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When Eating Becomes a Problem

When Eating Becomes a Problem   An eating disorder might seem humorous. Have you ever joked that you could “eat everything on this table?” For some people, though, overeating is no laughing matter. Overeating and binge eating disorders are complex ...

Why is Sugar so Addictive? It seems so simple and unthreatening, doesn’t it? A spoonful of sugar on your morning breakfast cereal, a candy bar for an afternoon pick-me-up, or a soda for a little extra energy…they all seem harmless enough. But, when looked at...

  What you need to know about Food Addiction   I  provide therapy to patients who are dealing with eating disorders such as Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder, as well as disordered eating styles that do not meet criteria for an eating ...

Emotions drive thoughts far more than the other way around (this has to do with the greater number of connections from the limbic center to the pre-frontal cortex).

For Immediate Release – July 3rd, 2014, Santa Barbara CA:  Many people are under significant amounts of stress and may want information on depression treatment, managing anxiety, or are interested in drug addiction treatment methods, but don’t know ...

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#1. Pain is part of growing. Sometimes life closes doors because it’s time to move forward. And that’s a good thing because we often won’t move unless circumstances force us to. When times are tough, remind yourself that no pain comes without a purpose. ...

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” —Viktor Frankl In Man’s Search for Meaning, Dr. Frankl wrote about the psychological impacts of life as a...

Why is Food So Addictive?

Carbohydrates Excessive carbohydrate consumption causes the insulin level in the blood to increase, which reduces the blood sugar level.  Research suggests that a decrease in blood sugar stimulates hunger and thus there is an intense desire to eat more ...

How we think about our experiences is not necessarily a reality, yet our thoughts and the stories we construct from these thoughts can increase suffering.