“The subject of artificial chemically processed food and
drink addictive dependence by Human beings and animals.”
(This was defined in 2013 by English born author Simon Kadwill-Kelly having understood how to recover from a lifetime of obesity. The chemicalim.org website was started in 2013 followed by a book in 2016.)
Characterised when (Chemaholics) with regular compulsive cravings, loss of control over the consumption of artificially chemically processed foods drinks, continue consumption despite negative consequences and withdrawal upon stopping consumption. The Chemaholic continues consumption of addictive chemically processed foods which is both rewarding and reinforcing. Studies have shown this addictive condition applies to animals and Human beings. Chemicalism involves the addition of artificially made chemicals at any stage in the process of making a food or drink.
History. 1962 The European Union started defining food additives with “E Numbers” which has been adopted by many countries to regulate processed food production and information stated on product packaging. For example E number E621 defines “Mono sodium glutamate” created in 1908 by Japanese Chemist Professor Ikeda Kikunae. E954 Saccharin the first artificial sweetener synthesized in 1879 by Remsen and Fahlberg. E250 Sodium nitrite is one of many preservatives used to extend shelf life of food and drinks.
Wars by land and sea ( French Navy 1806 ) stimulated the necessity to invent methods to preserve food and drinks by canning to sustain soldiers fighting ability over longer geographical distance. Vacum sealed Cans were invented 1873.
After WWII Consumerism and globalization of trading stimulated the increase of Chemicalism through mass market factory production, distributing to Food Shops later Supermarkets. The increased success of global Marketing through media, branding, attractively enticing, conveniently packaged processed food and drinks brought about rapid growth of Chemicalism.
There are many benefits of processed food and drinks using artificial food additives including lower cost of production, easy distribution, consumer convenience, reduced preparation time and longer shelf life preservation.
Slang. The Phase Processed Foods or Junk Foods is often used loosely as a Slang to describe food and drink products created with, artificial chemicals typically containing high amounts of one, two or three ingredients labelled as Sugar/sweetener, Fat, Salt. During the Chemicalization process nutrition values of the original natural products are altered.
Note opposite. It is possible to create Natural Processed foods using Natural additives include preservatives example Natural sea salt. Natural colourings example beetroot. Many natural foods and drinks have been prepared using processes for many hundreds of years such as raw coffee beans (grown without artificial fertiliser or pesticides) which are roasted into a consumable form with no artificial chemicals. For the purpose of defining Chemicalism, Processed Food and Drink products include artificial chemicals.
Medical testimony. Chemicalism and the resulting medical condition Chemaholic was defined by British born Simon Kadwill-Kelly in 2013 a self confessed long term Chemaholic who started recovery (under doctors supervision ) (after understanding better Elsa Wakeling’s lifestyle of naturopathy ) during six months in 2013 by changing to Natural Nutrition of mainly Organic Foods and purified water which lead to significant weight loss, no longer being medically classified obese, no longer with high cholesterol. This same Natural diet was followed by Simon Kadwill- Kelly’s mother Valerie who became cured of illnesses most significantly being cured of terminal Gangrene of the foot avoiding an amputation of the leg and diabetes type II two.
Pronounced “Kem i call ism “ Greek.