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 … [Read more...] about A Solution for the Eating Disordered Mind
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.
“You can't stop all foods!” This is the first response of the food addict who is searching for a healthy way to eat. What kind of diet must I follow? What is the menu plan? Is it a nutritious healthy food schedule?
To begin with, semantics are important. We are not recommending a diet … [Read more...] about What does a Food Addict Eat? A Diet vs a Food Plan
Food addiction is one paradigm towards understanding a problematic relationship to food. It is not yet a medical diagnosis, although there are plenty of indicators that food and disordered eating can be an addiction, indeed, an addiction as overpowering as cocaine or alcohol.
Whether or … [Read more...] about What is Food Addiction?
North Americans are the highest consumers of calories - especially in the last decade. The slide below shows how Americans have taken the lead in eating well over 3000 calories per day (dark red is >3000 calories)! This has increased dramatically over the last 30 years. The average normal … [Read more...] about Why Can’t Americans Stop Eating?
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 loss. … [Read more...] about Breaking Food Addiction: The Story of Amber
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 … [Read more...] about Dr. Vera Tarman Teams up with Renascent to Beat Addiction
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 … [Read more...] about Why Diets Don’t Work