Married Doesn ’ t Mean Codependent: 10 Ways to Maintain Autonomy
You can be strong on your own. If you’re wondering whether you’re codependent or believe that you’re in a codependent relationship, then it’s time to recognize why you’re doing the codependent behavior and put a stop to it. Asking yourself, “Am I codependent?” means you’ve witnessed choices or actions you made that lead you to believe you’re behaving in an unhealthy manner. And now you want to know how to stop being codependent, either to fix your relationship, feel better about yourself, or just be happier and more confident in life overall. What started out as good in...
Source: World of Psychology - September 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Marriage and Divorce Publishers YourTango Autonomy Codependence Codependent independent Relationship Self-Esteem Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Is Mental Illness a Made up Disorder?
In this episode, our hosts discuss whether or not mental illness is a real disorder or if it’s just something that medical and pharmaceutical companies made up to make a profit.  SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “Instead of taking my psychiatric medications this morning, should I have just gone to yoga?” – Michelle Hammer Highlights from ‘Mental Illness Made Up’ Episode [2:00] Is mental illness real? [4:00] Yoga doesn’t cure all mental illnesses, just like it wouldn’t cure cancer. [16:00] Dealing with people who think mental illness is not real. [19:30] Eating disorders a...
Source: World of Psychology - August 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Brain and Behavior Disorders General Source Type: blogs

5 Sleep Deprivation Signs and Cures
Conclusion In the end, just remember to put any sort of thing that stresses you out … on permanent hold, especially before bed. Whether you feel bad about dieting, a person, a television season or a book that you’re reading – whatever doesn’t bring you happiness isn’t meant for you. You want to work on it and go on – good – you should! However, before winning any battle just make sure you are in the position to do so - and it all starts with a good night's sleep!You've read 5 Sleep Deprivation Signs and Cures, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sijdah Hussain Tags: featured health and fitness meditation mental health sleep deprivation sleep paralysis Source Type: blogs

Should you Graze?
You're reading Should you Graze?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Grazed and confusedGrazing is picking at food little by little so that you're continually eating as opposed to eating only at mealtimes. Have you grazed and been confused for so long it's not true? Alright, I admit it, it may be punny but it's not very funny. The point I'm trying to make is that grazing on food can be confusing and here's why. 50 shades of graze When you graze, there are many questions you can ask yourself. For instance...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jgrabon Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement grazing health trends pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

Gluteomorphin: The opiate in your food
Yes: there are opiates that derive from various food proteins that exert peculiar effects on the human brain. The worst? The opiates that come from the gliadin protein of wheat and related grains. Opiate receptor researchers at the National Institutes of Health originally coined the term “gluteomorphin” nearly 40 years ago when it was determined that the gliadin protein of wheat undergoes partial digestion (since humans lack the digestive enzymes to fully digest proline-rich amino acid sequences in proteins from seeds of grasses) to yield peptides that are 4- to 5-amino acids long. Some of these peptides w...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Opioids addictive binge eating bulimia eating disorders Gliadin opiates wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Exploring Feeding/Swallowing Disorders Versus Eating Disorders in Children
What would you say if a graduate student or clinical fellow asked you to explain the difference between a feeding/swallowing disorder and an eating disorder for pediatric patients? As a pediatric feeding and swallowing specialists, I answer this question with, “It’s complicated.” Often, an overriding medical issue—such as gastrointestinal issues or poor oral strength and coordination due to prematurity—causes feeding and swallowing disorders. As medical issues resolve, feeding and swallowing issues can persist. And, over time, these issues could gradually change from medically based issues to...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - June 3, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Jennifer WIlson Tags: Health Care Private Practice Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology Dysphagia eating disorders Feeding Disorders Social Media Source Type: blogs

I Believe It ’ s Possible to Fully Recover from an Eating Disorder
When I first started struggling with food and body image at eight years old, I was convinced it would be a lifelong struggle. My days were spent getting on and off a scale more times than anyone could imagine and counting out my cornflakes before I’d even think of eating them. I felt that I was destined to be bound by my eating disorder forever. However, at 22 years old, I am fully recovered from anorexia. There is some controversy in the mental health world about whether full recovery from an eating disorder is possible, and I wholeheartedly believe it is (in fact, I’m living proof). Eating disorder expert Car...
Source: World of Psychology - May 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Disorders Eating Disorders Mental Health America Publishers Body Image recover from eating disorder Source Type: blogs

Ten reasons to never eat wheat
How can conventional dietary advice gotten it so wrong? Rather than eating plenty of “healthy whole grains,” people on the Wheat Belly lifestyle eat absolutely no grains and enjoy spectacular weight loss and reversal of hundreds of health conditions as a result. Unfortunately, many people view this as a “gluten-free” lifestyle which is incorrect. Here are 10 reasons why no bagels, pretzels, or sandwiches made from wheat flour should ever cross human lips. Gliadin-derived opioid peptides (from partial digestion to 4- and 5-amino acid long fragments) increase appetite substantially–as do related...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle Gliadin gluten Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Addressing weight bias in medicine
You happen to be among the two-thirds of Americans with overweight and obesity (defined as a body mass index of 25 or greater), and you are just thrilled to go to your next doctor’s appointment, right? Wrong! Unfortunately, if you have a diagnosis of overweight or obesity, you might find the doctor’s office to be the least inviting place to be. Maybe you find that there are no chairs to accommodate you in the waiting room. When the medical staff takes your blood pressure, you might find that they struggle to find the right size cuff. You might feel as though you are weighed in a disrespectful fashion. Or maybe,...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS  Tags: Health Source Type: blogs

Finding Your Yes: A Powerful Strategy for Shifting from Negative Habits to Positive Ones
Try this short experiment and say the following statements to yourself: I want to stop eating junk food. I want to stop yelling at my kids. I want to stop worrying about things I can’t control. (Feel free to substitute behaviors that might be more relevant in your life). Notice how this feels in your body when you say these things to yourself. Do you feel tight and constricted or more open and expansive? Do you feel motivated and energized to change these habits, or do you tend to feel stuck, closed off, or perhaps even some sense of guilt or shame? Now try these statements out (and again feel free to change them t...
Source: World of Psychology - March 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Beth Kurland, Ph.D. Tags: Binge Eating Eating Disorders Habits Happiness Mindfulness Personal Self-Help Binge Eating Disorder Habit Change Habit Formation Negativity Optimism self-compassion Source Type: blogs

5 Things to Know Before You Start Losing Weight
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha I struggled to maintain a healthy weight for a large part of my life. Had I known these five things before my weight-loss journey, I would have had a much easier time shedding the pounds and would have realized that weight loss isn’t a magic fix-all solution to my issues. If you’re trying to lose weight, perhaps some of my lessons will be helpful to you. Here we go… 1. This Has to Be for You, Not Someone Else Growing up as a closeted gay child, I was taught that homosexuality is a sin an...
Source: World of Psychology - January 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Exercise & Fitness Friends Health-related Personal Publishers Self-Esteem Tiny Buddha Diet goals Healthy Lifestyle Healthy Weight Lose Weight positive goals Self-Talk Weight Loss well-being Source Type: blogs

Bagel Brain: What Wheat and Grains Do to the Brain
You know that raisin bagel or bowl of bran cereal you have every morning, or the plate of pasta or spaghetti you have for dinner? Each and every serving erodes the health of your brain. Some of the effects are reversible, while others are cumulative and irreversible. But understand the concepts behind living the Wheat Belly wheat/grain-free lifestyle and you are enormously empowered in regaining control over health, weight, and youthfulness. Transcript: Hi everybody, Doctor William Davis here. Why do I call this Bagel Brain? Well, a number of reasons — consumption of modern wheat and closely-related grains have a w...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 27, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates adhd appetite autism autoimmune cognitive dementia Depression Gliadin gluten-free grain-free grains wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Fat: Guidelines for Therapists
A note on nomenclature: I deliberately use the term “fat” not “obese”. In groups of people who have been marginalised on the basis of race or sexual orientation, an important part of claiming agency is declaring the right to choose what members call themselves. Similarly it is the practice in the fat community to reclaim the term “fat” fr om the pool of epithets directed against us, as segments of the gay community have reclaimed “queer”. Therefore in what follows, I use “fat” rather than “obese” except when quoting or referring to research reports.I h...
Source: Jung At Heart - January 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: blogs

Addicted to Sugar: The Other White Powder
In that first meeting I went to for my sugar addiction, I heard others admit to doing the same things I did. Sneaking. Lying. Throwing food in the bin to halt a binge only to come back later and fish it out to eat. It was right in front of my face, but I couldn’t see it for what it was for years. Addiction is a wayward beast. God knows you can’t see much when you’re laid flat on your back, pinned down by invisible yet ferocious forces. The narrative was just so unfamiliar that I doubted it was real. Where were the used syringes, grubby spoons, and Ewan McGregor swimming in a lav to Brian Eno music? Where ...
Source: World of Psychology - January 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Health-related Personal Publishers The Fix addicted to sugar Binge Eating Food Addiction Source Type: blogs

Why Therapy Didn ’t Work for Me
When I was 16 years old, I had a metabolism that was to die for. I could eat anything I wanted, whenever I wanted to, and was always hungry, which led to developing an undesirable habit of snacking at 3 a.m. My parents saw the litter of dishes and snack wrappers in my room that I had been too lazy and tired to clean up before crashing back into bed and wrongfully concluded that I was closet bingeing. Coupled with my string bean frame, they were concerned enough to book an appointment with a therapist. Unyielding in the face of my denial and protests, I soon found myself subjected to Thursday afternoons spent with Janet. Ja...
Source: World of Psychology - January 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Amber Nordstrom Tags: Bulimia Eating Disorders Habits Personal Psychotherapy Adolescence Anorexia Binge Eating Therapeutic Alliance Treatment Source Type: blogs

Is Junk Food Addictive?
You’re in withdrawal, experiencing everything from mood swings and anxiety to headaches and insomnia. Perhaps you’ve quit smoking or stopped your regular marijuana usage. Or maybe, just maybe, you’ve cut back on those greasy fries, burgers, and other highly processed food. A study published in the September 2018 issue of Appetite reported that people who reduced their consumption of highly processed foods experienced some of the same physical and psychological symptoms as those withdrawing from cigarettes or marijuana usage. While studies in mice have shown that reducing junk food can trigger withdrawal s...
Source: World of Psychology - November 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Binge Eating Eating Disorders Health-related Research Source Type: blogs

Top 10 Reasons to Never Eat Wheat Again
There are plenty of reasons to never allow a bagel, sandwich, or pretzels to cross your lips again. But here are the top 10 most powerful and compelling reasons to tell the USDA and other providers of dietary advice to bug off with their “healthy whole grains” nonsense. Gliadin-derived opioid peptides (from partial digestion to 4- and 5-amino acid long fragments) increase appetite substantially–as do related proteins from rye, barley, and corn. This is a big part of the reason why grains make you gain weight. Gliadin-derived opioid peptides are mind active drugs that trigger behavioral outbursts in kids ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune blood sugar Gliadin gluten gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation joint pain low-carb wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Podcast: How Can You Stop Emotional Overeating?
  Emotional overeating is an extremely common problem for many people, particularly among those who live with depression. Many of us have a tendency to “eat our feelings,” resorting to food to make us feel better and as an escape from the things that bother us. As one would expect, this kind of behavior leads to weight gain, which only adds to the negative feelings that we’re trying to escape from. In this episode, we’ll learn about emotional overeating, including what it is and isn’t, its relation to hunger, and how to deal with the ever-present food during holidays, work functions, a...
Source: World of Psychology - November 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Show Tags: Binge Eating Eating Disorders General The Psych Central Show Emotional Overeating Gabe Howard Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs

The Wheat Belly Timeline: The First Few Weeks
With all our talk of opiate withdrawal syndromes accompanied by nausea, headache, fatigue, and depression, it can be daunting, even terrifying, to people who face the prospect of tossing all wheat and grains into the trash bin, vowing to never let a Danish, donut, or dish of pasta cross your lips again. So it may help to lay out a timeline of what and when various changes can develop in the Wheat Belly wheat- and grain-free lifestyle. You can expect different symptoms and health conditions to recede at different rates, since they are caused by a variety of different mechanisms. For instance, the direct gastrointestinal tox...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux detoxification grains IBS Inflammation joint pain opiates withdrawal Source Type: blogs

5 Steps to Find the Willpower to Reach Your Goals
Conclusion These five strategies—chunking, confidence, perception, identity, and high-level thinking—are all tools to add to your tool box to help you alleviate negative emotional triggers, increase willpower, and ensure you reach your goals. These techniques have helped me through some very tough times, but they will help you with any goal in life that requires persistence and dedication. Implement these tools in your life today and see how much they help you! Let me know how this works for you—leave a comment in the comments section below! This post is courtesy of Tiny Buddha. (Source: World of Psychology)
Source: World of Psychology - October 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Inspiration & Hope Publishers Self-Help Tiny Buddha Confidence Depression emotional triggers empowered goals high-level thinking Hopeful hopeless identity Insecurity paralysis by analysis Perception Resistance Self-Doubt Source Type: blogs

To Be Healthy Is to Be Loving
I went for a run because I had eaten a small, organic, dark chocolate cookie the day before and I felt that I had to punish myself. It was habitual for me to punish myself with strenuous, caloric compensation cardio whenever I felt guilty for enjoying life by eating tasty foods. When I placed first in a fitness competition, my fitness goals went up a notch. Winning the competition was one thing, but people complimenting me on my extra lean body pressured me to stay that way. I couldn’t allow myself to look “bigger” again, and “bigger” really meant not seeing my defined ab muscles. It was a su...
Source: World of Psychology - September 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Valeria Teles Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Eating Disorders Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Mindfulness Personal Spirituality Fitness Loving Kindness Meditation self-compassion Source Type: blogs

Does My Daughter Have an Eating Disorder?
Eating disorders can be easy to hide. Know what to look for. Often when I work with parents they say they had no idea their child’s eating disorder was going on as long as it was. Eating disorders are easy to hide so it’s important, as a parent to be aware of what signs you should look for in your child. Eating disorders are secretive and can be very easy to hide from loved ones, especially in the beginning. Sometimes, the person experiencing an eating disorder is not fully aware that what they are doing is not healthy so it makes it that much more important for parents to be fully educated on what to look fo...
Source: World of Psychology - September 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Danielle Swimm, MA, LCPC Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Caregivers Children and Teens Eating Disorders Parenting Perfectionism Personal Psychotherapy Stories Women's Issues Adolescence Body Image Cognitive Distortion Dissociation Self-Esteem Source Type: blogs

Do you have a Bagel Brain?
We can link grain consumption with causing or worsening some of the most mysterious brain disorders that have eluded the medical community for years, such as schizophrenia, epilepsy, depression, bipolar disorder, and, more recently, autism and ADHD. Are you and your kids unknowingly under the influence of opiates? Opiates come disguised in many forms.   Grains contain opiates. Not figuratively, but quite literally. These opiates are not too different from morphine or heroin. Yes, wheat and grains, cleverly disguised as a multigrain loaf of bread to make sandwiches or a hot, steamy plate of macaroni and cheese for the ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates adhd bipolar disorder brain fog concentration Depression diy health Dr. Davis epilepsy grain-free headaches Inflammation mind mood swings OCD opiates schizophrenia undoctored wheat belly Wheat Belly Tot Source Type: blogs

Healing from Addiction: Finding the Road to Recovery
Addiction — and recovery — can look differently from individual to individual. As surely as we can be addicted to alcohol, substances, or medications, we can just as easily be addicted to love, work, sex, dieting, exercise, skin picking, and food. Addiction can refer to any compulsive and unhealthy attachment or behavior that one uses as a way of artificially enhancing, numbing, or avoiding feelings.  Addictions have negative consequences and are difficult to just “stop” doing.  There are certainly different levels of medical and psychological risks associated with different kinds of addic...
Source: World of Psychology - June 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Julie K. Jones, Ph.D., LPC Tags: Addiction Alcoholism Habits Inspiration & Hope Mental Health and Wellness Recovery Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Binge Eating Eating Disorders Substance Use Source Type: blogs

Dementia Care Here is the Silver Lining in Losing Your Temper
It takes the patience of a saint to deal with many of the odd, frustrating, STRESSFUL behaviors of dementia.by Paula Spencer ScottAlzheimer's Reading RoomUm, I'm no saint.I admit it: I've groused, "Dad! I just told you!" after he asked the score for the tenth time in five minutes.I've argued with my father-in-law that no, his"new bride" (imaginary) was not "coming any minute in the Buick,"even though I knew his frontotemporal dementia was behind his frequent delusions and hallucinations. I've walked out of a room when I couldn't stand any more crazy behaviors.Even as I knew better.Topic -Alzhe...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - June 14, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's family alzheimers care anger care of dementia patients dementia care help alzheimer's help with dementia care stress temper Source Type: blogs

6 Simple Tips Will Never Let You Down in Life
Conclusion We all want to live a meaningful and joyous life, but this simple wish doesn’t come easily to most people. It takes a bit of effort and introspection to learn how to live a life of authenticity, meaning, and happiness. These 6 guides are rough outlines of some universal truths that we’re sure you’ll find useful in creating the life you want. References: http://psychcentral.com/lib/ways-of-living-an-authentic-life/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3471136/ ................... David Gomes completed his M.S Professional degree in California Institute of Technology. He lives in Oakland...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DavidGomes Tags: happiness health and fitness happiness tips healthy lifestyle Source Type: blogs

“My family say they grieve for the old me” – profound personality changes after deep brain stimulation
Okun (2012).New England Journal of Medicine.Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus inParkinson's disease (PD) has been highly successful in controlling the motor symptoms of this disorder, which include tremor, slowed movement (akinesia), and muscle stiffness or rigidity. The figure above shows the electrode implantation procedure for PD, where a stimulating electrode is placed in either thesubthalamic nucleus, (STN), a tiny collection of neurons within the basal ganglia circuit, or in the internal segment of theglobus pallidus, another structure in the basal ganglia (Okun, 2012). DBS of the STN is more co...
Source: The Neurocritic - May 13, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: The Neurocritic Source Type: blogs

“My family say they grieve for the old me” – profound personality changes after deep brain stimulation
Okun (2012).New England Journal of Medicine.Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus inParkinson's disease (PD) has been highly successful in controlling the motor symptoms of this disorder, which include tremor, slowed movement (akinesia), and muscle stiffness or rigidity. The figure above shows the electrode implantation procedure for PD, where a stimulating electrode is placed in either thesubthalamic nucleus, (STN), a tiny collection of neurons within the basal ganglia circuit, or in the internal segment of theglobus pallidus, another structure in the basal ganglia (Okun, 2012). DBS of the STN is more co...
Source: The Neurocritic - May 13, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: The Neurocritic Source Type: blogs

3-Step Guide To Stop Sabotage and Make Progress On Your Health
You're reading 3-Step Guide To Stop Sabotage and Make Progress On Your Health, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. For the longest time, I struggled to get healthier – it seemed that I couldn’t lose weight or stick to my diet no matter what I tried. It seemed to me like I was sabotaging myself, that I had no willpower, self-control or discipline. Often, I wondered if I couldn’t even stop myself from eating a cookie, how was I going to do all the other amazing things that I wanted to accomplis...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sai Aparajitha Khanna Tags: confidence depression diet featured happiness health and fitness motivation psychology success health hacks pickthebrain self improvement self sabotage Source Type: blogs

Ep 3: Don ’ t Discriminate Against Me. (Discussions From a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic)
Gabe Howard (Bipolar) and Michelle Hammer (Schizophrenic) talk about mental health in the current media and pop culture. Michelle talks about stigma and tells a story of Instagram insults.  Gabe talks about being accused of not being bipolar and shares his story of binge eating disorder. Both hosts disclose and discuss what it feels like to lead a public life with mental illness — and how being discriminated against feels badly. Subscribe to Our Show: And Please Share & Review! Highlights From ‘Don’t Discriminate Against Me’ “What the hell is stigma?” ~Gabe Howard...
Source: World of Psychology - April 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Disorders Eating Disorders Schizophrenia Stigma Bipolar Disorder discrimination Source Type: blogs

Playing the Victim: How the Victim Mentality is Hindering Your Sobriety
Do you often feel hopeless, like you’ve failed so many times that it’s not even worth trying anymore? Do you frequently dwell on all the mistakes you’ve made and all the relationships you’ve lost? Maybe you just feel like your life will never be meaningful so there’s no use trying to be anything or do anything. If thoughts like this are controlling your life, you may be using self-victimization to cope with issues you feel unable to manage. Exploring the Victim Mentality and the Role of the Victim The victim mentality can display itself in a variety of ways. People who play the role of a victi...
Source: World of Psychology - March 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kelsey Brown Tags: Addiction Binge Eating Depression Eating Disorders Personality Recovery Relationships Self-Esteem Self-Help Substance Abuse Alcoholism Blame External locus of control Irresponsibility Learned Helplessness Manipulation Passi Source Type: blogs

6 Appetite Control Secrets from Neuroscience
Conclusion The insights above list a few of the tricks designed to reduce the amount of decadent calories attempting to excite our brains’ over-eager food lockers. With all of the sensational dieting discoveries that we hear about on a regular basis, perhaps our best solution is to use common sense. That being said, it’s a fascinating fact that our insatiable brains can be ingenious when faced with the paradox of tricking ordinary brains everywhere into adopting food-healthy habits. (Source: World of Psychology)
Source: World of Psychology - March 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John DiPrete Tags: Exercise & Fitness Habits Health-related Memory and Perception Mindfulness Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Stress appetite control Binge Eating calorie intake Delboeuf Illusion dieting Eating Disorder Healthy Habits Mind Source Type: blogs

6 Ways Binge-Watching May Be Ruining Your Health
Have you ever thought that maybe that innocent Netflix habit could be wreaking havoc on your health? Turns out it might be a dangerous vice you not only want to cut back on, but maybe eliminate it entirely for a while. Read on to discover ways you might be sabotaging your health without even knowing it, as well as possible solutions if you just can’t put the remote down or get off the couch. 1. Your Appetite Watching television often goes hand in hand with mindless overeating and unhealthy snacking. Watching episode after episode can make that worse, leading you to order pizza, a no brainer. A 2012 study from the Uni...
Source: World of Psychology - March 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Emily Waters Tags: Aging Binge Eating Eating Disorders Habits Health-related Mindfulness Sleep Technology binge-watching Exercise Habit Change Hulu Mood Netflix Screen Time Television Source Type: blogs

Expert Tips for Overcoming Food Addiction
Here’s how to take that first small step. Food addiction is real. And if you’re struggling with food addiction, know that you’re not alone — I’ve been there, too. In fact, the younger you are, the more likely it’s your struggle. From my past experience as a compulsive overeater, I suspect that many food addictions act as pacifiers for pain, fears, and anxieties, and even as ways to celebrate emotional spikes that are positive. Food seems to act as a life enhancer, while offering the illusion of short-term emotional balance. As a food addict, you’ve established neural pathways and a...
Source: World of Psychology - February 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Staff Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Exercise & Fitness Health-related Personal Publishers YourTango Binge Eating Compulsion Food Addiction Healthy Eating obese overeating Overweight Weight Gain Source Type: blogs

McLean Hospital Launches the National Eating Disorders Brain Bank
This article was adapted from a press release issued by McLean and FREED) (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - February 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Brain Banking Source Type: blogs

February is Eating Disorder Awareness Month
Canada, The United Kingdom and The United States use the month of February to raise awareness about Eating Disorders.Generally, eating disorders involve self-critical, negative thoughts and feelings about body weight and food, and eating habits that disrupts normal body function, and daily life activities.What causes eating disorders is not entirely clear, though a combination of psychological, genetic, social and family factors are thought to contribute to the disorder.Types of Eating DisordersAnorexia Nervosa ~ Essentially self-starvation, this disorder involves a refusal to maintain a minimally normal body weight. ...
Source: Dr. Deborah Serani - February 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: awareness campaigns awareness days eating disorders Source Type: blogs

The Opioid Crisis – In Your Cupboard
The opioid epidemic of the last 20 years has served to illustrate the powerful addictive properties of anything that binds to opioid receptors of the human brain. Lives are ruined by opioid addiction, more than 100 deaths now occurring every day from overdose as people either take more and more to overcome the partial tolerance or new potent drugs like fentanyl make their way into street versions. Drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl bind to the brain’s opioid receptors provoking a “high” while causing the user to desire more opioids as partial tolerance develops. And make no mistake: Much o...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 31, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle addiction addictive eating disorder opiates opioids undoctored Source Type: blogs

The Eating Disorder Is Voldemort: On Using Metaphors in Treatment
When some patients start treatment for an eating disorder it can be emotionally and physically uncomfortable. In my work as a therapist I try to educate my patients as to why this feeling is normal. On top of the patient’s discomfort, sometimes it can be hard for loved ones to understand what someone with an eating disorder is going through while in treatment. Therapists routinely use metaphors for both of these reasons, in my opinion. The use of metaphors makes something that was previously unknown, relatable. I think it can be helpful to relate new concepts and hard topics to something familiar in order to make it ...
Source: World of Psychology - January 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabrielle Katz, LCSW Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Books Bulimia Creativity Eating Disorders Health-related Psychology Treatment Women's Issues Binge Eating Disorder Bingeing Body Image Source Type: blogs

Depression, Loneliness, and the Road to Unhealthy Eating
How to manage unhealthy eating habits when loneliness strikes. When you’re feeling depressed, it really can feel so much worse when you’re sitting there all alone, without anyone else to talk to, and especially at night. (Have you ever noticed that your depression feels worse after the sun goes down?) How do I know this? I’ve been there before! I’ve also had the personal experience of how the feel-bad state of depression easily leads to emotional eating, food addiction, and binge eating. Signs Your Depression Is Getting More Serious (and It’s Time to Reach Out) Why does depression and unhealt...
Source: World of Psychology - January 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Staff Tags: Depression Disorders Eating Disorders Habits Health-related Inspiration & Hope Publishers YourTango Being alone Binge Eating Eating Habits Emotional Eating Food Addiction lonliness unhealthy eating Source Type: blogs

Roly Poly
What is it about flour, i.e., the starch, bran, and germ of seeds of grass plants, such as modern Triticum species of wheat, that makes them extravagantly fattening? The weight gain effect of modern wheat is so powerful that I call it the perfect obesogen, a food that is perfectly crafted to cause obesity. As a society, we have conducted a massive and inadvertent experiment. Based on the flawed logic that emerged from “white flour is bad, whole grains are good” epidemiological observations (or what I would label “white flour is bad, whole grains are less bad” observations), the American diet, thanks...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle blood sugar edema gluten grains Inflammation insulin opiates Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

How to Stay in Control When Recovering from Eating Disorders
If you have struggled with an eating disorder like anorexia, you most-likely know how to plan. By extracting a very basic human need, the brain must use a maximum amount of energy to deny instinct. Calorie counting, eating only at certain times of the day, obsessing over exercise routines, and meticulously shopping for the “right” kinds of food, are all examples of how an eating disorder can shape time. Most people who struggle with eating disorders are ambivalent about recovery.  They may want to have a life that doesn’t follow such rigidity, but worry about losing control.  There are many reas...
Source: World of Psychology - December 4, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rebecca Lee Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Eating Disorders Impulse Control Self Control Source Type: blogs

Eating Disorders Breed Disconnection
I have worked with hundreds of women who struggle with disordered eating and poor body image. Some clients obsessively track calories or Weight Watcher’s points. Some try to restrict their food intake all day then order large quantities of food to binge on at night. Some purge after meals or excessively exercise. Others restrict entire food groups. Some have tried every fad diet. Some say mean things to themselves when they look in the mirror, in hopes that this will motivate change. Some have found a community — in Weight Watchers or Overeaters Anonymous — to hold them accountable or to reinforce their g...
Source: World of Psychology - November 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tory Krone, AM, LCSW Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Eating Disorders Habits Health-related Psychotherapy Self-Esteem Stigma Binge Eating Disorder Bingeing Body Image Disconnection Isolation Shame Source Type: blogs

What Are the Signs of Binge Eating Disorder?
Binge eating is often something we have done at one time or another. Perhaps at a celebration or a birthday, we have continued to eat just for the taste or because it feels good. Binge Eating Disorder is different. The signs of Binge Eating Disorder include: Feeling uncomfortably full while continuing to eat Eating a lot of food quickly despite lack of hunger Feeling out of control Shame surrounding food If you eat more than others during the same situation or meal time and have binged at least once a week for three months, you may have Binge Eating Disorder. Binge Eating Disorder is the most common eating disorder in th...
Source: World of Psychology - November 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rebecca Lee Tags: Addiction Binge Eating Eating Disorders Health-related Bingeing Food Addiction Obesity overeating Source Type: blogs

Gender Differences: Some Thoughts on Female Embodiment and Disordered Eating
In September 2016, Psychology Today ran a cover story about narcissism. The accompanying visual was of a young, white, conventionally attractive woman preening into her cellphone. She was wearing a tight little mini skirt and had the body of a fashion model. Leaving aside the tedious misogyny of this image — with some difficulty, but that’s not what this article is about — I do want to say something about the host of assumptions about women and their bodies encoded in this image. What are those assumptions? That stereotypically attractive women (that is, women who are white, young, small, and in clothing ...
Source: World of Psychology - October 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Natasha Distiller, PhD, MA, MFT Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Disorders Eating Disorders Stigma Women's Issues Bingeing female embodiment Gender Differences gender inequality Objectification overeating Purging relationship with food Self-Esteem self-worth Source Type: blogs

“ Bread Is My Crack ”
People have said this to me many times over the years. Here’s another Wheat Belly Basics conversation for newcomers or a refresher for the seasoned Wheat Belly follower. One of the reason that wheat and related grains are such effective causes of weight gain is that they contain a protein, gliadin, that, upon digestion, yields opioid peptides that bind to the opiate receptors of the human brain. These opioid peptides are responsible for generating addictive relationships with food, as well as behavioral and emotional effects. Stop eating grains and an opiate withdrawal syndrome ensues: nausea, headache, fatigue, depr...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 29, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle addiction appetite stimulant binge eating bulimia Detox eating disorders gluten gluten-free grain-free grains health opiates opioids Weight Loss wellness withdrawal Source Type: blogs

Podcast: What Does Binge Eating Disorder Feel Like?
In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales discuss Binge Eating Disorder. At his heaviest, Gabe weighed 550 pounds. He describes in detail how he went from a “normal-sized” guy to being morbidly obese, his return to being “normal-sized,” and addresses the question of whether he was, in fact, addicted to food. During the second half of the show, our hosts welcome Lisa, a woman who was with Gabe during this period of his life. She shares her experience of what it was like being with someone with binge eating disorder and how he finally confronted it. * Sho...
Source: World of Psychology - August 31, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: Binge Eating General The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

To the point: Here ’s what parents should know and do about Netflix’s To the Bone
Michael Rich, MD, MPH The Mediatrician® Even before the debut of the new Netflix original movie To the Bone, parents and professionals were worried, asking The Mediatrician® about what they need to know — and whether children and teens should watch. The movie, which depicts the story of a young woman’s struggle with anorexia nervosa, has been the subject of many public and private discussions about eating disorders and how they are dealt with in popular culture. Already reeling from the portrayal of suicide in 13 Reasons Why, parents have concerns: Is the film safe for my child to watch? Can it encourag...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Center on Media and Child Health Tags: Children's Health Diet and Weight Loss Mental Health Parenting Source Type: blogs

Increase Your Body Confidence: 3 Steps that You Can Practice Today
Americans spend billions of dollars on weight loss and workout programs in order to try to achieve the “perfect body.” Advertisements promise confidence, improved self-esteem, impeccable health and romance once the perfect body is achieved. The myth that we are presented with is that we are just not trying hard enough if we aren’t thin.   The ads, and even our healthcare system, do not acknowledge the scientific evidence that body size and shape are under significant genetic control. Body composition is a lot more complex than simply calories-in and calories-out.    What is body image? &nbs...
Source: World of Psychology - August 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alison Pelz, LCSW, RD Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Eating Disorders Habits Happiness Mental Health and Wellness Mindfulness Minding the Media Self-Esteem Body Image body shaming Confidence Nonverbal communication Objectification Perfectionism s Source Type: blogs

Full or Fulfilled? Another Way of Looking at Eating Disorders
A young woman shared a brilliant insight into what she perceives as a long term eating disorder. She said, “I think I eat until I am so full that I want to burst, because I don’t feel fulfilled in my life.” She is talented, caring, devoted to family and friends, intelligent, creative and loving… to everyone but the woman in the mirror. As she said this, I was astounded since it so perfectly illustrates what for many is the doorway to food intake patterns that are unhealthy. Over the years, she has binged and purged, as well as restricted food in an attempt to “have a perfect body.” Ther...
Source: World of Psychology - August 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Eating Disorders Mindfulness Personal Stress Anorexia Nervosa Binge Eating Disorder Bulimia Nervosa Disordered Eating Emotional Eating Food Addiction overeating portion control Self Medicate Source Type: blogs