Food addiction is very complex. Individuals can become addicted for a combination of reasons:

• Genetics
• Family history of substance addiction
• Neurotransmitter imbalance
• Nutritional deficiency
• Toxic food environment
• Food allergies and intolerance
• Metabolic disturbances (diabetes)
• Hormonal imbalance (leptin resistance and thyroid disease)
• Compromised digestion (candida, constipation and IBS)
• Emotional stress and trauma

Why do some of us become addicted to food?