Introduction to
Processed Food Addiction

Self-guided Course

If you want to know the truth about what processed food addiction really is, this course is for you. Connect with actual research to get a clear and accurate picture of what it means to have processed food addiction.
Find out why overeating and weight gain is not your fault. Finally open the door to control over food by focusing on cravings remission.

People are tired of confusing ideas about who has food addiction and how severely they may be suffering.  Find out how to tell if you have processed food addiction.  Discover how the tobacco industry gave it to you.  Gain insight as to what to do about it.

Meet Dr. Joan Ifland, author/editor of the textbook, Processed Food Addiction

Dr. Ifland has been creating breakthroughs in recovery from food addiction from 1999 with her first popular book, to 2018 with her textbook, Processed Food Addiction: Foundations, Assessment, and Recovery. She created the first evidence-based recovery program with the Addiction Reset Community (ARC) in 2018, the first science-based Food Addiction Recovery Advocate (FARA) program in 2020, and the first online programs for remission of disease in the Remission Optimistic Community (ROC) in 2023. She also assisted the team that created the Holistic Recovery Community in 2023. 

Dr. Ifland is the lead author of the first scholarly description of processed food addiction and definition of addictive foods. She is the founder of the Facebook Group, Food Addiction Education.

Dr. Ifland earned her PhD in addictive nutrition at Union Institute and University (2010); her MBA at Stanford Business School (1978) and her BA in Economics and Political Science at Oberlin College (1974). She currently resides in Seattle.

Here’s what you will discover:

  • How Big Tobacco moved the Addiction Business Model to processed foods in the mid 1980s.
  • How far processed food addiction has spread. Review the evidence that over 80% of Americans are experiencing the signs of severe cravings for processed foods.
  • Why severe cravings for processed foods might be the most difficult addiction to put into remission

What you can expect during the 4-week course:

Week 1: The Shift: How we went from eating to using food-like substances

  • How Big Tobacco took control of processed foods
  • Which processed foods train the brain to crave
  • Which food use increased during the obesity epidemic.
  • What happened to the brain?
  • Week 1: Revealing Discussion Questions.


Week 2: Severity

  • How to distinguish between severe and mild food addiction
  • How severity affects the right level of care or treatment match
  • What are the six most common signs of severe addiction
  • Week 2: Revealing Discussion Questions


Week 3: Prevalence

  • See the shocking evidence that most Americans are suffering from severe addiction
  • Find out about the similarities between alcoholism and addiction to processed foods.
  • Get relief from no longer judging people who suffering excessive fat tissue.
  • Week 3: Thought-provoking discussion questions.


Week 4: Treatment

  • Understand why immersion recovery is the right level of care for the majority of Americans
  • Find out why 'weight-loss' makes food cravings worse
  • See the evidence that 'eating disorders' are actually addiction to processed foods
  • Discussion questions to create new pathways to recovery of health through control over food and stress


Here’s what you get:

√ The 4-Week Self-guided Course:  Introduction to Processed Foods

√ A weekly email with helpful course information, videos, and handouts.

√ Lifelong access to weekly Bonus Resources

Sign up for the course ONLY $39


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