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Impulse control disorders (ICD)

People with Parkinson disease and similar brain conditions can have impulse control problems. Chemical conditions in the brain override their moral ability to control their actions. This is an especially difficult condition, because it renders severe judgmental opinions from those who do not understand that this can occur. Society and religion teaches every action is able to be controlled and anyone who cannot is weak, immoral and so on. Scientist have been studying this condition for years and have not only proven it exists, but offer some help.

See related information in these reports Brain InjuriesOxidative Stress , Obsessive Compulsive Behaviors  and Hypersexuality

Scientific report 1.(d) below indicates that
found naturally in cottage cheese, fish, poultry, peanuts, sesame seeds, and lentils
increases impulse control.
'This is a huge discovery'

Since scientist have reported that oxidative stress can cause brain injury, and ICD is a brain problem, and further that the foods listed in the yellow box help heal the brain, they are also anti-oxidative foods. Or in other words they fight brain injury and oxidative stress. This is important, because so many are recommending a strict vegetarian diet. see Vegetarian diet The more research I collect the more reports I see indicating that avoiding all meats and dairy can be harmful to ones health. Dairy, beef, and pork are indicated to be essential but not exceed 25% of our diet. see Oils report. I am finding an increasing incidence of lentils being recommended as a healing food. India calls lentils pulse. Those who are familiar with Daniel and King Nebakanezer in the Bible will recognize that the food Daniel ate was called pulse.

1. "Increased medial orbitofrontal (a) [18F]fluorodopa uptake in Parkinsonian impulse control disorders...Impulse control disorders (ICDs) occur frequently in PD (Parkensons) patients...Patients with ICDs (e.g., pathological gambling, hypersexuality, and compulsive eating) showed up to 35% higher [(18) F]fluorodopa uptake in the medial orbitofrontal cortex, compared to control patients, but no differences in the striatum...Increased monoaminergic activity in the medial orbitofrontal cortex might be associated with increased sensitivity for ICDs under dopamine-replacement therapy in PD.

(a) Definition of orbitofrontal: Oxford Journal "The somatic marker hypothesis provides a systems-level neuroanatomical and cognitive framework for decision making and the influence on it by emotion. The key idea of this hypothesis is that decision making is a process that is influenced by marker signals that arise in bioregulatory processes, including those that express themselves in emotions and feelings. This influence can occur at multiple levels of operation, some of which occur consciously and some of which occur non-consciously. Here we review studies that confirm various predictions from the hypothesis. The orbitofrontal cortex represents one critical structure in a neural system subserving decision making. Decision making is not mediated by the orbitofrontal cortex alone, but arises from large-scale systems that include other cortical and subcortical components. Such structures include the amygdala, the somatosensory/insular cortices and the peripheral nervous system. Here we focus only on the role of the orbitofrontal cortex in decision making and emotional processing, and the relationship between emotion, decision making and other cognitive functions of the frontal lobe, namely working memory."

(b) Definition of flurodopa: Med Nar "Abstract Fluorodopa (FDOPA) is an analogue of L-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-dopa) used to assess the nigrostriatal dopamine system in vivo (test in a living body) with positron emission tomography (PET). However, FDOPA/PET quantitation is complicated by the presence of the 3-O-methyl- ..." Item 7

(c) L-valinee diminished the inhibition factors of flurodopa (L-Dopa):"Male Wistar rats of various age groups were injected daily over a period of 3 weeks with iproniazid (10 micrograms/g body wt.) and L-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-dopa; 0.1 mg/g body wt.). On the final day 1 h before the termination of the experiment the animals were injected with L-[14C]valine (0.1 microCi/g body wt.). The specific radioactivity of the valine in the proteins of the subcellular fractions of the tissues examined, relative to the time-integrated mean specific radioactivity of this amino acid in the acid-soluble pools of these tissues, was used to assess protein synthesis. The L-dopa/monoamine oxidase-inhibitor treatment was associated with 30--40% inhibition of protein synthesis. Supplementation of the dietary methionine intake by injection of this amino acid markedly diminished the inhibitory action of the L-dopa/monoamine oxidase-inhibitor treatment on protein synthesis in all fractions examined.

(d) Definition of Valine: Wikipedia "Valine (abbreviated as Val or V)[3] is an a-amino acid with the chemical formula HO2CCH(NH2)CH(CH3)2. L-Valine is one of 20 proteinogenic amino acids. Its codons are GUU, GUC, GUA, and GUG. This essential amino acid is classified as nonpolar. Human dietary sources include cottage cheese, fish, poultry, peanuts, sesame seeds, and lentils.




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