It’s Not All in Your Head

Food cravings and compulsive eating are symptoms of a deranged metabolism and can be improved by avoidance of certain commonly eaten foods. Food additives, artificial sweeteners and sugar also cause food cravings.

Cravings and compulsive eating are linked to eating industrialised foods which disrupt metabolism. Recent changes, not only in the types of foods we eat, but also in the way they are produced has altered some of the proteins which some people have difficulty processing. The reasons for this are complex involving the digestive, hormonal and immune systems, but foods that contain opioids, like gluten (from wheat, rye, barley and oats) and casein (a milk protein) can exert a drug-like reaction that is impossible to control by will power alone. Stimulating the pleasure centre in the brain, in the same way that alcohol and drugs do,  drives food cravings and compulsive eating. In some people, the modern diet can trigger a cascade of bingeing, weight gain and self-hatred that is beyond control of the conscious mind. This is linked to deficiencies in key nutrients, like zinc and B6, and many people with eating disorders suffer from pyrroluria which causes these nutrients to be lost in the urine.he body will also hold on to water when foods are consumed that cannot be broken down. This is a common cause of weight gain.

Artificial sweeteners, which are organophosphates made from biological weapons, disrupt appetite, hormone and blood sugar regulation resulting in increased appetite and weight gain.

Cravings and compulsive eating

What you need to know about food cravings and compulsive eating:-

  • Liver congestion is always involved – partly because the high carbohydrate diet leads to changes in the body that make it difficult for the liver to regulate blood sugar levels, but also because liver cells can become engorged with fat and other deposits. This is known as Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, or NAFLD – which until recently only affected alcoholics. NAFLD leads to fatigue, sluggishness and many other symptoms, including sensitivity to chemicals and foods.
  • When blood sugar is unstable it can dip quite low. This is called hypoglycaemia. This is a medical emergency, and the body is driven to raise it fast by eating sugar or starchy foods. If the blood sugar were to drop too low, you would lose consciousness and could even die. Your body is designed to eat whatever is necessary to prevent his, and will power stands no chance against it.
  • Cravings and compulsive eating are associated with a problem handling copper, a key mineral which, when not metabolised properly, can unleash a cascade of symptoms ranging from mood instability, depression, food allergies, eating disorders, cravings, hormonal imbalances and many others.If this is correctly treated, sweet cravings and compulsive over-eating can become a thing of the past.
  • If the mitochondria are not making energy efficiently, the brain will get the message that you are starving. This causes an increase in the production of appetite hormones and the need for instant high energy foods results in cravings and compulsive eating.