Many of us struggle with addictions which can take many shapes and forms such as alcohol, food, sugar, gambling, shopping, drugs, and even ‘good’ things like exercise.
These addictions, even though they all seem so different to each other, often follow the same biochemical patterns.
In this podcast episode, Matt, Steve, and Elizma chat about the chemical pathways involved in addiction. How the brain and gut communicate to drive certain urges and neurotransmitters like dopamine and our endorphins that release in response to acting upon the urge. It’s a fascinating tangle of communication in the body that the team simplifies into segments to better understand the drivers of addictions.