The Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross Show

Put an end to binge eating, food addiction and emotional eating. You can make peace with food and your body and have the energy and vitality you want!

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Anorexia nervosa is a life-threatening illness that is challenging to treat and can be overwhelming for families seeking help.  The Minnesota starvation study dating to the 1950’s showed without any doubt that starvation causes psychological as well as physical symptoms – symptoms that mirror symptoms of individuals with anorexia.  The current state of treatment for anorexia has ignored this connection and instead resorts to the use of medications that lack FDA approval and therapies that
It can be confusing to determine whether you have binge eating, food addiction or emotional eating. While criteria for binge eating disorder have been established for some time, research is beginning to show some of the ways in which binge eating and food addiction are similar and different. All of these disorders can affect men as well as women and are related to how you use food. It’s not food or your body that is
If you’ve struggled with binge eating, food addiction or emotional eating for some time, you may find that the stresses and isolation of the quarantine have worsened your symptoms. Or you may have had other life challenges that have caused stress and overwhelm in your life. All of this can lead to depression and feelings of hopelessness or despair. It can make your battle to make peace with food and your body feel even more
Tattoos have become more acceptable over the years but are often only seen as having decorative value. My guest #DonnaTorrisi has written a book about the connection between tattoos and trauma. While a tattoo sits only on the skin, the meaning of tattoos may be much deeper for some individuals, telling a story of a difficult time in their lives, a loss or a story of abuse. In this way, tattoos are a form of
If you struggle with binge eating, emotional eating and food addiction, you may also have body image issues. Your body image issues may keep you from doing what you want to do in life and keep you from being the best you can do. Think of your body identity as a role or archetype you have chosen to play in your life for the time being until you are able and willing to be your

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