Category: Eating Disorder Treatment

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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...

Eating Disorder Recovery: Coming Out of Exile

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  November 18, 2016

One of the first bricks you need to remove is the one that hides the truth about your relationship with food from those who truly love you. They need to see what this has been doing to you.

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...

Emotional Abuse: The Illusionist

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  January 29, 2016

“Bill is such a great guy!” Carly smiled and made some sort of neutral comment. It did absolutely no good to dispute the evidence of Bill’s obvious charm. He was engaging, witty, energetic, and charismatic. People liked him. She knew the feeling. When Carly first met Bill, she was overwhelmed...

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....

Eating Disorders and the Cycle of Anger

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 28, 2014

Eating disorders and negative patterns with food begin with personal pain and set up a vicious cycle of anger: destructive behavior—shame—depression—self-hate—and back to anger. No matter what your food patterns are, the misuse of food starts as a natural response of anger to pain. It goes something like this: Something...

Eating Disorders: Addicted to Control

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 30, 2014

The conversations about eating disorders often revolve around topics of body image and societal pressures. While these are real issues that need to be addressed, other lesser-discussed commonalities among eating disorders are the issues of addiction and control. Whether you grew up in a highly rigid, rule-ridden environment, or in...

Detour of Denial: Accepting Pain of Past Key to Eating Disorder Treatment

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  November 20, 2013

When someone seeks treatment for an eating disorder, they want help addressing the immediate issue at hand -- their anorexic, bulimic, or compulsive overeating behavior. What they often have a hard time accepting, though, is that there's a lot more to it than that. Though there are a number of...

The shame you are feeling over your eating disorder can be replaced with compassion and hope

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 28, 2013

There is a great deal of shame involved with eating disorders. Shame over your body’s shape and size. Shame for depriving your body of the food and nutrients it needs. Shame over a million different things related to your self-image and the issues you are experiencing. If you or someone...

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