FOOD ADDICTION AND IT’S CAUSES
Some causes for addictions can be related to trauma during the formative years
of childhood to young adulthood when we are particulary vulnerable to epigenic
influence.(Changes to our “software” that turns the gene “hardware” on and off).
As a result, it is important to look at the mental,spiritual and psychodynamics
of a person’s past experiences. It is also important to realize that there can
be a strong likelhood of cross addiction, meaning that as a person detoxes from
alcohol, drugs, nicotine or orther addictions, they often transition from one
addictive behavior to another. And, designer foods with added flavor enhancers,
can release ten times the amont of dopamine of unaltered food. Sugar and high
fructose corn syrup are highly addictive as are grains that rapidly break down
into sugar. Using brain imaging, researchers confirm that highly processed
carbohydrates ( sugar and grains) stimulate brain regions involved in reward and
cravings, promoting excess hunger. Addictions cause actual brain changes and
support autoimmune damage and diabetes/insulin resistence.
For more information about food addictions, I recommend reading: The Hunger Fix
by Dr. Pamela Peeke. Also , 7 Secrets to Wellness” and “Change Your Brain,
Transform Your Life” by Dr. Timothy Gerhart.
By: Dr. Timothy Gerhart D.C., A.D.a.B.C. I., Dipl Ac.and Caren Marshall MSW,
The Hunger Fix by Dr.Pamela Peeks
7 Secrets to Wellness and Change Your Brain Transform Your Life by Dr. Timothy