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Happy Hare Krishnas

These are all very good points. I hope that someone will start giving seminars on these most important issues. Hotel and restaurant managers have to go to school to learn these things. McDonald’s has a special school for managers. we should have that also.

» Posted By kcs On Sep 7, 2007 @ 10:59 am

Let’s Dance in France and Go into Trance

THANK YOU VERY MUCH> I pray your mood will spread. There are no hard and fast rules for where we can chant the holy name.

» Posted By kcs On Sep 6, 2007 @ 5:45 am

If Krishna does not accept my Chocolates, Who should I offer them to?

Chocoholism is a faceitious word refering to an addiction to chocolate. A person who is addicted to chocolate is often described as a Chocoholic. However, most people who say they are chocoholics aren’t actually addicted to chocolate; they simply have a strong liking for the food.

Contents [hide]
1 Chemistry of Chocolate
2 Origins of the word “Chocoholic”
3 See also
4 External links

[edit] Chemistry of Chocolate
Chocolate contains a variety of substances, some of which are addictive (such as caffeine–in trace quantities). These include:

Sugar – Chocolate (as opposed to Cocoa) contain large amounts of sugar.
Caffeine – The chemical present in coffee and tea.
Theobromine – Various theobromines are present.
Anandamide – An endogenous cannabinoid which is also naturally produced in the Human brain.
Tryptophan – An essential amino acid that is a precursor to Serotonin an important neurotransmitter involved in regulating moods.
Phenylethylamine – An endogenous amphetamine which is also naturally produced in the Human brain. Often described as a ‘love chemical’.
It may be possible for the human brain to become accustomed to chocolate at regular intervals.

Chocolate may be addictive and could negatively affect the health of a chocoholic if consumed in large amounts. Proponents of hypnotherapy claim that “chocoholism” can be treated through aversives, in effect forcing the addict to associate chocolate consumption with negative stimuli.

[edit] Origins of the word “Chocoholic”
Etymologically, “chocoholic” is a portmanteau of “chocolate” and “alcoholic”, though some linguists complain that the word, by construction, implies addiction to “chocohol” rather than “chocolate”, suggesting that “chocolatic” is a more appropriate neologism.

[edit] See also

» Posted By kcs On Jan 27, 2007 @ 9:22 pm

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