THIS EPISODE OF GROWING OLDER LIVING YOUNGER focuses on food addiction, in particular addiction to sugar and refined carbohydrates.
Today’s Featured Expert is Dr. Vera Tarman, author of Food Junkies: Recovery from Food Addiction, cohost of the popular Food Junkies Podcast and founder of the Facebook group called “I’m Sweet Enough: Sugar-Free for Life.”
We discuss the reality and the pathophysiology of sugar addiction, how to know whether you have an addiction and the impact that corporate sponsorship of research and disease-focused organizations have on the common narrative.
[0:11] Introduction to today’s episode.
[2:58] The difference between pleasure seeking and addiction.
[7:45] How to decide if you have a true sugar addiction?
[12:29] Dopamine re-uptake.
[17:08] Are there genetic predispositions to addiction?
[21:28] The connection between diabetes and sugar addiction.
[25:27] You are what you eat
[31:41] Why sponsorship of research by corporations is problematic.
[37:52] Training yourself to say no to sugar addiction.
Dr, Vera Tarman. MD, MSc, FCFP, ABAM, is a specialist in addiction medicine, Medical Director of Renascent and a senior staff physician at Salvation Army. she is author of Food Junkies: Recovery from Food Addiction and cohosts the Food Junkies Podcast
Learn more about Dr. Tarman’s work, and sugar addiction at the links in the show notes. Facebook: http://www.fb.com/groups/SugarFreeForLife
Website: veratarmanMD.com and addictionsunplugged.com;
You tube: https://www.youtube.com/c/VeraTarmanMD
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drveratarman/
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