We all have an outer child – the pig-headed, self-centered, impulsive part of us that blocks positive change and gets caught up in patterns of self sabotage. Taming Your Outer Child by Susan Anderson offers powerful tools to help you overcome self-defeating patterns and heal the wounds caused by the outer child.

Food addiction is a complex, poorly understood issue that has the potential in some cases to be as deadly as cocaine, opiates, and alcohol. Dr. Vera Tarman sinks her teeth into this dangerous issue in her new book Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction, a look at this leading cause of obesity from the perspectives of a medical researcher and dozens of survivors.

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Inevitably we have all broken a diet despite our best intentions and without a good reason. Or perhaps been attracted to the wrong person and wondered how on Earth we ever wound up in that relationship. That is the Outer Child… the self-sabotaging part of our brain which drives our worst habits and whose patterns are so difficult to break. Taming Your Outer Child by Susan Anderson delves into the crux of the matter, explaining how the Outer Child is different from the Inner Child, how “abandonment issues” are at the forefront of the Outer Childs patterns, and of course how to heal those issues and stifle the rise of the Outer Child.

Food addiction is a condition that is a leading cause of the growing obesity epidemic in our country, as well as contributing to eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia, and bingeing. “Sugar shares the same neurochemistry and neural pathways as cocaine,” explains Dr. Vera Tarman in her new book Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction. “People can get addicted to sugar and flour, eventually becoming sick and depressed.” Built around the testimony of people that suffered and are recovering from food addictions, Food Junkies offers practical information grounded in medical science, while putting a face to food addictions.

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