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March 2, 2015
by Angela Wurtzel, MA, MFT, CEDS

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The Hunger for a Juice Cleanse

March 2, 2015 07:55 by Angela Wurtzel, MA, MFT, CEDS  [About the Author]

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Hidden behind the healthy benefits of the marketing strategies of a juice cleanse lie a magical lure to lose weight. Juice cleanses plead to those who seek impulsive, quick fixes to lose weight from binge eating disorder. Understanding the underlying motivations, hopes and wishes that go largely unnoticed in the conscious mind to begin a juice cleanse would initiate a more sound way to feed oneself. [More]

January 27, 2015
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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Recognizing and Overcoming Food Addiction

January 27, 2015 07:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

recognizingand overcoming food addiction
Can we really become addicted to something we need to survive? First, we must understand what addiction is, and what it isn’t, to determine if eating behaviors and food can become addictions, with the symptoms and consequences associated with other types of addictions, like drug or alcohol addiction. Only then can we understand why many professionals believe that we can, indeed, become addicted to food. [More]

August 28, 2014
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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Parenting a Child with an Eating Disorder: From Diagnosis to Recovery

August 28, 2014 04:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

parentinga childwithan eating disorder from diagnosisto recovery
These disorders are very dangerous, and must be taken seriously and treated by a professional. As a parent, it can be difficult to know what to do. You want more than anything to help your child, even while you and your family struggle with conflicting emotions, including fear that your child will seriously harm herself, or even die. [More]

July 5, 2014
by Christie Hunter

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How Much Is Too Much? Implications of Excessive Exercise and Eating Addiction on Healthy Living

July 5, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

how much is too much implicationsof excessive exerciseand eating addictionon healthy living
Apart from stress and known eating disorders, addiction to food has also been a topic of major studies. The Rudd Report (2007)4 states that these studies have revealed that there are striking similarities in use and withdrawal patterns of sugar and of classic drugs of abuse. Addiction to food can also be triggered as people move away from other substances like tobacco and alcohol, and there is a possibility that food and classic addictive substances compete for the same brain pathways. Indeed, many food additives can affect the brain in ways similar to drug abuse. [More]

May 4, 2014
by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW

body image the basics

Body Image: The Basics

May 4, 2014 04:55 by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW  [About the Author]

body image the basics
What is Body Image? Body image is how you view, feel about and experience your body. It refers to whether you like (positive body image) or dislike (negative body image) your looks, height, weight, shape and abilities. Body image also encompasses how you feel inside your skin, the way you move and manage your body. [More]