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Where Does Addiction Belong In Nature?

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Why are foods that cannot be digested properly by our bodies addictive??

I'm not talking about the science behind the opiods, or casomorphins but rather why would nature make it so that we are drawn back to what hurts us?

Is it that when a species population gets out of control they normally end up eating things their bodies weren't designed for due to the scarcity of food, and that the damage guarantees lesser ability and the shortened lifespan, or the passing of weaker genes, of the overpopulated species?

This has been bothering me for too long! Perhaps i'm too interested in the Why but,

Any theories or facts...?

(I didn't know where to put this thread. Maybe it belonged in off topic)

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Why are foods that cannot be digested properly by our bodies addictive??

I'm not talking about the science behind the opiods, or casomorphins but rather why would nature make it so that we are drawn back to what hurts us?

I did not bother to look up opiods or casamorphins, but I rather suspect that we are now more sensitive to genetically altered wheat.

I have a friend that has Celiac and she was able to eat hand made bread in Kathmandu, where there is no "Monsanto" and bread is prepared as it has for a thousand years.

I'm a firm believer that our bodies have not evolved as much as the need for mass production to feed the world and pockets. ;)

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^ I agree. Nature has had no involvement in monoculture, mass production of foods, sucking them of nutrients, genetically modifying them, patenting them a la Monsanto, not to mention the way industrialized cultures eat their foods. Too much of the same thing, and generally prepared in ways that take the nutrition out and add the crap in. These are the behaviors that mess our bodies up so much that we show signs of physical addiction to foods and we crave them.

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