Practitioner Course

Food Addiction Masterclass

Help your patients overcome food addiction and not be a slave to the food industry.

Online Course
12 lessons


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


6 hours total


Vera Tarman and Bitten Johnsson

About this course

Food addiction is real and much larger than more common than most of us realise. Many people have sugar and processed food dependencies that override their ability to get well and live a healthy life. This clinical program shows you the difference between an eating disorder and the various types of food addiction that can be difficult to spot in practice.

Dr Vera Tarman is a medical addiction specialist. She covers the central concepts in food addiction, all backed by research or clinical experience and provides clinical pearls to move you forward in this field of practice. Bitten Jonsson is an internationally-renown food addiction clinician. She delves into the complexity of how to diagnose sugar/carb/food addiction and how to most effectively treat it.

They unravel the neurochemical, hormonal and endocrine contributors to cravings giving you clarity on what is actually driving these people to eat they way that they do. With this understanding you can take a compassionate and effective approach to guide your patients towards a thriving productive life without the ‘drug foods’ that can be so alluring yet so terribly destructive.
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Learn how sugar and processed food create a hormonal and neuroendocrine mess that manifests as uncontrolled eating patterns
  • Understand the mechanism of food addiction
  • Learn how it appears in clinical practice
  • Be able to differentiate eating disorders from disordered eating 
  • Know which transmitters are involved in which addiction
  • Know how to assess your patients risk to and likelihood of having a food addiction
  • Have clear and reliable strategies to help your food addicted patients break free of their food traps

What's in this course

Your Presenters


Vera Tarman is Medical Director of Renascent and staff consultant physician at Salvation Army.
A specialist in addiction behaviour and treatment, Vera is internationally recognised for her eduction and publications on various aspects of addiction and more specifically food addiction.

She is author of "Food Junkies: Recovery from Food Addiction", is cohost of a popular "Food Junkies Podcast", and hosts a free Facebook group: “I’m Sweet Enough: Sugar Free for Life”. She has been in her own food addiction recovery for over 10 years and has maintained a 45kg (100 pound) weight loss throughout that time. 


Bitten Jonsson is a US-trained expert on food addiction. She specialises in helping people break free of unhealthy attachments to foods. She has been on the Board of Directors for the Food Addiction Institute located in Florida since 2010.

Bitten has decades of experience treating patients with food addiction and has developed a holistic treatment program for food addicts. She has also developed a self-diagnosis test, which helps clients learn if they’re suffering from harmful use or addiction. It is important to know the difference since the treatment for each condition differs.

Bitten follows guidelines in addiction medicine from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and is trained in Addiction Interaction Disorder, oftentimes described as “one illness, many outlets.” Much of Bitten’s training was completed alongside Terence T. Gorski at CENAPS in the US. She was also a member of National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) and The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) for many years.

Additionally, she has been certified and licensed in Alcohol and Drug Diagnose Instrument (ADDIS) since 1990, which is built on ICD 10 and DSM5 diagnostic criteria for addiction, as well as, SUGAR certified and licensed. SUGAR is an evaluation instrument she developed after the ADDIS model. Bitten is a food addict in recovery since 1993, which is when she got help in the US after struggling with her own food addiction for many years.