Taking a Ride Through the Neuron Expressway in your Body.
Don’t "Fall" off in these dangerous months of a highly contagious season.
October 22nd, 2004
By Sal Roach
Quick, what’s a Neuron?
Forgot? You know what a Jack and Coke is? A sack of herb? Valium? Cigarettes?
Cocaine? Well, all of those things that you put into your body, however you put
them in, are filled with chemicals that are fed directly into the Central Nervous
Here, a heavy concentration of Neurons, which are the primary filters of thoughts
and movements sent throughout your body, receive information that determines how
you feel, think and move. Isn’t it sad you know more about your favorite
sports team than your own mind?
Your body is constantly attempting to find a state of homeostasis, which is a
complete balance between what you take in and what you toss out. Yes, your body is
constantly looking for balance, and the Neurotransmitter is the scale that keeps
When you stimulate or affect the speed or cargo of one of these neurotransmitters,
you alter brain function. Every drug is classified or designed to affect this system
that is trying to keep the peace in your body.
For children who are experimenting with narcotics or who are being given medications
from their parents, this is an extremely dangerous endeavor, as alerting the CNS at
such an early age can have devastating effects down the road.
When you take any type of depressant, such as marijuana, sleeping pills or
alcohol, what you are doing is calming down the nerve tissue around the CNS and
not allowing messages from Neurotransmitters to get through to your brain.
This is the reason that you can think for so long on one subject when you
In the opposite way, stimulants excite the nerve tissue, allowing a large
amount of neurons to attack the CNS, causing a heightened state of awareness.
For this reason you cannot concentrate and are erratic if you have even done
speed or cocaine, and to a lesser extent, cigarettes or coffee.
All four attack the CNS in the same way.
One of the most prevalent Neurotransmitters in the body is Serotonin. These
transmitters are thought to produce pleasure, pain, sadness, euphoria and wide
range of other emotions. Drugs such as ecstasy and Acid increase these levels,
giving off a false feeling of Euphoria. Later in life, the off balance levels of
Serotonin increases the risk of Parkinson’s disease.
Understanding why it is you are feeling a certain way will help you control what
you are taking.
You don’t really need to be a medical professional to understand that
altering the chemicals that help maintain a healthy balance in your brain is
not really a good idea.
Ever taken a balloon full of nitrous oxide? That feeling you get, the buzzing
and semi hallucinogenic that comes on, the laughter - All of that is in
increased level of Dopamine that is being released by neurotransmitters over
flowing in your brain.
That means self inflicted brain damage.
Understanding your mind will help you have a healthier thought process,
which is needed these days more than even.
Whatever you put into your body, at some point, goes to your brain. Your
Intake of today is your fuel for tomorrow.
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