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People often use the terms “emotions” and “feelings” interchangeably, but it can be helpful to understand the difference between them, as this aids in learning how to regulate ourselves when experiencing an emotional tsunami. ...

One of the most empowering messages to come out of neuroscience is that our very thoughts and and where we place attention changes the physical structure of the brain (Donald Altman, MA, LPC).  More importantly, the significance of self-directed ...

“I recently read in the book My Stroke of Insight by brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor that the natural life span of an emotion—the average time it takes for it to move through the nervous system and body—is only a minute and a half. After that...

A significant percentage of my practice is comprised of individuals struggling with alcoholism and addiction.  For most of these individuals, shame and guilt are pervasive, chronic, and destructive.  Many individuals struggling with alcoholism and ...

WHY WE NEED FAT TO SURVIVE Fat, often erroneously, is mistaken as the “enemy” and many try to avoid eating it at all costs.  We all need fat in our diets, however, it should comprise no more than 25-30% of our daily caloric intake. FAT...

DON’T ELIMINATE CARBOHYDRATES! Carbohydrates have become almost as evil, in some people’s minds, as fat, making it “in vogue” to eliminate them from one’s diet.  This is unfortunate, as this  macronutrient should comprise approximately 45-65% of ...

Purging alters serotonin levels, when serotonin levels drop this may predispose one to binge.

Low blood sugar=state of emergency to your body, causing shakiness, fatigue, and irritability to ensue.  Body will crave foods that it can get energy from quickly (ie simple carbs), which end up spiking blood sugar.  This, in turn, causes the pancreas to ...

You need to worry! While this may sound counterintuitive, we are actually hard wired to worry about anxiety provoking things as it ensures our survival. Although, as far too many people know (more people suffer from anxiety disorders than any other mental ...

What is Metabolism and How Does it Affect My Eating Disorder? Metabolism, in its simplest sense, is the rate at which your body burns calories. In a broader sense it is complex network of hormones and enzymes responsible for converting food into fuel, while also...