Eating Disorders

Assessment of eating disorders

Initial evaluation of intake Presentation of the problem: Why are you seeking help at this time? What are you struggling with the most? Motivation and support: How does your family feel about the possibility of you coming to our Center? Why do you want intensive help now instead of 30 days ago or a month…

Tagging with "Binge eating disorder", "Compulsive overeating disorder" or "Food addiction"

Almost every book or self-help article that I have read on binge eating disorder or food addiction has a section to help the reader decide if you really have binge eating disorder, binge eating disorder, or are a “food addict.” “. There is often a checklist with questions like “Do you eat more than you…

Eating Disorder Awareness – February 2011 – What the Numbers Mean

Ok, normally when you read an article about anorexia and bulimia it’s pretty depressing. There are statistics on how many people have the disease, how many people do not report it, how many new cases there are, how many girls (and boys too) worry about their weight, how much power the media has over body…

How Keeping a Food Diary Helps Emotional Eaters

Emotional eaters understand the struggle behind feeling stressed, turning to food for comfort, and then punishing themselves for consuming too many empty calories. It is a vicious cycle and many feel that they do not know how to control it. Stress eating is a common condition among people of all ages and is done to…

Diet pills: yes or no?

Obesity is the most important factor behind many diseases, including metabolic disorders and cardiovascular diseases. Obesity is nothing short of a curse because once you start gaining weight, it becomes very difficult to get back into shape. Rigorous workouts, countless diet plans, special trainers, and much more, but you still won’t find yourself in perfect,…

Beat orthorexia

Obsessively healthy otorexia has not yet been an officially recognized medical condition, but its symptoms are becoming increasingly noticeable. Obsession with meal planning. Elimination of certain food groups, avoiding situations in which pressure can be produced by eating impure food. Counting calories, counting carbohydrates. Guilt when something bad passes your lips. It can be applied…

Dissociative Disorders: Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

People affected by dissociative disorders chronically escape from their reality in unintended and unhealthy ways ranging from suppression of memories to the adoption of alternative identities. There are four main dissociative disorders: dissociative amnesia; Dissociative identity disorder; dissociative fugue; and depersonalization disorder. Common symptoms include memory loss of certain periods of time, events, and people;…

Anorexia Nervosa: Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Anorexia nervosa is a psychological disorder related to eating. The four basic criteria for the diagnosis of anorexia nervosa are: refusal to maintain a minimum standard body weight; an intense fear of gaining weight or gaining weight; a tremendously distorted self-perception; and at least three consecutive missed periods in women. About 95% of those affected…

How Emotional Eating Sabotages Weight Loss Efforts

It’s been a long and stressful day at the office, your kids are misbehaving and you have to cook dinner, when all you really want is to get away. You are stressed, anxious, tired, and obviously irritated. How do you deal with these burning emotions? Can a bag of salty and crunchy potato chips do…

Different types of eating disorders and their causes

People eat for different reasons that can be healthy or unhealthy. Without them knowing; This can lead to eating disorders. When mentioning the word eating disorder, it is easy to assume that this only points towards the habit of binge eating. However, this is not true as there are those who eat very small amounts…