Social Media Medicine Expert Dr. Veronica Anderson Features Guest Blogger On Sexual Addiction

Dr. Veronica Anderson, Founder and Host of web radio talk show, Wellness for the REAL World, recently featured guest blogger, Christopher Franklin, M.S., MFTA, to provide some insight on the origins of addiction – specifically, sexual addiction.

NEW YORK, NY – September 26, 2011Dr. Veronica Anderson, social media medicine expert and Host of health and wellness web radio talk show, Wellness for the REAL World, recently welcomed guest blogger Christopher Franklin, M.S., MFTA, to tackle the subject of addiction.  Franklin’s piece, titled “How Sexual Addiction Blinds You To Who You Are,” focuses on sexual addiction, but also includes insights that translate to addictions of any kind.

Christopher Franklin writes, “Sexual addiction is real and it is negatively affecting thousands of lives before our very eyes. In one sense, sexual addiction is like all other addictions: there is an addictive process under the surface, and the compulsive sexual behaviors are only symptoms of that addictive process.”

“We see that sexual addiction can be traced back to the deep fear of being flawed and defective. The addict creates a false, outer self to portray to the world, because if the rest of the world believes he is a good person, then it helps him not face his own fears about his broken nature.  In essence, sexual addiction causes a person to become completely detached from their real and authentic self, and they gradually replace this with a false self. The only way to overcome addiction is to get REAL and just be who you are, strengths and weaknesses. You need to stop hiding and admit you need help,” concluded Mr. Franklin.

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Christopher has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy; He specializes in helping individuals overcome sexual addictions, as well as inspiring people to become their true, authentic selves. Visit his website at

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Learn about wellness for your mind, body and spirit on Dr. Veronica Anderson’s weekly broadcasted radio interview program. Each weekly radio show showcases current issues with timely guest interviews. Dr. Veronica draws from her education and experiences to unpack complicated medical details, analyze health reports and share her thoughts on today’s issues with her listeners in three recurring categories: Food of the Week, Fits You To A “Tea”, and The Veronica Report, a thumbs-up or thumbs-down on Corporate America and how they are watching out for our wellbeing.

About Dr. Veronica Anderson:

Dr. Veronica has become known by many for her intellectual and passionate commentary on today’s most popular and debated health perspectives. In addition to her regular radio talk show, Veronica’s upbeat and outspoken perspectives on healthy living have been featured on TV talk shows including Our World with Neil Cavuto (Fox News Channel), and Live with Adam Carolla (syndicated). In addition, radio hosts coast to coast have seen their lines light up as listeners clamor to hear more of Veronica’s straight-forward, pull-no-punches philosophy. She also serves as Host and Guide for Medicine Woman, Modern World, a healthy living travel adventure series for the web.

Determined to become a doctor at age four, Dr. Veronica completed pre-med at Princeton University, received her MD with honors after internship and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and New York’s Mt. Sinai Medical Center, where she received a fellowship in glaucoma. She has practiced at Robert Wood Johnson, Philadelphia’s Wills Eye Hospital, and is also a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Veronica Anderson holds a black belt in taekwondo and has completed two marathons.