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Podcast #309:
Food Junkies, The Truth About Food Addiction.


Guest: Dr. Vera Tarman, MD


That’s the word my audio guy used to describe this week’s interview with Dr. Vera Tarman, author of Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction.

My assistant Katey said she listened to it FOUR times and that it was one of the Top 5 interviews ever on UW Radio.

And me?

Well, I think we saved the very best show of 2014 for last. Dr. Tarman’s personal story is one you’ll never forget!

Here’s what you’ll learn…

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.

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The Podcast About Food Addiction, Your Brain, and Other Stuff…

by Sean Croxton

Food addiction is the real deal.

To speak of a dependency on sugar in the same breath as cocaine and alcohol addiction seems a bit odd, but biologically they cannot be more similar.

The brain needs a fix.

The neurochemicals that are over-amplified and imbalanced by street drugs and booze are the very same ones that are triggered by sweets and other processed foods.

Some experts and addicts even say that food addiction can be harder to kick than a bad cocaine habit. Scoring some coke requires a dealer. Cookies, donuts, and bread are literally everywhere.

On this week’s episode of UW Radio, Dr. Vera Tarman, M.D. showed us just how real food addiction really is.

There’s a reason why so many of us just can’t so no to sugar, why we can’t stick to our diets no matter how hard we try, and why a great proportion of the 60,000 thoughts we have every day have to do with food.

There’s a good chance that these behaviors are all in your head.

Your brain, that is.

It’s been hijacked.

As I prepared for my broadcast with Dr. Tarman, I became familiar with a simplified version of how this hijacking takes place. Check it out…