Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Is Intermittent Fasting another fad diet, or could it be a healthy lifestyle change? New research can help you decide.
Has the pandemic made your food obsessions and body dissatisfaction worse? A few guiding principles can help to jump-start your recovery.
The pandemic has led to numerous losses. Grieving can exacerbate eating disorder behaviors, distracting from healing the pain of loss.
Are you tired of making resolutions that never work? Adjusting your approach can help.
Focusing on body image issues can be a cover for deeper issues. The problem is not your body. Your body is the result of the problem, not the cause.
Have you ever stood in front of a mirror and not been able to find anything you like about your body?
Once you begin down the road of eating too much of the foods you obsess about, imbalances develop in your body and brain that lead to food cravings.
The study of epigenetics is showing that the effects of childhood maltreatment can be passed to the next generation.
You can't fix your emotions with food. Change happens when you find the root cause of your emotional eating.
The effects of trauma can be passed to future generations through epigenetic changes in DNA.
Binging, obsessing about food, or body dissatisfaction can all be ways in which we try to deal with shame. Self-compassion is the only antidote.
Are you finding it hard to keep your resolution for 2020? Here's why resolutions are difficult to stick with and what you can do about it.
Are you having constant negative thoughts about your body? Body hatred is something that many people struggle with. This article will help you understand why and what you can do.
How much longer are we willing to risk our health to get thinner? The keto diet offers few benefits but some specific risks.
Traumatic experiences, especially during childhood, are extremely painful. Reactions to and changes from these experiences can be passed down.
Emotional eating is something we all engage in—but when it becomes frequent, it can cause problems.
Weight stigma has led to the development of eating disorders and the repeated and useless practice of frequent dieting. Is health really related to the number on the scale?
Tired of being tired and worn out by the holiday season. Here is the answer - your holiday survival guide!
Eating disorders and trauma are integrally connected. Learn more about this connection in this article and what you can do about it.
If you or someone you love is struggling with an eating disorder, you may wonder why. Learn about the root causes of eating disorders.
Did you know that every day 90 people die from opiate overdoses? Learn about the integrative medicine approach and the real cause of addictions.
Do you call your body names or berate yourself when you don't do what you think you're supposed to do to get thin, diet, or exercise?
Tired of constantly obsessing about food or your body? Tired of making New Year's Resolutions you never keep? If so, maybe you are ready to declare freedom from food addiction!
Are you obsessed about food? Do you find it hard to stop binging on certain foods? Do you wonder if you can ever be free of your food addiction?
Eating disorders have long been seen as problems primarily affecting white women. That's because they too often go undetected and untreated in black women.
When you have an eating addiction, it's not about the food. It's about how you use the food.
Learn to take care of your body no matter what your size. Gut health is key to overall health and well-being.
If you've struggled with obesity, you may not know that the state of your gut health may be part of the problem.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to NOT make yet another New Year's resolution to lose weight?
Recovery from addiction is not just about no longer using your "drug of choice." Your brain needs special care during recovery.
Carolyn Ross, M.D, M.P.H., is an expert in Eating Disorders, Addictions, and Integrative Medicine, and author of The Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating Workbook