Food Addictions: When It's Not Just a Craving

Mommying While Muslim

May 26 2022 • 47 mins


Samihah Huq joins us to discuss her experience with food addiction and how she’s hit a wall with her doctor in terms of understanding, naming, and taming it. There are barriers to wrapping our brains around food addiction in the Muslim community, starting with the doctor’s office and leading right up to an auntie’s buffet table.
Just like any other addiction, food affects neurochemistry and failure to look at it as a passing issue, a phase, or anything other than a disease unto itself is leading us on a dangerous path. Hear about some tools to help us identify the problem, work with our doctors to name it, and come up with a recovery plan.
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