Stress Builds Character

Stress Builds Character

Research has shown that toxic stress – for example adverse childhood experiences (prolonged and extreme stress without compensatory support) changes the brain – increasing risk for addictions, eating disorders and other mental and physical health issues....
Healthism

Healthism

Health, particularly behavioral health, has become bound up in morality.  The term for this is “healthism” based on a philosophy that everyone is responsible for their health but in a way that makes “healthy behaviors” seem to be more morally superior.  This is...
Coping during COVID 19

Coping during COVID 19

However you’re coping – even if it includes overeating or binging – do not judge yourself.  Grace is defined as “courteous goodwill.”  If you go to your default behavior of binging on cookies or stress management by chocolate, be kind to...
Overcoming Food Shame

Overcoming Food Shame

Food shame is common in individuals with binge eating, food addiction, emotional or stress eating.  Certain foods are more prone to being a source of shame and can lead to overeating and binging.  How do the keto diet, paleo diet or intermittent fasting lead to food...
I’ve been sick.  How are you?

I’ve been sick. How are you?

The past few weeks have been difficult for many people, myself included.  I’m reaching out to you now because I also know that if you have binge eating disorder, food addiction or you are an emotional or stress eater, this may be a particularly difficult time to...
Emotions, Food and the Body

Emotions, Food and the Body

If you are an emotional overeater, this problem probably began early in your life. As a child, if you were not taught to manage your emotions, you may be at higher risk for engaging in emotional eating as an adult. Or if you had difficulty postponing gratification as...