addiction to stress

Spike Jones (
Wed, 07 Apr 1999 23:10:38 -0700

> Lyle Burkhead said... >Is the list healthy?
> david gobel wrote:
> In addition to the above, humans are one of the few creatures which often
> become addicted to their own stress hormones... dopamine....endorphins.

Several years ago, for absolutely no reason, I fasted for four days. Just wanted to see what it felt like. The first day was very uncomfortable, second was too kinda. Third day, didnt miss food at all. Fourth day I really started feeling weird. And... good. Other than being cold indoors and cold on a warm day, it felt kinda good. I got a peaceful, easy feeling, like the song on the radio. I was sitting in my car having some cool headspins, when I realized that this is exactly what anorexia nervosa is: the body is making some endorphines to help ease the pain of starvation and one gets addicted. I ended my fast then, a little wiser. spike