It turns out smart phone addiction is very real!

As I was reading news this morning, I came across this video. A new study reveals that smart phones do some serious damage to the brain.

Smart phones affect your brain the same way drugs do and causes an actual addiction. Here are some details from the video. Smartphones addiction does the following:

  • Physically changes the size and shape of the brain
  • Gray matter diminished in key regions
  • Significant decrease in brain activity
  • Similar brain activity to drug addicts

According to the video, the average age of smart phone use is 10.3 years old! When you think of the damage to the brain, that’s scary, especially since their brains are still developing.

Here are some tips from Dr. Thomas Kersting, from the video:

  • Limit children’s TOTAL screen time to 2 hours per day as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Delay the issuance of an actual smartphone. If parents want children to have a phone, get a “dumb phone” . This type of phone only makes calls and sends texts.

See this video link below for details.

Have you seen this? Simply Irresistible ~ The Science Behind Addictive Food

This video was brought to my attention by my university. As a recovering sugar addict myself, I felt it was important to share this with all of you.

This video discusses the lengths food manufacturers go to, when developing products. The chemistry, physics, biology, math, etc to discover just the right amount of SALT, SUGAR AND FAT to reach the “bliss point”, or the point that makes you continue to eat, and eat, and eat, and eat…even when you’re body tells you ENOUGH!

This video is based on the book  SALT SUGAR, FAT by Michael Moss. In this book, Mr. Moss gives you the inside scoop into just what happens in the board rooms and the labs of food manufacturing companies.

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