You don’t really need proof like this Bloomberg article, do you? We openly admit that nicotine, caffeine, and alcohol are addictive. But fat and sugar? Well, duh! How else could you explain the voluntary slow suicide so much of our race is engaged in? Our irrational consumption of french fries and milkshakes is identical to the smoker or alcoholic or crack user. Of course it’s addiction. We dress up our craving for fat and sugar with wholesome sounding pseudonyms like “comfort food”. It’s certainly anti-american to disparage mom’s apple pie or girl scout cookies.
We’re in some deep fudge here. How the hell
are we going to get anyone to leave our Willy Wonka World for the valley
of the jolly green giant? I feel like the bell-ringing prophet of doom
character Kareem Abdul Jabar played in Stephen King’s The Stand. As a
diabetic, I’ve been forced off the fat/sugar drug. Now that the DT’s are
passed, the siren call of the drive-thru is revealed. I’m pulled over
on the side of a highway choked with bacon-wrapped acolytes honking and
hurrying on toward the diabetes/cardio abyss. And the billboards! Holy
crap. We are so screwed. Look what was tweeted unsolicited to me this
I'll bet you a Twinkie they want to email me free "supersize your order" coupons.
You could read the Bloomberg article, “Fatty Foods Addictive Like Cocaine in Growing Body of Scientific Research”.
It’s just more to confirm what you know in your gut to be true. These
studies are showing things like the fact that a picture of a milkshake
is lighting up the same part of the brain as a smoker anticipating a
cigarette. One could get all weird and conspiratorial if one starts to
connect some of the dots.
Maybe, instead of an apocaplytic bell ringer,
I’m feeling like the woman at the end of the Twilight Zone episode “To Serve Man” episode who has run to warn her friend walking up the gangplank into the until-then-believed-friendly alien’s ship that the title was actually that of a cookbook.
Refusing The Needle: A Diabetic’s Natural Journey To Kick-Ass Health by Russell Stamets
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