Category: Eating Disorder Causes

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What Are The Causes Of Eating Disorders?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 19, 2021

The exact cause of eating disorders is unknown. Many doctors believe that it is a combination of risk factors that can cause someone to suffer from an eating disorder. Societal pressure is a reality and with more exposure to social media, as well as the “perfect” body shape in Western...

What is Compulsive Overeating & Binge Eating

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 19, 2021

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u_Dk6CP3gY Is compulsive overeating dangerous? First lets tackle what compulsive overeating disorder is so that we can better understand the need for compulsive overeating treatment. COD or Binge eating involves episodes of uncontrolled eating and is usually followed by periods of depression or guilt. A person with this disease requires...

Can Marriage Be Better Now Than Before a Crisis?

By: John Williams  •  January 15, 2020

One of my clients had had his marriage blow up in his face only months before. His pornography habit had been discovered yet again--after repeated promises of “I’m quitting now"--and his wife was so fed up she had left the house for a week. (It could just as easily been...

How to break The Addiction Cycle

By: John Williams  •  November 10, 2019

The Addiction Cycle Do you ever sit reading your phone, reach for that second cookie and then sit baffled and disappointed when you discover it's gone? You don't remember eating it! You were acting on automatic pilot.  Something similar is true with any bad habit or addiction. Whether it is...

Rediscovering Childhood Through Your Adult Eyes

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 30, 2019

When you were growing up, you may have been told over and over, in a variety of ways, that you weren’t good enough, smart enough fast enough, thin enough, or just plain not enough of anything to please your parents.  In order to numb this crushing sense of failure and...

Make Vibrant Health Your Goal

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 28, 2016

In the past, you have spent a good deal of time focusing on how your body looks from the outside. Now it's time to look at your body from the inside. What is happening to you on the inside affects how you look on the outside.

Are You Living in the Yellow Zone of Depression?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 20, 2016

Everyone feels lousy sometimes.  Everyone experiences days when they just don’t want to get out of bed, when they’d rather just roll over, pull the covers up over their head, and call in sick to their life. Depression is more than an occasional I-don’t-want-to-get-out-of-bed day.  Depression is a condition marked...

Signs That You Are Stressed

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 30, 2016

The symptoms of stress can show up in unexpected ways.  Consider the following questions and whether you’re experiencing any of the following signs of a stress-filled life: What is your current resting heart rate? Stress leaves you energized and may cause you to have difficulty relaxing, so your heart may...

What To Say To Someone Recovering From An Eating Disorder

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  January 30, 2015

If someone you know or love is struggling or recovering from an eating disorder, it can be difficult to know what to say to them. You might feel like you are walking on pins and needles when talking with them, wondering if something you say might trigger them to relapse....

Acceptance Versus Denial

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  December 30, 2014

Verbal and/or emotional abuse leaves no visible scars, so the tendency to deny that these events happened can be great. Often the parent will remember the circumstances from a very different perspective than the child. The child-self recalls one version of events, and the parent another. Which is right? They...

Emotional Abuse and Eating Disorders: How to Read the Signs

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 31, 2014

People suffering from an eating disorder often experienced some form of abuse in their lives. Emotional abuse is one such form of abuse that is frequently overlooked. Emotional abuse can either be verbal or nonverbal. Teasing, belittling, sarcasm, and taunting are all forms of verbal emotional abuse. Nonverbal abuse might...

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