Yes, you read that correctly. Much like Big Tobacco, the modern food industry (Big Food?) has transformed something natural into a vessel of destructive health consequences. The only difference between the two is that people don’t have to smoke tobacco. But, they sure as hell have to eat.
Humans are genetically wired to seek out nutrient-dense foods. But these foods are being altered by companies to target our brain chemistry, facilitating addiction. And this addiction leads to a myriad of health issues, both physical and mental. With co-morbidities, such as obesity and heart disease, it’s possible that food addiction is one of the deadliest emerging illnesses.
Isn’t it time we take food addiction seriously? (And hear me now, bullying, shaming, and blaming will help no one. Don’t take that route, please.)
As somebody who suffers, I certainly think so. And I hope you agree.