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The Psychology Behind Eating Disorders: Why Do People Overeat?

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Introduction Eating disorders are a severe mental health condition, ranked as the world’s third most typical type of mental illness. According to the American Psychiatric Association, 10 million people in the US alone have anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder (BED). While there are many theories concerning why people acquire eating disorders, research suggests biological and psychological factors can cause …

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Can CBD Oil Help With Treating Eating Disorders?

There are a number of options for treating eating disorders and there is no one size fits all approach. From cognitive behavior therapy to medications, there is an option for just about everybody.   Another possibility is to use CBD oil in treating an eating disorder and possibly even weight loss. CBD stands for Cannabidiol which is a compound from …

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How cosmetic surgery affects mental health

While plastic surgery initially started as a restorative procedure for patients who were either involved in an accident or burn victims, this has changed over the year. Currently, many plastic surgeons mostly do cosmetic procedures. As years go by, the number of people willing to go under the knife and get transformed has increased rapidly. The question many ask is …

Staying Body Positive While Planning a Wedding

If you’re a bride-to-be, it’s easy to have a perfect “look” in mind for your special day. It’s not uncommon to diet before your wedding or choose to get in shape at the gym. We’ve all seen the “sweating for the wedding” t-shirts, right?   Though there’s nothing wrong with wanting to look and feel your best on your big …

What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

  Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) Body Dysmorphic Disorder involves a preoccupation with perceived flaws or defects in an individual’s physical appearance. These perceived flaws are not observable or are very minor but a person will still spend a lot of time worrying about flaws in their appearance. A person with Body Dysmorphic Disorder is extremely body conscious. Their behaviour may …

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The face of trauma as an adult

Experiencing trauma as an adult has many similarities when comparing how adults behave after experiencing childhood trauma. This post identifies the typical patterns that emerge from childhood trauma. The experience is related to trauma lived by a female, however many adult males are affected by trauma during their adult lives as well. What is trauma? Trauma is a powerful and …

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Overeating – why do we do it?

  1) Boredom When we have too much time on our hands we may be tempted to head for the kitchen. Boredom can lead to worrying thoughts which in turn leads to us seeking comfort… 2) Emotional Eating When we are bored or we are anxious and worried about something, we may unconsciously seek some form of comfort – this …

Can CBD Oil Help With Treating Eating Disorders?

There are a number of options for treating eating disorders and there is no one size fits all approach. From cognitive behavior therapy to medications, there is an option for just about everybody.    Another possibility is to use CBD oil in treating an eating disorder and possibly even weight loss. CBD stands for Cannabidiol which is a compound from the hemp …

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What Happens To Your Body When You Binge Eat?

With people stuck at home these days, binge eating is becoming more of a problem than ever. Emotional eating is likely at an all time high due to the effects of the stressful situation at hand since people don’t know what to expect in the near future.     Then there is simply the matter of people being bored with not much to get excited …

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Try Yoga for Eating Disorders

“What? You have an eating disorder? Don’t be so melodramatic. You just like to eat a lot and that’s why you’ve gained a few pounds. Everybody gets that way. Don’t be too hard on yourself.”  This right here is tragic. Has someone ever said something like this to you? We get that they’re trying to be positive about body image …