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I Eat Spicy Foods And Play Violent Video Games Every Day

by Dennis
(Brisbane, Australia)

Yesterday I found out that I am a rageaholic, thanks to my understanding wife. I looked around and I saw almost ALL symptoms that are mentioned to spot a rageaholic on the web.

Now there are things that I do most of the times that I need to know if they are right or wrong or natural for my condition before I attend a professional. Please tell me if they are bad.

1. I eat/love spicy food everyday.
2. I play video games everyday (mostly have excitement/violence).

I have a good feeling that I should not do those, but I am not sure.

Thank you in advance for your help

Response from Dr. DeFoore

Hello Dennis, and thanks for telling your story here. I encourage you to trust your feelings about the food and the video games.

You said, "I have a good feeling that I should not do those," and it's always a good idea to trust those types of feelings. That is your inner wisdom at work, and you will do well to honor that.

Spicy food is not necessarily bad, as long as it's balanced with an overall healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Balance is the key, and problems come from excess in one area or another.

Re. the video games, just be aware that you're putting images and emotions in your mind and body each time you participate in one of those violent games. Those images and feelings have an afterlife of many hours, and sometimes days...meaning they are in your mind, having an effect during those times when you're not actually playing the video games.

You sound like a smart man, who wants to be healthy and do the right thing. I suggest that you read the following page on anger and rage addiction, and follow the guidelines provided there:

Dealing With Anger And Rage Addiction

Focus on your internal sense that motivated you to reach out for help on this site, and try to expand that part of yourself. Live as if you were the man you want to be.

My very best to you,

Dr. DeFoore

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