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Cravings vs. Addiction
Monday, February 10, 2014
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961 days ago
Just caught up with this - very interesting. My mother is addicted to crisps (potato chips),biscuits (cookies) and neat sugar candy like mint imperials, and trying to get her to be responsible for regulating her intake is proving to be not only a Herculean task, but it is also a stressful point of conflict. At 87 and with one heart attack behind her, albeit 17 years ago, she is playing Russian Roulette with another attack, diabetes or a stroke, but she is in denial. In a bizarre way, this is helping me take responsibility for my own cravings and past-but-could-be-again addictions.
People complain about not wanting a 'Nanny state' but I now firmly believe that governments in the obesity-afflicted countries must, must, MUST take the food industry to task and include them in complicity in this dreadful epidemic. Governments must start to penalise the wanton and cynical inclusion of hidden addictive ingredients in even so-called 'healthy' products as well as the contemptuous science behind advertising, packaging, placement of specific products within stores to deliberately lure children and adults alike and, also, to stop the practice of packaging in bulk. Yes, people have to take responsibility for their cravings and addictions but, from first-hand knowledge, this leads vast numbers of people to also eating in bulk.
You can tell I feel very strongly about this. I feel a blog coming on! Good link, M!
966 days ago
973 days ago
I agree...super article. Thanks for sharing!!!!
982 days ago
Fantastic article! Thank you for sharing :)
984 days ago
Great article. I just read it this morning also! You bot to post it and I'm very glad!
HUGS and hope all is well with you.
986 days ago
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