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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]

June 18, 2014
by Caleen Martin

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5 steps to rid yourself of the uncomfortable feelings of extreme self-care.

June 18, 2014 04:55 by Caleen Martin  [About the Author]

5stepstoridyourselfoftheuncomfortablefeelingsofextremeselfcare
Why is it that we are so good at caring for others and so dysfunctional when it comes to caring for ourselves? Our culture has trained us to be givers, not takers. The problem is that being the proverbial 'good girl/boy' will literally rob us of our lives. We find that we never seem to have time for ourselves, our relationships become one-sided and we become more resentful towards others over time. [More]