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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

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

Five Reasons You Indulge in Emotional Eating When Stressed

The time is now to take control of your emotional eating. It can be tempting to want to reach for snacks and sweets after a breakup or after a stressful day at work, but emotional eating is not the answer. Emotional eating overtime can result in obesity and increase the risk for heart disease, diabetes . . . . Continue Reading

Alanis Mourisette Opens Up About Eating Disorder Struggles

‘Cause the love that you gave that we made Wasn’t able to make it enough for you To be open wide, no And every time you speak her name Does she know how you told me You’d hold me until you died “Til you died, but you’re still alive  “You Oughta Know” –  Alanis Mourisette  . . . . Continue Reading

Using Yoga to Fight Eating Disorders

Yoga is a practice founded in spirituality, philosophy and physical disciplines taught in a broad variety of schools as aspects of many religions. Depending on the school of thought you follow, according to certain definitions, yoga can be given a different purpose but in most translations it is about making connections using mind, body and . . . . Continue Reading

The Missing Link between ADHD and Childhood Eating Disorders

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a well-known disorder in children and is associated with childhood developmental problems, and is commonly defined by symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Although it may seem that ADHD would have nothing to do with a condition like anorexia or any other eating disorder, these issues that once . . . . Continue Reading

Why Struggling with an Eating Disorder is Tougher in the South

    According to statistics on eating disorders provided by the National Eating Disorder Association, there are 10 million Americans currently suffering from one kind of eating disorder or another, and these include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. With such alarming numbers, eating disorders are on the rise across the U.S. and . . . . Continue Reading

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Body image, dieting, food and compulsive behaviors can all be warped into a mess of intense emotions and self-destructive habits that evolve into what commonly characterize eating disorders.The week of February 22 is considered National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness Week), and the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) has scheduled a variety of events specifically . . . . Continue Reading

FDA Approves ADHD Drug to Treat Eating Disorder

Eating disorders have already been recognized by medical professionals for some time, specifically the mental health professionals. These afflictions have been identified as a wide range of irregular eating behaviors that include: Anorexia nervosa – a form of self-starvation Bulimia nervosa – binging and purging Binge eating disorder Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) There is . . . . Continue Reading

Tennis Pro Monica Seles Talks about Binge-Eating

Monica Seles is the Yugoslav former tennis champion who won 9 Grand Slam competitions and 53 singles titles before her 2008 retirement. She is a celebrated athlete who is a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. In 1990, Seles became the youngest-ever French Open champion at the age of 16. She went on to win . . . . Continue Reading

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