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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.