Overeating, binge eating, arexia, and bulimia: this book tackles the complex, poorly understood issue of food addiction from the perspectives of a medical researcher and dozens of survivors. What exactly is food addiction? Is it possible to draw a hard line between indulging in comfort food and engaging in substance abuse? For people struggling with food addictions, achieving recognition of their condition -- to say thing of gaining support and useful advice -- remains a frustrating battle. Built around the experiences of people suffering and recovering from food addictions, Food Junkies offers practical information grounded in medical science, while putting a face to the problems of food addiction. It is meant to be a kwledgeable and friendly guide on the road to food serenity.
Vera Tarman is a medical practitioner who focuses on addictions. She is the director of Renascent, an addictions treatment centre. Dr. Tarman conducts workshops and speaking engagements on the science of food addiction and comfort food abuse. She has reached audiences across the world. She lives in Toronto.