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Processed Food Addiction And Mental Health | Part 4

Issue No. 47 | Brought to you by the Addiction Reset Community – ARC
Unlocking the secrets of processed food addiction and guiding you to find freedom from food and weight obsession.

21 Sources of Depression & Anxiety… contd.

In the previous two issues of this newsletter, we introduced how processed foods are highly addictive drug-like substances that can alter the brain. So far, we have reviewed 14 of the 21 sources of depression and anxiety and outlined how the Addiction Reset Community can be used to address each source.  

 

In this issue we will conclude by reviewing the final 7 of 21 sources of depression and anxiety, namely:

  • Starvation
  • Relationships
  • Jobs/Work
  • Chronic illness & Pain
  • Problem-solving
  • Children
  • Sleep

 

Starvation

The diet industry promotes food restriction which can cause us to starve ourselves for weight loss. This triggers an innate fear of famine, causing anxiety which is rooted in the need for food security.

The...

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Processed Food Addiction And Mental Health | Part 3

Issue No. 46 | Brought to you by the Addiction Reset Community – ARC
Unlocking the secrets of processed food addiction and guiding you to find freedom from food and weight obsession.

21 Sources of Depression & Anxiety… contd.

In the last issue of this newsletter, we introduced how processed foods are highly addictive drug-like substances that can alter the brain. We also looked at 7 of the 21 sources of depression and anxiety and outlined how the Addiction Reset Community can be used to address each source. 

 

In this issue we will continue to review the sources of depression and anxiety, namely:

  • Stressful Media
  • Medications
  • Medical advice
  • Therapy/Counseling
  • Gut-brain connection
  • Finances
  • Weight-loss

 

Stressful Media

In addition to the triggering commercials which drive stressful cravings, media also promotes the desire to be thin, which can cause stress and lead to anxiety and depression. Social media often presents a...

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Processed Food Addiction And Mental Health | Part 2

Issue No. 45 | Brought to you by the Addiction Reset Community – ARC
Unlocking the secrets of processed food addiction and guiding you to find freedom from food and weight obsession.

21 Sources of Depression & Anxiety

Processed foods are highly addictive drug-like substances that can alter the brain.

Studies reveal that rats choose sugar and saccharine over cocaine and heroin. The morphine in gluten attaches to the same receptors as opium. The syndrome of withdrawal from excessive salt is the same as withdrawal from drugs. Dairy contains four different kinds of natural morphine. Processed fats light up the same part of the brain as marijuana. Caffeine activates dopamine. Who knows what 15,000 different food additives actually do? 

 

In the next three issues of this newsletter, we will explore  21 sources of anxiety and depression and how each one is aggravated by processed foods. We will also highlight how the Addiction Reset Community can support...

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Processed Food Addiction And Mental Health | Part 1

Issue No. 44 | Brought to you by the Addiction Reset Community – ARC
Unlocking the secrets of processed food addiction and guiding you to find freedom from food and weight obsession.

Documented records reveal that since the 1980’s the tobacco industry has been taking over the processed food industry. The business model that had successfully driven tobacco addiction has been systematically transferred to the food industry.

The business and marketing tactics of the processed food (formerly tobacco) industry, have resulted in widespread and severe addiction.

Tragically, research reveals that the negative health impacts associated with processed foods include over 100  diseases and illnesses. Amongst them is cognitive impairment, mood alteration and various aspects of mental illness, such as anxiety and depression.

So many people around the world suffer in the painful despair of facing mental health challenges. While some conditions may require specialised...

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Processed Food Addiction and Mental Health

Issue No. 22 | Brought to you by the Addiction Reset Community – ARC
Unlocking the secrets of processed food addiction and guiding you to find freedom from food and weight obsession.

So many people around the world suffer in the painful despair of facing mental health challenges. While some conditions may require a clinical diagnosis and treatment, it may surprise you to know that research reveals that processed food alters brain function.  

 

 

Scientific studies reveal that processed foods are associated with the following direct and indirect aspects of mental health:

  • Anxiety: Processed foods activate brain cells which release a signal that tells the adrenal glands to release adrenalin. With extra adrenalin floating around the body, we become anxious and angry. 
  • Depression: Processed foods cause reward brain cells to release extra dopamine. So much extra dopamine causes the dopamine pathway to 'wear out.' The technical term is down-regulate....
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