Eating Disorders

Pathological Eating Disorders and Poly-Behavioral Addiction

When considering that pathological eating disorders and their related diseases now afflict more people globally than malnutrition, some experts in the medical field are presently purporting that the world’s number one health problem is no longer heart disease or cancer, but obesity. According to the World Health Organization (June, 2005), “obesity has reached epidemic proportions…

Eating Disorders: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back With My Child’s Anorexia and Bulimia

So your daughter takes one step forward in recovery and then two steps back. Why is that? When you eat more than you want or don’t exercise too much or purge, you can feel panicky and anxious. This can happen for a number of reasons. You will feel that you are afraid because you will…

Stop eating to get comfortable acknowledging your triggers and habits

The longer I work with clients, the more I realize that most of us with food problems simply suffer in some way and seek love / comfort. We can have a very loving relationship with another person, but if we don’t love ourselves, something is missing and we use food to fill the void. For…

5 tips to end emotional eating

If you are struggling with emotional eating, you are not alone. I still find myself doing it; the other day I sat in front of my computer and opened a bag of Terra chips and started putting them in. I stopped short of eating the whole bag because I realized what it was. doing. Usually…

5 bulimia symptoms that can make you look awful

I experienced a variety of bulimia symptoms during my 10-year battle with this evil disease. Some were scary, some emptied my bank account (like my expensive bulimia teeth!), Some were just plain embarrassing. He had dry skin, a heart murmur, gray bags under his eyes, and teeth that were crumbling like old buildings. Yes, bulimia…

Body dysmorphic disorder: effective treatment for BDD

If you have a body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), the help of BDD is often necessary. Body dysmorphic disorder is a psychiatric condition. People with this condition suffer a distortion from a minor physical defect or an imaginary physical defect. Those who suffer need support to overcome this disorder. While the support does not come from…

Eating disorders and cumulative psychological disorders

Eating disorders and cumulative psychological disorders are common and, in most cases, need to be treated simultaneously. Whenever there is life-threatening behavior, it should be addressed immediately and then secondary issues can be explored. When someone suffers from an eating disorder for a long time, the main disorder may be depression or anxiety disorder. The…

Eating Disorders: How do you spread my anorexic daughter when she has a breakdown?

One of the best ways to defuse your daughters’ emotional outbursts is to stay calm. I heard many parents: “All I said was … and she freaked out! I feel like I’m making things worse.” Your daughter has a voice within her mind that is abusive and controlling. When you ask her to eat more…

There’s a "All you can eat bar" in the sky?

Let me make it perfectly clear, I hate food! I loathe it and loathe it! Maybe, just maybe, I hate the control he has over me. Both physically and mentally; I want it; I need it; I treasure it; and I fantasize about it. I yearn for it more than anything physically known to man….

Signs of binge eating

What is binge eating? Binge eating involves uncontrolled binge-eating episodes that feel frantic or out of control. Eating occurs even beyond the point of feeling uncomfortably full. Unlike people with bulimia, binge eaters do not try to compensate for their excess with vomiting, laxatives, fasting, or purging. However, there may be intervals of repetitive dieting….