Recovery for Children Addicted to Processed Foods

Saving the most vulnerable: Food-Addicted Children

Find out how to really help children. It's not what you think.

Learn how to reach parents who feel helpless in the face of their children's nagging for processed foods.

Find how how to empower parents to take back control over their children's food and health by fighting specific tactic of the processed food industry under the Tobacco Addiction Model.

Teach your parental clients the 6 Easy Methods for reclaiming their children's health.

Practitioners who work with families and children are appalled at the spread of obesity in this vulnerable population. Even conscientious parents are not trained in how to defened their children against the vicious marketing practices of the processed food industry. The good news is that understanding how the gut biome, liver, and brain react to clean foods opens the door to getting the child's sincere cooperation.

Practitioners despair of helping children because their worlds are filled with adults who press process foods on them. At school, friend's houses, childcare, and even faith organizations, adults ply children with processed foods. Parents throw up their hands and refuse to take steps to help their children because they believe that the effort is futile. This course gives practitioners very smart, easy ways to motivate parents to just do what they can do at home and leave the rest to nature.

Learn how to walk parents through the simple steps needed to provide a safe food environment for their children. Teach them why they can let of trying to control 'pusher' adults. Show them how to use their children's own digestion system to empower children to say no to food pushers, even adults, And to enthusiastically throw away processed foods that are pressed upon them.

Learn how to work with parents to achieve the joy of well-behaved, accelerating, popular children.




Table of Contents

I. The Benefits of Processed Food Addiction Recovery in Children. Parents and practitioners alike are generally unaware of the long list of benefits that accrue to children who are being fed a clean food plan. Parents are dedicated to doing the best they can with children so educating parents about the wonderful benefits of keeping a clean household can be highly motivating. Get the right list of benefits in this module.

II. Adapting the DSM 5 Addiction Diagnostic Criteria to Children. As shocking as it may seem, children's behavior can conform to the 11 DSM 5 Addiction Diagnostic Criteria. Adults easily describe childhood behaviors around processed foods the include unintended use, failed attempts to cut back, cravings, time spent, and all of the other DSM 5 Addiction Diagnostic Criteria.

III. Cognitive Impairment in Pediatric Processed Food Addiction. Like all addictions, processed foods gradually erode frontal lobe functions in favor of increasing activation of the limbic reward centers.

IV. What to do? It is surprisingly easy for parents to create a safe food environment at home. Specific strategies for sequencing the withdrawal of adults then children are given. Involving children in identifying non-addictive foods that they like reassures them that they will still have enjoyable food.

V. Managing Relapse. Children can be taught to associate painful physical, emotional, mental, and behavioral consequences with processed foods. Even so, like adults, under intense cuing, children can lapse and become sick. Parents need support for consoling children under these circumstances.

VI. Managing Adult Food Pushers. Children can be taught to fend off many sources of processed foods. However, parents still need to negotiate with other parents the fact that their children may bring their own foods to events. Specific strategies and proven scripts provided in this course are the keys to success.


Sample Lesson Topic:

Saving Food-Addicted Children #1. The Withdrawal Syndrome in Children

Many parents and health professionals want to protect children from all kinds of harm. But processed food addiction is missed and is thus allowed to flourish right under the noses of protective, conscientious adults. Parents see their children as 'picky-eaters' and miss that all they're eating is addictive substances dressed up as food. The greatest barrier can occur as soon as a parent becomes determined to feed their children better. The child refuses to eat at all. As the days pass, the child can become hysterical over the absence of processed foods. Parents report that children throw themselves on the floor crying vigorously. They call their parents names and tell them that they're the worst parents ever. This goes on for 2-3 days and the parent caves in. Or the parent that did initiate the change sneaks processed foods behind the determined parent's back. ...If these people had been educated about what the processed food withdrawal syndrome looks like in children, they would have toughed it out. They would have known that it is a four-day syndrome. They would have comforted their children through the intensifying cravings, headache, and irritability even rage. However, since most practitioners are not educated in the withdrawal syndrome, they're unable to prepare parents and support them. So parents miss getting to know the true, sober child. They are saddled with a tired, foggy, irritable, oppositional child. They are subjected to non-stop nagging for processed foods and expensive trips to fast food outlets.


Learn the specific ways you can teach clients about the severity of processed food addiction.

  • No longer recommend approaches that are too weak to conquer processed food addiction.
  • Have the confidence to be able to work with clients to design programs that will actually work to counteract the food stimulation engineered by the food industry.
  • Enjoy the security of being able to give clients concrete next steps to build a solid program of protection against food triggers.
  • After your very first lesson, you will be giving your clients more focused effective guidance based on thousands of studies. You will share the joy with clients as they finally make the food choices they've been seeking, sometimes for their entire lives.
  • No more will you endure the grief of clients whose lives were cut short because the severity of their food addiction had been missed and they never got the right guidance.
  • Clients who get the right guidance to build adequate protection against processed food industry neuro-marketing are thrilled to finally have control over their food. Being able to create very small steps that generate success keep clients on track to finally get the full range of skills they need to reverse and prevent diet-related diseases.
  • Experts such as Robert Lustig, MD, author of the Hacking of the American Mind agree that neuro-marketing business practices have the power to create deep dysfunction in the brain.
  • Practitioners are tired of handing out one diet after another knowing that the client cannot implement the recommendations. Even bariatric surgery has been shown to fail in the face of undiagnosed processed food addiction. By finally understanding how severe the addiction is, practitioners can settle in for a long-term, successful program of recovery for their clients.
  • Recovery from severe addictions has been hampered by discouragement at relapse rates. But new research shows that lapsing is a part of recovery. So now practitioners can life up their clients and encourage them to keep building.
  • Once you have the vision of a slow building of skills to protect against lapses, your clients will be excited and relieved to finally have an answer to the devastation of repeatedly trying quick fixes that could never have worked.
  • Giving your clients a realistic roadmap to control over their food is like becoming the guide who knows the safe way up the mountain. No more getting lost and wandering off the trail.
  • Practitioners want the best for their clients. No matter how long it takes, practitioners want to hear the clients are gradually gaining better and better control over their food as they successfully recovery from a severe, hidden addiction to processed foods.

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Thanks to the three years spent writing the Processed Food Addiction textbook, Dr. Ifland is able to bring these all-new approaches to beating diet-related diseases to you. 

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