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What Causes Bulimia?

Bulimia is an addictive and devastating illness which controls the daily life of those living with the disease. Causes of bulimia have been linked most directly to emotional illness and psychological disorders. But, new evidence shows that biology, brain chemistry and even genetics may play a role in the development of the disease. Bulimia Defined […]

Anorexia: How to Support Someone's Recovery

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which the patient fears becoming overweight, and goes to extreme measures to remain thin. Anorexics are often obsessed with food, exercise and nutrition, and may diet and exercise until they are dangerously emaciated. People with anorexia think that they look fat even when they’re literally starving to death. […]

4 Health Side Effects of Anorexia

Anorexia has several noticeable health effects that become even more prevalent and serious as time passes. Anorexics begin to negatively react as a result of the self induced starvation periods. In some cases, the indicators that anorexics often face turn fatal. In order to avoid such occurrences, it is important to reach out to those […]

How to Help Someone Recover from an Eating Disorder

Eating disorders are dangerous; they can even be life threatening. Eating disorders aren’t about food; they’re about serious emotional disorders. If someone you love has an eating disorder, it’s imperative that they seek professional treatment. Your love and emotional support can be crucial to your loved one’s recovery; here’s how you can help someone recover […]

Eating Disorders: 4 Myths

There are many myths about eating disorders. Learning the truth can help you, whether you have an eating disorder or suspect that a loved one does. Eating disorders are conditions in which a person exhibits unhealthy attitudes and behaviors towards food. The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating disorder. People […]

6 Therapy Options to Stop Binge Eating

You can stop binge eating with support from family and friends, and help from a mental health professional. Here are some of your therapeutic options if you’re trying to stop binge eating. 1. Interpersonal Psychotherapy In interpersonal psychotherapy, you’ll talk with a therapist about the personal and emotional problems that cause you to overeat compulsively. […]

5 Health Side Effects of a Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorders cause compulsive overeating that leaves the sufferer feeling like she has no control over her eating habits. Binge eating is the most common eating disorder in the United States, and it affects just as many men as women. Binge eating may begin in adolescence, but often goes untreated. That is, until the […]

5 Symptoms and Signs of a Binge Eating Disorder

A person with a binge eating disorder has episodes of eating abnormally large amounts of food. A binge eaters’ overeating is a compulsion; she may feel guilty about it, but finds it impossible to stop. Binge eaters often consume huge amounts of food at one time or continue to eat abnormal amounts over the course […]

How to Reduce Stress with Meditation

Meditation can be a powerful tool to help you reduce stress. It can help you trigger your body’s relaxation response, a state of deep physical rest that lowers blood pressure, relaxes muscles, slows your heart rate, deepens your breathing and reduces the levels of stress hormones in your blood. Follow these simple steps to reduce […]

6 Relaxation Techniques to Reduce Stress

We all need to reduce stress in our lives. Stress is essentially a fact of life for everyone, but it is also within your reach to takes steps to minimize the condition. Here are six helpful relaxation techniques to get you started toward healthy stress management. 1. Meditation Meditation can be as simple as finding […]