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What is The Difference Between Food Addiction and Eating Disorders?
Food addiction and eating disorders are extremely serious problems with severe health consequences and even though many people with an eating disorder may have relatively manageable lives or may not be in physical danger, food addiction is still a disease that is progressive and potentially fatal.
Eating disorders, range from compulsive overeating to problems like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. These conditions worsen, they rarely get better. They are treated as a psychological issue, which means they are not expected to be successfully cured with anything less than a lot of will power and perseverance by the sufferer. In other words: we can blame the victim.
Food addiction is frequently referred to as one of many eating disorders.
When in fact, it is virtually all of the eating disorders. There is a reason why this is being done. An eating disorder is treated as a psychological condition. That means it requires long term medication and mental therapy.
These are treatments nobody 'in the know' really believes can work. The reasons given for eating disorders are usually directed at the sufferer. It is called a lack of self control, or obsessive behavior, caused by some deep seated psychological issues.
The fact is, food addiction is a physical condition.
It cannot be cured with psychology and drug treatments. But great efforts are made to misdiagnose it as an eating disorder. There is a very good reason for that. A food addiction is no different than a drug, alcohol or tobacco addiction. The only way to get rid of it, is to agree to take a cure for 2- 3 months.
That's it, that's the end of it. No long term therapy, no drug treatments. No long term analysis. Just a fast cure and a change away from the foods that cause the addiction. Common sense really. Our body is designed for the foods that nature has created to suit our metabolism and digestive system.
Once your body is cured of addiction. Not only is the addiction gone, along with the cravings and binges. But the weight that comes with it is also gone. And it is gone for good. Just stop and think about that for a moment. If weight problems disappear, so does the need for thousands of diet experts.
Clearly a cure for food addiction is not in their interest.
Then there is a massive conglomerate of Multi-national corporations that come under the banner of what we call the Food Industry. Manufactured food is not genuine food. It has existed for less than a century. The human body has evolved and remained unchanged for at least 70,000 years.
So what does that mean? It means we are forcing our age old digestive system to process new, untested, unproven 'foods', that come off an assembly line. You should not be surprised to learn that our body does not adapt, it evolves. And it has not evolved to process fake foods.
Food addiction became noticeable about a decade after we were falsely coerced to change our traditional food. Instead of nature's food, we were persuaded to eat a diet based on manufactured, processed foods. We were told it would cure a sudden, mass outbreak of cholesterol problems.
We had a massive scare campaign that drove millions to get tested. Amazingly, nobody questioned the fact that virtually everybody proved to have high cholesterol. They didn't of course, but it took 30 years to reveal that every test had been wrong.
There is no question the food industry caused food addiction.
The only question is: How long did it take them to realize it? Their frantic attempts to make food addiction just another eating disorder. Clearly proves they certainly know it now!
Unlike other eating disorders, when we are diagnosed with food addiction. Our expectation is a cure. That means a cure from eating the foods produced by the food industry. It is only natural that one of the first things we want to know is what is causing our food addiction?
This is a question the food industry cannot afford. Nor can they risk a mass movement of people wanting to cure their addiction. Perhaps they'll want to sue the food industry for not disclosing the dangers.
The food industry exists on the back of our food addiction. The industry is literally founded on the addiction. Now you'll understand why eating disorders are multiplying and why such great efforts are made to make food addiction a secret.
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Kirsten Plotkin Author