Wake Up and Smell the Food Addiction

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“Is food addiction real?” This question is posed by Jennifer LaRue Huget in The Washington Post, and it is a question relevant to numerous other journalists, health professionals, educators, bureaucrats, researchers, parents across the nation, and, yes, the world. It’s also an important question to an ever-growing population of children who are experiencing obesity and […]

The Food Addiction Paradigm and Resistance

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“My ‘AHA’ Moment” is a short and to-the-point message written by an overweight blogger named Rebecca, who says, I finally realized that even if others can eat junk foods, foods high in the (bad) fats and carbs and drink coffee and colas, I just cannot do it… This sounds familiar, because it is the same […]

The Health Profession and Food Addiction, Part 2

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As we have noted before, not every MD in history has recoiled from the food addiction paradigm. A few shining lights have gone on record, and risked being thought of as cranks, or worse. Sobriety coach Cynthia Perkins is the author of Get Sober Stay Sober: The Truth About Alcoholism. With 21 years of “uninterrupted […]

Dear Food, I Can't Quit You

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We’ve talked about the question, “What is food?” We’ll be talking about it more, but today the question is, “What is addiction?” The food addiction paradigm is being taken seriously by many, such as the uncredited author of an article titled “Overcome Food Addiction,” who makes several good points. Food addiction is serious and real, […]

No Cold Turkey on the Food Addict's Plate

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Through anecdotal evidence found in their own lives and the lives of loved ones, many Americans have acknowledged that junk food is addictive. The researchers, while studying the reactions of brain and body to certain kinds of foods, are finding tangible, measurable indications that junk food addiction is not imaginary. Many counselors and therapists also […]

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