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6 Reasons You Are Tired All the Time

Do you feel like you are tired all the time? If you do, you are not alone.  Shilpi Agarwal, MD, a board-certified family medicine and integrative and holistic medicine physician, revealed in an article in Psychology Today, that close to half her female patients in their late 20s through their 40s report some degree of . . . . Continue Reading


Food Addiction: Not About Willpower

    It turns out food addiction has little to do with willpower. Research reveals those who struggle with food addiction have a fault in their brain chemistry. Have you ever claimed to be obsessed with a particular food? Maybe it was pizza or ice-cream. Perhaps cake is your food of choice. Regardless of what . . . . Continue Reading


Adult Coloring Book Designed to Inspire Those in Recovery

Did you love coloring books as a child? Have no fear; you can still color as an adult.  Adult coloring books have skyrocketed in popularity. Adult coloring books offer an inexpensive way to boost your self-expression and creativity, plus they help reduce stress. Now, a coloring book is being created specifically for the recovery community. . . . . Continue Reading


How Samuel L. Jackson Went From Drug Addict To A-List Actor

“I was out of my mind a lot of the time.” Samuel L. Jackson recently opened up about his experience overcoming drug addiction and becoming an A-List Actor. Jackson received his Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s BET Awards. During the ceremony, Jackson shared a touching story involving his wife and daughter. “[They] found me . . . . Continue Reading


Overweight Child = Higher Risk of Addiction As Adult?

Apparently, adults who were overweight as children have a greater chance of having an addiction as an adult. The study applies to girls only so no word on whether this would apply to men as of yet.  Researchers at the Indiana University School of Education conducted the study. Essentially, they found that girls who were . . . . Continue Reading


Avoid Symptom Switching in Your Eating Disorder Recovery

After nearly three years of being what I considered a “perfect” anorexic, I found myself suddenly stuffing my face with spoonfuls of peanut butter. I knew mentally I was consuming about a hundred calories per swallow. However, I could not stop. The realization came that I had switched from having anorexia to full on binge . . . . Continue Reading


Antidepressant Use More Than Doubles After Weight-Loss Surgery

A recent Danish study found that gastric bypass patients’ prescription drug use decreased after surgery. However, the use of psychiatric drugs like antidepressants more than doubled. Why could this be? Researchers studied over 9,000 Danish patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, currently the most common weight-loss surgery used today. They examined the prescription drug . . . . Continue Reading


Eating Disorders Still A Major Issue For Instagram

The pro-eating disorder community continues to try to spread an unhealthy message to others and despite Instagram’s efforts to put a stop to this community, these groups continue to spread. These Instagrammers resort to misspellings of popular old tags to spread unhealthy images to each other. Back in 2012, Instagram tried to put a stop to . . . . Continue Reading


Could a Cookbook Help Those Struggling With Eating Disorders?

A cookbook for eating disorder recovery? As someone who struggled with eating disorders, the entire concept sparked my interest.  Francesca Baker, 29, recently created a cookbook to help people who have suffered eating disorders overcome food anxiety. The book is titled, Eating & Living: Recipes for Recovery and alongside each recipe will feature stories of . . . . Continue Reading


Alexa PenaVega Opens Up About Bulimia Recovery

Take it from me, eating disorders are no joke. Eating disorders like bulimia wreak havoc on the body months, even years into recovery. Still, recovering from an eating disorder is such an enormous gift of health to your body. That’s why, Alexa PenaVega, known for her role in Spy Kids and a recent stint in . . . . Continue Reading