Has 'Excess' Become an Addiction?

August 29, 2014 8:37 PM

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Addiction can simply be defined as making short-term choices that have long-term negative consequences. It stands to reason, then, that continuously living life immersed in overdrive could reasonably be considered addictive behavior. In today's world, more and more people are doing just that and regularly confess to me that they are totally stressed out. Yet they continue to pile on the excesses of information, obligations, over-commitments, and instant gratifications at the expense of their physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Current scientific information reveals that inflammation of the brain and nervous system is highly correlated with emotional and physical illness. Other than caused by trauma, viruses, or bacteria, stress is the most obvious culprit. Stressing the human body beyond its capacity to heal interferes wi...

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