Julia Ross: Sugar Addiction
MA; MFT; NNTS; CEO, Recovery Systems; Author, The Diet Cure and The Mood Cure
Laura Brainin-Rodriguez, MPH, MS, RD; Coordinator, Feeling Good Project, S.F. Department of Public Health, Nutrition Services - Moderator
One of Ross’ areas of focus since she began researching dietary addiction in 1983 has been the compulsion to consume large amounts of refined sugar. Ross believes our addiction to sugar is the dynamic that propels a dietary disaster. While exposing her finding that low-calorie dieting actually contributes to the overeating epidemic, Ross, a celebrated pioneer and educator in the fields of addiction and eating disorders treatment, focuses primarily on how we can correct the faulty appetite chemistry that drives addiction. Just in time for the holidays, come hear her approach on how to kick sugar addiction to the curb.
Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program
Cost: $22 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Photo by Moyan Brenn/Flickr