Guest: Dr. Vera Tarman, MD
Dr. Vera Tarman — author of Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction — returns to the podcast to share her incredible story of food, drug, and alcohol addictions.
Here’s what we talked about:
2:50 – Dr. Tarman’s personal story of food, drug and alcohol addictions and hitting rock bottom.
17:58 – What food addiction really looks like.
19:53 – The science and reality behind food addiction.
22:34 – The addiction continuum and why food addiction is so hard to diagnose.
26:48 – Food addiction vs. addictive food. Does dieting = food addiction?
28:45 – The emotional side of food addiction and eating disorders.
31:30 – The brain of a food addict.
36:41 – Antidepressants, neurotransmitters and your brain.
39:00 – Insights into the food industry, the “bliss spot” and why you don’t know about any of it.
40:46 – Dr. Tarman’s thoughts on trigger foods and food addiction programs.
47:58 – Ideas and resources about elimination, treatment, substitution and individualized healing.