I work with men and women to help determine whether carbohydrate addiction is an issue for them, and if so, what to do about it.
I specialize in serving individuals who've had bariatric surgery. That's because — as I've learned from my own gastric bypass journey — nutrient malabsorption can have a profundly negative impact on addiction susceptibility, mental health and physical health — unless it's corrected.
My Signature Program includes:
- High-Protein / Low-Carb / High Healthy Fat, or
- Modified Keto (High-Protein Keto), or
- Recommendations for modifying your existing plan;
Is it an actual addiction you're dealing with? Or is it just poor eating habits? The answer to this crucial question could make all the difference in the world as you strive to achieve lasting health and relief.
I am Certified and Licensed to administer the most comprehensive and reliable carb/food/sugar addiction assessment currently available worldwide. It's called SUGAR®, and it's based on the same questions and criteria used to diagnose substance use disorders for other psychoactive substances, taking all the guess-work out of the process.
The SUGAR® diagnostic tool accurately distinguishes between "pathological" (addictive) use and what's considered to be less serious “harmful use.” Examples of harmful use include stress eating or emotional eating by someone who's experiencing some damaging consequences but isn't actually addicted).
This distinction is vital in identifying appropriate treatment. These two very different conditions have very different treatment protocols. Addiction to carbohydrates (such as sugar, flour and other processed foods) is a chronic, complex and serious disease requiring an abstinence model of treatment. "Harmful use," on the other hand, is less serious and can sometimes be remedied with a treatment model of moderation.
The SUGAR® diagnostic assessment is an excellent way to begin our work together. It will help you determine whether my Signature Program is right for you. It includes a report of your ICD-11*/DSM-5** results, a detailed graph of any addictive symptoms you've developed over the course of your life, and an individualized treatment plan to help you progress on your path to recovery. That package is priced at $395 USD.
*International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) **The DSM-5 is The American Psychiatric Association's manual for the assessment and diagnosis of mental disorders such as addiction. (Carbohydrate addiction is a neurochemical and hormonal disorder that impacts mental and physical health.)
If you're sick and tired of being sick and tired, let's talk.
No matter where you are in the world, we can schedule a free 30-minute consultation via Zoom (or by phone, if you prefer). I'd love to hear from you!
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