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Dr Vera Tarman is a world renown specialist of food addiction. She is the Medical Director of Renascent, Canada’s largest drug and alcohol residential treatment centre which offers a unique 28 day live-in treatment program for women with food addiction. Dr Tarman has treated over 100 food addicts, and can attest that food addiction is as addictive as cocaine or alcohol.  She is the author of Food Junkies: Recovery from Food Addiction, which is now in its second edition and has just been translated into french. 

Dr Tarman is herself in recovery from food addiction and has sustained a weight loss of 100 pounds for over 10 years, mainly by following a healthy and delicious food abstinent plan. She is passionate about her subject, which she sees is personal as well as professional. She maintains a website: and encourages you to join her face book page: “I’m Sweet Enough: Sugar Free for life Support Group Page”.

Listen to the podcast episode below for our conversation about food addiction.  Also check out Dr. Tarman’s previous interview on the podcast here.