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The public’s knowledge of food addiction is much better than it used to be. We understand now, more than ever, just how food addiction works and just how destructive it can be to our lives and to our loved ones around us. You might be surprised at the numbers of those affected by food addiction and the actual deaths associated with food addiction.
But why are some foods more harmful and addictive? Well, it’s all about the chemical make up of the food we are eating, especially sugar and sugar-related foods. Believe it or not some foods have chemicals in them that release the same feel good endorphins that drugs and alcohol release. Also, sugar and all foods with sugar in them have almost the same chemical make up of heroin. Just ask a heroin addict or a recovering opiate addict just how much they crave sugar. Opiates and sugar go hand in hand and it is because of the similarity in their chemical make up.
On a side note, the United States is the leading country in sugar consumption and sugar availability but that is a different blog for a different day. So let’s get back to why some foods are far more addictive than others. Like we stated above, it is because of the chemical make up of these foods and whether or not they have the ingredients in them that cause our feel good endorphins to be released. Then we obviously want to continue eating these foods that release these feel good endorphins over and over again. The problem comes when these foods are harmful to our health and cause major health issues such at obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. So obviously our addictive nature wants to feel the feel good endorphins that these unhealthy foods ping over and over. And this repetition of ingesting unhealthy foods are our downfall with food addiction.
Dr. Cali Estes, the founder and creator of The Addictions Coach and The Addictions Academy, knows firsthand about food addiction and its unhealthy side effects. Dr. Estes is a food addict and was the unwanted beneficiary of many of the unhealthy side effects of food addiction and sugar. At a young age Cali used food as a comfort drug and soon became addicted to food and sugar. She battled through this food addiction through educating herself on food addiction and began eating healthy and exercising regularly which greatly contributed to her present day athletic physique and healthy status. But this was only possible through educating herself with food addiction and the danger foods and substances that contribute to food addiction. If you are struggling with food addiction or know somebody who is, you can contact Dr. Cali Estes and The Addictions Coach through the company website at http://www.theaddictionscoach.
com or by calling us at 1-800-706-0318.
Remember, food addiction was Dr. Cali Estes’ personal addiction and struggle and there is no one better to ask for help and guidance when it comes to food addiction and recovery from food addiction. Now, please click on the following link to watch a great educational video with Dr. Cali Estes and her long time business companion Don Prince discuss the danger foods and food addiction as a whole. They also discuss food addiction prevention so please click on the following link