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Oct 24, 2020
We are delighted to have Dr. Joan Ifland joining us today. She
is an expert in the processed food addiction space, and she has
written the textbook on foundations, assessment, and recovery from
processed food addiction. She is a Fellow of the American College
of Nutrition, she has earned her Ph.D., she has an MBA from
Stanford Business School, and she also has a BA in Economics and
Political Science. She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network on
the Book of John Gray, and she founded online services for
Dr. Ifland is spearheading a movement to educate individuals and
clinicians about processed food addiction, and she has some helpful
resources available for people who feel helpless in their struggles
with their food addiction. In today’s episode, Dr. Ifland shares
her story and talks to us about why people become addicted to
processed foods. Be sure to tune in today to get Dr. Ifland’s
expert advice and find out why weight-loss programs are not
powerful enough to overcome severe food addiction.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:
- The scope of the problem with processed food and when, where,
and how it all started.
- The role of the tobacco industry in creating addictions to
- Why, after 30 years of tobacco involvement, many people have
addictions to food.
- How the five As in the corporate business model lead to people
becoming addicted to processed food. They are Advertising,
Availability, Affordability, (young) Age of onset, Addictive
properties in the product.
- How the ‘Bliss Point’ affects people.
- How the pleasure centers in the brain make processed foods
- Some other factors that lower people’s ability to resist
compulsively eating processed foods.
- Why weight loss programs are not strong enough to overcome
severe food addiction.
- Where you can get more information about overcoming food
- The similarities between alcoholism and food addiction.
- How the online global Addiction Reset Community (ARC) trains
people to manage their food addictions.
- Integrating healthier food choices.
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About Everyday Wellness Podcast
Everyday Wellness is not just another health podcast. Your host,
Cynthia Thurlow (nurse practitioner and nutrition/IF expert) has
over 20 years of experience in clinical medicine and wellness. Her
mission is to bring you the best, science-backed yet practical
information to improve your physical and mental wellness every day.
She is a busy mompreneur and knows how important your time is. She
has designed this podcast to be short in time and big on impact.
She interviews a variety of guests in the field of health and
wellness, and discusses important issues, and provide practical
strategies that you can use in your real life.