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‘Eating Addiction’ More Accurate Than ‘Food Addiction,’ Researchers Say

‘Eating Addiction’ More Accurate Than ‘Food Addiction,’ Researchers Say

Food addiction is an informally defined term that addiction specialists, doctors and the general public sometimes use to characterize the repeated, dysfunctional intake of food. Some researchers believe that this type of behavioral addiction stems from the consumption of specific food types that produce highly agreeable sensations in the brain’s pleasure center. However, according to […]

What Triggers Eating Disorders?

What Triggers Eating Disorders?

Out of every 200 women between 15 and 24 suffers from anorexia, and one in 50 is bulimic. As many as 50 percent of American college women say they have binged and purged. Sometimes it’s a snowball effect of several problems, including mental illness, anxiety disorders, substance abuse and depression alongside the eating disorder. While […]

Eating Disorder Differences In Childhood And Adolescence

Eating Disorder Differences In Childhood And Adolescence

Eating disorders are serious problems with severe health complications, many times requiring hospitalization. A study found that the same eating disorders which occur in childhood or adolescence don’t always look the same. Doctors attempting to diagnose young children with eating disorders based on adolescent signs could miss the disorder, with their patients possibly spending years […]

What Does An Eating Disorder Look Like?

What Does An Eating Disorder Look Like?

Eating disorders are a form of mental illness that seriously affects a person’s relationship with food and their daily eating patterns. A person with an eating disorder (ED) may consume very little (restriction) or they may eat large amounts (binging). Most often these disorders start during the tempestuous adolescent years, but they can start later […]

How To Curb Your Sweet Tooth

How To Curb Your Sweet Tooth

Do you ever feel powerless over your consumption of sugar? If so, you’re not alone. Cravings for sugary foods are signs of a growing addiction, and if you find yourself reaching for sweet treats to ease your mood, alleviate boredom or when you aren’t even hungry, taking control of your sugar intake is essential. In […]

Your Brain On Sugar

Your Brain On Sugar

If you have ever made the off-hand comment that you are a chocolate addict or that you are addicted to sweets, you aren’t far off from the truth. As obesity rates soar in the U.S., researchers are hard at work trying to determine why some people find it so hard to stop overeating, and why […]

5 Tips To Fight Food Addiction – The Healthy Way

5 Tips To Fight Food Addiction – The Healthy Way

Addiction to food isn’t something you can shake easily. While those struggling with addictions to illicit drugs or alcohol can abstain from the subject of their addiction, if you’re addicted to food—or are just prone to comfort or emotional eating—complete avoidance is unfeasible. This doesn’t mean that tackling food addiction is a hopeless pursuit; the […]