Food Addiction

The food addiction paradigm is a primary cause of the childhood and adult obesity epidemic. Highly pleasurable foods, such as junk food and fast food, can be addictive. Posts in this section explore food addiction and its impact on obesity.

Obesity and Food Addiction Terminology Roundup


Language matters. There is an obesity epidemic, and there is nothing wrong with calling it that.

BFRBs, the Dual Evil of Soda, and Cosmic Big Mama Cat


How much of what we call motor activity, including eating as a tension-relieving BFRB, is a perverse response to touch deprivation?

Relationship Between Food Addiction and BED


Whether compulsive eating is a substance addiction or a behavioral addiction, the results are pretty much the same: obesity and assorted co-morbidities.

Peripheral Professions in Obesity Treatment


Once the parents grasp the fact that their child is obese, how does a primary care physician decide what advice to give them?

More on Addiction Terminology


Is something is missing from the latest edition of the DSM-5? It’s strangely silent on the most prevalent eating disorder on the planet — food addiction.

Questions of Terminology for Obesity and Addiction


Since disordered overeating so often leads to obesity — why isn’t obesity considered a psychological problem — and an eating disorder?

Types of Bias in Treating Obesity


One of the problems with treating obesity is getting some medical professionals on board with compassion for the pain of obese patients and their challenges.

Functional Medicine and Obesity


Trauma and epidemics are different from chronic illness because nothing is more subjective than chronic illness, and every case is rife with individual factors.

The U.K., Sugar Tax, and the World


Who benefits from a sugar tax? If soda companies have to pay more tax for using sugar, they just might switch over to high fructose corn syrup instead.

Conscious and Subconscious Mechanisms


We are looking at an obesity research paper from the McKinsey Institute, to see how it could tie back to the teaching of a sage called Osho.

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