ICYMI: Your Body On Fear And Why Being President Is A Health Hazard
ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we read up on political health hazards, including holding office and living in fear of terrorism.  One piece highlighted new research about the connection between poor health and terrorism-related fear (big surprise: being stressed out is bad for your heart). And a lighthearted essay focused on the health-perspective pros and cons of being president. On the plus side: prominent public figures have great access to top-notch health care. On the minus side: elected officials tend to die almost three years earlier than their election-losing counterparts. Read ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ICYMI: Your Body On Fear And Why Being President Is A Health Hazard
ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we read up on political health hazards, including holding office and living in fear of terrorism.  One piece highlighted new research about the connection between poor health and terrorism-related fear (big surprise: being stressed out is bad for your heart). And a lighthearted essay focused on the health-perspective pros and cons of being president. On the plus side: prominent public figures have great access to top-notch health care. On the minus side: elected officials tend to die almost three years earlier than their election-losing counterparts. Read ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The role of non-suicidal self-injury and binge-eating/purging behaviours in the caregiving experience among mothers and fathers of adolescents with eating disorders - Depestele L, Lemmens GM, Dierckx E, Baetens I, Schoevaerts K, Claes L.
This study investigated the caregiving experiences of mothers and fathers of restrictive and binge-eating/purging eating disordered (ED) inpatients with and without non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). Sixty-five mothers and 65 fathers completed the Experience... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Biggest Health Issues Doctors See During the Holidays
The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. It is a time that we get to enjoy time with family and friends, celebrate, to be thankful for what we have. It is also a great opportunity to appreciate our health. During the holiday season, there is a heightened risk of compromising our health for various reasons. These are some of the biggest health issues doctors see during the holidays and tips to avoid in which people should be aware of. Overeating and weight gain. With all the holiday cookies, eggnog, and left-over food, it is easy to overeat and pack on the pounds. And unfortunately, having self-control is easi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food, the Holidays & the Truth about Eating Disorders
Think about your favorite holiday food. Maybe pecan pie, maybe roast beef, maybe stuffing, maybe sugar cookies. Let’s say you are hungry. Think about eating that food right now. Do you feel excitement? Pleasure? Anxiety? Internal conflict? Guilt? Are you thinking about the calories? The grams of fat? Carbs? Whether you exercised enough today and are allowed to eat it? If you ate this food, how long would your feelings about it last? Would you feel guilt all day? Would the anxiety about eating it linger and affect your mood? Would you feel fat or uncomfortable in your own skin? Think about your friends or family memb...
Source: Psych Central - December 7, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Danielle B. Grossman, MFT Tags: Addictions Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Diet & Nutrition Disorders Eating Disorders General Healthy Living Holiday Coping Phobias Psychology Weight Loss Anxiety dieting dinner with the family eating too much Fear Food Source Type: news

How I Choose Happiness
For the longest, I didn't see the light. I only saw the dark, the shadows. I was lost in the forest. I struggled with chronic headaches, depression, self-hate, chronic muscle pains, eating disorders, trauma from being abused growing up, and so on. I desperately wanted to heal. I just wanted to be happy, healthy and free. I wanted happiness, health and freedom so badly that I forgot to think about what these words meant. I imagined happiness, health and freedom as a destination, where I arrive and I will have nothing else to do, but to soak on the sun and hang my feet by the ocean. I imagined it as a permanent destination...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Slipping Into A Food Coma? Blame Your Gut Microbes
When you push away your plate, loosen your belt and announce, "I couldn't manage another bite!" it may be your gut microbes talking, according to a new study. Researchers found chemical clues hinting that, when certain bacteria in the belly have had enough to eat, they tell the brain that it's time to put down the fork. About 20 minutes after a person eats, E. coli bacteria, which are common in the human gut, produce proteins that scientists have connected to a hormone responsible for appetite suppression response in the brain. This is one of the first studies to explore the mechanisms that connect microbial acti...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Slipping Into A Food Coma? Blame Your Gut Microbes
When you push away your plate, loosen your belt and announce, "I couldn't manage another bite!" it may be your gut microbes talking, according to a new study. Researchers found chemical clues hinting that, when certain bacteria in the belly have had enough to eat, they tell the brain that it's time to put down the fork. About 20 minutes after a person eats, E. coli bacteria, which are common in the human gut, produce proteins that scientists have connected to a hormone responsible for appetite suppression response in the brain. This is one of the first studies to explore the mechanisms that connect microbial acti...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds surprising links between bullies and eating disorders
Contact: Samiha Khanna Phone: 919-419-5069 Email: samiha.khanna@duke.edu DURHAM, N.C. -- Being bullied in childhood has been associated with increased risk for anxiety, depression and even eating disorders. But according to new research, it’s not only the victims who could be at risk psychologically, but also the bullies themselves. Researchers at Duke Medicine and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine were surprised to find that in a study of 1,420 children, those who bullied others were twice as likely to display symptoms of bulimia, such as bingeing and purging, when compared to children who are not ...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - November 16, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

Have an apple-shaped body? You may be more susceptible to binge eating
Women with apple-shaped bodies -- those who store more of their fat in their trunk and abdominal regions -- may be at particular risk for the development of eating episodes during which they experience a sense of 'loss of control,' according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Have an apple-shaped body? You may be more susceptible to binge eating
(Drexel University) Women with apple-shaped bodies -- those who store more of their fat in their trunk and abdominal regions -- may be at particular risk for the development of eating episodes during which they experience a sense of 'loss of control,' according to a new study from Drexel University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Healthista's Deyo Famuboni reveals 6 ways over-indulging can harm your health
Dr Deyo Famuboni reveals how regular binge eating at weekends can cause bloating, heartburn, weight gain, undernourishment, anxiety and trigger hormonal changes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 Things You Need to Ask Yourself Before Doing a Cleanse
Cleansing is everywhere these days! Tune into any podcast, blog or social media outlet and you'll hear claims about the benefits of juicing, fasting, and detoxifying. But is cleansing right for you? Is it something that will benefit you in your health journey? A cleanse isn't something to be taken lightly. It involves special dietary needs and requires a lot of effort. So before you jump headfirst into starting a cleanse, ask yourself these three things to make sure it's right for you. 1. Are you doing it to lose weight? If you're doing a cleanse solely to shed some unwanted pounds, you may end up being disappointed. Ye...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Full: How I Learned to Satisfy My Insatiable Hunger & Feed My Soul
Kimber Simpkins, writing about her long struggle with anorexia, explains why she has banished any sign of a scale from her home. “Perhaps I don’t trust myself not to become obsessed by it,” she writes, “like a recovering alcoholic not keeping booze around. Perfectly sensible, really. For years, if I saw a scale peeking out from under the sink in someone’s bathroom, a creepy feeling came over me, as if it were whispering, Kimber, look at me, I’m right here under the sink. You could pull me out and step on me for just a second. It won’t hurt a bit. Come ...
Source: Psych Central - November 1, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Megan Riddle Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Book Reviews Bulimia Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders General Personal Stories Women's Issues books on anorexia books on eating disorders eating disorder memoirs full full book full book on hunger full Source Type: news

Binge eating disorder is the hardest addiction to beat
Kate Battersby has been suffering from binge eating disorder for 34 years and can eat 4,000 calories in one sitting - she loves feeling nauseously full. She now know her triggers for the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet by day, binge by night: The hidden eating disorder that's more common than anorexia
While headlines scream about the middle-classes drinking too much, what isn't talked about is the rise of evening binge eating among otherwise health-conscious women. Maria Lally reports (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - October 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: binge eating healthy recipes bullimia illness anorexia eating disorder food healthy food bingeing healthy eating unhealthy Source Type: news

Obese man who developed a binge eating disorder reveals how he embraced a healthy diet
Beau Jacobson, 23, from Colleyville, Texas, was 6'3" and weighed 285lbs when he was in high school. After getting down to 159lbs, Beau overcame his eating disorder and is now a healthy 200lbs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is Interpersonal Therapy for Eating...
Learn more about interpersonal therapy and how it works to help treat eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - October 11, 2015 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

5 things parents should know about eating disorders
Dr. Sara Forman, director of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Outpatient Eating Disorders Program, and Dr. Tracy Richmond, director of the PREP weight management program in Adolescent Medicine, share five things parents should know about eating disorders. Kids don’t have to be really thin to have an eating disorder. Not everyone with an eating disorder looks like he or she has an eating disorder. The condition is often hidden in secret habits or obsessions. For example, binge eating and bulimia — or binging and purging — are common eatin...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 6, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: All posts Mental health Teen health anorexia anorexia nervosa bulimia Dr. Sara Forman Dr. Tracy Richmond eating disorder Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente, Mount Sinai to study Noom app for eating disorder treatment
Wellness app maker Noom will work with both the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai hospital in New York and Kaiser Permanente on a 12-week, 200-person trial of a new mobile health app for eating disorders called Noom Monitor, according to a new posting on ClinicalTrials.gov. Noom picked up an NIH grant to develop […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 22, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Jonah Comstock Tags: Provider Uncategorized binge eating bulimia eating disorders Icahn School of Medicine Kaiser Permanente Mount Sinai Hospital Noom Noom Monitor Source Type: news

Poor executive functioning in girls tied to future weight gain
(Reuters Health) - Poor “executive functioning” in girls at age ten may be linked to weight gain during their teen years, and some of the excess pounds might be tied to binge eating, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Impulsiveness May Up Girls' Risk for Weight Troubles (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Effect may be partly explained by binge eating in early adolescence (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - September 21, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

What Are The Three Main Eating Disorders?
Eating correctly is hard for all of us, but for some, the struggle is deadly. Severe over-eating or under-eating may lead to an eating disorder, a disease many of us have experience with, even if it is rarely diagnosed. We were so grateful to have Dr. Allegra Broft, a psychiatrist and professor at Columbia, on the show to educate us on the various types of eating disorders, and to let us know what we can do if a loved one needs help. The three main types of eating disorders In the video above, Allegra explores the three main eating disorders, and speaks to their differences and similarities. Anorexia NervosaAllegra defin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Money now or later? What delaying gratification says about you
Take the Observer personality quiz and find out who you – or your partner – really areCongratulations! You’ve just won a prize in a lottery. It’s a rather unusual lottery – you’ve been offered the choice of £750 now, or £1,000 in one year. (Don’t worry, the lottery is government-backed, so there’s no chance of the organiser going bust or failing to pay out.) So which prize would you prefer?a) I’ll take the £750 now, thanksIt sounds like you’re susceptible to something called “delay discounting” – a tendency to undervalue re...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Ben Ambridge Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Source Type: news

3 Reasons Why You Should Choose to Recover from Your Eating Disorder
She cannot stop running. Her legs feel heavy, like wooden logs, and her heart is pounding so hard she feels like it will explode. She starts to feel the familiar dizziness, the edges of her vision are becoming hazy, and her knees are painfully throbbing. Her friends applaud her dedication and say they wish that they could be so disciplined. It is not discipline or motivation that causes her to run for miles down this winding road at sunrise. The voice of anorexia is screaming in her head and demands that she keep running. She is a prisoner to her own mind. Eating disorders are not a choice. No one would choose to lose all ...
Source: Psych Central - September 5, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LGSW Tags: Addictions Anorexia Bulimia Disorders Eating Disorders General Psychology Self-Esteem Anorexia Nervosa Binge Eating Disorder Body Dysmorphic Disorder Eating Disorders Association Hypergymnasia Mental Disorder Nutrition Source Type: news

Can Self-Help Help My Eating Disorder?
If you have bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or subclinical versions of either of these, self-help may be beneficial. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - September 1, 2015 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Childhood abuse victimization, stress-related eating, and weight status in young women - Mason SM, Maclehose RF, Katz-Wise SL, Austin SB, Neumark-Sztainer D, Harlow BL, Rich-Edwards JW.
PURPOSE: Abuse in childhood predicts stress-related overeating and excess weight gain in young women. We investigated whether two stress-related overeating behaviors-binge eating and coping-motivated eating-explain childhood abuse associations with weight ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 31, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychiatric hospital files plans for 50-bed center on Pill Hill
Pill Hill could be getting a new psychiatric hospital that specializes in treating eating disorders. Durham, N.C.-based Veritas Collaborative Georgia has filed a letter of intent with Georgia's Department of Community Health (DCH) to establish a freestanding 50-bed acute care psychiatric hospital at 1150 Lake Hearn Drive. Veritas' existing hospital in Durham treats people with eating disorders like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. It offers inpatient and acute residential… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 25, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

OSFED, the “Other” Eating Disorder
Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder or OSFED, formerly known as EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified) is less well known than anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - August 23, 2015 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Should I Cut Out Everything To Be Healthy?
Sugar: it's in everything we eat, we love it, and it's absolutely killing us. Deaths from type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease have all been linked to sugar intake, and yet our national consumption has never been higher. Thank goodness we had nutrition expert and bestselling author Cynthia Sass on the show to help navigate us through this sugar nightmare. In cutting sugar out of our diet, is it best to make a clean break with everything bad, all at once? Cynthia doesn't really think so. Instead, she often finds a severe change “backfires, and can lead to rebounding, binge eating, and eventually throwing in t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Perils of Obesity Prejudices
This article is also posted on the website of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Scott Kahan is the Director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness, Medical Director of the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Obesity Medicine. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adolescent eating disorders predict psychiatric, high-risk behaviors and weight outcomes in young adulthood - Micali N, Solmi F, Horton NJ, Crosby RD, Eddy KT, Calzo JP, Sonneville KR, Swanson SA, Field AE.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), binge eating disorder (BED), and other specified feeding and eating disorders (OSFED), including purging disorder (PD), subthreshold BN, and BED at ages 14 and 16 years, are pro... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 31, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda chimpanzees are binge eating clay
Mineral-rich clay may aid ape digestion (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Britain's fattest man Carl Thompson documentary reveals tragic final weeks
Carl Thompson, who weighed 65 stone when he died aged 33, was found dead at his flat in Dover, Kent last month after binge-eating for years following the death of his mother. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unhealthy thinking about body and weight 'can start in childhood'
Conclusion This population-based prospective cohort study showed body dissatisfaction, weight and shape concern, and pressure to lose weight were all significantly higher in girls compared with boys. The study reported these concerns about body image were all significantly higher in girls compared with boys. This predicted eating disorder in girls at age 14.  This study has several strengths and limitations. One of the biggest strengths is its size. It had a large population size, which is said to be representative of the overall UK population. This allowed a clear identification of gender-specific patterns. It also...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

'Bad' genes lead teens to binge-eating
Binge-eating in teenagers may be linked to a gene variation, according to new research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gene variation identified for teen binge eating
A variation of a gene that can lead teenagers to binge eat has been identified by researchers. The work, carried out by academics at UCL and the universities of Bristol and Queensland, hope the finding will allow a better understanding of why binge eating develops, and inform the development of future preventative strategies for teens at risk before they become overweight or obese. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 20, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Social and Community Medicine, Institutes, ALSPAC, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

Fat fish illuminate human obesity
Blind cavefish that have adapted to annual cycles of starvation and binge-eating have mutations in the gene MC4R, the same gene that is mutated in certain obese people with insatiable appetites, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Agent May Curb Binge EatingNew Agent May Curb Binge Eating
Compared with placebo, lisdexamfetamine produced greater and speedier improvement in binge eating behavior, body weight, and psychopathology of obsessive-compulsive features of BED. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 9, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Community Resources For Eating Disorders
We recommend checking out our online eating disorder resources. If you’re grappling with an eating disorder yourself, you might also consider our thriving online support group for people with eating disorders, where you’ll find a lot of helpful, supportive folks just like you. Center for Mental Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Rm 12-105 Parklawn Building Rockville, MD 20857 Phone: 301-443-8956 Fax: 301-443-9050 http://www.samhsa.gov/ Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) 6728 Old McLean Village Drive McLean, VA 22101 Phone: (703) 556-9222 Fax: (703) 556-8729 Email: aed@degn...
Source: Psych Central - June 26, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Anorexia Bulimia Disorders Eating Disorders General Anorexia Nervosa Binge Eating Disorder Bulimia Nervosa community resources further information real world resources Source Type: news

5 Mistakes That Might Be Preventing You From Losing Weight
If you've been trying to lose weight, you've probably started to eat less, exercise more, choose "diet" foods, avoid fat, or eat breakfast. Maybe you've done all this and you're still not happy with what you see in the mirror. Or you've had short-term results, but the weight keeps coming back and you feel stuck. To be able to lose the weight for good, it's important to understand that both well-intentioned diet advice as well as lifestyle habits can really hinder your success, sometimes on a very subtle level. Here are five common mistakes that can easily undermine your best weight loss efforts. 1. Eating pro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research finds extreme dieting does work and does not lead to binge eating
Study by the University of Sydney found that severe dieting such as drinking meal replacement shakes does not necessarily lead to binge eating, and can be an effective weight loss method for obese people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do YOU reach for junk food after a bad day? You must be impulsive: People who act rashly are 'more likely to binge eat'
Almost 15 per cent of people who had a problem with binge eating had a tendency to act impulsively when experiencing negative emotions, researchers from Ohio University discovered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impulsivity, binge eating linked as response to stress
Stephen FellerEAST LANSING, Mich., May 28 (UPI) -- People who react impulsively to negative feelings may be more likely to binge eat. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impulsivity linked to binge eating
Do you get impulsive when you're upset? If so, this could be putting you at risk for binge eating. The more impulsive you are, the more likely it is you'll binge eat when experiencing negative feelings. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Research links impulsivity and binge eating
(Michigan State University) Do you get impulsive when you're upset? If so, this could be putting you at risk for binge eating. According to Kelly Klump, professor of psychology at Michigan State University and senior author, the more impulsive you are, the more likely it is you'll binge eat when experiencing negative feelings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

But It's Just One Cookie
One cookie; how damaging can one cookie be to your diet? It can terribly damaging when you're a binge eater. Whenever I was trying to "be good," and someone offered me a treat, I'd politely refuse and try to move on. But people are food pushers and they'd constantly continue to try to tempt me with phrases like, "c'mon, one won't hurt," or, "it's just one cookie." The problem with binge eating is that it's never just one cookie. Oh, it may start out that way, but then one cookie leads to two cookies, then three cookies, then an entire sleeve of Oreos. Years ago I attended Weight Watchers ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Body of Truth: How Science, History & Culture Drive our Obsession with Weight
“Although we learned long ago to abandon magical thinking in connection with weather, crops, the care of animals, and other natural phenomena, it still has us in its grip when we think of diet.” So writes Ruth Gay in her 1976 American Scholar essay, “Fear of Food.” And if you are like me — like many people, many women — you might feel that grip. Simply asking what your relationship is to food reveals the disproportionately powerful role that eating plays, how what we consume intermingles with who we are and how we judge ourselves. We work under certain assum...
Source: Psych Central - May 20, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Megan Riddle Tags: Anorexia Book Reviews Bulimia Eating Disorders General Healthy Living Motivation and Inspiration Weight Loss Women's Issues binge eating Body of Truth Harriet Brown obsession with weight Source Type: news

Fast-growing American Addiction Centers makes another buy
It's safe to start calling this a buying spree. AAC Holdings Inc. (NYSE AAC), the parent company of American Addiction Centers, will pay $35 million in cash for Mississippi-based The Oxford Centre Inc., according to a news release. Upon completion, this will mark AAC's sixth acquisition of 2015. The company provides inpatient substance abuse treatment services. It operates 12 substance abuse facilities and one mental health facility focusing on binge-eating disorders. The Oxford Centre operates… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - May 13, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Eric Snyder Source Type: news

This Moment of Gratitude Changed My Life
I sit, legs crossed, in a Kundalini yoga class. A dear friend recently started teaching this type of spiritual yoga, and I am there to support her. As the class begins, I try to ignore the discomfort in my solar plexus. It is a knot of fear right in the center of my gut. The knot moved in at the end of my decade-long marriage. For good reason: I had a four-year-old, a two year-old and a one-year-old. I felt paralyzed in all areas of my life and was terrified to say the least. On this particular night, I am dreading a phone called that is scheduled for after the class with my (newly) ex-husband. This is a conversation I d...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news