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Behold The Power Of Cheese: It's Addictive Like Morphine
NCBuy ^ | June 5, 2003

Posted on 06/06/2003 7:15:46 AM PDT by Ethan Clive Osgoode

WASHINGTON (Wireless Flash) -- Here's food for thought: A physician claims cheese is as addictive as morphine.

Dr. Neal Barnard is the author of "Breaking the Food Seduction: The Hidden Reasons Behind Food Cravings and Seven Steps to End them Naturally" (St. Martin's Press) which explains why people are addicted to cheese, meat, sugar and chocolate.

Cheese is particularly addictive because it contains small amounts of morphine made in the cow's liver. When the dairy protein breaks apart in the stomach, it releases the opiate molecules.

Some of the foods have about one-tenth the strength of morphine, and while that may not sound like much, Dr. Barnard says because the foods are so available it's easy to satisfy a fix.

He also says this research could help those fat souls currently suing fast food restaurants by proving the food is addictive like tobacco.

But don't expect to see rehab centers for meat eaters. Dr. Barnard says folks will have to break the addiction by changing their diet, exercising and getting enough sleep.


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1 posted on 06/06/2003 7:15:47 AM PDT by Ethan Clive Osgoode
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode
Might as well face it you're addicted to cheese.
2 posted on 06/06/2003 7:17:24 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode
We now need to ban cheese, meat, sugar and chocolate.

Chocolate? Watch the women scream!
Watch ME scream!

3 posted on 06/06/2003 7:17:57 AM PDT by Just another Joe (FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode
FLASH FROM DRUG CZAR:
It has now been scientifically established that the "Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys" had been on drugs!
4 posted on 06/06/2003 7:18:21 AM PDT by John Beresford Tipton
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode
It is widely known that moose cheese is the most potent of all cheeses.
5 posted on 06/06/2003 7:18:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I've decided to cut back my tagline, one word at a)
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To: Just another Joe
Watch ME scream!

For ICE cream!

6 posted on 06/06/2003 7:19:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I've decided to cut back my tagline, one word at a)
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode
Guess that explains the 5lb of PepperJack in my fridge and the resulting love handles. Think I got a lawsuit here?
7 posted on 06/06/2003 7:19:58 AM PDT by steve50
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