The Barbie Doll Effect

The Barbie Doll Effect

Exposure to Unrealistic Figures is Driving Eating Disorders in Young People Although it is often said that eating disorders typically begin during the teenage years and early adulthood, an increasing number of under 12s are now receiving treatment for disordered...

Why is Food Addictive

Why is Food Addictive

I  provide therapy to patients who are dealing with eating disorders such as Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder, as well as disordered eating styles that do not meet criteria for an eating disorder.  These are serious conditions that wreak havoc on...

8 Things Remember Everything Going Wrong

8 Things Remember Everything Going Wrong

#1. Pain is part of growing. Sometimes life closes doors because it’s time to move forward. And that’s a good thing because we often won’t move unless circumstances force us to. When times are tough, remind yourself that no pain comes without a purpose. Move on from...

Pain Inevitable Suffering Optional

Pain Inevitable Suffering Optional

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” —Viktor Frankl In Man’s Search for Meaning, Dr. Frankl wrote about the psychological impacts of life as a prisoner in...

Excessive Carbohydrate Consumption

Excessive Carbohydrate Consumption

Excessive carbohydrate consumption causes the insulin level in the blood to increase, which reduces the blood sugar level.  Research suggests that a decrease in blood sugar stimulates hunger and thus there is an intense desire to eat more food.  Through functional...