View Full Version : The Science of Addictive Food (Video - 11:12)


Unmanagable
04-17-14, 01:31 PM
Food intake is a constant struggle for many, including myself, and it seems to be getting worse. Look at all the foods banned in other countries that the US still serves up and allows. We're surrounded by fake and toxic chemically laden food-like substances that don't even contain food. :scratch: Gee, what could possibly go wrong with that?

Many people totally disregard the possibilities of any of their struggles being an issue with their food choices based on the FDA, etc. approval of the ingredients, etc. Others struggle and feel defeated and exhausted trying to translate the latest label buzz words used in marketing to purposely deceive the consumer into thinking it's healthy. (all natural, low fat, high fiber, gluten free, natural flavors, no trans fat, etc., etc.)

Based on my personal health issues and experiences of weeding out processed foods, I no longer have any confidence in agencies that supposedly monitor "foods" for our safety and health. It's more than obvious their bottom line differs greatly from my bottom line of choosing foods that actually nourish my body.

If you're struggling with food, please know that it is not all your fault. Know that millions of dollars and tons of research are being poured into making sure you continue to struggle.

Here's a video that discusses the lengths they go to, financially and otherwise, to ensure peeps keep coming back for more, more, more..............

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cpdb78pWl4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cpdb78pWl4)

I'm not posting this to debate whether or not it's actually happening, because it clearly is. I'm posting this to support the many people who feel defeated by it daily and may be thinking they are f'ng up.

I was in a constant state of feeling like I just couldn't get this nutrition thing right, not realizing at the time that we're being lied to (mostly through omission) on a constant and fairly aggressive basis.

Unmanagable
04-17-14, 02:42 PM
Not sure why the box thingy is still broken. I went back and edited to remove the "s" from the link. My bad.

addthree
04-17-14, 03:08 PM
The food industry is as bad as the tobacco industry. How do these people sleep at night?

stef
04-17-14, 04:06 PM
i don't have time to watch this now but thanks!
real food, is good...

phantasm
04-17-14, 04:49 PM
I wonder what the FDA folks eat?? Not the poison they are approving and keeping on our grocery shelves, I assume.

Muther effers :mad:

SB_UK
04-18-14, 04:10 AM
The food industry is as bad as the tobacco industry. How do these people sleep at night?

The point of the corporation is to sell by whatever means possible - throwing in liberal amounts of addictive substances 'd be a no-brainer for them.

The cigarette corporation is the all-out superstar in this field though.

SB_UK
04-18-14, 04:42 AM
Scientifically/Experimentally derived conclusions
In this TV program (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03t8r4h) we were told that the most appealing foods are where:"the sugar:fat ratio is around 50:50".

Scientifically/Experimentally derived conclusions
We know that (http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/61/6/1206.abstract) "Naloxone, an opiate blocker, reduces the consumption of sweet high-fat foods".

Scientifically/Experimentally derived conclusions
Presumably 'stress' results in individual wishing for stress-relief in the form of opiates since (http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/whoami/findoutmore/yourbrain/howdodrugsaffectyourbrain/howdopainkillerswork/whatareopiates.aspx) "opiates relieve pain, relax muscles and cause drowsiness".

Scientifically/Experimentally derived conclusions
Peripheral has posted the Rat Park experiment (http://www.stuartmcmillen.com/comics_en/rat-park/) where stress from living in an environment which is not in keeping with the animal's nature results in reactive morphine administration.

Scientifically/Experimentally derived conclusions [this is the basis of physiology is the basis of the medical discipline]
Chronic morphine administration results in addiction as physiology (homeostasis) (http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=160806) downregulates sensitivity to endogenous opiates, as a consequence of compensation for large amounts of exogenous opiates being administered.

Scientifically/Experimentally derived conclusions [we all know what happens in addiction]
You are now dependent on some external factor - and are no longer able to provide your body with what it needs to retain sanity.

Conclusion
As described in the Rat Park experiment - you won't be reactively driven towards Type 2 Diabesity / Obesity (as the world is - noting that heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, mental disease all relate to T2D) if you're in a social environment which is not stressful.

What would that social environment look like ?
Well 'Land of the Free' and 'Liberty, fraternity, egality' can only be assumed by an infrastructure which enforces material world equality.
So - a switch from capitalism into voluntaryism, in the process killing off 'the love/desire of 'money'' replaced with 'the love/desire of doing something worthwhile/moral/personally rewarding' - which represents an internal transition in reward systems which is the path towards (eventually - upon enlightenment or pair bond formation) escaping (<- meaning of life) the need for securing reward at all. Happy existence without an internal motor demanding that you do something; it's the urge to do something for reward which we're trying to escape - and the path towards selfish rewards (material world rewards eg money) which takes us further from that goal.