Food Addiction – Signs, symptoms and treatment

Food addiction is a real problem and a real addiction. As obesity rates in this country have increased, there is movement towards the inclusion of food as an addiction among psychological and medical professionals. Certain foods (particularly sugar and flour) show evidence to support that certain ingredients react in certain brains the identical way that [...]

Binge Eating Disorder – A Silent but Treatable Threat

While there is public awareness about Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, there is a third eating disorder that is not nearly as well known: Binge Eating Disorder (BED). With the binge eater, the person will eat an enormous amount of food in a relatively short period of time. They may even have little conscious understanding of what [...]

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 [...]

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. http://tedmed.com/talks/show?id=309096#.VPIBPjcH2nw.facebook