Mark Farley has been active in the recovery fellowships for almost 30 years. Mark found his Spiritual connection and his sobriety through the Salvation Army ARC program in 1991. They helped him to get back on his feet and begin putting his life back together. Mark wound up going back to school to get his Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certificates and went through the Salvation Army’s Adjutant program to earn a Pastoral certification. He worked at the Salvation Army for 3 years running their Drug and Alcohol Rehab program and managing the homeless shelter in Sacramento California. Mark has a passion for helping others to overcome their addictions and afflictions as well as working with the homeless.
Food Junkies Podcast Episode 41: Dr. Anna Lembke
Anna Lembke is medical director of Stanford Addiction Medicine, program director for the Stanford Addiction Medicine Fellowship, and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. A clinician scholar, she is a professor of psychiatry at Stanford and has published more than a hundred peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and commentaries. She sits on the board of several state and national addiction-focused organizations, has testified before various committees in the United States House of Representatives and Senate, keeps an active speaking calendar, and maintains a thriving clinical practice.
Today we talk to Anna about Food Addiction. She not only believes in Food Addiction she feels that in our modern day scientifically hijacked, excessively accessible food world that it is likely EVERYONE has a disordered relationship with eating and food. How could we not?? She believes these foods are drugs and she validated the withdrawal and detox that comes with removing these foods and choosing to abstain from them when we start to seek Food Addiction recovery.
Food Junkies Podcast Episode 40: Dan DeFigio
Dan DeFigio is a well-known nutrition expert who has been featured on CNN’s Fit Nation, The Dr. Phil Show, SELF Magazine, Readers Digest, Weight Watchers, Shape Magazine, and a host of other media outlets. Dan is the author of multiple books, including the bestselling Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies.
Food Junkies Podcast Episode 39: Natalia Staniszewska
Natalia Staniszewska is an MSc of Neuroscience and a nutritionist originally from Poland, currently living in the Netherlands. She is on a mission to help people overcome their struggles with food by utilizing principles of neuroplasticity and mind management techniques. In her work, she combines the knowledge of neuroscience with a holistic approach to create a personalized approach for her clients who come to her struggling with binge eating, overeating, emotional eating, and yo-yo dieting.
In This Episode
- Natalia gives talks about her journey with food and eating
- How her personal journey plays into her professional journey
- Who her clients are
- How she uses her knowledge of neuroscience to inform how she works with clients
- How she determines Binge Eating, Overeating, Food Addiction, and Emotional Eating
- The different kinds of overeaters
- Breaking up with diet culture
Food Junkies Podcast Episode 38: Dr. Goran & Dr. Avena
Episode 38: Dr. Michael Goran and Dr. Nicole Avena (Encore)
Dr. Michael Goran is a childhood nutritional expert. He works as a Professor of Pediatrics in the Keck School of Medicine at the U of Southern California. He is the program chair for Diabetes and Obesity at the Saban Research Institute and he holds the Atkins Endowed Chair in Childhood Obesity and Diabetes. He has worked for more than 30 years covering research areas such as Maternal-Infant nutrition, how the developmental programming of obesity occurs, and the ethnic disparities in obesity and obesity-related diseases.
Dr. Nicole Avena is a research neuroscientist, author, and expert in the fields of nutrition, diet, and addiction. She received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Psychology from Princeton University, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular biology at the Rockefeller University in New York City.
She regularly appears on TV and radio and speaks at universities, government agencies, schools about her research on food, addiction, and nutrition throughout the life span. As a mother of a 10-year-old daughter, she has a keen interest in the nutritional needs of infants and toddlers.
Food Junkies Podcast EP37: Sandra Elia
Sandra Elia is a Certified Food Addiction Counselor and a pioneer in the field of addictive eating. Her expertise has brought about partnerships with Canada’s top obesity and addiction doctors. Her Food Addiction Recovery Program has yielded tremendous success. Clients report improved health, improved sense of well-being, most importantly, changing their relationship with food.
Sandra runs an outpatient Food Addiction Recovery Program in medical weight management clinics across Canada. She co-created Canada’s first 28-day residential treatment program for food addiction at Renascent Addiction Rehab Centre in Toronto. Sandra is dedicated to changing the conversation so that anyone living with Food Addiction has access to treatment that is steeped with dignity, respect, and understanding.
Food Junkies Podcast EP36: Mike Collins
Michael Collins (AKA The Sugar-Free Man)
Michael Collins is a former sugar addict and takes this addiction very seriously. For the past 30 years he has not consumed sugar in any form – at least not intentionally. His interest in sugar addiction began in the early days of his recovery from substance use disorder. As he weaned himself off other substances he noticed that his relationship to, and his consumption of, sugar was beginning to resemble his other addictions. Curious and concerned, he started to talk about this with his recovery buddies. This led him to decide to quit sugar with the help of some amazing mentors. After many years of successfully starting, scaling, and selling online businesses, Michael decided that what really made him happy was helping people break their addictions of all kinds and come out the other side happier and healthier.
Food Junkies Podcast EP35: Dr. Georgia Ede
Dr. Georgia Ede, MD is a Harvard-trained, board-certified psychiatrist specializing in college mental health and nutritional psychiatry. She has 18 years of clinical experience in hospitals, community health centers, specialty clinics, and private practices, utilizing medications and psychotherapy to help adults of all ages. She served as a staff psychiatrist and nutrition consultant for seven years at Harvard University Health Services and for five years at Smith College in Western Massachusetts. In 2019, Dr. Ede established a new online video consultation service for individuals, families, and fellow clinicians to support people using special diets to treat psychiatric and other medical conditions. In addition to writing all of the content for her website, Dr. Ede is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and DietDoctor.com and speaks internationally about nutrition science and mental health.
Food Junkies Podcast EP34: Marion Nestle
Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University, in the department she chaired from 1988-2003 and from which she retired in September 2017.
She earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley. Previous faculty positions were at Brandeis University and the UCSF School of Medicine. From 1986-88, she was a senior nutrition policy advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services and editor of the 1988 Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health. Her research and writing examine scientific and socioeconomic influences on food choice and its consequences, emphasizing the role of food industry marketing.
Food Junkies Podcast Episode 33: Dr. Joan Kent
Joan Kent is an ACE-Certified Health Consultant, with a Ph.D. in Psychoactive Nutrition (foods and brain chemistry) and a Master’s degree in exercise physiology. She specializes in ending sugar addiction and binge eating disorder and helping clients reverse Metabolic Syndrome – diabetes, insulin resistance, hypertension, heart disease, high triglycerides, high cholesterol, and more. Joan offers nutrition support to alleviate mood issues and inflammatory conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, MS, and CIDP. She has written two best-selling books, Stronger Than Sugar and The Sugar-Free Workout.
Food Junkies Podcast EP32: Siobhan Harris
Clarissa and Molly sat down with Siobhan to hear her personal story, how she works with clients with Sugar/Carb/Processed Food Addiction, and more!
Siobhan Harris is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Podcast Host of “Unsweetened Sio” and certified in The Emotion Code. Siobhan started her recovery from sugar addiction in January 2018 and now that she is free is dedicated to helping others get free too. She shares her journey, both its victories and its challenges, plus interviews other addicts in recovery, sugar addiction coaches and experts on her podcast. Most recently she became certified in The Emotion Code, a powerful method of finding and releasing trapped emotions in the body that are often at the root of many physical ailments, depression, anxiety and just plain old feeling stuck.
Food Junkies Podcast EP31: David Wiss
Clarissa and Molly asked David back for a 2nd interview in a year to talk about Fiber, Weight Bias, and so much more! Do NOT miss this exciting conversation!!!
David Wiss MS RDN is the founder of Nutrition in Recovery, a group practice in Los Angeles specializing in substance use disorders, eating disorders, body image, mental health, as well as general wellness. Mr. Wiss has contributed sixteen articles to peer-reviewed journals and book chapters on his various topics of expertise, including nutrition for substance use disorder, food addiction, and eating disorders. David has spoken at dozens of academic conferences on these topics and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. His dissertation describes links between early life adversity and mental health in adulthood. Mr. Wiss is passionate about helping people achieve long-term recovery.