A False Dichotomy: Is Addiction a Disease or Learned Behaviour?






By Vera Tarman MD, ABAM Is addiction a disease or learned behaviour? How about both? Many people seem to feel that addiction and learned behaviour are two separate entities. The battle between psychologists who use the operant conditioning model and physicians who use a biological model of disease seem to be arguing for different phenomenon […]

Starvation in Abundance






Dr. Taubes’ book, Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It explains – from a hormonal point of view, why ‘fattening foods’ such as sugar and carbohydrates actually makes us hungrier.  You might expect that the fattening foods would fill us up. Not according to Dr. Taubes. If we are eating sugar, we […]

Dr. Vera Tarman talks about Food Addiction on Talk Durham






Tuesday May 17, 2011. Talk Durham takes a look at the stories making news from across the region, asks the tough questions and opens up the discussion to the residents of Durham Region. Dr. Vera Tarman talks about Food Addiction on Talk Durham

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