Our food is much more than a source of building blocks and fuels. Each meal initiates a cascade of hormones that permeates every molecule of our bodies. Amongst many other activities the meal stimulates glucagon and insulin secretions and these two primary hormones in turn influence other metabolic pathways. The chemical cascade that ensues actually influences how nutrients and other biochemicals are metabolised in our cells including how essential fatty acids like alpha linoleic acid (omega-6) and linolenic acid (omega-3) are used by the cells to make downstream hormones. This hormone activity includes that of prostaglandins involved in inflammatory controls. Your meal composition and in particular the protein to carbohydrate ratio creates a ripple effect. Food is a powerful drug that affects the state of being, both physical and mental, with every mouthful. In fact, this druglike process forms addictions that often give rise to the need for common synthetic pharmaceutical drugs to counteract the ill effects. If you’re riddled with disease or simply can’t get your health on the path you expect it to take, learn from the ordeal. Don’t just continue doing what doesn’t work. Set out in a new direction. This requires that you adopt a powerful role that involves far more than willpower, and if you’re prepared to assume this life-changing step, a lot more positive shifts than better appetite control and efficient weight management will happen. Additionally, emotional duress often triggers profound biochemical cascades in the body as well as in the brain. This chemistry too results in bioenergetic anomalies that can seed many of our common diseases. These triggers have been shown to initiate neurological activity that results in behaviors we seldom realize stem from emotional roots. Binge eating is one such common conduct, but it’s not much different than workaholism, alcohol and drug abuse, and many other obsessive behaviors.