Food Addiction: the Hidden Saboteur of Workplace Productivity






Employers lose billions of dollars each year when workers take time off due to illnesses directly related to obesity: diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease and gallstones, osteoarthritis, gout, breathing problems, even depression. Dr. Tarman recently wrote an article for the Journal of the Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association (Spring 2016 edition). Spring-Summer 2016 OOHNA […]

Sugar: The Bitter Truth- March 24, 2011 – Dr. Robert Lustig






Epilogue: A Happy Ending, One Day at a Time






Toronto Star 11/25/2014   In the spring of 2013, the struggle with food was back. Did I really think it had gone away? The impact was startling. I looked at the tablespoon of almond butter and felt a surge of warmth and excitement. After the third tablespoon, I groaned and put the jar away. I […]

From the FIX – Food Addiction: It’s Not An Eating Disorder






The FIX Q&A with Vera Tarman about her book Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction By Jowita Bydlowska  11/25/14 “I drink pop all the time. It’s like I’m addicted to pop now,” I remember someone telling me after I got sober almost 10 years ago. She said that I, too, would start drinking soda and I […]

Binge Eating Disorder in the DSM 5: Good News or No News for the Food Addict?






For those of us working in the field of food addiction, the DSM-1V (Diagnostic and Statistics Manual) has been a poor reflection of our clinical reality. The highly controversial DSM-V, expected to be released in May 2013, may not be much of an improvement for the food addict.     Food addiction is not a […]

Videos: the Men Who Make Us Fat – Parts 1-12






Around the world, obesity levels are rising. More people are now overweight than undernourished. Jacques Peretti traces those responsible for revolutionising our eating habits. (Aired on BBC June 2012) Watch online here  The Men Who Made Us Fat (Episode 1)

Dr. Tarman, Panelist at Commonwealth Club, San Francisco






Dr. Tarman will be a panelist at the prestigious Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on February 28th.   Other panelists include: Michael Prager, Author, Fat Boy Thin Man Nicole Avena, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Florida Eric Stice, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Oregon Research Institute Elissa Epel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry Robert […]

The American Society of Addiction Medicine Catches Up






On August 15, 2011 The American Association of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) declared, in a press release, that addiction is a chronic brain disorder. As many of the articles in this blog will attest, this is not news to the ‘addiction community’. Doctors, sociologists, scientists and those with addictions have known this to be the case […]

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

October 30 Marks First Annual “Sugar Addiction Awareness Day”






San Jose, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2011 Leading health experts, concerned citizens, seek to make Halloween healthy, raise awareness of sugar’s addictive qualities. Amid increasing concern about the health impacts of sugar overconsumption, and particularly the addictive qualities of sugar, the first annual Sugar Addiction Awareness Day (SAAD) is kicking off October 30, 2011. The […]

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