The Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross Show

Making conscious choices that promote and maintain vitality in all areas of your life.

EPISODE BLOGS

What does the financial crisis have to do with food?

Posted by Carolyn Ross on  December 14, 2008

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The financial crisis has really made me stop and think about my own patterns in life.  I can see that I have always assumed that I lived in a “land of plenty” and that I would be able to feel safe sampling from the bounty that we as Americans take for granted.  Now, it seems that this assumption is being called into question on a daily basis.  I know that many people, like me, have

Finding Your Anchor

Posted by Carolyn Ross on  December 14, 2008

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Finding your anchor   The Anchor process is a technique I’ve developed in my practice to help people make changes which are difficult. It is a way of finding your safe place, your place of stability in the stormy seas in our lives.  Perhaps you’ve had some trauma or abuse or neglect or other experiences in your life that you may have been too young to deal with or may not have had the skills

What is Compulsive Overeating?

Posted by Carolyn Ross on  November 17, 2008

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If you don’t feel you eat large quantities of food in one sitting, but you have struggled with your weight and have been on and off diets most of your life, you may be a compulsive overeater (CO).   The main difference between binge eating disorder and compulsive overeating is that people with CO don’t experience discrete episodes of binge eating.  They tend to eat past the point of fullness, but don’t necessarily binge while alone

Satisfying your Soul

Posted by Carolyn Ross on  November 15, 2008

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There is a code that is much like the genetic code in your DNA that may make you more prone to being overweight, for example, because it’s in your genes.  However this code is the code of your soul or spirit. It is what makes us have a passion to do something with our lives.  It’s the part of us that keeps us going even though life may seem like being on the open sea

What is Binge Eating Disorder?

Posted by Carolyn Ross on  November 10, 2008

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Binge eating disorder (BED) affects between two and five percent  (Spitzer 1993) of adults in the United States (over four million Americans) and is the most common of all the eating disorders.  Up to 25 percent of overweight or obese individuals seeking treatment for obesity have binge eating disorder (Pull, 2004).   This number goes up in those who are severely obese.  Binge eating disorder may be as common in men as it is in women,