Episode 185: Maia Szalavitz
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by Clarissa Kennedy
1w ago
Maia Szalavitz is an acclaimed journalist and author renowned for her expertise in neuroscience and addiction. With a career spanning over three decades, she has become one of the most prominent voices in the field, advocating for evidence-based approaches to addiction treatment and policy. Szalavitz's career as a journalist began in the late 1980s. Her work has appeared in numerous prestigious publications, including The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, and Scientific American. She has reported extensively on topics ranging from addiction and mental health to neuroscience a ..read more
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FJ Recovery Stories Episode 13: Robert Perry
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by Clarissa Kennedy
1w ago
On today’s episode, CJ welcomes Robert to the show, a soul on a constant quest for growth. His journey inward has fostered a wellspring of wisdom, allowing him to see the extraordinary in the ordinary. But Robert's insights aren’t just for personal exploration; his experiences translate into a powerful message of inspiration. His story is a testament to the transformative power of self-reflection, leaving those around him feeling empowered and ready to embark on their own journey. Feel free to join our supportive community on Facebook: Sugar-Free for Life Support Group - where we believe "I'm ..read more
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Episode 184: Kathy Williams - Sugar Free Girl talks to the family
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by Clarissa Kennedy
2w ago
Kathy Williams has an MBA from Goizueta School of Business, Emry University and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnat. She has also been certified by the University of Pittsburgh’s Diabetes Prevention Program. As CEO of Williams ConsultlingGroup, Kathy is an author, speaker, health strategist, and diabetic prevention advocate. She also has a private coaching practice where she helps clients eliminate their cravings and sugar addiction in 90 days.   Like many of us in the field, Kathy has her own personal story. From being prediabetic, she halted her prediabetic progressi ..read more
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FJ Recovery Stories Episode 12: Jennifer
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by Clarissa Kennedy
3w ago
On today’s episode, CJ has the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer. Jennifer isn't afraid to turn the lens inward. She's a self-explorer, constantly dissecting experiences to find the lessons hidden within. This deep reflection fuels her insightful nature - she sees patterns and connections others miss. But Jennifer isn't all contemplation; she's a tireless worker, dedicated to testing her theories and crafting a life that truly works for her, one experiment at a time. Friends, you are in for a real treat! Feel free to join our supportive community on Facebook: Sugar-Free for Life Support Group ..read more
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Episode 182: Claire Sehinson - Neurodivergence and Disordered Eating Behaviours
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by Clarissa Kennedy
1M ago
Claire Sehinson, is an educator, researcher with a functional medicine and nutritional therapy clinical practice.  She brings to her work her passion and lived experience of being multiply neurodivergent and diagnosed with Autism, dyslexia and ADHD as an adult, whilst navigating her own recovery from ME/CFS and dealing with many mental health issues throughout her lifetime.   Claire has over a decade of specialist clinical experience working with complex illness, trauma, CFS, Fibromyalgia and chronic infections. Claire is the Head of Research at the Optimum Health Clinic (an integrat ..read more
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Episode 181: Dr. Paramsothy - Auto-brewery Syndrome (ABS)
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by Clarissa Kennedy
1M ago
Dr. Jananthan Paramsothy got his internal medicine training at Richmond University Medial Center in Staten Island New York. Additionally, he has worked as an anesthesiologist and critical care physician in Sri Lanka. He has published a number of peer reviewed articles, one on a study of auto brewery syndrome. He is also a student in the Executive MPH program at Yale School of Public Health.  We have heard alot about the microbiome and its possible role in food addiction. We at Food Junkies are interested to know what role gut fermentation syndrome might be contributing to our food addicti ..read more
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FJ Recovery Stories Episode 11: Pamela Little
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by Clarissa Kennedy
1M ago
On today’s episode, CJ has the honor of interviewing Pamela Little. Pamela’s quiet moments hold deep introspection; she constantly seeks growth through self-reflection. But beneath the thoughtful exterior lies a fire. Pamela's faith is her anchor, a source of strength that fuels her fight for what's right. Don't be fooled by her gentle voice- if faced with injustice, she'll be the first to stand up, a fierce advocate for herself and anyone needing a voice. Feel free to join our supportive community on Facebook: Sugar-Free for Life Support Group - where we believe "I'm Sweet Enough." If you're ..read more
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Episode 178: Dr. Anita Federici, PhD CPsych FAED Part 2
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by Clarissa Kennedy
2M ago
Dr. Anita Federici is a Clinical Psychologist and the Owner of The Centre for Psychology and Emotion Regulation. She serves an Adjunct Faculty position at York University and is a distinguished Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED). From 2019 - 2022, Anita served as the elected Co-Chair for the Suicide and DBT Special Interest Group (SIG) for the AED and currently sits on the SIG Oversight Committee. Anita has had a considerable impact on the field through her leadership, advocacy work, and expertise. To date, she has provided more than 375 lectures, workshops, and invited talks on ..read more
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Episode 177: Dr. Anita Federici, PhD CPsych FAED
Food Junkies Podcast
by Clarissa Kennedy
2M ago
Dr. Anita Federici is a Clinical Psychologist and the Owner of The Centre for Psychology and Emotion Regulation. She serves an Adjunct Faculty position at York University and is a distinguished Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED). From 2019 - 2022, Anita served as the elected Co-Chair for the Suicide and DBT Special Interest Group (SIG) for the AED and currently sits on the SIG Oversight Committee. Anita has had a considerable impact on the field through her leadership, advocacy work, and expertise. To date, she has provided more than 375 lectures, workshops, and invited talks on ..read more
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FJ Recovery Stories Episode 9: Daryl Crosswell
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by Clarissa Kennedy
2M ago
Meet Daryl, a captivating mind with a heart of gold. Her journey of self-discovery has honed an insightful perspective, allowing her to see potential and beauty in every situation. But Daryl isn't just about introspection – she's a fierce cheerleader for her peers. She is also a single mother who is working on breaking generational trauma cycles. What sets Daryl apart is her unwavering commitment to honesty, even when it's uncomfortable. She doesn't sugarcoat her experiences or try to hide behind a facade of strength. Instead, she courageously shares the raw reality of her struggles, exposing ..read more
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