Binge-eating disorder can be treated with talk therapy or drugs
People with recurring episodes of binge-eating can be helped with talk therapy or medication, according to a new review of previous studies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Childhood binge eating: Families, feeding, and feelings
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) In order to put childhood binge eating into context, a new systematic review from the University of Illinois identifies two potential risk factors for binge eating in children under the age of 12. With family being the most proximal and influential setting affecting behaviors and attitudes in children, the study reports that parental non-involvement or emotional unresponsiveness and weight-related teasing in the family are behaviors consistently associated with childhood binge eating. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Certain Medications, Psychological Therapy May Help Adults with Binge-Eating Disorder (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Lisdexamfetamine, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and second-generation antidepressants may help treat adults with binge-eating disorder, suggests a meta-analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine.Researchers examined data from … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 28, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Good and Bad That Comes With Losing 10 Pounds After Giving Up Sugar for 6 Weeks
Photo by Alex Weiner Do you ever feel like your brain is so cloudy and you can't stop blanking out in the middle of class? It's possible that this is happening because you are ODing on sugar. Americans are consuming at least 19.5 teaspoons of sugar daily. Not only are we in danger of getting diabetes, but also fatty liver disease. I realized that literally everything has added sugar. Foods that are considered to be "healthy" such as yogurt and multi-grain bread have added sugar. Why does sugar need to exist in bread?! After spending about two hours at the grocery store in search of sugar-free bread and plain ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Ways to Get In Shape This Summer
Summer time is often when people get serious about getting in shape. Trips to the beach and summer vacations motivate people to look better in public. When you are planning on getting in shape, make sure you do so carefully. It is dangerous to jump into major dietary changes and strenuous workout routines all at once. The idea is to work at making your body healthier and more toned over time. Crash diets tend to lead to health issues and gaining back more weight than you lost. Use Exercise Apps Staying on track when it comes to exercising regularly is not easy, especially for busy entrepreneurs. It is important to use a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Confessions of an Abusive Emotional Eater
The author, Tree Franklyn, at home. Happy, healthy and potato chip free. "You're ugly," I told myself as I looked in the full-length mirror. As if that wasn't enough to crush my spirit, I added, "and fat too." It had become my morning ritual: to look in the mirror and express a cruelty toward myself that I would never express toward another living or dead being. I must've been doing it for so long that I forgot I was even doing it. It had become an unconscious habit, like turning off the stove when you're done cooking. Sometimes you get to work and wonder if you turned it off and you replay the ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: BED - Next Steps?
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: You are planning follow-up care for a 50-year-old male who has been diagnosed with binge eating disorder. What's the most appropriate goal or outcome that you would plan for this patient? (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - June 3, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Binge eating trigger point located deep inside brain
Rats' excited and speedy responses to cues for sugar - akin to binge eating - became more subdued when certain neurons in their brains were turned off. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

The Elephant in the Room: How Our Weight Bias Harms Us
How many times have you sat in a circle of people who believe they are devoted to making the world a better place and yet the conversations about bodies and health devolve into judgment, shame and blame? Weight bias, overt and often unnamed, runs amok between us. Bias lives in words that pathologize certain bodies, like "obesity" or "overweight"; it expands when we believe we know the solutions to "help" change another person's size and collude with body shame when we offer advice; and it flourishes when we apologize for the food we are eating, discuss it as "indulgence" or talk abou...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gluttony -- Once a Deadly Sin, Now a Treatable Disorder
(MedPage Today) -- This "Lowering the Bar: Medicine in the 21st Century" MedPageToday/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report takes a hard look at binge-eating disorder (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 22, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Mental Health Month: Normal Teen Angst or Adolescent Mental Illness?
May is Mental Health Month. Mental illness is not an adults-only issue. Almost half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14; three-quarters by age 24. Yet the stigma associated with mental illness prevents many teens from seeking help. The normal drama, moodiness and withdrawal from family of the teen years can blind parents to a teen’s very real distress. To complicate things further, there are sometimes medical or lifestyle issues at the root of emotional and behavioral change. We should never ignore talk of self-harm or suicide. We should never minimize a teen’s very real emotional pain. But it’...
Source: Psych Central - May 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Addictions Anxiety Attention Deficit Disorder Binge Eating Children and Teens Depression Disorders Eating Disorders Family General Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Parenting Psychology Psychotherapy Students Substance Abuse Su Source Type: news

The role of emotion regulation in childhood obesity
In conclusion, encouraging effective ER could be a useful new approach for combating and treating childhood obesity. Nonetheless, ER intervention studies are needed to confirm the validity of this model in children. Implications for treatment:• Consider traditional weight loss methods and nutritional recommendations along with ER intervention. • Target barriers in the treatment progress such as shame and preoccupation with food by fostering greater self-esteem, resilience and body acceptance. • Families need to be aware of the emotional distress that overweight children suffer from. Consequent...
Source: The Nutrition Society - May 20, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Binge eating burgers and junk food as a teen 'increases breast cancer risk'
Scientists at the University of Maryland found a diet rich in saturated fats and low in unsaturated fats is linked to higher breast density, a known risk factor for breast cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quick Facts About Eating Disorders: Anorexia, Binge-Eating, & Bulimia
This article describes quick facts and statistics about the three most common eating disorders, anorexia, binge-eating, and bulimia. Facts About Anorexia An estimated 0.5 to 3.7 percent of women suffer from anorexia nervosa in their lifetime. In any given year,the prevalence rate is approximately 0.4 percent in women (it is unknown in men). Women experience this condition 10 times more often than men. Symptoms of anorexia include: Resistance to maintaining body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight Disturbance in the way in w...
Source: Psych Central - May 18, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jane Framingham, Ph.D. Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Disorders facts about anorexia facts about binge eating facts about bulimia statistics on anorexia statistics on binge eating statistics on bulimia statistics on eating disorders Source Type: news

Health Consequences of Eating Disorders
Eating disorders — such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating — are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health. Eating disorders are neither a fad nor a phase that a person goes through. Such a belief minimizes the seriousness of these disorders and discourages their treatment. There are serious health consequences that result from leaving these disorders go untreated, Eating disorders are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships. People struggling with an eating diso...
Source: Psych Central - May 18, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jane Framingham, Ph.D. Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Disorders Eating Disorders General Healthy Living anorexia health problems Binge Eating Disorder bulimia health problems Health Consequences Source Type: news

The role of emotion regulation in childhood obesity
In conclusion, encouraging effective ER could be a useful new approach for combating and treating childhood obesity. Nonetheless, ER intervention studies are needed to confirm the validity of this model in children. Implications for treatment:• Consider traditional weight loss methods and nutritional recommendations along with ER intervention. • Target barriers in the treatment progress such as shame and preoccupation with food by fostering greater self-esteem, resilience and body acceptance. • Families need to be aware of the emotional distress that overweight children suffer from. Consequent...
Source: The Nutrition Society - May 12, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Researchers find potential breakthrough in binge-eating disorder treatment
A treatment used for depression, Parkinson’s disease and autism shows promise to alleviate obesity in binge-eating disorder patients. tDCS is a type of neuromodulator that delivers constant, low-current electricity to a targeted portion of the brain. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Children treated to junk food while behaving could lead to emotional binge eating
Experts at Aston, Loughborough and Birmingham universities warned that emotional eating when a person is stressed is linked to increased risk of eating disorders and obesity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why I Eat Red Meat
So many of us have omitted or cut down on our consumption of red meat due to negative reports in the press. However, I believe that unprocessed, grass-fed beef has its place in a healthy diet. Besides the fact that nothing is better than a juicy hamburger on the grill in the summer, the high levels of nutrients it provides can make it a healthy choice. Here are some of the stand-out nutrients you might be missing: Iron Iron is an essential nutrient involved in many different metabolic functions. It is especially important in early childhood cognitive development, energy metabolism and the immune system. One of its most cr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease meds increase risk of compulsive gambling, shopping, binge eating
(Loyola University Health System) Drugs commonly prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease are linked to impulse control disorders such as pathological gambling, compulsive buying, hypersexuality and binge eating in some patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Parents' binge eating, restrictive feeding practices may be reactions to kids' emotions
A new study of more than 440 parents and their preschoolers offers insight into why some parents who binge eat also may try to restrict their children's food intake, placing their children at higher risk for unhealthy eating habits and weight problems. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Parents' binge eating, restrictive feeding practices may be reactions to kids' emotions
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A new study of more than 440 parents and their preschoolers by University of Illinois scholar Jaclyn Saltzman offers insight into why some parents who binge eat also may try to restrict their children's food intake, placing their children at higher risk for unhealthy eating habits and weight problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Keith Conners, Father of ADHD, Regrets Its Current Misuse
Keith Conners can rightly be called the "Father of ADHD". He was there at the birth of the disorder and probably knows more about it than anyone else on the planet. Fifty years ago, well before there was an ADHD diagnosis, Dr Conners analyzed the data on the very first randomized trial of dextro-amphetamine (Dexedrine)- studying its efficacy in kids with severe restlessness and impulsivity. Soon after, he conducted the first trial of the then new drug, methylphenidate (Ritalin). Dr Conners developed the standard rating scales used for assessing children in research and clinical practice and for measuring the impa...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Veritas applies to relocate adolescent eating disorder services
Specialty hospital Veritas Collaborative has filed an application with state regulators to relocate some specialty eating disorder services. If approved, Veritas would relocate its existing child and adolescent psychiatric hospital from Douglas Street to 4024 Stirrup Creek Drive in Durham County. The project would cost $9.1 million and be completed in January. Veritas specializes in treating people with eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating. The existing adolescent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 11, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason deBruyn Source Type: news

Veritas applies to relocate adolescent eating disorder services
Specialty hospital Veritas Collaborative has filed an application with state regulators to relocate some specialty eating disorder services. If approved, Veritas would relocate its existing child and adolescent psychiatric hospital from Douglas Street to 4024 Stirrup Creek Drive in Durham County. The project would cost $9.1 million and be completed in January. Veritas specializes in treating people with eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating. The existing adolescent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 11, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason deBruyn Source Type: news

Does My Child Have an Eating Disorder?
Whether your child is 11 years-old or 17 years-old, watching as she sits at the dinner table and refuses to eat what used to be her favorite foods, hearing him throwing up in the bathroom after meals, witnessing as he or she transforms from a robust thriving young person into an increasingly empty shell … these are some of the scariest things that can happen for a parent. The dread. The fear. The panic. Oh no, it’s happening. I think my child might have an eating disorder. If you are worried that your child might have an eating disorder, here are the six most important steps to take as you decide whether to se...
Source: Psych Central - March 11, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Danielle B. Grossman, MFT Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Children and Teens Diet & Nutrition Disorders Eating Disorders Family General Genetics Parenting Psychology Self-Esteem Treatment Weight Loss Brain Family Based Treatment Food Mental Disord Source Type: news

10 Of The Most Ridiculous Things Ever Said About Women In History
This post was originally published on Bustle. By JR Thorpe Luckily for any student of laughing-at-ridiculous-sexism (which is one of the best academic pastimes), there are many candidates for Most Stupendously Silly Statement Made About Women In The History Of Humankind. What about the Victorian medical specialist William Acton's proclamation in 1857 that "the majority of women (happily for them) are not very much troubled by sexual feeling of any kind"? Or televangelist Pat Robertson's much more modern, but no less astonishing, tirade that "feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that enco...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Can DSM-5 Correct Its Mistakes? I Say No, DSM-5 Says Yes
DSM-5 stirred great public and professional controversy because it was so carelessly done and included so many obvious mistakes. At the time, the American Psychiatric Association tried to appease critics with the promise that the errors not picked up before DSM-5 publication would promptly be corrected after. DSM-5 was advertised as a "living document", not written in stone and was to be subject to constant revision and updating. Critics took little consolation in this promise that DSM-5 errors might eventually be corrected. With more time, clearer thinking, and competent text editing, the DSM-5 mistakes could an...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate cost effective for binge-eating
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Former-eating disorder sufferers give thoughts on trigger terms 'fat' and 'binge-eating'
In the latest of a series of word-association videos Seattle-based content creators Cut.com, people who have had eating disorders provide reactions to triggering terms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Body Shape Influence Binge Eating?
Can you tell me anything about a study showing that a woman's body shape can put her at risk of developing an eating disorder? How likely is this? (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - February 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb. 21-27)
This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.  Why focus the focus on eating disorders? According to the National Association of Anorexia and Related Disorders (ANAD),  over one-half of teenage girls and nearly one-third of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting, and taking laxatives.  ANAD also reports that eating disorders are the number one fatal mental health disorder. Mortality rates can vary and part of the reason why is that the causes of reported deaths are often listed for complications (organ failure, malnutrit...
Source: Dragonfly - February 22, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Source Type: news

Could British women be DAMAGING their health by weekend binge eating?
BRITISH women could be seriously damaging their health by sticking to strict diets during the week and bingeing at weekends, according to health experts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-calorie treats 'flood the brain's reward system with feel-good chemicals
Scientists at Calgary University in Canada found that while a surge in dopamine encourages binge eating, injecting insulin into the pleasure centre of the brain suppresses appetite. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Solving the Puzzle of Your ADD/ADHD Child: Natural Alternatives for Hard-to-Raise Children
Raising any child can feel like a puzzle. However, when your child has ADD or ADHD, that puzzle can seem to have a few missing pieces. This was the case for Laura J. Stevens with her first son, Tommy. As she describes in Solving the Puzzle of Your ADD/ADHD Child: Natural Alternatives for Hard-to-Raise Children, when Tommy was four, a pediatric neurologist concluded that he was hyperactive and “would probably experience sever learning problems in school and always require special education classes.” Something about that conclusion didn’t sit well with Stevens, who has a master’s degree in n...
Source: Psych Central - February 13, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Attention Deficit Disorder Book Reviews Children and Teens Diet & Nutrition General Healthy Living School Issues adhd food adhd home remedies adhd natural remedies bad food for add books on add books on adhd books on children wit Source Type: news

Can Dialectical Behavior Therapy Help Treat...
Dialectical behavior therapy, a type of psychotherapy, may help people with binge-eating disorder and bulimia. Learn what's involved in the therapy. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - February 10, 2016 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

The role of non-suicidal self-injury and binge-eating/purging behaviours in family functioning in eating disorders - Depestele L, Claes L, Dierckx E, Baetens I, Schoevaerts K, Lemmens GM.
This study aimed to investigate family functioning of restrictive and binge-eating/purging eating disordered adolescents with or without non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), as perceived by the patients and their parents (mothers and fathers). In total, 123 pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

If You Do These 4 Things, You May Have...
To be officially diagnosed with binge-eating disorder, you must meet several criteria, including multiple episodes of binge-eating. Here's a list. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - January 23, 2016 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

REVEALED: Weekend binge eating is just as BAD as regular intake of junk food
EATING well in the week and then bingeing at the weekend could be harming your health, warn experts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression, Binge Eating Common in Weight Loss Surgery Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Findings offer better understanding of mental health in bariatric candidates (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - January 13, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Many bariatric surgery patients face mental health issues
Many people having surgery for severe obesity also have mental health conditions, particularly depression and binge-eating disorder, a new review finds. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 13, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Mental health conditions more common among those who undergo bariatric surgery
Mental health conditions, such as depression and binge eating disorder, may be twice as common among bariatric surgery patients compared to the general U.S. population, with nearly 25 percent suffering from a mood disorder and nearly 20 percent being diagnosed with a binge eating disorder prior to the procedure, a UCLA-led study suggests. While bariatric surgery is an accepted method of promoting weight loss in severely obese individuals, the prevalence of these conditions among people seeking the procedure and whether they are associated with postoperative outcomes has not been known. For a study appearing in the Jan...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 13, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Many bariatric surgery patients face mental health issues
Depression and binge-eating disorder are common after weight loss surgery, a large review finds (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery may reduce depression in some patients, study suggests
For some severely obese patients, a new study hints that bariatric surgery might potentially do good for both body and mind. Patients seeking and undergoing such weight-loss procedures were more likely to suffer from depression and binge-eating than the general population -- but those with depression... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 12, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Mental health conditions common before bariatric surgery
Depression and binge-eating disorder are more prevalent among patients seeking or undergoing bariatric surgery, but the rate and severity of depression fall after the operation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder is a personality disorder that is characterized by a recurring, long-standing pattern of having unstable relationships with others — romantic, friendships and with family members. It’s marked by impulsivity in decision-making. People with borderline personality disorder often swing from one emotion to another easily and quickly, and their self-image changes just as often. If there’s an overarching defining characteristic of someone who suffers from borderline personality disorder, it’s that they often seem like they are ping-ponging back and forth between everything ...
Source: Psych Central - January 5, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Borderline Personality Disorders Borderline Personality Disorder bpd Impulsivity symptoms borderline what is borderline what is borderline personality Source Type: news

Do You Have the Secret Ingredient for Success?
Motivation and willpower generally go hand in hand. Whether you are working on a project at work or prioritizing your fitness goals, willpower plays a major role in terms of achieving success. When it comes to your health and nutrition, the muscle that gets worked the most is your willpower muscle. It's constantly being pulled in different directions, telling you it is okay to have that one piece of cake. Telling you it's okay to have that one bag of chips. A few minutes of binge eating ensue, and you end up back to square one. I would like to share a quick analogy with you. Think of willpower as the gas in a car. Any tim...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Signs That Your Teen Might Have an Eating Disorder
In today's diet-saturated and fitness-obsessed culture, it may be difficult to tell what is behind your teen's sudden desire to lose weight or newfound interest in "healthy" eating. As a parent it can be challenging to discern whether you teenager is suffering from an eating disorder, especially because these disorders often thrive on secrecy and silence. The following are some common warning signs that may signify that your teenager is struggling with an eating disorder. 1. Eating rituals or strange eating behaviors. One sign to look out for is if you teen has started to adopt eating rituals or strange eating ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Body of Truth
My friend’s husband once said I’d be a great catch if I would just “lose a little more weight.” I was surprised by his comment, particularly since he carries around a spare tire and since I am healthy (and happy) in size. Unfortunately, he, like many others, believes that being a stick is a pre-requisite to being a “great catch.” Now, after reading Harriet Brown’s Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight — and What We Can Do about It, I want us all to eradicate this kind of bizarre commentary and judgment. Body of Truth is hard to descr...
Source: Psych Central - December 24, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stephanie Kotelnicki Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Book Reviews Bulimia Diet & Nutrition General Healthy Living Personal Stories Policy and Advocacy Psychology Weight Loss Women's Issues americas diet industry anorexia in america being skinny isnt healthy Source Type: news

Excerpt of Spiral Up! Discover the Power of Simple Tools to Relieve Stress & Feel Good Now
A meticulous analysis of national health data has shown startling rises in death rates for middle-aged white Americans. Surprisingly, these deaths are not from infectious or chronic diseases, but from emotional diseases. Clearly, it is time for a focal shift related to our health; it is time for our emotional health needs to take center stage. Luckily, there is a very specific part of our brain that controls our emotional responses. By targeting this emotional center, we can learn to improve our emotional state, decrease our stress levels, and improve our health. The emotional center of our brain dictates how we process th...
Source: Psych Central - December 20, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Laurel Mellin, PhD Tags: Anxiety Binge Eating Creativity Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders General Healthy Living Psychology Self-Help Treatment behavioral symptoms EBT Emotion Feeling Mental Disorder Nervous System Neuroscience neuroscience-base Source Type: news