Eating Disorders

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...

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 ...

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...

Exposure to Unrealistic Figures is Driving Eating Disorders in Young People Although it is often said that eating disorders typically begin during the teenage years and early adulthood, an increasing number of under 12s are now receiving treatment for ...

I’m always looking for informative and thought provoking articles on diet and cravings, so I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you an article by Dr. Daniel Amen.  If you want more information from him, visit his website cited at the end of...

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 ...

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 ...