Voodoo Dolls, Blood Sugar & Marital Problems

An interesting study was done to further understand the connection between low blood sugar glucose and aggressive impulses.

“We need glucose for self-control … Anger is the emotion that most people have difficulty controlling,” said Brad Bushman, Ohio State University psychology researcher and lead author of the study.

As expected, the lower the level of glucose in the blood, the greater number of pins the participants stuck into the voodoo doll in a given situation for the study.

Although using voodoo dolls in a study sounds silly, I do not intend to downplay the serious intentions of the researchers.  This study was performed to investigate whether or not low blood sugar could be a contributing factor in violence between intimate partners—a very worthy cause indeed.

Your brain is the most energy-hungry organ in your body and uses 25% of the calories you consume. To prevent getting “hangry” and putting your relationships at risk, keep your blood sugar balanced by eating small meals that contain a little bit of protein every few hours.  When you do eat carbohydrates, keep them low-glycemic and high-fiber.

By Amen Clinics

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