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Why It Doesn’t Make Sense To Call Addiction A Disease

We frequently hear from people who say: “I drink too much sometimes, but I don’t think I’m an alcoholic. And I don’t want to stand up and talk about myself in front of a group. Is there any other...

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The Diseased States of America

Calling addictions diseases is driving us all crazy I usually watch Morning Joe, MSNBC’s early-morning news program, while working out at the Park Slope YMCA. First, I have to confess, I have used my visits to the Y to...

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Only One Food Has Been Shown to Prevent Dementia

You’re not allowed to know the only food that prevents dementia, sorry. No known agent for preventing dementia, or general cognitive decline, has ever been identified, except for. . . alcohol. Sorry. We’re not allowed to know this — you won’t find it...

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The Cultural Reasons America’s Underprivileged Struggle With Nutrition

There has been a surge in the recognition of the toll bad eating, obesity and related health problems are causing poor Americans. Michelle Obama, of course, contributed to this recent surge of interest with her garden and lectures on...

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The Meaning of Addiction: Is Eating Addictive?

That idea that addiction has a “meaning” seems strange — haven’t they discovered “addiction” in a PET scan in a laboratory at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)? It’s either there or it’s not, right? Not actually. Here’s...

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Is Food Addictive? (Who wants to know?)

The question, “Is Food Addictive?” is not easily resolved, as we shall see.  And it isn’t the most important question.  That actually is, “Why do you want to know?” The current (July 2011) issue of the journal Addiction has at its theme,...

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Poor Americans Are the Most Obese, and We Have No Help for Them

If living were a thing that money could buy Then the rich would live and the poor would die – Joan Baez, “All My Trials, Lord” We know Americans eat too much and are overweight. That’s more true of...

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