Eating Disorders remain stuck in sickness when they are silenced. Speak Up about your struggles!!!

So often is the case that people keep their eating disorders hidden, silenced and secretive. Whether based in shame, fear or lack or interest in receiving help, this worsens the likelihood of recovery and wellness.  Here is an article discussing the importance of speaking out, having a voice and letting go of the secrets, lies and [...]

By | February 28th, 2015|Addictions, Eating Disorders, Food Addiction|0 Comments

Food, Drugs, Alcohol….Same Addictive Impact on the Brain

Do you struggle with controlling impulsive and compulsive behaviors related to addiction and food? Do you struggle to control urges with alcohol, drugs, food? Listen to this TED Talk by Dr. Nora Volkow, Director or NIDA, showing research supporting connection of food addiction and drug addiction.  

Could You Be Addicted to Exercise?

Most people believe that following a healthy diet and exercising leads to positive mental and physical health; however, it is also possible to be addicted to exercising. Exercise dependence can infringe on daily life's responsibilities, create stress, impair relationships and lead to health problems. Exercise dependence is commonly linked with eating disorders. Those diagnosed with bulimia [...]

New Television Show Provides Insight About Shopping Addictions

Although few people admit to having a shopping addiction, a recent Oxygen Media Survey indicates that “32 percent” of the people surveyed stated that they knew someone who was addicted to shopping. Signs of Compulsive Buying Disorder, otherwise known as Oniomania, include constant money concerns, buying on credit, and purchasing impulsively or when shopping is [...]

By | October 11th, 2012|Addictions, Compulsive Behaviors, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2011 Obesity Survey Reveals Percentage of Obese Adults is Increasing

Based on data compiled by a 2011 obesity survey, 30% of adults are obese. The study asked participants to provide their weight and height to determine whether they were obese. This was the first year that cell phone only households participated in the survey, which allowed the survey to reach a broader spectrum of participants. [...]

By | August 26th, 2012|Addictions, Eating Disorders|0 Comments