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Carolyn C. Ross M.D., M.P.H.
Food and body image issues can’t be fixed with diets. If you’re struggling, it may be because you're not able to be your authentic self.
How to keep your unconscious beliefs from holding you back from what you desire.
When you hold a negative picture or are dissatisfied with your body, it can be a significant predictor of binge eating, emotional distress, depression and problem relationships.
Unregulated emotion may be the hidden force driving behaviors associated with emotional eating and binge eating.
Food and body image issues are like an iceberg: Everyone focuses on the superficial behaviors above the surface but neglect the larger root causes below.
It may be difficult to distinguish between binge eating disorder and other disordered eating. There is some overlap, though, and research can help.
The chaos of modern life makes it difficult to escape despair and hopelessness—a hole that food cannot fill.
Self-sabotage can undermine your progress with binge eating and emotional eating.
What is your desire to go on a diet has nothing to do with the number of the scale? What are the true meanings behind our food obsessions and body dissatisfaction?
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.
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