A Solution for the Eating Disordered Mind






I am an eating disorder sufferer who had sought relief from my problems in every imaginable group, therapy, and medical treatment in Ontario. Despite an honest desire to recover, I struggled to find a solution, even in the 12-step program of Overeaters Anonymous. This was discouraging for me because, as a sober alcoholic in A.A., […]

New Treatment Support at Renascent for Women with Food Addiction






Struggling with a food addiction? Need help detoxifying from sugar and flour? Has junk food replaced cocaine or alcohol as your new compulsion? Renascent’s new food addiction pilot program may be exactly what you need. Starting November 2nd, Renascent will start screening women for food addiction a part of a pilot program. Eligible clients will […]

Part I: 12 Steps To Beat The Odds, Abstinent Food Plans






By Dr Vera Ingrid Tarman, MD. MSc. CFCP, ABAM   Talk about discouraging. An online article about a study published last month by the American Journal of Health carried this disheartening headline: “Most Obese People Will Never Reach Normal Weight: Study.” The study was conducted by researchers at University College London and was led by […]

Part II: 12 Steps To Beat The Odds, Abstinent Food Plans






  By Dr Vera Ingrid Tarman, MD. MSc. CFCP, ABAM   Beating the odds to loose and keep the weight off is pretty challenging. Commercial and professional diet programs are helpful in the short-term, but long-term results are dismal. The reason? The addictive nature of food that can sabotage an otherwise powerful food plan has […]

Need Help? Addiction Resources In The Greater Toronto Area






Addiction Resources In the Greater Toronto Area Check out our new resources page. Click on the “Need Help” button located at the top right of our page.

J.P.’s Testimonial: From 295 – 207 lbs






On January 2, 2011 I decided to start the Atkins diet again after I had failed 5 years prior.  I weighed 295 pounds and was depressed and broken and addicted to drugs (in a relapse). It was through Gods Power and Kent Altena’s videos that I kept fighting and believing.  Getting off meth was hard but […]

The Therapist Asks: How Can a 12 Step Group Help the Food Addict?






By Pat Guillet M.S.W   1. INTRODUCTION Doctors don’t hesitate to send their patients with alcohol problems to Alcoholics Anonymous.  Why do so few send their patients with eating problems to a similar group?  During my 13 years as a psychotherapist, I have referred many of my clients to a twelve-step group such as Food […]

Breaking Food Addiction: The Story of Amber






Nearly 4 years ago today Amber W. was struggling with her weight. At the same time she was struggling to fit into a society that puts blame and shame on the obese. But an involvement with a 12 step program put her on a path to truth of self, recovery and eventually life changing weight […]

Dr. Vera Tarman Teams up with Renascent to Beat Addiction






Canada’s leading addiction doctor and addiction treatment facility have teamed up to create a duo of epic proportions. Dr. Vera Tarman is the Medical Director for Renascent Treatment Group, they specialize in offering their patients short, intensive and most importantly effective addiction rehabilitation. Based in Toronto, ON Renascent has help patients all over the country […]

Why Diets Don’t Work






Picture this … A marching band of ants, complete with conductor, playing drums and singing: Food, food, food, food, food, food, food, food, food, food, food, food That was what was in my head all day. I wake up and my first thought is “What shall I do for breakfast?” Should I drive through Tim’s […]

Dr. Tarman does not do individual food addiction consultations,Thanks.