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Garden Variety

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I’ve lived most of my life in New Jersey, the Garden State, so you’d think I’d be used to eating an abundance of homegrown fruits and vegetables. Au contraire, my OA friends: I grew up with little interest in natural produce, though just outside the New Jersey Turnpike are thousands of fruit and vegetable stands to visit. No, my exclusive preferences and compulsions were for any foods that contained sugar, refined flour, salty, and/or fatty ingredients. As an 8-year-old, I lived on peanut butter and chocolate drink mixes. My physical addiction, the allergy and cravings described in The Doctor’s Opinion

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