168 episodes

Welcome to the "Food Junkies" podcast! Here we aim to provide you with the experience, strength and hope of professionals actively working on the front lines in the field of Food Addiciton. The purpose of our show is to educate YOU the listener and increase overall awareness about Food Addiction as a DISEASE with Abstinence as the Solution. Here we talk about all things recovery. Most importantly how to THRIVE rather than just survive. So Stay positive, make a change for yourself, tell others about your change, and hopefully the message will spread.

The content on our show does not supplement or supersede the professional relationship and direction of your healthcare provider. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified mental health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, substance use disorder or mental health concern.

Food Junkies Podcast Clarissa Kennedy

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 62 Ratings

Welcome to the "Food Junkies" podcast! Here we aim to provide you with the experience, strength and hope of professionals actively working on the front lines in the field of Food Addiciton. The purpose of our show is to educate YOU the listener and increase overall awareness about Food Addiction as a DISEASE with Abstinence as the Solution. Here we talk about all things recovery. Most importantly how to THRIVE rather than just survive. So Stay positive, make a change for yourself, tell others about your change, and hopefully the message will spread.

The content on our show does not supplement or supersede the professional relationship and direction of your healthcare provider. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified mental health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, substance use disorder or mental health concern.

    Episode 165: David Wolfe

    Episode 165: David Wolfe

    David Wolfe, co-author of The Fix for Cravings, and cofounder of SUGARx Global. 
     
    Once an artisan bread maker and Registered Dietician, David left those careers and is now a  Food Addiction Counsellor and food  addiction Coach, as well as a Certified High Performance coach. David received his Master’s in Clinical Nutrition from Ohio State University in  2012 and worked as a registered dietitian for ten years in Critical Care, Bariatric Surgery and elderly care. He was also the dietician who designed the abstinent food plan for the food addiction residential program at Renascent preCovid. 
    While a dietician, David received his food addiction training at INFACT  (International Food Addiction and Counselling Training) in 2017 and since that time, has been the under study to Bitten Jonsson; he is currently a faculty member for  her Holistic Medicine for Addiction program. Of special interest to us, David had his own battles with sugar and grain, and like many of us, has identified other struggles, namely coffee, screens, alcohol and more. 
     
    David is coauthor of the groundbreaking book 'The Fix for Cravings',  along with Cynthia Myers Morison. He is a vocal advocate for understanding Addiction Interaction Disorder, championing the idea that addiction is a singular beast with many masks. His favourite analogy is “ Switching outlets is like  switching  seats on the Titanic: the ship is still sinking!’ Thus his treatment is focused on changing the dynamic of addiction itself. As visionary cofounder of SUGARx Global, David offers an online food addiction recovery platform, using his holistic blueprint of CARE: Connection, Action, Recovery Protection and Education. 
    The Craving Crusher Checklist: 3 Steps To Crushing Your Craving:
    https://www.sugarxglobal.com/your3simplesteps
    FREE 15 Minute Breakthrough Your Cravings: Sessions: https://calendly.com/sugarxglobal/breakthrough
    Our website: Sugarxglobal.com 
    The content of our show is educational only. It does not supplement or supersede your healthcare provider's professional relationship and direction. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified mental health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, substance use disorder, or mental health concern.
     

     

    • 47 min
    Episode 164: Dr. Sandy Van

    Episode 164: Dr. Sandy Van

    Dr Sandy Van. Dr Van is a medical specialist in obesity medicine. She is a staff physician at MEDCAM and runs a virtual Weight Management Program in downtown Toronto.  She is not your standard bariatric physician; she has a unique focus on treating not only the physical and pharmaceutical aspects of obesity but also the psychological and behavioral dimensions.
    We interviewed Sandy two years ago, exploring how she used her understanding of food addiction and eating disorders with her weight loss patients. Today, we want to focus on the medications, particularly the GLP1s, that are so popular. How has the widespread use of these meds changed her practice, if at all?
     
    Dr. Sandy Van is a licensed medical doctor in Family Medicine and diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She is the founder and medical director of Haven Weight Management, a virtual medical clinic focused on obesity care. Additionally, she co-founded 3 Sails, a social learning program for mental resiliency in weight management, and is a staff physician at MEDCAN, an Executive Health Clinic. She dedicates her practice to helping individuals achieve sustainable weight loss through psychotherapy tools and medical management.
     Dr. Van offers a unique voice for the medical community regarding behavioral obesity treatment. Her professional initiatives have included speaking engagements regarding applying psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy for weight loss and providing consultation to healthcare practitioners. She is also a frequently invited media guest on national television and radio. Her mission is to evolve the field of behavioral weight management and effect lasting change in the many individuals who struggle with weight.
    Dr. Van received her Doctorate of Medicine, followed by the completion of a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto.
     
    The content of our show is educational only. It does not supplement or supersede your healthcare provider's professional relationship and direction. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified mental health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, substance use disorder, or mental health concern.
     
     

    • 52 min
    Episode 03: Molly Painschab

    Episode 03: Molly Painschab

    On today's podcast episode of Food Junkies: Recovery from Food Addiction Stories, CJ Nguy is joined by Molly Painschab. Molly is a thoughtful and authentic person who speaks from her heart and is passionate about Food Addiction Recovery. She has a wealth of experience in the area of Food Addiction and is known for their ability to connect with audiences on a personal level. I'm confident that you'll enjoy and learn from Molly’s story today.
    Feel free to join our supportive community on Facebook: Sugar-Free for Life Support Group - where we believe "I'm Sweet Enough." https://www.facebook.com/groups/SugarFreeForLife/?mibextid=oMANbw
    If you're considering personalized assistance, CJ, a Certified Addiction Professional specializing in Food Addiction, is here for one-on-one coaching. Reach out to CJ at cjnguy@myfoodaddictioncoach.com.
    Interested in sharing your recovery story on our show? We'd love to hear from you! Please email FJRecoverystories@gmail.com.

    • 57 min
    Episode 163: Jamie Morgan Reno

    Episode 163: Jamie Morgan Reno

    Jamie Morgan Reno is a lifelong, severe processed food addict cursed with a slow metabolism, who, in 2008, lost over 200 lbs without surgery or pills. Jamie speaks to and works with communities of recovering processed food addicts to share her lessons, tools and resources on how to navigate recovery while living in this disease-promoting, processed food-filled world.
    Jamie and her recovery partner, Paige Alexander, created their podcast, Real Food Recovery, in 2023, which explores how this devastating condition affects every aspect of our lives, bodies, psyches and spirits. 
    They dive deep into the realities of addiction and how to recover from it, finding abstinence from sugar, flour and processed carbohydrates along the way. In September 2023, the RFR podcast turned into a virtual, action-oriented recovery community that offers connection, growth, and belonging for those struggling with cravings, food obsession, and compulsive behaviors around processed food.
    Follow Jamie, Real Food Recovery and the Podcast here:
    https://www.realfoodrecovery4u.com
     

    • 49 min
    Episode 162: Brad Reedy, Ph.D

    Episode 162: Brad Reedy, Ph.D

    Dr. Brad Reedy has a degree in in Family Science and a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. He has served on the board of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs and the Utah Department of Child and Family Services.
     
    After years as a parent educator having broadcast over 1,000 webinars on parent and family issues, Dr. Reedy released the book, The Journey of the Heroic Parent: Your Child's Struggle and the Road Home. Using his personal story and stories from thousands of clients, he shares wisdom on how to think about parenting. Parents are asked to shift from relying on experts for advice to learning how to think about parenting questions by truly understanding themselves and doing their own work.
     
    In The Audacity to Be You: Learning to Love Your Horrible, Rotten Self, Brad talks about how all our relationships are connected to the relationship we have with ourselves. He shows how the foundation for intimacy with partners, our ability to parent effectively, and the meaningfulness of our lives can be tied to how well we have unraveled our unique childhood history. The book is a simple but bold exploration into what makes us human and why happiness and connection are elusive for so many. Dr. Reedy's work is counter-intuitive, but the reader will often have the experience of being found and understood as they make their way through his work. Many readers say that reading his work is like hearing something for the first time that you already knew but just didn't have the words for.
     
    Dr. Reedy is the Executive Clinical Director of Evoke Therapy Programs, an experience based therapy program for adolescents, young-adults, and families. Brad’s research and clinical experience includes parenting issues, attachment, adults/adolescents with substance abuse issues, developmental psychology, and children suffering with grief and loss. His podcast Finding You: An Evoke Therapy Podcast is a recommended listen for all parents AND all human beings with any issues at all.
    Brad’s Books and Website: https://drbradreedy.com
    Evoke therapy Programs: https://evoketherapy.com
    Finding You Podcast: https://evoketherapy.com/resources/podcast/
    The content of our show is educational only. It does not supplement or supersede your healthcare provider's professional relationship and direction. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified mental health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, substance use disorder, or mental health concern.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 2: Clarissa Kennedy

    Episode 2: Clarissa Kennedy

    Today, CJ is joined by Clarissa Kennedy, who generously shares insights into her journey of recovery and provides a glimpse into the fulfilling life she embraces today. Her story is a testament to resilience, courage, and the tenacity to keep going. On the other side of addiction was the life she was waiting for. Additionally, Clarissa opens up about her latest revelations – yet another exquisite blessing that emerges from the ongoing process of recovery and the commitment to self-improvement.
    Other podcasts Clarissa has shared her story on:
    Episode 110: Unsweetened Sio ~ Siobhan Harris
    https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/unsweetened-sio/id1450215841?i=1000536268664
    Compassionate Conversations ~ Esther Kane
    https://youtu.be/6_sGEubvmcg?si=M_JZ9ssk9aHNVOPg
    Episode 114: Life After Sugar ~ Netta Gorman
    https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/114-i-was-addicted-to-sugar-are-you-clarissa/id1546092478?i=1000604819379
    Episode 103: What you are Craving ~ Molly Carmel
    https://mollycarmel.com/how-to-break-the-cycle-of-food-addiction/
    Feel free to join our supportive community on Facebook: Sugar-Free for Life Support Group - where we believe "I'm Sweet Enough." https://www.facebook.com/groups/SugarFreeForLife/?mibextid=oMANbw
    If you're considering personalized assistance, CJ, a Certified Addiction Professional specializing in Food Addiction, is here for one-on-one coaching. Reach out to CJ at cjnguy@myfoodaddictioncoach.com.
    Interested in sharing your recovery story on our show? We'd love to hear from you! Please email FJRecoverystories@gmail.com.
     

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

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Unhooked Eating- Jennifer Kranc

An educational and informative podcast to increase your knowledge about the science and psychology behind food & addiction. The three incredible hosts interview the best professionals in the field.

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Lifesaving and Hopeful

This is a lifesaving podcast in that it shares valuable, insightful and world-class, cutting edge research from across the globe. Taken together, it gives listeners like me hope that recovery from food addiction is possible. Thank you all so very much….both the hosts and the guests….for sharing this information and imparting hope to a segment of society that desperately needs it. I learn something new in each and every episode! ❤️🇨🇦❤️

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All my years of research and trying to understand have come together in this amazing podcast, so thankful to have found this resource!! Thank you so much for helping.

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