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No, Cheese Is Not Addictive Like Crack or Heroin


By Zachary Siegel 10/27/15


Just because people enjoy it doesn't make it addictive.

"Leave it to Teen Vogue and several other outlets to run stories saying “science” has found cheese to be addictive in the same way crack and heroin are addictive.


Given that the claim makes zero sense upon face value, one would hope reporters are merely seizing on an opportunity to embellish the allure of cheese, which we all know to be a tasty accessory to any meal."


Source: https://www.thefix.com/no-cheese-not-addictive-crack-or-heroin



Addiction aka compulsive behavior, always serves an emotional purpose. If it does not serve an emotional purpose, then it is not an addiction. When circumstances in life become overwhelming causing feelings of helplessness, being trapped, powerless or out of control, some people regain control with Displaced or substitute behavior such as drugs, porn, anger and even over eating (comfort food). (Proverbs 29:11) "A fool vents his feelings but a wise person holds them in check." The very function or purpose of addictive behavior is always to regain control over helpless feelings, that render us feeling out of control.


Christ Driven Behavior is a Direct healthy behavior, found with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This healthy behavior is based on biblical values that motivate. (Romans 12:2). Where do we get this motivation? From a relationship with our built in mentor, the Holy Spirit(John 14:16). If we are willing to delegate control to Christ (Surrender), "His grace is sufficient for us....". (2 Cor. 12:9-10).

Self-control is not only possible, it is inevitable with the values of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) when you change your thinking and change your life. "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17).


This is behavioral science and scripture at work. Recognize your Displaced behavior, Reframe your emotions with new thinking and Replace your emotions, old thinking and behavior with new thinking based on Direct Christ Driven values and Behavior.

"I am a Surrendered Believer in Jesus Christ with Free Will and I CHOSE Surrender (Intelligent Delegation) in my victory over, “Recreational Chemical Abuse, my weekend, "False Idols."
"I chose DIRECT health assertive Christ Driven Behavior (CDB) instead of DISPLACED behavior in order to regain control over feeling helpless, powerless, trapped and lacking control. I changed my, "Thinking," and God changed my life."
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There is no reason why anyone with any hurt, habit, or hang up cannot be helped. The Person-God partnership simply needs to be more powerful than any hurt, habit or hangup.

Behind everything you do is a THOUGHT.

Every BEHAVIOR is motivated by a BELIEF.

Every ACTION is prompted by an ATTITUDE.


With respect to behavior, life is about, emotions, beliefs, thinking and control.

"A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."Proverbs 29:11 (Displaced Behaviors)

"Do not be conformed by this world but instead by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2 (Direct Behavior)

When you think and empower yourself and surrender control to God, when you Intelligently Delegate Control to God (2 Corinthians 12:9-10),

God returns that control to you with a, “Helper," the Holy Spirit, (John 14:16) a form of Reciprocal Innervation.

You regain control: "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

No longer are you subject to corrupted displaced thinking but instead are transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).

This is where science and scripture intertwine, where Christ Driven Behavior brings, values, control, cause, character and purpose driven behavior, the fruits of the spirit Galatians 5:22-23 .


Proverbs 29:11 "A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."

Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

2 Corinthians 12-9:“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

John 14:16: "He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—"

Philippians 2:13: "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."

Galatians 5:22-23 "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Ephesians 4:22-23 "...put away the old person you used to be. Have nothing to do with your old sinful life. It was sinful because of being fooled into following bad desires. Let your minds and hearts be made new."

Life is about finding Purpose. When you have a, "Global Purpose," in life, healthy direct assertive thinking and behavior follow.

Change your thinking, change your life!

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