Dr. Vera Tarman, addictions specialist and Medical Director of Renascent, an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment centre in Canada, as well as the author of Food Junkies: the Truth about Food Addiction joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention and Health News Channels joins eHealth Radio.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Vera Tarman discuss the following:
Is food really addictive?
What foods are addictive?
Why do we care? Why is it so Important to acknowledge Food Addiction?
What does food recovery (from the obsession to eat) mean?
Do you have to stop eating sugar. Forever?
Why do diets not work? Why can you lose weight only to gain back only more? How does this relate to the growing obesity crisis?
Dr. Vera Tarman is the Medical Director of Renascent, Canada’s largest drug and alcohol residential treatment centre. Dr Tarman is currently overseeing Renascent’s unique 28 day live-in treatment program for women with food addiction. She has treated over 100 food addicts, and can attest that food addiction is as serious as all other addictions. She is the author of Food Junkies: The Truth about Food Addiction, and has spoken internationally on the subject of sugar / carb addiction.
Dr. Tarman is herself in recovery from food addiction and has sustained a weight loss of 100 pounds for over 10 years, mainly by following a healthy and delicious food abstinent plan. She is passionate about her subject, which she sees is personal. She maintains a website: AddictionsUnplugged.com and encourages you to join her Facebook page: “I’m Sweet Enough: Sugar Free for life Support Group Page”.