About Phil

Phil Werdell is a prominent practitioner and writer in the field of food addiction.  After a twenty-year career in innovative higher education, he became a lead therapist at a hospital-based residential treatment program for food addiction. In 1993, he founded ACORN Food Dependency Recovery Services (now SHiFT—Recovery by Acorn).  He has worked professionally with over 5,000 late-stage food addicts, directed a three-year training program for food addiction professionals, written several books on food addiction, and founded the Food Addiction Institute (Appendix E, Professional Background).


Books Authored by Phil Werdell on Food Addiction