Research shows that you increase oxytocin levels is through an increase in social interaction and touch. If nothing else, it's a darn good reason to schedule that weekly massage. And it may help reinforce why things such as meditation and hypnosis—suspected to increase oxytocin—can be helpful with weight loss. Also, while there's as much data on this as on binge eating in supermodels, the fear of touch and lack of oxytocin release may be one reason while the abused individual often has weight problems.
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