Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addictionby Vera Tarman, Philip Werdell (With)
Overeating, binge eating, obesity, anorexia, and bulimia: Food Junkies tackles the complex, poorly understood issue of food addiction from the perspectives of a medical/i>/b>
A fact-filled guide to coping with compulsive overeating problems by an experienced addictions doctor who draws on many patients’ stories of recovery.
Overeating, binge eating, obesity, anorexia, and bulimia: Food Junkies tackles the complex, poorly understood issue of food addiction from the perspectives of a medical researcher and dozens of survivors. What exactly is food addiction? Is it possible to draw a hard line between indulging cravings for “comfort food” and engaging in substance abuse? For people struggling with food addictions, recognizing their condition — to say nothing of gaining support and advice — remains a frustrating battle.
Built around the experiences of people suffering and recovering from food addictions, Food Junkies offers practical information grounded in medical science, while putting a face to the problems of food addiction. It is meant to be a knowledgeable and friendly guide on the road to food serenity.
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Meet the Author
Vera Tarman is a medical practitioner who focuses on addictions. She is the medical director of Renascent, an addictions treatment centre. Dr. Tarman conducts workshops and speaking engagements on the science of food addiction and “comfort food” abuse. She has reached audiences across the world. She lives in Toronto.
Phil Werdell is a recovering food addict, a social work clinician, and an educator. He is the primary organizer of the Food Addiction Institute and the International Society of Food Addiction Professionals, and is Director of ACORN's Professional Training Program. Phil currently teaches Addictions Studies at Springfield College, School of Human Services, Tampa. He lives in Florida.
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This was such an interesting book. I have always enjoyed getting to know the science behind our body and the way we work, especially psychologically. This book takes an in depth look at the science and current study in the addictions related to food and eating. It is so much more than just what and when you eat, and the author, who practices medicine in this particular field, uses the book to show us the full detail behind these addictions. It is easy to read,but doesn't make itself so by cutting any pertinent or interesting facts. You do not need to be scientifically minded to understand and enjoy this book, but it will still be engaging and interesting for those who are and have more of a background in the subjects. It would also be a very interesting read for those who study nutrition and health/fitness. I really enjoyed this book and feel that a lot people will find it both interesting and useful. It is one that can used as a tool to help those you know who may suffer from a food addiction, or yourself, and can easily be seen as an invaluable insight in to the way those with food addictions think, feel and act, with regards to food. **I received this book for free and voluntarily provided my honest and unbiased review.
This was a well thought out book. Insightful and direct. A must read if you've tried everything else.