Sugar – The Gateway to Addiction!

I googled the words ‘Food Addiction’ today and got 174,000,000 hits. ‘Sugar Addiction’ gives 65,100,000 results. These two little video clips help us to appreciate why there is a growing demand for help with these challenges, despite the fact that neither of them are formally recognised yet as a disease. Eric Clapton reminds us how sugar is the ‘gateway drug’ that for some becomes an even more serious and complicated addiction interaction disorder, whilst this little baby, demonstrates the immediate impact that sweet foods have on our (uncontrollable) desires for more.

In his book “Hooked”, Michael Moore provides us with great insights into the deliberate tactics employed by the processed food industry to hijack our brains so we can’t stop thinking about and reaching for more of the foods they want us to buy. A sobering read!