Interviewee Bio :
Biography and Resume
Bitten (Britt-Mari) Jonsson
DOB November 28, 1952
+ 46 70-643 73 73 Cell
LinkedIn: Bitten Jonsson
Bitten Jonsson, R.N., Addiction Specialist, SUGAR/ADDIS-Certified, is a forerunner in this field in Sweden, an international lecturer, and has frequently been seen on TV and Radio in Sweden, Norway, and Finland. Bitten is trained in the USA and has developed a special treatment method, involving Integrated Functional Medicine and Orthomolecular Medicine together with American Addiction Medicine, Twelve-step based programs, and Traditional Medicine. Bitten has written 3 books about sugar addiction: “Sockerbomben I din hjärna ” (The Sugar bomb in your brain ) her first book, was published in 2004 and revised in 2010 and 2016. The Sugar-Free Cookbook, published in 2006, and updated in 2018. The books have all been very well received and one version is also published in Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Germany. She has also further developed SUGAR , the evaluation instrument for sugar/food addiction. Bitten Jonsson was a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) in the USA and NAADAC, USA ( www.naadac.org) for many years, and has been on the Board of Directors of the Food Addiction Institute (FAI), USA www.foodaddictioninstitute.org, since 2010.
2007 – to date
CEO at Bittens Addiction Corp. Developing new methods for teaching, lecturing, and coaching professionals, tutoring, and treating addiction, especially sugar/flour/food addiction.
The hands-on developer of policies and procedures for sugar addiction treatment and professional training.
Board of Director role, in charge of working to influence WHO’s group for developing ICD 10 (11), (International Classification of Diseases) to include food addiction as a diagnosis, Bitten is working alongside a team in the USA, within the FAI, that works on achieving the same for DSM5.
Developed SUGAR®, a mapping instrument based on ADDIS to evaluate if a client has a pathological use of sugar/flour/food, together with Dahl & Dahl. Reference: Börje Dahl Ph + 46 70 600 84 96 , www.addis.se
On the expert panel for Diet Doctor www.dietdoctor.com answering questions about sugar addiction since 2013.
Reference: Dr Andreas Eenfeldt ph. +46 70 973 39 50
A faculty member of INFACT, Iceland. Reference: Esther Helga Gudmundsdottir, Ph + 354 699 2676
Developing guidelines for sugar addiction treatment, teaching a one-year training for professionals since 2012. Reference: Dr. Jen Unwin.
Managing several groups on Facebook, two support groups for sugar addicts, and two for professionals in order to spread the message.
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