Radiant Recovery® was developed by Kathleen DesMaisons, Ph.D. Kathleen is the best-selling author of Potatoes Not Prozac, The Sugar Addict’s Total Recovery Program, Your Last Diet and Little Sugar Addicts. She is both a compassionate coach and a social commentator. Kathleen is a cultural visionary, who coined the concept of “sugar sensitivity.”
Kathleen believes that a special brain chemistry leads some people to be particularly affected by the foods they eat. If their sugar sensitive brains are imbalanced, they can be depressed, angry, volatile, act out and use alcohol, drugs, sugar and behaviors in an addictive way.
Kathleen developed a set of seven steps to change eating which heals unbalanced sugar sensitivity. Then she designed and set up an online support network for sugar sensitives to share the process with one another. The steps and the community have changed the lives of tens of thousands of people.
As the biochemical understanding of sugar sensitivity and sugar addiction have evolved, so has Kathleen’s mission, transforming from a lone voice on the cutting edge of addiction treatment to a cultural leader and life guide, inspiring hope in hundreds of thousands worldwide who have suffered from alcoholism, sugar addiction, depression, eating disorders, and the complexities of parenting. Kathleen’s voice is caring, skilled and clear in a realm where fog, blame and dysfunction abound. She provides not only hope, but also practical skills for profound life change.
She has taught animated and informative workshops, seminars and retreats since 1988 across the country and the UK. Kathleen is a gifted speaker and designs workshops on integrating the role of Addictive Nutrition into other healing modalities.
A vision of healing
Kathleen’s name has become synonymous with the healing of sugar addiction through nutrition. The genuineness of her vision and the depth at which people have bonded with her message have powered the development of her website at www.radiantrecovery.com into a leading voice of hope and healing throughout the world. In 1998, she set out to build a worldwide community of supportive sharing, previsioning the social networking of today. She has empowered hundreds of women and men to collaborate with her in providing support to thousands daily.
The members of her community respect her as a trusted servant of truth and an embodiment of authenticity. Her unique style and vision flows out into a vibrant and empowered collective voice of recovery.