eating disorder

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...

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 ...

Psychotherapy can have benefits and risks. Therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life, which may cause uncomfortable feelings like sadness, anger, guilt, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness. It is not unusual to experience a period ...

Alcoholism and addiction are tricky diseases. They are very complicated to understand, and many people who have never been through them might never understand them. For people suffering from alcoholism and addiction, there are resources in Santa Barbara and ...

When you are dealing with a drug addiction relapse, you don’t have to go through it alone. If you are ready to get help and try a different path to recovery, there are Santa Barbara drug addiction resources that can help. Too often, people think...

Binge Eating Disorder is characterized as recurrent episodes of binge eating that, on average, occur at least 2 days a week for 6 months. Persons with binge eating disorder feel the compulsion to eat large amounts of food and often feel out of control to...

Individuals suffering from bulimia find themselves caught in the devastating and addictive binge-purge cycle.  Bulimia is characterized by binge eating followed by harmful compensatory behaviors in an effort to prevent weight gain.  A binge episode is ...

Anorexia is characterized by an intense fear of gaining weight, severe restriction of caloric intake, and the refusal to maintain a minimum normal body weight.  People suffering from anorexia experience a severe distortion in their body image.  Obsessive ...

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD): When normal appearance concerns are no longer normal. While similar to behaviors and obsessions seen in eating disorders, BDD is actually classified under obsessive compulsive and related disorders.  Individuals diagnosed ...