The World Health Organization defines compulsive addiction as a pattern of behavior characterized by the overwhelming involvement with the use of a drug and the securing of its supply. In many cases, the drug causes severe impairment of life functions.
Based on that definition, America is a nation addicted.
The poor become ill from unhealthy and addictive foods while the insured become addicted to prescribed drugs.
The interests and forces that benefit from unhealthiness are dependent on the power of addiction. They lace their foods with compounds that target the reward centers in our brain in exactly the same way as cocaine and other drugs do.
The biological process by which all herbs, drugs and foods produce their effects is through receptor binding.
Receptor binding is the attachment of a ligand to a binding domain on a nerve cell.
The stimulation may originate elsewhere but all sensations are felt, perceived or otherwise understood, by the neuron exchanges that take place in the brain.
Specific areas control specific functions. One area of interest is the reward and gratification center.
Despite many distinct actions in the brain, all types of addictions converge in producing a common action, activation of the brain's reward circuitry.
The most important part of this circuitry is the mesolimbic dopamine system.
Compounds that result in bindings in this system are addictive. All addictions that lead to dopamine bindings in the Ventral Tegmental area of the brain are based on reward-related motivation.
These dopamine receptors respond to both hedonic stimulants as well as negative ones.
Eating chocolate and living through an earthquake both involve increased amounts of dopamine.
Proper binding is indicative of health. Excessive binding results in addiction.
Improper receptor binding is responsible for most diseases throughout the body. This is especially true when carbohydrates or fats are involved.
Addictions take place in the brain. It is a chronic process by which steady-state levels of a substance becomes incorporated into normal being.
Addiction requires the need for greater doses to achieve the same result or experience. This is termed tolerance.
Un-satisfaction, due to the absence of the drug, is dependence.
Tolerance and dependence are the classical signs of drug addiction.
It has even been demonstrated that, at least in rats, Oreo cookies are more addictive than cocaine. This demonstrates that fats and sugars are addictive.
Fictional FEMA and PIMP have used the freedoms under US law to enslave children. They addict them to unhealthy behaviors. They addict them to high- fructose corn syrup laced sodas. These sodas interfer with the micro peptides that regulate hunger.
Furthermore, the FDA and USDA allowed manufacturers to include hormone disrupting chemicals in the products they manufacture. Many of the toxic compounds interfere with the body’s complex hormonal systems or its neuronal signaling pathways.
These chemicals iinclude dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), pesticides and phthalates used in the manufacture of shampoos, cosmetics, and nail polish. Bisphenol A is a hormone disruptor and is used in the manufacture of plastic food and beverage containers.
These compounds can be considered as obesogens, compounds that promote weight gain. Other obesogens include salt, sugar and fat, compounds that target the reward center in the brain.
Obesogens act at the neuronal level to instill a type of addiction.
Addiction is a powerful force. The younger a person is the more vulnerable they are to receptor recruitment, which powers addiction.
Children andf teenagers are especially susceptible. Their development and maturation is at a criticaly sensitive time in life. As they go though their plastic phase of growth, these companies allow themselves access to their minds via obesogens, primal messaging and addictive foods.
Their goal is to promote overeating, illness and sedentary behavior. Precisely the things that exacerbate our present predicament.
The best and brightest have researched, studied and analyzed the minds of children. They have judged, picked apart, and dissected their motives, weaknesses, and tendencies. They know exactly how to market and go viral. They know us better than we know ourselves. The information they obtain is used to enslave kids.
This disgraceful corporate behavior is exceeded only by those who knowingly are forcing generations to depend on prescription drugs.
A combination of poor nutrition and inactive behavior has created millions of unhealthy children, young adults and boomers.
The American Diet has changed drastically over the past three decades. The two components of the Diet, physical activity and calories, need to be in balance.
Over the past three decades there has been a marked increase in food consumption and a simultaneous decrease in exercise.
More than a half of all Americans consume more energy in the form of calories than they expend in the course of daily activity.
Athletes who reverse this pattern by increasing exercise time while maintaining good dietary habits, improve their health. They will also prolong their youth.
Food today is both plentiful and profitable.
The food industry is mostly to blame because they hydrogenate and partially hydrogenate fats. This makes children ill.
Partially unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs.) are used because they increase the shelf life of the products that contains them. Human life should be important than shelf life. They are a threat to health.
Every snack, cake, muffin, chip or stick, every prepackaged and prepared food contains these modified fatty acids. The growing usage of PUFAs have enriched the coffers of FEMA and provided PIMP with perpetual profits. They have caused an increase in the amount of saturated fat and trans-fatty acids in the diet. Left uncorrected, these two compounds are responsible for a litany of diseases including heart disease and cancer.
The other addictive compound that is embedded in food is high-fructose corn syrup.
High-fructose corn syrup contain fructose, a six-carbon sugar that can only be metabolized by the liver.
Fructose is implicated in weight gain and liver failure. Fructose may also alter the bacteria that inhabits the colon.
Fructose, or fruit sugar, is a simple monosaccharide.
Fructose is found in many plants, like corn and sugar beets. It is often found bonded to glucose to form the disaccharide sucrose or as part of mixture of monosacharides as it does in high-fructose corn syrup.
High fructose levels cause overeating by lowering the amount of ghrelin and leptin, two natural regulators of hunger.
The startling rise in obesity among children coincides with the substitution of high fructose corn syrup to sweeten soft drinks. A dietary substitution that began in the 1980’s.