggies and whole grains and wanting Kraft. If you’re not one of those people who naturally desires healthy foods like vegetables, there are strategies to help train your brain, including keeping a food diary, mindful eating and managing stress. Stapleton’s research involves participants undertaking psychological acupuncture, also known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques.

Is it possible to make your brain crave healthier foods? Yes, but it takes work. Train Your Brain. The secret to preventing sugar cravings lies in disrupting addiction centers in your brain, forcing it to crave healthy foods.

If you have chocolate at the end of a meal, your brain will come to expect a delicious sweet ritual at the end of every meal. For the first two weeks, try to avoid all unhealthy craved foods. the craved food in. These food cravings develop over time in response to poor eating habits. However, there is now a small light at the end of a dark tunnel. A new small study suggests that by following a behavioral weight-loss program for six months, you can potentially reprogram your brain’s food cravings to crave healthy food.

You Can Train Your Brain to Crave Healthy Food We’ve taught ourselves to consider high-calorie snacks a reward for hard work. But there’s a secret to making our diets more effective and. Can you train your brain to crave healthy foods? by Amy Reichelt, The Conversation Just because there’s an apple slice on it, doesn’t mean it’s healthy.

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In other words, cravings take up cognitive capacity.

“Principles of Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Volume 1” by Peter M. Miller
from Principles of Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Volume 1
by Peter M. Miller
Elsevier Science, 2013

Several years later, I wrote about this system of food-craving analysis in a book called Constant Craving: What Your Food Cravings Mean and How to Overcome Them.

“The Lightworker's Way” by Doreen Virtue
from The Lightworker’s Way
by Doreen Virtue
Hay House, 1997

For example, high levels of aspartame have been shown to trigger a craving for food by depleting the brain of a chemical that registers satiety, or the sense of being full.

“GMAT Official Guide 2020: Book + Online Question Bank” by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)
from GMAT Official Guide 2020: Book + Online Question Bank
by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)
Wiley, 2019

This is promising as we know the cravings for unhealthy food are strong and in an environment dominated by processed food, it’s difficult to practice willpower, especially when sleepdeprived or stressed.

“Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy: Principles and Practices” by Diana Noland, Jeanne A. Drisko, Leigh Wagner
from Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy: Principles and Practices
by Diana Noland, Jeanne A. Drisko, Leigh Wagner
Springer International Publishing, 2020

This clever brain trick makes us want the sorts of foods that we need at a given time, and helps us to balance our nutritional intake.

“The Science of Wine: From Vine to Glass” by Jamie Goode
from The Science of Wine: From Vine to Glass
by Jamie Goode
University of California Press, 2005

I should have more willpower, it’s better and healthier to listen to those cravings, which are a form of intuition.

“For Women Only!: Your Guide to Health Empowerment” by Gary Null, Barbara Seaman
from For Women Only!: Your Guide to Health Empowerment
by Gary Null, Barbara Seaman
Seven Stories Press, 2001

I was taught that foods you crave—physically, not emotionally—make Qi.

“Face Reading in Chinese Medicine E-Book” by Lillian Bridges
from Face Reading in Chinese Medicine E-Book
by Lillian Bridges
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

Listen, if you’ve trained your brain to crave things like chicken-fried steak or ice cream sandwiches, you might not believe that you could ever crave something that’s actually good for you.

“The 20/20 Diet: Turn Your Weight Loss Vision Into Reality” by Phil McGraw
from The 20/20 Diet: Turn Your Weight Loss Vision Into Reality
by Phil McGraw
Bird Street Books, 2015

Yes, it would be ideal if we all had the willpower to stay off certain foods all the time, but the truth is that that’s not realistic for most of us—me included.

“The All-Day Energy Diet: Double Your Energy in 7 Days” by Yuri Elkaim
from The All-Day Energy Diet: Double Your Energy in 7 Days
by Yuri Elkaim
Hay House, 2014

Yes, it is true that consistently eating meals with the correct ratio of macronutrients will minimize excess cravings, but doing so is much easier said than done.

“You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises for Men and Women” by Joshua Clark, Mark Lauren and, Clark Joshua, Lauren Mark
from You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises for Men and Women
by Joshua Clark, Mark Lauren and, Clark Joshua, Lauren Mark
ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, 2010

Alexia Lewis RD

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  • Yes, I too am guilty of jumping through diet plan to others as well, I do believe that I must have tested every fat reduction program that was available, but eventually not one of them helped me to lose and keep the weight off. I ended up trying for the very last time using the Custokebon Secrets mainly because my cousin who told me great things about it and so far to date I’ve effectively lost 16 pounds within 3 weeks!

  • I wish I had a proper healthy fit pregnancy with lots of workouts and doing Keto, to see the the high carb pregnancy compared with low carb pregnancy

  • This was fantastic up until the part about creating policies to “control” fast food. This is not only a political land mine but it just won’t work. The entire discussion up to this point was about empowering people with the ability to manage their impulses, cues, and behaviors. This is the only way to go. They use smoking as an example of what creating “policies” can do….smoking is still an issue. All you will do when you tell people they “can’t” is create an environment of wanting to do something more. We’ll have Cartel’s smuggling McDonalds in from across the border. Empower people to make the right choice…

  • Is there anyway to fix your dopamine level when you are coming off Methamphetamine naturally or a medication? I have someone I love that I want to help because he is not the same anymore I’m worried he won’t ever be himself again without the proper amount of dopamine and meth is producing soooo much more than opioids

  • Thank you, Dr Berg, Dr Fung, Dr Ekberg, Dr Berry, Dr Hyman, Dr Pelz, Mr Cummins and Mr Delauer for introduce me to this wonderful world of ketofasting.

  • It took me a while to order my ultimate fit kit 2020, but I was finally able to and I recieved it today!! I’m so excited! ❤❤ The packaging is so beautiful girl! Amazing job on this, I can’t wait to get started, fill it up, and check out what you’ll have in store for us for years to come! We love you to the moon and back! Thank you for the endless motivation and awesome videos ❤❤

  • Because of your video, I’ve received so much closure! I was able to apologize to someone for how I’ve treated them because of their addiction along with forgiving myself for being an addict. I’m grateful

  • This dude draws you in by being a good speaker on addiction. Very level headed, unbiased and eloquent it seems until he reveals his membership of 12 steps. Instant turn off.

  • She has no idea what she’s talking about!  EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED TO ME! When I was destitute, I gained 60lbs, on 300 cal a day, for 8 months, in 1992… Then in 2007, I had a Menire’s attack and was unable to eat much, (300-400) Cal a day of liquids and bland foods for about 4 months… Then I as able to eat 1 meal a day then 2, and I was OK in 7 months…I gained 100 lbs in that time!  In general due to poverty I can only financially manage 2 meals a day for the last 24 years. I use Stevia and Almond milk, I don’t smoke and I can only afford a beer or wine once in a while…  I rarely buy snacks or eat outside of my meals…I can’t afford to go out… I’m a Celiac, and over the years I have lost my appetite. Now I have health problems from the weight I have gained, even with low food intake….  EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED TO ME!

  • Keep your box and make it to a achievement box. Save small memories or notes when of your achievements or even the small steps you make towards your goal. When you feel down, useless or anything like that take it out and look through it.

  • He came to the recovery center I was at back in 2010 & put in understandable terms exactly what had happened to me. My life was forever changed. I’ve been sober since then. Thank you.

  • Can you give me an advice?
    I have suffered from cpos since I was 15 years old, but the doctors only told me to lose weight, exercise and discribed I medicine called ( ovacure ), at first the medicine worked after 2 months of treatment, I thought that’s it, but after that I visited the doctors again, I still suffer from it, surprisingly the testosterone isn’t high although I do have a lot of facile hair, hair lost…
    I don’t exercise, I don’t like healthy food, I did lots of diets including kito diet but non of them lasted longe I even went to a dietician and lost 10 kg before but I regained them so now i weigh 90 kg.
    Please tell me what I should do? What I can do?

  • will there be more planner? it’s out of stock atm. i really want one but i dont know if i should just buy one off amazon or wait for it to be restock but idk when that will happen.

  • My moms long term lorazepam abuse psychosis changed her forever leaving her angry delusional n bipolar��I got hooked on meth young to mask my pain. Eventually I stopped speaking to her n went health freak extremist to save myself. I’m still well. She’s still lying��Thank u for spreading this awareness!����������

  • Dr Berg, may I ask your opinion? I’m getting tingling in hands and feet at times, but my blood sugar levels seem normal. After a late dinner out, by 5am my blood reading was 99, fasting at 10am 109, 1pm 100, 4:45pm 98, 7:10pm 89. No food all day. I guess that’s normal right?

  • I use food for antidepressants. I reason that I don’t take antidepressants or sleeping pills like most of my friends, so it could be worse. But I am still getting fatter and hate myself. I eat out of boredom too, but mostly anxiety. I operate under a low level of stress most days.

  • Ring fit adventure for the Switch. I love it!
    It’s fun, it encourages you, gives good advice about posture and health in general, it distracts, it tracks what you do and when and it asks you to take a break in between so you won’t overdo it.
    It makes me sweaty and tired and I feel my muscles the next day.

  • I like to look at human history to get an idea about universal human issues and illnesses. I personally believe ALL disease is genetic and physical. Therefore I reject as extremely cruel, the idea that patients can “think” themselves well which is most of what has been offered in addiction medicine. However as I study the subject more, the higher brain functions enter in. I see the cortex as physical also but now and trying to understand the physicality of thought.

    Historically, for instance the Christian New Testament speaks of overcoming the more animalistic side of humanity. Greek philosophers also tried to quantify some of this.

    Considering addiction specifically, I have friends who no longer use substances but who live lives of craving and deprivation. In my experience with friends, this is especially so with former tobacco smokers many of whom never seem to be able to forget or to begin life again without nicotine. The political phrase, “tobacco free” in relation to “quitting” elicits bitter, snarling laughs from these people. Many return to smoking because it makes their lives whole again.

    There MUST be PHYSIOLOGICAL CURES found for addictions that will shut down forever the lifelong “in recovery” programmes.

  • Wow… thank you for putting this video together with this information! It’s really really really accurate! Now if we could just get this in front of every parent in America and every Prosecutor…

  • WOW talking out loud about getting children on the Keto WOE is courageous. Adults get enough judgement. I imagine pushing children into it would bring some serious disapproval from the SAD community. I applaud you.

  • Such a shame you got this sales dude messing up the quality of this channel. He has a bit of a negative reputation i’d not let him get a voice here no matter how positive he seems to be. I’m into keto but not with sales dudes trying to get you to buy their special supplements. He makes interesting content but… well, not a good spokesperson.

  • He has left out that most pre addicts do not feel happy in their natural state of mind. Situational depression from life losses, poverty and illnesses cause people to fill the empty with drugs to elevate their mood. Bored, lonely, alone contributes to taking drugs fir relief from being so unhappy.

  • thank you for this excellent overview. as someone who was recently prescribed Gabapentin for alcohol addition, I consider it a miracle drug

  • Guys this is so true. I have been working out from last 2 months i take break only on my periods that to only on 1st nd last day & It became a habit so when i take breaks my day feels so incomplete..during my exercise i watch Netflix, YouTube etc & its a best distraction

  • This dude draws you in by being a good speaker on addiction. Very level headed, unbiased and eloquent it seems until he reveals his membership of 12 steps. Instant turn off.

  • Such a shame you got this sales dude messing up the quality of this channel. He has a bit of a negative reputation i’d not let him get a voice here no matter how positive he seems to be. I’m into keto but not with sales dudes trying to get you to buy their special supplements. He makes interesting content but… well, not a good spokesperson.

  • Are these fit planners still available? I know it’s now April but I have only just can’t across your channel! Love your video, thanks!

  • For the record low carb fanatics out there, just consider the following.

    I was 130kgs at 183cm with a body fat percentage above 35%. I am now 90kg at 12% body fat (dexa scan) and completely jacked.

    By consuming calories in a deficit over a period of time and implementing diet breaks (ie eating at maintenance calories for periods of up to a month to ensure metabolic damage was curtailed), I comfortably dropped body fat and reversed all of my ailments. Carbs were NEEDED to fuel my weight training!

    I find it ridiculous that a periodised weight training focus with progressive overload for the whole body is not being pushed by diet advocacy groups such as these.

    You need.7-1 gram of protein per pound of body weight to be spaced out over a period of 4 to 5 meals (for optimal muscle growth). There is also no problem with intermittent fasting and consuming that volume of protein in two meals, however the saying for muscle building is clear (if in doubt, space it out).

    The calories component and energy in versus energy out is neglected?! Why is this? Cardio is an essential tool to ensure that the heart is working and of course that the calories are managed to either be at a deficit level (to lose body fat) or a maintenance level (to maintain body weight). The insulin spikes are absolutely negligible when calories are equated.

    There is no doubt that carbohydrates don’t always satiate the body. I understand why Berg and others promote intermittent fasting and eating mostly fat, because IF promotes a caloric deficit and fat satiates and quashes hunger. The net result though is a caloric deficit!

    Oh eat 7-10 cups of vegetables says berg… well you do this because vegetables are high density LOW CALORIE foods which fill the stomach. The NET RESULT is a calorie deficit! It isn’t rocket science.

    Dr Berg’s body is NOT the physique real men aspire to anyway. He looks skinny fat if anything or ugly lean. Men and women should be focused on building muscle mass and losing body fat. You need protein and you need clean carbohydrates for this process. I’m not suggesting to become a bodybuilder either! However weight training should be mandatory for such advocacy groups!

    The fat burning hormone glucagon will be stimulated. Don’t worry people. Just consume calories in a weekly overall deficit and do it slowly!

    Start promoting a full body weight training program which promotes progressive overload! Cutting out food groups is madness and short sighted.

  • Can you give me an advice?
    I have suffered from cpos since I was 15 years old, but the doctors only told me to lose weight, exercise and discribed I medicine called ( ovacure ), at first the medicine worked after 2 months of treatment, I thought that’s it, but after that I visited the doctors again, I still suffer from it, surprisingly the testosterone isn’t high although I do have a lot of facile hair, hair lost…
    I don’t exercise, I don’t like healthy food, I did lots of diets including kito diet but non of them lasted longe I even went to a dietician and lost 10 kg before but I regained them so now i weigh 90 kg.
    Please tell me what I should do? What I can do?

  • Dr. Berg, I would like to thank you for your extraordinary videos that really can change life style and save lives. I have diagnosed with aquagenic pruritus and as you know it’s a rare disease the only relief is beta alanine that works for me as a temporary solution. What is your recommendations in that regard, as you know I cannot take a shower easily which ruins my life alot. Please your help is really appreciated as usual.

  • Oh My Gosh. <3 I see this August, 2020, so I can't wait for the 2021 planner. It is soo cute, I am definitely buying this. Great job!

  • Coming back to this video 3 months into the year…. I just want to say, using this journal has 100% helped me to stay on track and keep me accountable. Writing my goals down has definitely helped me keep on top of them. Without the journal I would have given up in February (since it wasn’t a great month for me progress wise), but I’m back in March still going strong.

  • This is so ironic. My gyno told me to avoid shellfish when I was pregnant cuz he said it might not be cooked well and can cause a miscarriage if it’s somehow infected by something. ��

  • I think he lets addicts off the hook for their irresponsible behavior, you could use his philosophy of “it’s a disorder of the brain” to a serial rapist also.

  • Sometimes I really want to work out but I don’t! I am going to try doing one video of yours every day for 30 days to see what happens.

  • Omg I have totally screwed myself I’m ADHD and I have been abusing alcohol and meth for 18 months straight I’m going to rehab tomorrow but do I have hope

  • I ligit just got a planner
    So I’m just asking are you coming out with a 2021 planner I know it’s early but I just really want this planner and it looks so cute so is you are could you let me know?

  • Wait so the whole world is basically a bunch of dopamine addicts right? Smartphones, social media, Junkfood/sugar, porn/sex? World full of dopeheads

  • Cassey I just purchased my motivational pack I got the box but I didn’t get the box in the box the one to ur left in this video that flaps open

  • This was so helpful by the way I hope you do one on the behaviors of someone addicted to meth because he’s done very awful things to me that I never thought he was capable of like he gets very very violent and now I think I am starting to see why but would love a video breaking it down thank you so much you are really amazing how you explain this and help fight the discremanation and stigma around addiction and hopefully help those deaths due to addiction decrease in a significant way

  • your planner is literally so perfect. you did an amazing job on it!! If I bought this, i actually would be excited to work out! I’m going to to try to get this for my mom because shes been trying to get into shape for the longest time

  • I’ve been an addict for 30 years and I’ve been in countless treatment centers and programs everywhere. This is the best description of addiction that I’ve ever seen in my entire life and the most accurate. Unfortunately, I’m one of those people who’s probably around 10 deciliters so what do I do

  • I’ve been looking for a good planner for ages, and this is it. Just ordered one, I’m so excited to get it!
    My planner arrived! I’m so excited to start using it!

  • how to recover from addiction? don’t be in the first place if you are, welcome to hell
    btw porn music internet is the same as drug addiction or worst

  • Cassey, dear, you changed my life and I love to workout with you and I know that you’ve got a lot on your plate but I’m worried about all this boxes, is there any chance that in the future the packaging will be more eco-friendly? <3

  • This is the greatest explanation of addiction and treatment I’ve ever heard. The conclusion is the only conclusion that seems reasonable and humane.

  • My motivation is that working out makes me feel happier and more satisfied. It is also a reasonable way to escape from school work, especially in the exam season when I’m stressed all the time so after working out, I feel so much better to go back to studying

  • Your not a addict. Your on the business side of addiction like our drug dealers and liquor stores. Your science will cost thousands of dollars with no insurance not including the psychotropics you wanna feed us but you didn’t project the analysis for those addicts. Your full of shit your just smart enough to make it sound like it will work……STAB.

  • I must be rare, I get up and immediately start working out! I’m not sure where i get the motivation from but i am more energetic in the morning!! also, i love ur videos Cassey!!������

  • I love @Dr Eric Berg he saved my life. He has far more knowledge and experience than any other certified Dr I know or I’ve hear of. God bless him ��������❤️❤️❤️

  • I’ve been buying these fitness planners since 2015 I am so excited about having boxes to keep them in. I have enjoyed my fitness journey and i love being able to watch my progress over the years! Thanks cassey

  • Wait so the whole world is basically a bunch of dopamine addicts right? Smartphones, social media, Junkfood/sugar, porn/sex? World full of dopeheads

  • 2 years ago I was weighing 262 pounds i joined Crossfit gym my doctor said eat 6 small meals aday, I was eating oatmeal for breakfast shot of insulin 3hours later, a protien bar, shot of insulin three hours later a protien shake, then crossfit gym, dinner lean grilled chicken vegetable and rice 4 times a week. Started 262 after a month I was still 262, I prayed and asked the father in Jesus name for help, after that I whent on YouTube pressed the speaker button and said why can’t I loose weight, dr berg popped up and said the reason you can’t loose wieght is because of insulin, that is the hormone that store’s fat, at that moment I knew my prayers were answered, i started keto quit Crossfit and in 9month, 42″ waist down to 32″slim jeans, I binged watched Dr eric berg, keto videos. Moral to the story keep insulin low and the weight will go keep insulin high it will end up on your thigh and by the way stopped all insulin. In a A week.. of starting keto.

  • Wonderful presentation. However, I have 3 questions: First, where is the place of punishment in the whole circle of motivation? I ask this because people go out to do things for the fear of being punished just same way they do those things for reward. Secondly, Why do you say addiction is not a moral failing and addicts should not be blamed for being addicts? Don’t you think they should be blamed for starting at all? Thirdly, could you let me in on a good technique to elicit the truth from users in a society where they’re condemned and stigmatised for record purposes?

  • So totally using the box as a memory keep sake box. Pictures, movies stubs, cute notes and so on. Something to look back on at the end of the year! ❤ Love the planner! Can’t wait to order mine. Now just to choose planner alone or whole bundle! Hmmmm…. More The Merrier, that’s how the saying goes right?!? ��

  • The true science of addiction is the Nuclear phosphoprotein Fos proto-oncogene. In the FOS family there are 4 genes.

    DeltaFosB is a truncated splice variant of the FOSB gene(shortened coding sequence of genes that highly effect gene function.)

    Anyway deltafosB is basically the brains molecular switch for addiction and various transcription factors like c-fos, CREB, deltaCREB, C/EBPbeta, AP-1, c-Jun and ep300 (or p300/Histone Acetyltransferace) which all effect gene expression as well.

    It’s basically your brain learning to only function is this is this is this substance or action that renders many people (especially those with genetic mutations in the pathway) helpless as they cannot “try” or “want” to quit as their brain simply WILL NOT let them.

    This is all obvious with our knowledge of genetics and epigenetics and should be pretty easy for science as they had plenty of time to develop novel compounds to counteract addiction but it seems they are slacking.

    More focus needs to be put into other important areas besides the obvious dopamine, serotonin, NE, Gaba,etc.. more focus need to be on histone deacetylase inhibition, phosphodiesterase inhibition, regulation of Tyrosine Hydroxylase, wayyyy more research on Orexin and it’s Hypocretin receptors, more NMDA regulators, Calcium/calmodulin dependent protein kinases, Cell division protein kinases, Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor (PPAR) signaling, Trace amine associated receptors, Vanilloid receptors(hardly anything on this which is negligent as it relates to endorphins), much more on adrenergic receptors, vesicular monoamine transporters, Wnt signaling, VEGF signaling, and definitely more on melatonergic agonism as the circadian rhythm regulates everything.

  • A fantastic presentation! Am I wondering if I could translate this film to the Spanish words and help the Hispanic community? There some permission from your organization, right? Please respond as soon as you can at [email protected] aol.com; thanks!!

  • If I had not already forgiven my mother, I would forgive her after watching this. She was trying to survive and thoughts of hurting me were not in her mind, she was suffering. May she rest in peace.

  • Almost 3 months sober from alcohol, and this is the first time I’ve seen this extremely relevant and comprehensive video. Thank you for this wisdom!

  • Very cool! I feel like some of these concepts could be applied to OCD as well. Compulsions and addiction aren’t quite the same thing but a lot of points still resonate.

  • Are these fit planners still available? I know it’s now April but I have only just can’t across your channel! Love your video, thanks!

  • uys, losing weight doesn’t need to be
    difficult (I used to feel it did). I’ll give you some advice right now.
    Look for a diet plan called Fenoboci Diet Plan. Seriously, that program
    has changed my entire life. I probably shouldn’t even be talking about
    it because I don’t want a bunch of other guys out there running the same
    “game” but whatever, I am just in a great mood today so I’ll share the
    wealth haha.

  • thank you for this excellent overview. as someone who was recently prescribed Gabapentin for alcohol addition, I consider it a miracle drug

  • how to recover from addiction? don’t be in the first place if you are, welcome to hell
    btw porn music internet is the same as drug addiction or worst

  • So what do we do for other addictions? Do we cure crack/cocaine addiction with Methadone?? And I’d love more information about Wellbutrin as possible solution to the dopamine problem.

  • Coming back to this video 3 months into the year…. I just want to say, using this journal has 100% helped me to stay on track and keep me accountable. Writing my goals down has definitely helped me keep on top of them. Without the journal I would have given up in February (since it wasn’t a great month for me progress wise), but I’m back in March still going strong.

  • Thank you, Dr Berg, Dr Fung, Dr Ekberg, Dr Berry, Dr Hyman, Dr Pelz, Mr Cummins and Mr Delauer for introduce me to this wonderful world of ketofasting.

  • I miss working out. I fell out of it because work caused a lot of bad migraines that left me incapable of even moving after work without being on some kind of medicine that made me feel sick. Im hoping i can do your 2020 challenge

  • I’m very into fitness but I’ve been so busy I literally haven’t worked out for 2 months…. yikes.
    A way I get back into working out is doing simple things at first like one day of just stretching or doing yoga and I like to dance so I’ll ease into it by dancing and warming up my muscles a bit before actually doing a workout or going to a class like Pilates ��

  • Thank you for providing this incredibly important information regarding the neuroscience of addiction. I now have the correct knowledge to understand and overcome addiction. You are an excellent communicator and so I am able to share this link with many people, both professionals and laymen.

  • first curing isnt curing by treating without spiritual answer…..without Jesus 85% get addicted again…teen challenge gets them to Jesus amazing grace and 85% don’t go back to drugs or alcohol….and also Methadone is worse than heroine….look it up…and look up amazing grace…….best weekend to all…..and amazing grace..song….pray ok…please forgive my sins, enter my heart and be my friend, amen……Jesus talks like this John 3 says to repent and be reborn…hope you are fine too…

  • Dr. Waller, I hope you read this line. You really care. Also you are leader in your field.
    I Am 70 years old, on Buprenorphin ( ”about” less than: 0.5 mg at sleep time) Back pain disk degenerative disease.
    I wonder the wisdom of FDA, general practitioners can prescribe opioids for pain; but for Buprenorphin must obtain special cumbersome licence.
    while we know; in certain population, patients on opioid crave increasing and lead to problems.
    We also know Buprenorphin treats pain and almost zero percent or very few crave increasing that leads to problems.

  • Just curious how can MRI activity of a starved human brain be roughly the size of a basketball which has a circumference about 20cm larger than a human head?

  • He contradicts himself when he talks about his sugar addiction. He says “we have too few dopamine receptors,” yet He didn’t say anything about addicts having too few dopamine receptors elsewhere in his lecture.

  • My father was an alcoholic, but stopped drinking before I was born. I’ve hated the taste of alcohol so much, I’ve never been able to drink it much at all. I had to force myself to drink some when I was younger, almost to the point of gagging.

  • Talking about medications it is so true and amazing but when it comes to behavior and society I am not convinced. I can’t let go of a criminal just because he ran out of his drug or alcohol. The society would be a punch of criminals who say: “don’t judge me I am craving.” With fully respect to these patients who are trying to get their life together.

  • I’ve been looking for a good planner for ages, and this is it. Just ordered one, I’m so excited to get it!
    My planner arrived! I’m so excited to start using it!

  • 21:21 for the good science, but the whole presentation is good; the opioid crisis is real and this data is critical for combating it.

  • Consider: After Showing Promise for Cannabis-Using Adolescents, N-Acetylcysteine Falters in Adult Study https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/nida-notes/2017/09/after-showing-promise-cannabis-using-adolescents-n-acetylcysteine-falters-in-adult-study

  • This is brilliant, for all you out there that found this in a moment of hurt and realization. Keep pushing, we’re gonna be through this soon enough. Do it for your younger self that aspired to be soo much more

  • Keep your box and make it to a achievement box. Save small memories or notes when of your achievements or even the small steps you make towards your goal. When you feel down, useless or anything like that take it out and look through it.

  • My moms long term lorazepam abuse psychosis changed her forever leaving her angry delusional n bipolar��I got hooked on meth young to mask my pain. Eventually I stopped speaking to her n went health freak extremist to save myself. I’m still well. She’s still lying��Thank u for spreading this awareness!����������

  • “learning the neuroscience can make the difference addiction recovery”…. maybe the best quote I have ever heard in my life… This subject is my passion and my life’s work. It is paramount to my recovery… physical, mental, psychological, emotional and spiritual recovery

  • Real education here and well spoken. Even these clinicians that call them selves “Therapist” “Drug counsel” yal need to sit your asses down ad stop talking!!

  • this is an excellent videoI suffer from addictionand I DO mean sufferthat hijacked my life, ruined all my relationships, caused me to live what was left of my life In great shame, self-hatred, and shockingly sad circumstances, and finally has progressed over time into a living hell……any insight into this disease is helpful and thank god for videos like these! when people take the time to REALLY look into this problem, they will find people who are robbed of their power to choose, their ability to be free, their right to be treated like a human being, and their hope to ever change…..sad, confused, and in great need of compassion!

  • Whenever I don’t want to work out or don’t have much time to prep my workout (like changing my clothes, placing the mat, etc.) I do the choreography of Genie from Girls Generation… because it’s the easiest but still gets you moving:3

  • Thanks for this very sensible and warm stance on the topic. Exactly what is needed within the discourse on dependence and the way we act upon it politically and culturally.

  • So does this mean that if I’m an opiate addict and I WANT to get clean so bad, that means I still have the amount of dopamine to actually get and stay clean successfully?

  • Wonderful presentation. However, I have 3 questions: First, where is the place of punishment in the whole circle of motivation? I ask this because people go out to do things for the fear of being punished just same way they do those things for reward. Secondly, Why do you say addiction is not a moral failing and addicts should not be blamed for being addicts? Don’t you think they should be blamed for starting at all? Thirdly, could you let me in on a good technique to elicit the truth from users in a society where they’re condemned and stigmatised for record purposes?

  • 22:40 I’m interested in learning more about the education of drugs in schools. What should we say to students instead of “just say no”

  • I think if you add marijuana, caffeine, and sugar addiction there would be well over 200 million people considered addicts. People say they don’t have an addictive personality while smoking a cigarette and eating candy. Everybody who does not meditate 24/7 has some addiction, although wanting to meditate is an addictive behavior so just choose your poison wisely. That’s harder than it sounds but I think everybody should take a good hard look at their own addictive tendencies. It’s been proven that in nature all animals get addicted to pleasurable activities in abundance, with no exceptions that I can find (I’d love to be proven wrong about that because it’s depressing). So what makes us think we are so different that we can somehow resist these temptations without extreme discipline? I ask how much discipline do you really have? That’s the question you should always be trying to change the answer to.

  • Very cool! I feel like some of these concepts could be applied to OCD as well. Compulsions and addiction aren’t quite the same thing but a lot of points still resonate.

  • amazing video. I am on suboxone treatment right now and it’s truly saved my life and it’s been the only thing that worked. I started using due to depression and anxiety, and psychiatrists simply do not want to deal with someone who fails a drug test. I was discriminated against (as you said happens in your video) so much until I got on suboxone and could “legally” pass my drug tests. It was so hard and I tried for YEARS to get meds to help my anxiety and depression first, and it was a lost cause. So many doctors will look at you and treat you just like the scum of the earth when they find out you’ve used the least little bit. I wish all doctors could watch this video and have just a little more compassion toward these people because after all, they ARE still people.

  • Fantastic video. This info will certainly help in my life. Also good to reinforce addiction isn’t only because you’re immoral or irresponsible.

  • He contradicts himself when he talks about his sugar addiction. He says “we have too few dopamine receptors,” yet He didn’t say anything about addicts having too few dopamine receptors elsewhere in his lecture.

  • Just curious how can MRI activity of a starved human brain be roughly the size of a basketball which has a circumference about 20cm larger than a human head?

  • I’ve been an addict for 30 years and I’ve been in countless treatment centers and programs everywhere. This is the best description of addiction that I’ve ever seen in my entire life and the most accurate. Unfortunately, I’m one of those people who’s probably around 10 deciliters so what do I do

  • Free frm addictions,illness,sins,satan,hell,TRUST JESUS died 4 ur sins n arose on the 3rd day frm ur heart..! C Jesus heals in google!.!

  • Free frm addictions,illness,sins,satan,hell,TRUST JESUS died 4 ur sins n arose on the 3rd day frm ur heart..! C Jesus heals in google!.!

  • This is sad. He does all this research, explains things medically and scientifically, yet his recommendations are from a religious program from the 1930s. Why aren’t his solutions focused on science and neuroscience? I’m not impressed by this guy at all.

  • He came to the recovery center I was at back in 2010 & put in understandable terms exactly what had happened to me. My life was forever changed. I’ve been sober since then. Thank you.

  • In another video by Dr. McCauley, he goes into statistics about addicts who, on their own, eventually stop using drugs. This goes along with the work of Johann Hari and the reported fact that 90% of U.S. soldiers who returned home as heroin addicts, were able to stop the habit when they were home and out of the jungle hell. These sorts of things support the idea of nurturing and support groups “healing” addiction.

    HOWEVER=> IMO, nicotine addiction seems to argue against these findings. It is estimated that 85 to 90% of people who begin smoking, become addicted. Few of those people stop smoking without a terrible struggle and many start smoking again because life is not enjoyable without smoking. Most of my friends smoke so I have some firsthand knowledge of this matter.

    Therefore, IMO, whether the substance is heroin or tobacco, the process is ultimately physiologically driven, IMO. Therefore it is a disease because the body’s demands overtake rational thinking and the victim cannot think themselves well or obtain enough hugs in a support group to “cure” the underlying problem.

  • when you apologized to all mothers who had been tortured by there sons because of addiction, i cried because my son did torture me mentally,thankyou sir for this lecture

  • For the record low carb fanatics out there, just consider the following.

    I was 130kgs at 183cm with a body fat percentage above 35%. I am now 90kg at 12% body fat (dexa scan) and completely jacked.

    By consuming calories in a deficit over a period of time and implementing diet breaks (ie eating at maintenance calories for periods of up to a month to ensure metabolic damage was curtailed), I comfortably dropped body fat and reversed all of my ailments. Carbs were NEEDED to fuel my weight training!

    I find it ridiculous that a periodised weight training focus with progressive overload for the whole body is not being pushed by diet advocacy groups such as these.

    You need.7-1 gram of protein per pound of body weight to be spaced out over a period of 4 to 5 meals (for optimal muscle growth). There is also no problem with intermittent fasting and consuming that volume of protein in two meals, however the saying for muscle building is clear (if in doubt, space it out).

    The calories component and energy in versus energy out is neglected?! Why is this? Cardio is an essential tool to ensure that the heart is working and of course that the calories are managed to either be at a deficit level (to lose body fat) or a maintenance level (to maintain body weight). The insulin spikes are absolutely negligible when calories are equated.

    There is no doubt that carbohydrates don’t always satiate the body. I understand why Berg and others promote intermittent fasting and eating mostly fat, because IF promotes a caloric deficit and fat satiates and quashes hunger. The net result though is a caloric deficit!

    Oh eat 7-10 cups of vegetables says berg… well you do this because vegetables are high density LOW CALORIE foods which fill the stomach. The NET RESULT is a calorie deficit! It isn’t rocket science.

    Dr Berg’s body is NOT the physique real men aspire to anyway. He looks skinny fat if anything or ugly lean. Men and women should be focused on building muscle mass and losing body fat. You need protein and you need clean carbohydrates for this process. I’m not suggesting to become a bodybuilder either! However weight training should be mandatory for such advocacy groups!

    The fat burning hormone glucagon will be stimulated. Don’t worry people. Just consume calories in a weekly overall deficit and do it slowly!

    Start promoting a full body weight training program which promotes progressive overload! Cutting out food groups is madness and short sighted.

  • I’m the person who hated painkillers but became a food addict after a deployment. I wear my addiction. Getting help finally. Weight isn’t coming off but I have more peace and less anxiety than I have ever experienced in my 54 years. Addictions suck. And by the way I heard a pastor say ALL people have an addiction of some type. Might not be a substance either. It might be a feeling or a perception.

  • He has left out that most pre addicts do not feel happy in their natural state of mind. Situational depression from life losses, poverty and illnesses cause people to fill the empty with drugs to elevate their mood. Bored, lonely, alone contributes to taking drugs fir relief from being so unhappy.

  • My buddy laughed when I told them I was going to lose weight with just using Fenoboci Diet Plan, but after I showed these people unbelivable effects after I used it they’re begging me to tell them about it. Of course I won’t let them know the details about this diet plan, haha 

  • Respectfully, and I do very much respect Dr. McCauley, I find sad his discussion of genetically predisposed offspring being strengthened by a parent in recovery. I get the point but to me it is equal to a family genetics coding for blindness or Huntington’s disease. Yes, those who adapt help those who must adapt in the future but that does not solve present or future blindness, dementia or lives lived in the quiet desperation of craving. My points as always are, if this is the best we can do now, OK, but we must increase research to find PHYSIOLOGICAL causes and cures for addictions-and all other brain and neurological disease. (The 13th step for the 12 step groups should have been to raise money and fund research! I am serious!)

  • A fantastic presentation! Am I wondering if I could translate this film to the Spanish words and help the Hispanic community? There some permission from your organization, right? Please respond as soon as you can at [email protected] aol.com; thanks!!

  • What do you think about “Dietary carbohydrate intake and mortality: a prospective cohort study and meta-analysis” by Siedelmann et al. “??!

  • This is sad. He does all this research, explains things medically and scientifically, yet his recommendations are from a religious program from the 1930s. Why aren’t his solutions focused on science and neuroscience? I’m not impressed by this guy at all.

  • We watched this as part of a class discussion and this video has really helped me in understanding addiction. AMAZING! Very informative!

    Edit: I agree! Stigma/discrimination is definitely something people need to be mindful of.

  • While I mostly agree with the information in this video, I take serious issue with referring to and regarding addiction as a disease which is pathological condition, neuropyschopharmalogical disorder would be a far more accurate and honest assessment
    The host would also have us believe that increasing dopamine levels above and beyond 100ng is somehow always or generally unfavorable or harmful without defining and relating to the greater overall picture and understanding of the current reality in which we live, (technology, capitalism, political chaos, inadequacy, inaction, inequality, injustice, intolerance, incompetence etc.) And completely ignoring the possible and potential benefits of increasing dopamine beyond 100ng which may and could in fact benefit some people and motivate them to do far more than they would otherwise ever even consider or be capable of doing

  • Good video, liked it. One issue is at 2:52, and repeated later measuring, Dopamine in nanograms, after bringing these figures to my Professor, I was cautioned. Dopamine is measured in nanomoles, a molarity function. Try as I might I cannot find nanograms per deciliter anywhere……… he mentions ethanol at high one hundreds.. The literature I have unearthed mentions 250…… and a 1100 for meth, but again in nanomoles.. I did send the Dr a request for his sources,,,,,,,, to no avail. The bigger takeaway is Powerlessness.. at that he does an excellent job.

  • Yes, I too am guilty of jumping through diet plan to others as well, I do believe that I must have tested every fat reduction program that was available, but eventually not one of them helped me to lose and keep the weight off. I ended up trying for the very last time using the Custokebon Secrets mainly because my cousin who told me great things about it and so far to date I’ve effectively lost 16 pounds within 3 weeks!

  • So totally using the box as a memory keep sake box. Pictures, movies stubs, cute notes and so on. Something to look back on at the end of the year! ❤ Love the planner! Can’t wait to order mine. Now just to choose planner alone or whole bundle! Hmmmm…. More The Merrier, that’s how the saying goes right?!? ��

  • This was fantastic up until the part about creating policies to “control” fast food. This is not only a political land mine but it just won’t work. The entire discussion up to this point was about empowering people with the ability to manage their impulses, cues, and behaviors. This is the only way to go. They use smoking as an example of what creating “policies” can do….smoking is still an issue. All you will do when you tell people they “can’t” is create an environment of wanting to do something more. We’ll have Cartel’s smuggling McDonalds in from across the border. Empower people to make the right choice…

  • Honestly, the Professor might consider not starting the answer to every question with the word “so”.

    And now the Doctor is doing it with every question!

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  • Great video.

    I’d like to hear/see something about rebound bingeing, which is what I seem to do. When I diet, I am S.T.R.I.C.T. with myself. No one has greater powers of resistance than I. Until I don’t because when I fall off the wagon, I fall hard. I eat everything in sight (bread, chocolate, cakes obviously not broccoli, carrots and celery!) and I’ve often wondered, if I were to ‘allow’ myself a small portion of the Forbidden Food™ daily, would I be less prone to this feast/famine approach?

    Who knows certainly not me because it seems once I eat a trigger food, I just keep going until I am uncomfortably full.

  • your planner is literally so perfect. you did an amazing job on it!! If I bought this, i actually would be excited to work out! I’m going to to try to get this for my mom because shes been trying to get into shape for the longest time

  • Real education here and well spoken. Even these clinicians that call them selves “Therapist” “Drug counsel” yal need to sit your asses down ad stop talking!!

  • It has been discovered that the CHinese are manufacturing and smuggling fentanyl into the US. Making lots of money from it. Whether it’s rogue drug dealers, or a government narco-terrorism operation, I don’t know. I wouldn’t put it past China though.

  • She has no idea what she’s talking about!  EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED TO ME! When I was destitute, I gained 60lbs, on 300 cal a day, for 8 months, in 1992… Then in 2007, I had a Menire’s attack and was unable to eat much, (300-400) Cal a day of liquids and bland foods for about 4 months… Then I as able to eat 1 meal a day then 2, and I was OK in 7 months…I gained 100 lbs in that time!  In general due to poverty I can only financially manage 2 meals a day for the last 24 years. I use Stevia and Almond milk, I don’t smoke and I can only afford a beer or wine once in a while…  I rarely buy snacks or eat outside of my meals…I can’t afford to go out… I’m a Celiac, and over the years I have lost my appetite. Now I have health problems from the weight I have gained, even with low food intake….  EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED TO ME!

  • 2 years ago I was weighing 262 pounds i joined Crossfit gym my doctor said eat 6 small meals aday, I was eating oatmeal for breakfast shot of insulin 3hours later, a protien bar, shot of insulin three hours later a protien shake, then crossfit gym, dinner lean grilled chicken vegetable and rice 4 times a week. Started 262 after a month I was still 262, I prayed and asked the father in Jesus name for help, after that I whent on YouTube pressed the speaker button and said why can’t I loose weight, dr berg popped up and said the reason you can’t loose wieght is because of insulin, that is the hormone that store’s fat, at that moment I knew my prayers were answered, i started keto quit Crossfit and in 9month, 42″ waist down to 32″slim jeans, I binged watched Dr eric berg, keto videos. Moral to the story keep insulin low and the weight will go keep insulin high it will end up on your thigh and by the way stopped all insulin. In a A week.. of starting keto.

  • This is so ironic. My gyno told me to avoid shellfish when I was pregnant cuz he said it might not be cooked well and can cause a miscarriage if it’s somehow infected by something. ��

  • Guys this is so true. I have been working out from last 2 months i take break only on my periods that to only on 1st nd last day & It became a habit so when i take breaks my day feels so incomplete..during my exercise i watch Netflix, YouTube etc & its a best distraction

  • Dr. Berg, I would like to thank you for your extraordinary videos that really can change life style and save lives. I have diagnosed with aquagenic pruritus and as you know it’s a rare disease the only relief is beta alanine that works for me as a temporary solution. What is your recommendations in that regard, as you know I cannot take a shower easily which ruins my life alot. Please your help is really appreciated as usual.

  • I like to look at human history to get an idea about universal human issues and illnesses. I personally believe ALL disease is genetic and physical. Therefore I reject as extremely cruel, the idea that patients can “think” themselves well which is most of what has been offered in addiction medicine. However as I study the subject more, the higher brain functions enter in. I see the cortex as physical also but now and trying to understand the physicality of thought.

    Historically, for instance the Christian New Testament speaks of overcoming the more animalistic side of humanity. Greek philosophers also tried to quantify some of this.

    Considering addiction specifically, I have friends who no longer use substances but who live lives of craving and deprivation. In my experience with friends, this is especially so with former tobacco smokers many of whom never seem to be able to forget or to begin life again without nicotine. The political phrase, “tobacco free” in relation to “quitting” elicits bitter, snarling laughs from these people. Many return to smoking because it makes their lives whole again.

    There MUST be PHYSIOLOGICAL CURES found for addictions that will shut down forever the lifelong “in recovery” programmes.

  • Dr Berg, may I ask your opinion? I’m getting tingling in hands and feet at times, but my blood sugar levels seem normal. After a late dinner out, by 5am my blood reading was 99, fasting at 10am 109, 1pm 100, 4:45pm 98, 7:10pm 89. No food all day. I guess that’s normal right?

  • amazing video. I am on suboxone treatment right now and it’s truly saved my life and it’s been the only thing that worked. I started using due to depression and anxiety, and psychiatrists simply do not want to deal with someone who fails a drug test. I was discriminated against (as you said happens in your video) so much until I got on suboxone and could “legally” pass my drug tests. It was so hard and I tried for YEARS to get meds to help my anxiety and depression first, and it was a lost cause. So many doctors will look at you and treat you just like the scum of the earth when they find out you’ve used the least little bit. I wish all doctors could watch this video and have just a little more compassion toward these people because after all, they ARE still people.

  • Ok I’m 5 mins in and i have questions. Meth puts your dopamine over 1,000 but cant depression lower your dopamine? So what if your super depressed and do meth? Meth is a very similar chemical to dopamine is there any way that the tests are mistaken meth for dopamine?

  • I have no doubt he is helping a lot of followers by guiding them to adhere to low carb and healthy keto. He managed to escape the essence of the last question in a polite way. Wish him well.

  • I wish I had a proper healthy fit pregnancy with lots of workouts and doing Keto, to see the the high carb pregnancy compared with low carb pregnancy

  • WOW talking out loud about getting children on the Keto WOE is courageous. Adults get enough judgement. I imagine pushing children into it would bring some serious disapproval from the SAD community. I applaud you.

  • Omg I have totally screwed myself I’m ADHD and I have been abusing alcohol and meth for 18 months straight I’m going to rehab tomorrow but do I have hope

  • I’m ordering that planner for my birthday, from me -to me. Wow, so perfectly made, illustrated, thought out. Birthday list: Blogilates fitness planner �� and new workout outfits �� YASS

    Also need me one of those pins YASSS

  • Oh My Gosh. <3 I see this August, 2020, so I can't wait for the 2021 planner. It is soo cute, I am definitely buying this. Great job!

  • While I agree addiction is a disease that people need to be better educated on and to treat more often, extremely few people became addicted to a substance behind their own back. It’s wrong to divorce the idea of agency from the initial stages of addiction. People are responsible for their actions, influenced or not.

  • I use food for antidepressants. I reason that I don’t take antidepressants or sleeping pills like most of my friends, so it could be worse. But I am still getting fatter and hate myself. I eat out of boredom too, but mostly anxiety. I operate under a low level of stress most days.

  • I must be rare, I get up and immediately start working out! I’m not sure where i get the motivation from but i am more energetic in the morning!! also, i love ur videos Cassey!!������

  • Honestly my motivation to workout is showering. I want to sweat so much so that my shower can feel extra refreshing. It just hits differently

  • I just started binge watching this today. I watched the dancing video with rosanna pansino, rebecca zamolo, and the merrel twins. all i want to do right now is put on my black heels!

  • I’ve been with you since 2014 and am so glad I’ve come back cuz ya kill me and push me. Love it �� just wish there were more weighted vids

  • will there be more planner? it’s out of stock atm. i really want one but i dont know if i should just buy one off amazon or wait for it to be restock but idk when that will happen.

  • How do you train your brain to crave healthy food?I always wanna exercise but then my craving get the best of me.I always eat my way through a work out.For example I do in our exercise video and then I crave chocolate cake and the calories that I burned I then replace them with the chocolate cake

  • Honestly my motivation to workout is showering. I want to sweat so much so that my shower can feel extra refreshing. It just hits differently

  • when i haven’t worked out for a while i do PIIT28 but only 2 rounds for the whole 28 days, then I repeat it with 4. if i jumped straight into 4 rounds i would only last about a week before i ended up feeling overwhelmed and give up. ☺️

  • I miss working out. I fell out of it because work caused a lot of bad migraines that left me incapable of even moving after work without being on some kind of medicine that made me feel sick. Im hoping i can do your 2020 challenge

  • Sometimes I really want to work out but I don’t! I am going to try doing one video of yours every day for 30 days to see what happens.

  • OMG I REMEMBER EXTREME ABS! It’s the first video I ever did! (dont no how that did not scare me off.. lol). Good to have you back Cassey. Just bought the planner <3 <3 <3

  • This was so helpful by the way I hope you do one on the behaviors of someone addicted to meth because he’s done very awful things to me that I never thought he was capable of like he gets very very violent and now I think I am starting to see why but would love a video breaking it down thank you so much you are really amazing how you explain this and help fight the discremanation and stigma around addiction and hopefully help those deaths due to addiction decrease in a significant way

  • I think if you add marijuana, caffeine, and sugar addiction there would be well over 200 million people considered addicts. People say they don’t have an addictive personality while smoking a cigarette and eating candy. Everybody who does not meditate 24/7 has some addiction, although wanting to meditate is an addictive behavior so just choose your poison wisely. That’s harder than it sounds but I think everybody should take a good hard look at their own addictive tendencies. It’s been proven that in nature all animals get addicted to pleasurable activities in abundance, with no exceptions that I can find (I’d love to be proven wrong about that because it’s depressing). So what makes us think we are so different that we can somehow resist these temptations without extreme discipline? I ask how much discipline do you really have? That’s the question you should always be trying to change the answer to.

  • Cassey I just purchased my motivational pack I got the box but I didn’t get the box in the box the one to ur left in this video that flaps open

  • I love @Dr Eric Berg he saved my life. He has far more knowledge and experience than any other certified Dr I know or I’ve hear of. God bless him ��������❤️❤️❤️

  • I’m very into fitness but I’ve been so busy I literally haven’t worked out for 2 months…. yikes.
    A way I get back into working out is doing simple things at first like one day of just stretching or doing yoga and I like to dance so I’ll ease into it by dancing and warming up my muscles a bit before actually doing a workout or going to a class like Pilates ��

  • uys, losing weight doesn’t need to be
    difficult (I used to feel it did). I’ll give you some advice right now.
    Look for a diet plan called Fenoboci Diet Plan. Seriously, that program
    has changed my entire life. I probably shouldn’t even be talking about
    it because I don’t want a bunch of other guys out there running the same
    “game” but whatever, I am just in a great mood today so I’ll share the
    wealth haha.

  • Loved this video. That planner is SOOO cute. It seems like it would be really motivating to use! I love the layout with the weekly spread. ��️‍♀️����‍♀️����‍♀️

  • I ligit just got a planner
    So I’m just asking are you coming out with a 2021 planner I know it’s early but I just really want this planner and it looks so cute so is you are could you let me know?

  • Cassey, dear, you changed my life and I love to workout with you and I know that you’ve got a lot on your plate but I’m worried about all this boxes, is there any chance that in the future the packaging will be more eco-friendly? <3

  • Wow… thank you for putting this video together with this information! It’s really really really accurate! Now if we could just get this in front of every parent in America and every Prosecutor…

  • I’m ordering that planner for my birthday, from me -to me. Wow, so perfectly made, illustrated, thought out. Birthday list: Blogilates fitness planner �� and new workout outfits �� YASS

    Also need me one of those pins YASSS

  • Loved this video. That planner is SOOO cute. It seems like it would be really motivating to use! I love the layout with the weekly spread. ��️‍♀️����‍♀️����‍♀️

  • Talking about medications it is so true and amazing but when it comes to behavior and society I am not convinced. I can’t let go of a criminal just because he ran out of his drug or alcohol. The society would be a punch of criminals who say: “don’t judge me I am craving.” With fully respect to these patients who are trying to get their life together.

  • While I mostly agree with the information in this video, I take serious issue with referring to and regarding addiction as a disease which is pathological condition, neuropyschopharmalogical disorder would be a far more accurate and honest assessment
    The host would also have us believe that increasing dopamine levels above and beyond 100ng is somehow always or generally unfavorable or harmful without defining and relating to the greater overall picture and understanding of the current reality in which we live, (technology, capitalism, political chaos, inadequacy, inaction, inequality, injustice, intolerance, incompetence etc.) And completely ignoring the possible and potential benefits of increasing dopamine beyond 100ng which may and could in fact benefit some people and motivate them to do far more than they would otherwise ever even consider or be capable of doing

  • I’ve been buying these fitness planners since 2015 I am so excited about having boxes to keep them in. I have enjoyed my fitness journey and i love being able to watch my progress over the years! Thanks cassey

  • Fantastic video. This info will certainly help in my life. Also good to reinforce addiction isn’t only because you’re immoral or irresponsible.

  • I was that local male with an out of town female. We both bailed at the end of our 2 week detox. I very much regret it for her sake as much as i dont regret it for my sake…..how fucked up is that?!

  • Almost 3 months sober from alcohol, and this is the first time I’ve seen this extremely relevant and comprehensive video. Thank you for this wisdom!

  • Hey There! Thanks a lot for this helpful video. By the way, I notice a lot of people keep on talking about Fenoboci Diet Plan (look on google search engine), but I’m not sure if it’s good. Have you ever tried Fenoboci Diet Plan? I’ve heard several awesome things about it and my cousin lost lots of weight with it, but she refuses to tell me:(

  • Hey There! Thanks a lot for this helpful video. By the way, I notice a lot of people keep on talking about Fenoboci Diet Plan (look on google search engine), but I’m not sure if it’s good. Have you ever tried Fenoboci Diet Plan? I’ve heard several awesome things about it and my cousin lost lots of weight with it, but she refuses to tell me:(

  • The forward to the Big Book says “we are a group of individuals who have RECOVERED from… one need not always be in Recovery forever! They can’t use again, but the obsession leaves them with God’s help!

  • If I had not already forgiven my mother, I would forgive her after watching this. She was trying to survive and thoughts of hurting me were not in her mind, she was suffering. May she rest in peace.

  • I just started binge watching this today. I watched the dancing video with rosanna pansino, rebecca zamolo, and the merrel twins. all i want to do right now is put on my black heels!

  • My buddy laughed when I told them I was going to lose weight with just using Fenoboci Diet Plan, but after I showed these people unbelivable effects after I used it they’re begging me to tell them about it. Of course I won’t let them know the details about this diet plan, haha 

  • This guy makes no sense. Listening to the other video of him talking, he claims that the reason why he was able to recover, is because he’s white and he’s a male. This immediately told me that he is a leftist liberal. And he’s going to be pushing his worldview on other people. The reason why he recovered has absolutely nothing to do with him being white and being a male. There are thousands, upon thousands of white males who do not have access to the kind of treatment that he had access to. People recover because of different reasons. One of them is having a good family behind you that doesn’t give up on you. Also what this family instilled in you when you were a child. The most crucial milestone in human development happens by age 7. So your upbringing can possibly play a big role in whether or not you’re going to be able to beat your addiction when you face it. I think he needs to leave his liberal social justice warrior stuff out of this. Also your love for your family and especially your children. Seeing how your addiction takes you away from your children, and hurts your children is enough reason for many people to quit

  • Because of your video, I’ve received so much closure! I was able to apologize to someone for how I’ve treated them because of their addiction along with forgiving myself for being an addict. I’m grateful

  • This is brilliant, for all you out there that found this in a moment of hurt and realization. Keep pushing, we’re gonna be through this soon enough. Do it for your younger self that aspired to be soo much more

  • Your not a addict. Your on the business side of addiction like our drug dealers and liquor stores. Your science will cost thousands of dollars with no insurance not including the psychotropics you wanna feed us but you didn’t project the analysis for those addicts. Your full of shit your just smart enough to make it sound like it will work……STAB.

  • Thanks for this very sensible and warm stance on the topic. Exactly what is needed within the discourse on dependence and the way we act upon it politically and culturally.

  • In another video by Dr. McCauley, he goes into statistics about addicts who, on their own, eventually stop using drugs. This goes along with the work of Johann Hari and the reported fact that 90% of U.S. soldiers who returned home as heroin addicts, were able to stop the habit when they were home and out of the jungle hell. These sorts of things support the idea of nurturing and support groups “healing” addiction.

    HOWEVER=> IMO, nicotine addiction seems to argue against these findings. It is estimated that 85 to 90% of people who begin smoking, become addicted. Few of those people stop smoking without a terrible struggle and many start smoking again because life is not enjoyable without smoking. Most of my friends smoke so I have some firsthand knowledge of this matter.

    Therefore, IMO, whether the substance is heroin or tobacco, the process is ultimately physiologically driven, IMO. Therefore it is a disease because the body’s demands overtake rational thinking and the victim cannot think themselves well or obtain enough hugs in a support group to “cure” the underlying problem.

  • Is there anyway to fix your dopamine level when you are coming off Methamphetamine naturally or a medication? I have someone I love that I want to help because he is not the same anymore I’m worried he won’t ever be himself again without the proper amount of dopamine and meth is producing soooo much more than opioids

  • I think he lets addicts off the hook for their irresponsible behavior, you could use his philosophy of “it’s a disorder of the brain” to a serial rapist also.

  • Hey guys I’m a 15 year old girl and I weigh a really unhealthy weight which is really unhealthy so I was wondering if I started a YouTube channel doing workouts and trying out challenges and other stuff would any of you watch because I’ve seen a few comments saying how it would be cool if they seen a beginner and more bigger person working out because we would all be in the same boat and we can all help each other out? Reply below and let me know x

  • We watched this as part of a class discussion and this video has really helped me in understanding addiction. AMAZING! Very informative!

    Edit: I agree! Stigma/discrimination is definitely something people need to be mindful of.

  • Ring fit adventure for the Switch. I love it!
    It’s fun, it encourages you, gives good advice about posture and health in general, it distracts, it tracks what you do and when and it asks you to take a break in between so you won’t overdo it.
    It makes me sweaty and tired and I feel my muscles the next day.

  • Dr. Waller, I hope you read this line. You really care. Also you are leader in your field.
    I Am 70 years old, on Buprenorphin ( ”about” less than: 0.5 mg at sleep time) Back pain disk degenerative disease.
    I wonder the wisdom of FDA, general practitioners can prescribe opioids for pain; but for Buprenorphin must obtain special cumbersome licence.
    while we know; in certain population, patients on opioid crave increasing and lead to problems.
    We also know Buprenorphin treats pain and almost zero percent or very few crave increasing that leads to problems.

  • Good video, liked it. One issue is at 2:52, and repeated later measuring, Dopamine in nanograms, after bringing these figures to my Professor, I was cautioned. Dopamine is measured in nanomoles, a molarity function. Try as I might I cannot find nanograms per deciliter anywhere……… he mentions ethanol at high one hundreds.. The literature I have unearthed mentions 250…… and a 1100 for meth, but again in nanomoles.. I did send the Dr a request for his sources,,,,,,,, to no avail. The bigger takeaway is Powerlessness.. at that he does an excellent job.

  • I’m sorry I do disagree about recovery rates or rates of success and things of that nature call statistics with addiction. I would love to chat with you sometime about this and why I feel these are severely inaccurate and unrealistic. did you if you were to follow somebody’s treatment success over a 90-day period The numbers are going to be the numbers for that, however, the actual success rates for long-term sobriety are scary to say the least. believe is dopamine therapy must go on for a time as you suggested to years FREE TRIAL EXPIREDany type of return to normal, and that is for an average person. someone like myself will probably or most likely need dopamine therapy for the rest of my life. these drugs have yet to be discovered or they are not using the proper combinations

  • 911 Help me….Dr McCauley uses a word during one of these lectures….he uses it speaking about drug of choice, he explains how opioid addicts are some of the most compassionate people…how empaths suffer this word…it starts with i think a H….it means an anxiety from two outside peoples actual or perceived conflict felt by a sufferer.

  • Whenever I don’t want to work out or don’t have much time to prep my workout (like changing my clothes, placing the mat, etc.) I do the choreography of Genie from Girls Generation… because it’s the easiest but still gets you moving:3

  • Honestly, the Professor might consider not starting the answer to every question with the word “so”.

    And now the Doctor is doing it with every question!

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  • I have one.
    It is gonna work for 20% of people
    Here

    Feel fat then look at other thin people it works for me.
    Im like SANAOL (filipino)
    Then i sudennly had the motivation to try teh look like them

  • Consider: After Showing Promise for Cannabis-Using Adolescents, N-Acetylcysteine Falters in Adult Study https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/nida-notes/2017/09/after-showing-promise-cannabis-using-adolescents-n-acetylcysteine-falters-in-adult-study

  • How do you train your brain to crave healthy food?I always wanna exercise but then my craving get the best of me.I always eat my way through a work out.For example I do in our exercise video and then I crave chocolate cake and the calories that I burned I then replace them with the chocolate cake

  • Thank you for providing this incredibly important information regarding the neuroscience of addiction. I now have the correct knowledge to understand and overcome addiction. You are an excellent communicator and so I am able to share this link with many people, both professionals and laymen.

  • What do you think about “Dietary carbohydrate intake and mortality: a prospective cohort study and meta-analysis” by Siedelmann et al. “??!

  • To think back my whole life ive struggled with one addiction after another or better said the transference of addictions from alcohol to cannabis to cocaine to meth and even exercise or working out excessively. I realize I never kicked any of my addictions ive always been addicted just floated from one to the other. Someone suggested to me that I had an addictive personality so I just accepted it and never contested it. I’ve fallen upon my worst addiction of them all now. The one that has truly proven itself to be the most troublesome for me to deal with and has taken everything that I ever valued in my life from me and overpowers any logical thinking in me and that culprit is gambling. Yes, I know that gambling is a lie and there are no winners in gambling because even if you can manage to walk out with any money after that emotional roller coaster, you will go back and lose it all again eventually. Maybe not today maybe not tomorrow but you WILL go back again and lose more and more. You will never recover what you’ve lost and the more you chase your losses the more you spiral out of control until you are literally besides yourself and can only see yourself as another entity takes control over your body and puts you further in ruins laughing at you that you are totally helpless to do anything about it. The struggle is real and are left with an empty shell of a body that will sometimes have to go hungry because of bad decisions made outside of your control.

  • The true science of addiction is the Nuclear phosphoprotein Fos proto-oncogene. In the FOS family there are 4 genes.

    DeltaFosB is a truncated splice variant of the FOSB gene(shortened coding sequence of genes that highly effect gene function.)

    Anyway deltafosB is basically the brains molecular switch for addiction and various transcription factors like c-fos, CREB, deltaCREB, C/EBPbeta, AP-1, c-Jun and ep300 (or p300/Histone Acetyltransferace) which all effect gene expression as well.

    It’s basically your brain learning to only function is this is this is this substance or action that renders many people (especially those with genetic mutations in the pathway) helpless as they cannot “try” or “want” to quit as their brain simply WILL NOT let them.

    This is all obvious with our knowledge of genetics and epigenetics and should be pretty easy for science as they had plenty of time to develop novel compounds to counteract addiction but it seems they are slacking.

    More focus needs to be put into other important areas besides the obvious dopamine, serotonin, NE, Gaba,etc.. more focus need to be on histone deacetylase inhibition, phosphodiesterase inhibition, regulation of Tyrosine Hydroxylase, wayyyy more research on Orexin and it’s Hypocretin receptors, more NMDA regulators, Calcium/calmodulin dependent protein kinases, Cell division protein kinases, Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor (PPAR) signaling, Trace amine associated receptors, Vanilloid receptors(hardly anything on this which is negligent as it relates to endorphins), much more on adrenergic receptors, vesicular monoamine transporters, Wnt signaling, VEGF signaling, and definitely more on melatonergic agonism as the circadian rhythm regulates everything.

  • I’ve been with you since 2014 and am so glad I’ve come back cuz ya kill me and push me. Love it �� just wish there were more weighted vids

  • While I agree addiction is a disease that people need to be better educated on and to treat more often, extremely few people became addicted to a substance behind their own back. It’s wrong to divorce the idea of agency from the initial stages of addiction. People are responsible for their actions, influenced or not.

  • So what do we do for other addictions? Do we cure crack/cocaine addiction with Methadone?? And I’d love more information about Wellbutrin as possible solution to the dopamine problem.

  • So does this mean that if I’m an opiate addict and I WANT to get clean so bad, that means I still have the amount of dopamine to actually get and stay clean successfully?

  • This is the greatest explanation of addiction and treatment I’ve ever heard. The conclusion is the only conclusion that seems reasonable and humane.

  • 22:40 I’m interested in learning more about the education of drugs in schools. What should we say to students instead of “just say no”

  • when i haven’t worked out for a while i do PIIT28 but only 2 rounds for the whole 28 days, then I repeat it with 4. if i jumped straight into 4 rounds i would only last about a week before i ended up feeling overwhelmed and give up. ☺️

  • first curing isnt curing by treating without spiritual answer…..without Jesus 85% get addicted again…teen challenge gets them to Jesus amazing grace and 85% don’t go back to drugs or alcohol….and also Methadone is worse than heroine….look it up…and look up amazing grace…….best weekend to all…..and amazing grace..song….pray ok…please forgive my sins, enter my heart and be my friend, amen……Jesus talks like this John 3 says to repent and be reborn…hope you are fine too…

  • Hey guys I’m a 15 year old girl and I weigh a really unhealthy weight which is really unhealthy so I was wondering if I started a YouTube channel doing workouts and trying out challenges and other stuff would any of you watch because I’ve seen a few comments saying how it would be cool if they seen a beginner and more bigger person working out because we would all be in the same boat and we can all help each other out? Reply below and let me know x

  • My motivation is that working out makes me feel happier and more satisfied. It is also a reasonable way to escape from school work, especially in the exam season when I’m stressed all the time so after working out, I feel so much better to go back to studying

  • I’m sorry I do disagree about recovery rates or rates of success and things of that nature call statistics with addiction. I would love to chat with you sometime about this and why I feel these are severely inaccurate and unrealistic. did you if you were to follow somebody’s treatment success over a 90-day period The numbers are going to be the numbers for that, however, the actual success rates for long-term sobriety are scary to say the least. believe is dopamine therapy must go on for a time as you suggested to years FREE TRIAL EXPIREDany type of return to normal, and that is for an average person. someone like myself will probably or most likely need dopamine therapy for the rest of my life. these drugs have yet to be discovered or they are not using the proper combinations

  • It has been discovered that the CHinese are manufacturing and smuggling fentanyl into the US. Making lots of money from it. Whether it’s rogue drug dealers, or a government narco-terrorism operation, I don’t know. I wouldn’t put it past China though.

  • My father was an alcoholic, but stopped drinking before I was born. I’ve hated the taste of alcohol so much, I’ve never been able to drink it much at all. I had to force myself to drink some when I was younger, almost to the point of gagging.

  • The forward to the Big Book says “we are a group of individuals who have RECOVERED from… one need not always be in Recovery forever! They can’t use again, but the obsession leaves them with God’s help!

  • This guy makes no sense. Listening to the other video of him talking, he claims that the reason why he was able to recover, is because he’s white and he’s a male. This immediately told me that he is a leftist liberal. And he’s going to be pushing his worldview on other people. The reason why he recovered has absolutely nothing to do with him being white and being a male. There are thousands, upon thousands of white males who do not have access to the kind of treatment that he had access to. People recover because of different reasons. One of them is having a good family behind you that doesn’t give up on you. Also what this family instilled in you when you were a child. The most crucial milestone in human development happens by age 7. So your upbringing can possibly play a big role in whether or not you’re going to be able to beat your addiction when you face it. I think he needs to leave his liberal social justice warrior stuff out of this. Also your love for your family and especially your children. Seeing how your addiction takes you away from your children, and hurts your children is enough reason for many people to quit

  • OMG I REMEMBER EXTREME ABS! It’s the first video I ever did! (dont no how that did not scare me off.. lol). Good to have you back Cassey. Just bought the planner <3 <3 <3

  • Great video.

    I’d like to hear/see something about rebound bingeing, which is what I seem to do. When I diet, I am S.T.R.I.C.T. with myself. No one has greater powers of resistance than I. Until I don’t because when I fall off the wagon, I fall hard. I eat everything in sight (bread, chocolate, cakes obviously not broccoli, carrots and celery!) and I’ve often wondered, if I were to ‘allow’ myself a small portion of the Forbidden Food™ daily, would I be less prone to this feast/famine approach?

    Who knows certainly not me because it seems once I eat a trigger food, I just keep going until I am uncomfortably full.

  • It took me a while to order my ultimate fit kit 2020, but I was finally able to and I recieved it today!! I’m so excited! ❤❤ The packaging is so beautiful girl! Amazing job on this, I can’t wait to get started, fill it up, and check out what you’ll have in store for us for years to come! We love you to the moon and back! Thank you for the endless motivation and awesome videos ❤❤

  • when you apologized to all mothers who had been tortured by there sons because of addiction, i cried because my son did torture me mentally,thankyou sir for this lecture

  • To think back my whole life ive struggled with one addiction after another or better said the transference of addictions from alcohol to cannabis to cocaine to meth and even exercise or working out excessively. I realize I never kicked any of my addictions ive always been addicted just floated from one to the other. Someone suggested to me that I had an addictive personality so I just accepted it and never contested it. I’ve fallen upon my worst addiction of them all now. The one that has truly proven itself to be the most troublesome for me to deal with and has taken everything that I ever valued in my life from me and overpowers any logical thinking in me and that culprit is gambling. Yes, I know that gambling is a lie and there are no winners in gambling because even if you can manage to walk out with any money after that emotional roller coaster, you will go back and lose it all again eventually. Maybe not today maybe not tomorrow but you WILL go back again and lose more and more. You will never recover what you’ve lost and the more you chase your losses the more you spiral out of control until you are literally besides yourself and can only see yourself as another entity takes control over your body and puts you further in ruins laughing at you that you are totally helpless to do anything about it. The struggle is real and are left with an empty shell of a body that will sometimes have to go hungry because of bad decisions made outside of your control.

  • I’m the person who hated painkillers but became a food addict after a deployment. I wear my addiction. Getting help finally. Weight isn’t coming off but I have more peace and less anxiety than I have ever experienced in my 54 years. Addictions suck. And by the way I heard a pastor say ALL people have an addiction of some type. Might not be a substance either. It might be a feeling or a perception.

  • Ok I’m 5 mins in and i have questions. Meth puts your dopamine over 1,000 but cant depression lower your dopamine? So what if your super depressed and do meth? Meth is a very similar chemical to dopamine is there any way that the tests are mistaken meth for dopamine?

  • “learning the neuroscience can make the difference addiction recovery”…. maybe the best quote I have ever heard in my life… This subject is my passion and my life’s work. It is paramount to my recovery… physical, mental, psychological, emotional and spiritual recovery

  • Respectfully, and I do very much respect Dr. McCauley, I find sad his discussion of genetically predisposed offspring being strengthened by a parent in recovery. I get the point but to me it is equal to a family genetics coding for blindness or Huntington’s disease. Yes, those who adapt help those who must adapt in the future but that does not solve present or future blindness, dementia or lives lived in the quiet desperation of craving. My points as always are, if this is the best we can do now, OK, but we must increase research to find PHYSIOLOGICAL causes and cures for addictions-and all other brain and neurological disease. (The 13th step for the 12 step groups should have been to raise money and fund research! I am serious!)

  • 911 Help me….Dr McCauley uses a word during one of these lectures….he uses it speaking about drug of choice, he explains how opioid addicts are some of the most compassionate people…how empaths suffer this word…it starts with i think a H….it means an anxiety from two outside peoples actual or perceived conflict felt by a sufferer.

  • I have no doubt he is helping a lot of followers by guiding them to adhere to low carb and healthy keto. He managed to escape the essence of the last question in a polite way. Wish him well.

  • I have one.
    It is gonna work for 20% of people
    Here

    Feel fat then look at other thin people it works for me.
    Im like SANAOL (filipino)
    Then i sudennly had the motivation to try teh look like them

  • I was that local male with an out of town female. We both bailed at the end of our 2 week detox. I very much regret it for her sake as much as i dont regret it for my sake…..how fucked up is that?!

  • 21:21 for the good science, but the whole presentation is good; the opioid crisis is real and this data is critical for combating it.

  • this is an excellent videoI suffer from addictionand I DO mean sufferthat hijacked my life, ruined all my relationships, caused me to live what was left of my life In great shame, self-hatred, and shockingly sad circumstances, and finally has progressed over time into a living hell……any insight into this disease is helpful and thank god for videos like these! when people take the time to REALLY look into this problem, they will find people who are robbed of their power to choose, their ability to be free, their right to be treated like a human being, and their hope to ever change…..sad, confused, and in great need of compassion!