Studies show junk foods change brain chemistry and are addictive like cocaine
Mon., Dec. 26, 2011 by: Donald J.Porter, a guy that Beat Stage IV Cancer -(NO Chemo or Radiation), did a PLANT BASE DIET similar to Bill Clinton’s Dr. Esselstyn diet. Much data from Bloomberg Business Week, Natural News, Robert Langreth, Duane D. Stanford
A growing body of medical research at leading universities and government laboratories suggests that processed foods and sugary drinks made by the likes of PepsiCo Inc. and Kraft
Foods Inc. aren’t simply unhealthy. They can hijack the brain in ways that resemble addictions to cocaine, nicotine and other drugs.
A 2010 study conducted by scientists at Scripps Research Institute (SRI) in Florida found that rats given free access to Hormel Foods Corp. bacon, Sara Lee Corp. pound cake, The
Cheesecake Factory Inc. cheesecake, and Pillsbury Co. Creamy Supreme cake frosting, experienced significant changes in brain activity and function — and these changes mirrored those that occur in the brains of drug addicts. Another study conducted by researchers at both the University of TX in Austin (UT) and the Oregon Research Inst. found that prolonged consumption of junk foods results in reduced activity in the striatum, a section of the forebrain that registers reward. In other words, just like with illicit drugs, those addicted to junk food require ever-increasing amounts of it to get the same “high.”
“The data is so overwhelming the field has to accept it,” said Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) concerning the findings. “We are finding tremendous overlap between drugs in the brain and food in the brain.” In a correlative study, researchers identified a similarity in dopamine production levels between drug addicts and junk food addicts. Addiction to either one essentially causes the brain receptors
that receive dopamine signals to lose their responsiveness. As a result, addicts require increasing amounts of the addictive substance to receive the same level of satisfaction.
Since processed foods, along with many “Fast Foods & Fried Foods” are loaded with synthetic chemical additives, they are technically drugs themselves. So it is no wonder that millions of people around the world are addicted to them.
“This could change the legal landscape,” said Kelly Brownell, director of Yale Univ. Rudd Ctr for Food Policy & Obesity and a proponent of anti-obesity regulation. “People knew for a long time cigarettes were killing people, but it was only later they learned about nicotine and the intentional manipulation of it.” Food is made to look-smell-taste good, be addictive & Last
a Long time, all with Chemicals to maximize revenues & profits! Do Food cos. intentional
manipulate chemicals for profit ?
FUN FOR YOU – Revenue/Profit driven (also stock options, bonuses) a Must for Food co. execs and lobbyists are quick to counter that nothing has been proven, that nothing is wrong with what PepsiCo, CEO Indra Nooyi calls “fun-for- you” foods, if eaten in moderation. In fact, the cos. say they’re making big strides toward offering consumers a wide range of healthier snacking options. Nooyi, for one, is as well known for calling attention to PepsiCo’s progress offering healthier fare as she is for driving sales.
Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo, Northfield, Illinois-based Kraft and Kellogg Co. of Battle Creek, Michigan, declined to grant interviews with their scientists.
No one disputes that obesity is a fast growing global problem. In the U.S., 1/3 of adults and 17% of teens and children are obese, and those numbers are increasing. Across the globe, from Latin America, to Europe to Pacific Island nations, obesity rates are also climbing. Stay away from Fried Foods also !
Heart problems & Cancer are a National Disaster ! Chemicalized foods in our diets are the MAIN CAUSE, along with too many FRIED Foods ! Our Children are suffering from TAINTED JUNK foods with massive chemicals !
Bill Clinton has made the required change to a Plant Based Diet by Dr. Esselstyn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqvjCIKoo8M — Wolf Blitzer & Bill Clinton
Cost to Society -The cost to society is enormous. A 2009 study of 900,000 people, published in The Lancet, found that moderate obesity reduces life expectancy by 2-4 years, while severe obesity shortens life expectancy by as much as 10 years. Obesity has been shown to boost the risk of heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and stroke,
according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The costs of treating illness associated with obesity were estimated at $147 billion in 2008, according to a 2009 study in Health Affairs.
Sugars and fats, of course, have always been present in the human diet and our bodies are programmed to crave them. What has changed is modern processing that creates food with concentrated levels of
sugars, unhealthy fats and refined flour, without redeeming levels of fiber or nutrients, obesity experts said. Consumption of large quantities of those processed foods may be changing the way the brain is wired.
Will Food cos. execs. do ANYTHING with chemicals to make their foods look-smell-taste good & last a VERY long time ?
A Lot Like Addiction – Those changes look a lot like addiction to some experts. Addiction “is a loaded term, but there are aspects of the modern diet that can elicit behavior that resembles addiction,” said David Ludwig, a Harvard researcher and director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Children’s Hospital Boston. Highly processed foods may cause rapid spikes and declines in blood sugar, increasing cravings, his research has found.
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Topping the 2012 list is Marie Callender’s “Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie,” which packs a colossal 1,140 calories and 72 grams of fat—the calorie equivalent of nine 12-oz bottles of Guinness Draught.
Top 10 Worst Supermarket Foods:
- Worst Packaged Food: Marie Callender’s Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie (1,140 calories)
- Worst Frozen Entrée: Hungry-Man Select Classic Fried Chicken (1,030 calories)
- Worst Frozen Pizza: DiGiorno Traditional Crust Supreme Pizza (790 calories)
- Worst Stir-Fry/Skillet: Stouffer’s Sautés For Two Steak Gorgonzola (730 calories)
- Worst Breakfast: Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls Pancakes & Sausage Links (710 calories)
- Worst Individual Snack: Hostess Chocolate Pudding Pie (520 calories)
- Worst Kids’ Meal: Lunchables with Juice, Nachos, Cheese Dip + Salsa (490 calories)
- Worst Pie: Marie Callender’s Southern Pecan Pie (450 calories)
- Worst Frozen Treat: Mrs. Fields Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich (450 calories)
- Worst Packaged Side: Pasta Roni Fettucine Alfredo (450 calories)
Anyone – can beat nearly ALL forms of Cancer, along with obesity, hypertension, stroke, heart attacks, gall stones, diverticulitis, asthma, osteoporosis, allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus, & a initiate a marked decrease in the common western cancers of breast, prostate, colon, endometrial, ovarian, & pancreatic. See: Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Dr. Ornish, Dr. Len Saputo, Bill Clinton’s Heart Diet (Plant Based by Dr. Esselstyn), Dr. Joel Fuhrman (Diabetes), Dr. Baxter Montgomery, Dr. Sanjay Gupta -Stop Heart Attacks on CNN, Dirk Benedict, & Don Porter.
Just go on an Organic Plant Based Organic Diet.
Read the following books:
Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy -Dirk Benedict of A-Team, Charlies Angels
WARNING: This book may change the way you look at Drs., the great American diet, & health forever. This book will challenge your preconceived ideas/habits about looking at illness, taking responsibility, & about actors–particularly Dirk Benedict, star of several hit television series (the A-Team, Charlies Angels, Battlestar Gallactica). Initially, Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy tells the fascinating story of Dirk Benedict’s journey from the big sky country
of Montana to the hustle & hype of Hollywood. It also vividly describes his personal odyssey of self-exploration, discovery, & growth-from struggling actor to celebrity, from meat eater to vegetarian, from cancer victim to cancer victor. Book is brilliantly written–insightful, witty,
humorous, & always challenging–a tour de force. You will come face to face with many of the newly discovered truths in Dirk’s life. This book will make you reconsider a great many habits in your own life. “Diet” is the main ingredient to health – Dirk Benedict Author “Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy” , Health, Illness, Plant Based Macrobiotic Diet, Recovery & Quality of Life
Recalled by Life by Dr. Anthony J. Sattilaro , was CEO of Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia, PA when he was diagnosed with severe prostate cancer that had spread to his ribs, sternum, bones, brain, skull, rightshoulder, spine, liver problems, took MANY pain killers & had his testicles
removed. He was operated on & given the usual AMA poisons, Chemo, Radiation, 3 operations in 3 weeks. Drs. NEVER went after the cause BAD DIET ! Went on a Plant Based Microbiotic Diet & CURED himself of fatal cancer.
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D. A groundbreaking program backed by the irrefutable results from Dr. Esselstyn’s 20-year study proving changes in diet & nutrition can actually cure heart disease
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wZendyXhU4 – Watch this - Video
ALSO – The China Study, Forks Over Knives, Natures Cancer Fighting Foods, Macrobiotic for Dummies by Verne Varona, The Cancer Prevention Diet-Michio Kushi, The Food Prescription for Better Health.
- No Cheating as it takes 4 mos to clean/change our blood.
- If you do these beneficial things above, with a Plant Based Diet you will be like Dirk
Benedict, Don Porter & “MANY” others that Beat Cancer.
- DO NOT accept the Primary Western medical treatments -Surgery, Chemo, Radiation & Drugs until you carefully consider these books & my experiences, the cause of diseases
etc. is critical. (Chemo kills cells Indiscriminately)
- There are known things that we know .
- There are things that we know that we don’t know.
- PROBLEM -There are things that we don’t “EVEN” know that we don’t know
Must utilize our underappreciated, Immune System that,basically, is the same as everyone else’s – Therefore, what I accomplished – so can ANYONE !
I determined that we all enjoy a body that is a miraculous machine that must be “aligned properly” with a quality diet, exercise, quality liquids, deep breathing, organic foods, & minimum stress, in a FAST paced society, along with some occasional “TLC”.
- If we don’t align car’s front end – tires wear until we correct the CAUSE of tire wear. Must align our bodies with Organic Plant Based Diets.!
- If we put gasoline in a diesel car or diesel in a gasoline car – They won’t run
- No oil/grease in car – what happens? – Problems?
The CAUSE of most Illnesses/Diseases is a POOR Diet ! Eat an Organic Plant Based Diet