Healthy Chemicals

The healthy chemical is a term coined by Roger Dooley in his book “Pleasure Unbound: A New Understanding of Human Sexuality.” The term refers to naturally occurring chemicals or drugs with a high ratio of desired and unwanted side effects based on his research methodology . The author defines this high ratio as the number (usually 7) of positive effects for every negative one. Roger Dooley, the author, says that Healthy Chemicals are found in nature and can be divided into “adaptogens” and “endogenous” chemicals.


Adaptogens are chemicals that help correct imbalances in the body and provide a relaxed, calm state of mind. They are called “adaptogens” since they help adapt to stress.
Endogenous chemicals are naturally occurring chemicals that become active when they come in contact with the human body. Since they are part of our physiology, not only can we expect them to have beneficial effects but also unwanted side effects. Their main function is to keep us well as part of our normal functioning.
Healthy Chemicals and the effects they have on the body

According to Dooley, Healthy Chemicals achieve positive effects almost as easily as negative ones. They are, thus, considered slightly harmful to the body. They have been found to have both positive and negative effects on different areas of the body. For example, adaptogens may benefit one’s sexual performance and even improve overall health. On the other hand, certain engineered chemicals may harm the body.

As a result, the author has established five levels of Healthy Chemicals. These levels are High, medium, low, non-toxic, and toxic. The levels further explain what effects may be had by a chemical and how widespread their presence is. They also allow for recognition of how much harm or value a particular chemical may have on one’s body. A high level indicates that a substance does not significantly affect the body or is so well known that no negative effects are observed. However, with most chemicals, some negative effects can still be observed.

A medium level indicates that the chemical in question has positive and negative effects. For example, an amphetamine may promote energy but can also cause weight loss and a dry mouth.
A low level indicates that the substance produces mainly positive effects. On the other hand, a toxic substance is highly poisonous to the body and may produce severe effects on the body, such as death in rare cases, depending on how much poison is in one’s system.

In conclusion, the author believes that healthy chemicals should be used with discretion. Their presence in food can be a source of either good or bad health effects. The choice to consume healthy chemicals is ultimately up to us, and so is the choice to avoid them. The author believes that we should live as long as possible, which means discovering and using natural healthy chemicals such as chocolate.
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