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The Dangers of Stopping Smoking
DISCLAIMER: I do not smoke and I do not recommend smoking. I highly recommend that you do stop smoking and that you do it correctly.
This is what I have witnessed with many chronic smokers who abruptly stop smoking: They start gaining weight, which is especially evident in the stomach due to high adrenal. Then, they start having problems with their heart and blood pressure.
I know this doesn’t happen to some people, but I’ve observed many chronic smokers who have this problem when they suddenly quit.
Nicotine is a drug that triggers certain body chemicals called neurotransmitters, which are hormone-like chemicals that travel through the nervous system.
Hormones are chemicals that travel through the blood. Nicotine triggers the neurotransmitters responsible for the stimulation of the adrenal gland and other body parts.
Over time, chronic smokers will trigger the adrenal to the point where they start to feel relaxed when smoking. Nicotine dilates the arteries around the heart, so it makes you feel relaxed when you smoke.
Nicotine also relaxes the bronchial tubes, so it makes you feel like you can breathe better. Over time, it becomes less effective so that some people would feel the need to smoke more just to create that same effect.
People genuinely smoke to reduce stress. Nicotine is just a drug that is stimulating certain chemicals in your body which are causing a lot of issues. It’s an illusion that your stress is going down when the truth is, it is really going up.
Over time, the receptor that receives that chemical to the adrenal, the brain, and other parts of the body starts to become downgraded or resistant.
Your body is trying to adapt and reject nicotine, so it’s going to force the body to not absorb it or let it in. But at this point, the adrenal or stress gland has become so dependent on nicotine that if you stop cold turkey with these receptors being downgraded, you will have a shift of neurotransmitters that will go all the way down.
How to Stop Smoking Correctly
Right before, during, and after you stop smoking, you need to replace the raw material to build up those neurotransmitters with:
B Vitamin – from nutritional yeast
You can buy these at the health foodstore. These are amino acids that you can get to help build up your reserves, help your neurotransmitters, and keep you from gaining weight, or developing other problems.
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