PornDemic #21 – Managing Serotonin

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Wael Ibrahim

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In my latest book titled aware, find out who you are without porn. I have discussed in chapter number eight particularly certain mental diseases that many people are suffering from today as a result of the porn consumption and porn addiction. Now what is that one hormone that if it is lacking in people's brain, such individuals may experience what is known as depression. This is what we're going to talk about today. So stick around

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remember everyone, you are on the AWARE Academy YouTube channel and you're watching porn Demick. With the solution in mind, we are here to offer you tips and tricks on how to get rid of your porn addiction. So thank you so much for your support. And if you didn't subscribe to our channel yet, this is your time to do so we are still with fuels stage which is boosting certain neurotransmitters or hormones in our brain to serve us so that we can cope with the addictive cycle of pornography. Many scientists today believe that depression is caused as a result of lacking this hormone or this neurotransmitter in our brain, and that is serotonin. And what's the connection between depression

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and pornography? Well, pornography could easily lead you to what I call as the comparison factor. And that is when you compare yourself your body image with what you see on pornography, you feel low, have yourself low self esteem, and also less confidence about performing sexually with your loved ones with your spouse leading to what isolation loneliness seclusion, which can slowly but surely lead you to that phase of darkness and depression. And so it is very important to know what hormones do you need to boost in your brain so that you don't enter into that phase because depression on its own can become a trigger for a person to relapse and go back to pornography. Our

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brain cells which are numbered by the billions are affected somehow by serotonin, our brain cells control our mood, our sexual functioning, our sleeping pattern, our memory, our social interactions with others, and even appetite. All of these and even more are directly influenced by the supply of serotonin. So it's very important for us to learn how to trigger it so that it can serve us along the journey of recovery from porn addiction. So what to do to achieve that, number one, sunlight getting enough sunlight is so essential, and it has a great impact on our brain. That's why people usually feel better and healthier during summer as opposed to the winter season. And why is that so

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because the level of serotonin increases during the summer. So one of the things that you can do on a daily basis is to get these 10 minutes of sunlight into your body. Number two, the power of good memories. For me personally, memories stimulate great feelings happiness and excitement, especially if I'm looking at a photo album to see my friends and family members that I miss dearly. So reflecting on a happy memory is a very powerful way to boost serotonin in your brain. You can also bring up these memories and narrate them to your loved ones, your friends, your neighbors, your classmates and so on. And lastly number three vitamin B It has been suggested that vitamin B six and

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B 12 can boost the level of serotonin in your brain it can provide you with calmness make you think with clarity help you to cope with stressful moments that usually end up in relapses and so on. But before running to a pharmacy to grab your B six and B 12. Please consult your medical doctor before doing anything of that sort on your own. So we have arrived to the end of today's episode. I hope that you have benefited a great deal and if you did kindly share the content with everyone that you know and subscribe to our channel and we'll see you as usual next week. Thursday 8pm Perth time, stay strong and stay aware