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Food Addiction and Changing Your Relationship to Food

June 25th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Food Addiction and Changing Your Relationship to Food

  The idea that binge eating is a type of addiction like any other, is a relatively new concept in understanding this behavior. Researchers are now aware that compulsive overeating affects the pleasure center of the brain in a similar way to alcohol and other drugs. Highly palatable foods that are rich in sugar, fat …

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How to Develop a Positive Body Image During Eating Disorder Recovery

January 9th, 2017 - 1 Comment

An eating disorder is a mental illness. It is characterized by unhealthy and abnormal eating behaviors, which put a person’s life at risk. An individual has an eating disorder when he or she has an unsafe preoccupation with their appearance and weight, to their own detriment. They may have serious health risks even as they …

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5 Foods That Impact Your Mental Health

January 4th, 2017 - Leave a Comment

  Believe it or not, the food you eat actually has an impact on your mental health. The first few bites of that overly sweet dessert (the one that has three layers of chocolate separated by a sugary cream and topped with more chocolate) we love so much are fantastic, savory, and leave us wanting …

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How to Start Your Day In An Inspiring Way

March 21st, 2016 - Leave a Comment

Studies show that within the first two to six hours of the day the brain is at its peak of productivity. It’s important to utilize that duration of time to fill your body and mind with energy. Here are 5 tips to use when making an energetic morning routine to start off your day: Listen …

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It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

February 23rd, 2016 - Leave a Comment

The week of February 21 – 27 marks National Eating Disorders Awareness week, a week selected by NEDA to spread awareness and encourage people to be screened. The simple and confidential eating disorder screening takes only three minutes; it allows individuals to recognize potential eating disorder issues and seek treatment. Eating disorders and disordered eating …

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Beating Seasonal Affective Disorder Naturally

February 9th, 2016 - Leave a Comment

This time of year, many people begin to feel the effects of less light and colder weather in the form of seasonal affective disorder, often referred to as seasonal depression. If you are experiencing unusual fatigue, sluggishness, moodiness, and social withdrawal, it is possible you are experiencing SAD. Some find that adjusting eating habits, supplements, …

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Signs of Body Dsymorphic Disorder

January 19th, 2016 - Leave a Comment

As you can imagine there are all sorts of addictions out there. Sure, there are the ones that can create great harm, like having a heroin, cocaine, or meth addiction. And then there are addictions to sugar, nicotine, or caffeine, which most people live with without much trouble. And there are yet other types of …

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The Nutrition of Mental Health

December 21st, 2015 - Leave a Comment
Food Addiction and Changing Your Relationship to Food

This infographic has been shared from Positive Med.

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What People With Eating Disorders Want You To Know

December 8th, 2015 - Leave a Comment

An individual’s personal struggle with an eating disorder will never be identical to another’s. In the video below, young people come together for BuzzFeed’s Mental Health Week to highlight what they want others to know about their journeys. Click here to learn more about BuzzFeed’s Mental Health Week.

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Facing an Eating Disorder and Addiction Too

November 25th, 2015 - Leave a Comment

Recent research indicates that there are similarities between eating disorders and addiction to drugs and alcohol. One of the most striking similarities is the inability to stop drinking or using drugs. And in the case of an eating disorder, a person loses the ability to stop eating, as in the case of binge eating. Anything …

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