Buyer Beware: Training Programs for Food Addiction Counselling#2






This is the second of two parts Putting it all together, there are essentially three ways to go about learning how to become a food addiction counselor. You may have to be creative and will certainly need to be persistent in your pursuit, but as the science begins to catch up with the disease and […]

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 […]

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 Food Addiction program may be exactly what you need. Starting November 2017, Renascent will be opening its doors to help to the suffering food addict. Using an addiction approach, this unique […]

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 […]

What to do for the food addicts who need help now?






By Dr. Vera Tarman February, 28, 2015   When Phil Werdell, director of Acorn Food Addiction Institute, knocked on the door of the DSM-V committee to propose that food addiction be included as bona fide psychiatric diagnosis, he was turned away. Although he came armed with research papers and a gathering of food addiction service […]

What the Research About Food Addiction Says






How can people possibly recover from food “addiction” given that they have to eat? This is one of the major points of contention used to invalidate food addiction as a disease. Food addicts are forced to use the very substances that get them “high.” How can that be a good thing in recovery? Food, these […]

Book review of Food Junkies!






FOOD JUNKIES: THE TRUTH ABOUT FOOD ADDITION By Stacey Chillemi I found this book to be very informative and motivational. Packed with informative information on how to prevent, treat, and overcome food addition including a beautifully written epilogue empowering people with food additions to take the next step to overcoming their addition. Dr. Vera Tarman’s […]

Exclusive interview with Dr Vera Tarman






Stacey Chillemi: What inspired you to write your book? Vera Tarman, MD: My own personal experience with food addiction has fueled this book. In the past, whenever I got control of my eating, I would get persuaded to ‘have just a bite’ of something, which would derail me back to eating non-stop. I would explain […]

Addicted to food – Maclean’s






“Addicted to Food, A Memoir” by Vera Tarman, Macleans, January 11 2015 ‘Like many university students, I had an obsession with weight and food. Today, as a physician, I can see my favourite foods were like drugs.’

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