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Is your home a trigger to eat processed food? Reducing availability can help | Part 2 of 2

Issue No. 11 | 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.

In the previous issue, we looked at how innate human survival behavior of eating calorie-dense foods, for their own profit. Through repeated exposure to cues and the formulation of processed foods mixed with addictive ingredients, the food industry has made some brains hyper-reactive to calorie-dense foods.

 

Increased availability of these foods cues eating, making abstinence from them, extremely challenging.

 

Here are some of the Do’s and Don’ts that can help households to reduce the availability of processed foods and protect families from a long list of diet-related diseases.

 

The Do's:

Do learn about the difference between helpful unprocessed foods and toxic processed foods:

  • Do bring unprocessed foods into the house.
  • Do suggest restaurants where your...
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Is your home a trigger to eat processed food? Reducing availability can help | Part 1 of 2

Issue No. 10 | 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.

For hundreds of thousands of years, humans ate whatever was available. When a food came into season, humans would eat it all because they would not see it again for a year. As a result, humans are conditioned to eat all of whatever’s available.

 

 

Also, humans chose to eat the most calorie-dense food they could find. If they had a choice between salmon or grass, their brains urgently directed them to the salmon. This was also a crucial survival behavior. This was great for millions of years especially as food was scarce. Our ancestors were exceptionally good at this behavior which is why they survived periodic famines.

 

However, in today’s obesogenic world, the food industry has hijacked these mechanisms for their own profit. Through repeated exposure to cues...

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Processed foods cause Illness and Disease

Issue No. 9 | 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.

Scientific research has found that processed foods are associated with over 100 diseases of all kinds. Many physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral health conditions can be traced back to processed foods - despite the food and pharmaceutical industries not wanting you to know this. They’re making extraordinary profits from selling addictive processed foods and then selling pharmaceuticals to mask the consequences of processed foods.

 

The list of diseases describes a disturbing range of problems when considered all together. While not every processed food user develops every disease, repeated use of processed foods increases the risk of developing any one of these diseases in people of all ages. 

 

Physical Diseases 

Extensive physical disabilities have been...

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Is processed food addiction a “real” Addiction?

Issue No. 8 | 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.

One of the many challenges that people living with processed food addiction face is the question of whether this is a “real” addiction. The short answer is Yes! It absolutely is!

 

The first step to recovery is to acknowledge that we are facing a severe addiction.

 

Research into processed foods shows addictive properties for sugar and sweeteners, flour, gluten, dairy, processed fats, excessive salt and caffeine.  When combined, poly-substance characteristics can intensify the addictive properties of the food-like product. 

 

The addictive properties of sugar are perhaps the most studied. Rats have been shown to choose sugar, high fructose corn syrup and saccharine over cocaine and heroin. Withdrawal syndrome similar to that of morphine is also found. Just...

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Celebrating Dr Joan Ifland's Work in Global Recovery from Processed Food Addiction

Issue No. 7 | 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.

We’re kicking off this issue by celebrating the work of Dr Joan Ifland. Joan is a world-renowned expert on processed food addiction and founder of the Addiction Reset Community (ARC).

Joan has dedicated her work and shone a light on the myth that we have to suffer with chronic illness, pain and depression, as we age. Now in her 70th decade, Joan is a testament to the truth that we can indeed enjoy a joyful, content and fulfilled life as we age -  IF we can remove highly addictive, toxic, processed foods from our diets!

Not only has Joan turned her own health and life around, but she has dedicated the past 25+ years to sharing her vast knowledge, experience and expertise with the world and has dedicated the rest of her life to her mission of helping people to recover from...

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The Difference between food and drug-like food Substances

Issue No. 6 | 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.

Understanding the difference between food and addictive substances can help us to understand why processed foods should be avoided. 

Food addiction may have developed as the result of ‘food products’ being formulated to have addictive properties. It would be natural then to be confused about the difference between food and addictive substances since products being sold as food can have an impact similar to that of addictive substances

Thinking about the difference between food and addictive substances can help clarify the situation and give food addicts a better framework for food choices. 

 

The function of food is to:

  • Nourish
  • Provide amino acids, essential fats, or fiber 
  • Provide vitamins or minerals 
  • Sustain growth

 

Do processed foods...

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4 Reasons why it is difficult to recover from Food Addiction | Part 2 of 2

Issue No. 5 | 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.

Food addiction may be more difficult to put into remission than drug addiction. Due to availability, lots of triggers, misinformation, and the skills required for recovery, food addiction can be tough to overcome. 

 

In the last issue of our newsletter, we shared two reasons why your efforts to get control of your food may have failed. Here are two more reasons why this may be happening:

 

Research shows that processed foods are addictive

  • Different processed foods are combined into ‘poly-substance’ use - which is harder to treat than single-substance use. Fast food meals typically contain sweeteners, flour, gluten, processed fats, salt, dairy, and caffeinated drinks. 
  • Processed foods can be more addictive than recreational drugs. Sugar has been shown to...
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4 Reasons why it is difficult to recover from Food Addiction | Part 1 of 2

Issue No. 4 | 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.

Food addiction may be more difficult to put into remission than drug addiction. Due to availability, lots of triggers, misinformation, and the skills required for recovery, food addiction can be tough to overcome. 

 

These are some of the reasons why your efforts to get control of your food may have failed.

 

Processed foods and relapse triggers are everywhere

  • Addictive foods are available at home, workplaces, along our roads, at our entertainment and sports events, faith organizations and shopping venues. They are woven into our family, social and business traditions and are much easier to get than recreational drugs.  
  • Our household members may pressure us to keep processed foods in our home and it may be difficult for a recovering food addict to refuse ...
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Food Freedom | Part 2 of 2

Issue No. 3 | 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.

In the previous issue of our newsletter, we shared how the Tobacco Industry took control of the processed food industry in the 1980s and transferred its expertise in nicotine addiction, to processed foods. A deliberate and effective addiction business model was applied to promote addictive “food-like” substances to reach the broadest possible audience, at the youngest possible age.

 

The Faces of Addictive Neuromarketing

Some of the main characters behind the Addictive Marketing Business Model include:

 

 

Roberto Goizueta: Former CEO and Chairman of the Coca-Cola Company (1931-1997). Goizueta rose through the ranks to become chairman and chief executive officer of the Coca-Cola Company. Credited with transforming the global soft drink manufacturer into one of...

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Food Freedom | Part 1 of 2

Issue No. 2 | 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.

Approximately two billion people around the world suffer from overweight or obesity and a broad range of diet-related diseases of the scourge of processed food addiction.  Caught in the vicious grips of the Big Food and Dieting industries’ surround marketing business model, people struggling with Processed Food Addiction (PFA) are mostly unaware of the realities of it. Those afflicted by PFA live with self-blame, guilt and shame of losing control of their food and are unable to break free of the shackles of food and weight obsession. 

The Addiction Reset Community (ARC) is the world’s leading authority on Processed Food Addiction  (PFA) recovery and is raising global awareness of the scientific evidence for processed food addiction, its causes, and its severity. The ARC...

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