101 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.

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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 101: Food Addiction Research Clinical Study (FARCS)

    Episode 101: Food Addiction Research Clinical Study (FARCS)

    Hey there Food Junkies Listeners! Molly here! Clarissa and I are super excited for this episode of the podcast. But before I tell you about that – I have an announcement for those of you who have been waiting for group coaching to return! Clarissa and I are excited to invite you to a pre-launch of Sweet Sobriety with monthly group coaching. You will have the opportunity to join us 5 times a week each month for $25 per month. To learn more or join us – go to www.sweetsobriety.ca
    NOW for Today’s episode – we at Food Junkies Podcast bring you Dr. Jen Unwin, Heidi Giaever, Charlotte Schon Poulsen, Frida Sandin, and David Wiss to discuss our audit of Food Addiction Treatment and the first paper Jen has published on the findings.
    Dr. Jen Unwin, a Clinical Psychologist, works with the NHS to help patients manage chronic illness and achieve well-being. She also works with her GP husband Dr. David Unwin helping patients stick to lifestyle changes. Dr. Unwin is a fellow of the British Psychological Society and a former chair of the UK Association for Solution-Focused Practice.
    Heidi Giaever is a Nutrition Consultant & Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner, X-PERT Diabetes Coach & Food Addiction Counsellor with a Primary focus on Metabolic health, sustainable weight loss and healthy weight management, remission of diabetes, real food, holistic health, practical help with addictive food behaviors. She is also the Director of Huntsland Nutrition CIC, a not-for-profit community engagement company with the tag line; "Health comes before ALL else".
    Charlotte Schon Poulsen is an Alcohol & Drug therapist, health coach, and nutritional advisor. She is passionate about dietary and behavioral effects on the mind and body.
    Frida Sandin is a Holistic Addiction Medicine therapist, behavioral scientist, and nutritional advisor. She is a “sober addict” with a big heart to help others relate and quit the drug.
    Dr. David Wiss, Ph.D., advocates for change and improvement in the emerging fields of nutrition and behavioral health. Being a dietitian, he welcomes new ideas and encourages critical thinking when collaborating with other professionals, colleagues, and students. As a leading Health Nutritionist in Los Angeles, Dr. Wiss hosted several annual non-profit conferences in Los Angeles that focused on controversial issues in nutrition. This led the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to award him the “Emerging Dietetic Leader Award” in 2020.
    Dr. Wiss has spent over 10,000 hours conducting one-on-one nutrition counseling to clients and families both in-person and virtually.
    Clarissa Kennedy, RSW, is a Clinical Social Worker and the founder of Reinvent Your Bliss Point. She has a diploma in Professional Addiction Studies and is a registered member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals. She has over 14 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and families in a wide range of treatment settings, including residential treatment, outpatient services, and private practice.
    Molly Painschab, LCPC, LAC, is a dual-licensed mental health and addiction counselor and has worked in the field since 2005. She is co-chair of the Sugar & Food Addiction Professional Network. Molly is also a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders and in the Substance Use Disorders Special Interest Group.
    A special shout out to our statistician Christine Delon without whom we wouldn’t have ANY data! And the Public Health Collaboration for their support and backing to carry on with this exciting venture.
    Today’s Episode:
    How did Jen and Heidi come up with the idea to audit Food Addiction Treatment?
    The design of the audit study
    What made the groups want to be involved?
    What did we audit? What did the interventions look like
    The food plans
    Surprises, Assumptions, and Results
    What do the findings mean for us as clinicians? Researchers?
    What is the significance of doing this audit?
    What changes have been made to how

    • 58 min
    Episode 100: Dr. Ellen Vora, MD

    Episode 100: Dr. Ellen Vora, MD

    EPISODE 100!!
    Ellen Vora, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist, acupuncturist, and yoga teacher, and she is the author of the bestselling book The Anatomy of Anxiety. She takes a functional medicine approach to mental health—considering the whole person and addressing imbalance at the root. Dr. Vora received her B.A. from Yale University and her M.D. from Columbia University. In her book Anatomy of Anxiety, she has a whole chapter on Food for Thought in which she shares her own personal story of discovering she had a food addiction.
    Today she shares her journey to recovery with food and how that has influenced her professional career today. Namely, in how she treats the whole person, looking for places where states like anxiety and depression might be rooted in the body, whether it’s less-than-ideal nutrition and an out-of-whack gut, or poor sleep and breathing.
    In today’s interview we talk about:
    Ellen’s personal story
    How food addiction plays a role in eating disorders
    How we need to watch out for contributing to eating disorders through a food addiction treatment modality
    The difference between true and false anxiety
    Why it’s important to treat false anxiety first
    The importance of a BOTH/AND approach in recovery: that multiple things can be true at the same time and that everybody has a right to their experience, regardless of what somebody else is experiencing.
    Why Ellen believes she can tolerate some of her addictive foods when she is in different countries and on different soil
    Does gut permeability combined with opiate-like addictive foods create a landscape for higher levels of food addiction in North America?
    Why do we have such a hard time asking for help?
    Why living in an Emotion-phobic culture can lead us to seek food rather than address our unmet needs
    How advertisers prey on our fear response which activates us into that unmet need scarcity
    mindset
    How do we get quiet to determine our needs in a world full of noise and adverse? Can you be radically intentional in the life choices you make?
    How do we find the middle in bringing the eating disorder world and the food addiction world together rather than them remaining so far apart and offering opposing treatments?
    Follow Dr. Vora:
    Instagram: @ellenvoramd
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ellenvoramd
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiVEkdGfZmvqfBcPvF9EvJA/videos
    Website: https://ellenvora.com
    Twitter: @ellenvoramd
    Thank You Thank You Thank You for listening and allowing us to do what we love to do. Interview inspirational leaders that help you get closer to your truth! It has been an honor and pleasure to have been with you on this journey and we can’t wait to see where the next 100 episodes take us! As Vera says “The Power is Yours!
     
    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.

    • 57 min
    Episode 99: Dr. James M. Greenblatt

    Episode 99: Dr. James M. Greenblatt

    A pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, James M. Greenblatt, MD, has treated patients since 1988. After receiving his medical degree and completing his psychiatry residency at George Washington University, Dr. Greenblatt completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA, and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine. Dr. Greenblatt has lectured internationally on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness. He is the author of seven books, including Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD. He is the founder of Psychiatry Redefined, an educational platform dedicated to the transformation of psychiatry, which offers online CME-approved courses, webinars, and fellowships for professionals about functional and integrative medicine for mental illness.
    In this episode:
    Personal/Professional Journey
    What is Integrative Medicine
    Nutritional Psychiatry
    Lithium
    Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin D
    ADHD & Anxiety
    Children & The Standard American Diet
    Substances of Abuse
    Ghrelin & Leptin
    FA & ED overlaps
    Sweeteners
    Obstacles and pushback Dr. Greenblatt has received
    Antidepressant withdrawal
    Signature Question
    Follow Dr. Greenblatt:
    Website: https://www.jamesgreenblattmd.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jamesgreenblattmd/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/psychiatry_redefined/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JGreenblattMD
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/psychiatryredefined/
     
    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 98: Dr. Daniel Lieberman

    Episode 98: Dr. Daniel Lieberman

    Daniel Z. Lieberman, MD is a professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Lieberman received his medical degree and completed his psychiatric training at New York University. He is an award-winning educator and researcher and has provided insights on mental health topics for the US Department of Health and Human Services, the US Department of Commerce, and the Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy. Dr. Lieberman shares his expertise on the neurobiological basis of human behavior as a frequent guest on radio, television, and podcasts. He is the coauthor of the international bestseller The Molecule of More.
    Dr. Daniel Lieberman is an award-winning educator, researcher, and professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University in Washington, DC. He received his medical degree at New York University, where he also completed his psychiatric training. As a researcher, he provided insights on mental health topics for the US Department of Commerce, the Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy, and the US Department of Health and Human Services. Daniel has published more than 50 scientific papers and book chapters, and he shares his expertise on the neurobiological basis of human behavior as a frequent guest on podcasts, television, and radio. 
    Daniel Lieberman co-authored the international bestseller The Molecule of More, which has been translated into 16 languages. His second book, Spellbound: Modern Science, Ancient Magic, and the Hidden Potential of the Unconscious Mind, reveals how to join forces with your unconscious mind to find more meaning in everyday life, make better decisions, and develop a richer and more balanced way of living. 
    Today's Highlights:
    What is dopamine?
    What is its value in the human mind?
    What is Reward Prediction error and why do we need to be aware of it? 
    What are some of the dangers of dopamine dysregulation? 
    What is the role of dopamine in addiction? 
    Can you explain control dopamine over desire dopamine?
    What is the rule of dopamine in will power? 
    How is addiction logical to an addict? 
    Follow Daniel Lieberman:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoleculeOfMore/
    Twitter: @MoleculeofMore
    Website: https://www.danielzlieberman.com
    TedX Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj6R1Tcjsl8
    ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sweet Sobriety is a one-of-a-kind online coaching, community, and connection platform for those seeking an improved relationship with self, food, and body. While we are still in the process of developing all our services – we are happy to share our Surviving the Holidays Workshop with Bethany Mazereeuw that begins Wednesday, November 16th.
    In this VERY PRACTICAL workshop you will create your own personalized game plan for your upcoming holidays over 4 weeks and:
    learn what makes the holidays so challenging
    set your own intention
    make a detailed plan that works for YOU
    learn about self-care and integrate it into your plan
    learn about and plan your boundaries for the holidays
    leverage any food slips
    AND glean learnings from your own post-holiday debrief to propel you forward
    What you get:
    Sweet Sobriety Holiday Plan Template
    Guidance to completing your plan via 4 video modules to watch at your own pace
    Four 1-hr live support sessions (one per week) for those joining in November 2022
    Register by going to www.sweetsobriety.ca OR by checking the show notes for the website link!
    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.

    • 57 min
    Episode 97: Dr. Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg

    Episode 97: Dr. Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg

    Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg got her MD and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. She has been employed as a full professor of Physiology at the University of Agriculture in Uppsala, Sweden. She has worked with research on the physiology of labor and breastfeeding for more than 30 years. The focus of the research has been on the role of oxytocin and sensory stimulation, in particular, stimulation of cutaneous sensory nerves during labor, skin-to-skin contact after birth, and breastfeeding. She has worked with animal experiments and also studies involving humans. She has studied the physiological mechanisms involved in birth and breastfeeding and short- and long-term physiological and behavioral maternal adaptations induced during birth and breastfeeding. She is also working on the role of oxytocin during human-animal interaction and in menopausal women.
    IN THIS EPISODE:
    Dr. Moberg’s personal and professional journey
    What is Oxytocin?
    The Satiety System
    Volume/Comfort/Emotional Eating
    The Anti-Stress System
    What Ultra-Processed Foods are doing to humans
    Grazing
    Oxytocin Deficiency Syndrome
    Pharmacological Interventions
    Raising Oxytocin
    Fasting
    What’s next?
    Signature Question
    FOLLOW DR. MOBERG:
    Website and Books: https://www.kerstinuvnasmoberg.com/
    ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sweet Sobriety is a one-of-a-kind online coaching, community, and connection platform for those seeking an improved relationship with self, food, and body. While we are still in the process of developing all our services – we are happy to share our Surviving the Holidays Workshop with Bethany Mazereeuw that begins Wednesday, November 16th.
    In this VERY PRACTICAL workshop you will create your own personalized game plan for your upcoming holidays over 4 weeks and:
    learn what makes the holidays so challenging set your own intention make a detailed plan that works for YOU learn about self-care and integrate it into your plan learn about and plan your boundaries for the holidays leverage any food slips AND glean learnings from your own post-holiday debrief to propel you forward What you get:
    Sweet Sobriety Holiday Plan Template Guidance to completing your plan via 4 video modules to watch at your own pace Four 1-hr live support sessions (one per week) for those joining in November 2022 Register by going to www.sweetsobriety.ca OR by checking the show notes for the website link!
    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 6 min
    Episode 96: Dr. Bunmi Aboaba

    Episode 96: Dr. Bunmi Aboaba

    Dr. Bunmi Aboaba is a Food Addiction Coach who helps clients achieve a healthy relationship with food to meet long-term health goals. Dr. Bunmi’s work covers the full spectrum of disordered eating, including overeating, compulsive eating, emotional eating, and other associated patterns. She runs seven-day self-care retreats for clients suffering from food addiction and is the author of ‘Craving Freedom’, a book for those wanting to build a healthy relationship with food.
    In this episode:
    Bunmi shares her personal and professional journey
    Her recovery journey in the beginning vs. now
    The book! Craving Freedom
    How Bunmi works with clients
    What Bunmi found helps her clients be successful
    What she has become more flexible around in treating Food Addiction
    What Bunmi offers that is different from other Food Addiction Professionals
    What she is still working on
    What’s next?
    Signature Question
    Follow Dr. Aboaba
    Website: https://www.thefoodaddictioncoach.co.uk/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefoodaddictioncoach/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefoodaddictioncoach/?hl=en
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoodAddicti2
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bunmiaboaba/
    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.
     

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Brett1777 ,

Finally

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.

Timtam7b ,

Always Relatable!

Just listened to another fabulous episode of Food Junkies, this one featuring Summer Innanen. This has really helped me identify an even deeper-rooted issue I have not so far paid enough attention to, that of body image. Thank you Vera, Clarissa and Molly for having such a breadth of wonderful speakers which has given me such a well-informed perspective on issues I have struggled with my entire life. Peeling back the layers on why my recovery from food addiction is still speckled with moments of discontent, and listening to your podcast is what helps give myself grace. Thank you.

unhookedeating ,

Unhooked Eating- Jennifer Kranc

Incredible interviews. Insightful and educational. The best people in food addiction.

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