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The Best of Effective + Unconventional Wisdom

Meet Dr Lisle

For over 30 years, Dr Lisle has been a clinical psychologist at the TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, CA. He lectures nationally on topics including weight loss, stress management, cognitive therapy, and lifestyle modification. His best-selling book, The Pleasure Trap (2003), co-authored with Dr Alan Goldhamer, is helping people effectively tackle addiction and behavior change. 

Meet Dr Howk with Chef AJ*

Dr Howk is an author, interdisciplinary social scientist, and researcher. A recovered alcoholic herself, she has front-line experience with addiction. She completed her MA and PhD at Harvard University and is a colleague of Dr Lisle at the TrueNorth Health Center. Chef AJ is an engaged educator and podcaster, focused on weight loss, addiction, and no SOFAS cooking.

Meet Dr Thompson

Dr Thompson is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester, NY and the founder of Bright Line Eating Solutions. A recovered addict herself, she's on a mission to show that food addiction is real. Her eye-opening book, Rezoom (2021), exposes Big Food and Big Marketing, while educating and supporting food addicts and consumers alike.

Meet Dr Maté

Dr Maté combines scientific research, case histories, and his own insights to present a broad perspective on addiction that empowers people to heal. He co-developed "compassionate inquiry" which is successfully being used by physicians and addiction professionals around the world. His best-selling book, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction (2008) is profound.  

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