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TITLE : Food As A Drug

Food as a drug provides psychologists psychiatrists and counselors with a unique discussion about possible addictive qualities of some foods to assist clients who are struggling with obesity or eating disordersin his pulitzer prize winning novel the emperor of all maladies dr siddhartha mukherjee eloquently summarizes the history of rational drug design and its origins in understanding the impact of a food derived bioactive compound ie folic acid in disease pathophysiologyfood as a drug provides psychologists psychiatrists and counselors with a unique discussion about possible addictive qualities of some foods to assist clients who are struggling with obesity or eating disorders examining the pros and cons of treating eating disorders with an addictions modelfor michael prager food used to be much more than a way to get his daily doses of nutrients or to satisfy a craving for a tasty treat from an early age i ate for reasons that other people didn its impossible to talk about using food as a drug without looking at the genuine neurological and hormonal impacts it has on the body the fact is certain foods affect us more like drugs than others

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