Adrenaline as one of the internal chemicals that is associated with the sensation of being “in love.” It can cause increased heart rate and alertness. (Pease, Barbara and Allan. Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps. p 156-157. NY: Broadway Books, 1998.)

Adrenaline can stimulate the release of fat cells into the bloodstream (e.g., provides extra energy for a real emergency). If no real emergency exists, the liver converts the fat into cholesterol. (Childre, Doc. Freeze Frame. p 2-3. CA: Planetary Publications, 1994, 1998.)

Adrenaline or norepinephrine can inhibit the production of melanin (the pigment that cause eye color) in the melanocytes, the cells that produce and hold pigment in the iris. (Ornstein, Robert, PhD. The Roots of the Self. p 5, 40-45. NY: HarperCollins, 1995.)

Acetylcholine is one of five brain chemicals that act together to call the brain to attention and produce a sharp attentive state (the other four are dopamine, histamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin). Any imbalance in production or distribution of any of these will zap the brain’s ability to act alertly. Stimulants such as amphetamines and cocaine act on all of these except acetylcholine. (Guiffre, Kenneth, MD, with Theresa Foy DiGeronimo. The Care and Feeding of Your Brain. p 30-39. NJ: Career Press, 1999.)

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