Bittens Addiction | Professional training
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Professional training

Professional training in sugar/carb addiction
Available now!


Even now, there are still very few counselors with specialized training in sugar/carb addiction who provide effective screening, assessment, evaluation, and treatment. Although there are many professionals trained in nutrition, eating disorders, and methods of dealing with emotional eating and/or endocrine dysfunction, expert knowledge of addiction – and how to treat it effectively –are sorely lacking. Even fewer practitioners are trained in the important process of biochemical repair, or in the pro-active treatment of Addiction Interaction Disorder (AID). This knowledge and specialty are in high demand worldwide.


That’s why I launched my first Holistic Medicine for Addiction® (HMA®) training for food addiction professionals in 2012. Since then, due to growing interest in my methods, I’ve expanded and further developed my course as more advanced training.


HMA® certification training is ideal for those who are either working (or wish to work) professionally with specialized skills in the healthcare industry. It’s a wise choice for doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, addiction counselors, nutritional specialists, dietitians, diabetes specialists, obesity specialists, personal trainers, and other healthcare personnel. It’s well-suited for anyone who encounters individuals who cannot control their use of sugar, flour, and/or other processed foods.


During the nearly 40 years I’ve worked in addiction medicine, I’ve treated thousands of clients, gaining worldwide recognition for my expertise and experience in the addiction field. I’m dedicated to sharing that knowledge with those who are interested. My training as a registered nurse has also influenced my addiction treatment methods. I combine tools of traditional medicine with tools of ortho-molecular and integrative medicine for a comprehensive treatment approach. With almost four decades of varied professional experience, I’m able to offer a unique, holistic methodology for addiction medicine.


When I first started working in this field, I had only a few colleagues. Today, we have a supportive, international network that’s continuously growing. These skills are in high demand and the future of this field is quite bright! Please contact me if you’d like to receive the full curriculum.


Here’s some great news:


  • Exciting new lecturers (many of whom are world-class pioneers in their fields) are being added to the training.