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The Biology of Belief Summary

Did you know that the cells of your body are affected by your thoughts? It’s true. That’s what “the biology of belief” means: that the thoughts racing through your mind on a moment-to-moment basis have the power to build up or tear down your physical and mental health, including addictive tendencies.

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What Do Cookies and Meth Have in Common? The Neuroscience of Addiction

“My drug of choice is food. I use food for the same reasons an addict uses drugs: to comfort, to soothe, to ease stress.”

So said Oprah Winfrey, media mogul, producer, and philanthropist. Oprah’s candid words highlight the link between food and drug abuse, capturing the addictive struggle that millions of Americans face daily.

Thanks to decades of research, we have a stronger understanding of the neuroscience of addiction.

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