Category: Eating Disorders

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The Effects and Health Risks of Bulimia

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 10, 2022

Bulimia is one of the top 5 eating disorders, and while some of the effects of this disease are apparent, there are still many that lay dormant under the surface. When you think of bulimia, you conjure images of bingeing and purging, but these are just out-lying symptoms. In addition,...

I Can’t Stop Eating — How to Stop Compulsive Overeating

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 3, 2022

We’ve all been there: You aren’t hungry, but you find yourself reaching into the fridge for a snack. Or you open a big bag of potato chips to munch on during a movie, only to find that you’ve absent-mindedly finished off the whole bag before you’re halfway in. For most...

How to Stop Bingeing and Purging: 5 Tips

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 3, 2022

Bingeing and purging are behaviors associated with certain eating disorders. What causes people to binge or purge is complex, but it's usually due to a negative body image and a strong desire to lose weight. Bingeing and purging need to be taken seriously — they are both behaviors that can...

What Is the Difference Between Anorexia and Bulimia?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 22, 2022

Anorexia and bulimia are both serious and dangerous health conditions that cause people to lose weight. Although anorexia and bulimia are unique conditions with their own set of symptoms, they may have more in common than you might guess. One of the main things they have in common is they...

What Is Orthorexia?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 18, 2022

We all know it’s good to eat healthily. But can healthy eating go too far? Orthorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder that most people have never heard of. Experts say orthorexia causes people to become obsessed with healthy eating to the point where it becomes damaging to their health and...

How to Help Someone With an Eating Disorder

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 14, 2022

Eating disorders wreak havoc on people’s lives. Not only does the person with the eating disorder suffer, but the experience is painful for their family and friends as well. It can be hard to know what to do to support your loved one with an eating disorder. Eating disorders are...

10 Helpful Tips on How to Stop Binge Eating

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 11, 2022

Life with binge eating disorder is painful and frustrating. You frequently find yourself eating until you feel sick. You feel a huge sense of relief while you’re eating, but when it’s all over, you look around and feel completely ashamed of yourself. “What’s wrong with me?” you might wonder. “Why...

What Is ARFID (Avoidant / Restrictive Food Intake Disorder)?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 1, 2022

Were you a picky eater as a child? Many people, especially children, have food preferences. For example, maybe you never got over your hatred for broccoli. However, ARFID, or avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, is when picky eating becomes severe and harmful. People who have ARFID don’t eat enough, to...

What Is a Binge Eating Disorder?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 3, 2022

Everyone overeats sometimes. But for some people, this pattern of overeating becomes chronic and severe. A binge eating disorder is a lot more serious than having a little too much ice cream in the middle of the night 一 it’s a dangerous mental health condition (specifically an eating disorder) that...

The Physical Effects of Anorexia & Bulimia

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 13, 2021

Your body is paying a heavy price for an eating disorder. If you are bulimic and use laxatives or vomiting to purge, your skin is probably quite dry and frequently breaks out in small rashes and pimples. If your salivary glands haven’t yet become enlarged because of your constant vomiting,...

Food Quiz: Am I Obsessed With Food?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 11, 2021

Everything you have tried up to this point has not worked when it comes to losing weight permanently. Diets have not worked, powders have not worked, diet pills have not worked, and obsessively exercising has not worked. Every method of weight loss has been flawed. Each has promised you something...

What Are The Different Types Of Eating Disorders?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 20, 2021

Anorexia nervosa This is a serious disease and it can lead to death through starvation if help is not found in time. It is important to recognize the symptoms of this disease so you can seek help for yourself or a loved one before it is too late.   Bulimia...

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?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 19, 2021

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u_Dk6CP3gY Is compulsive overeating dangerous? First let's 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...

The Link Between Eating Disorders and Self-Mutilation

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  January 11, 2021

According to recent statistics, about 25 percent of people with eating disorders also engage in some form of self-mutilation, self-injury or self-harm. Self-mutilation, also known as self-harm or self-injury, is the act of intentionally harming one’s own body through cutting, burning, hair-pulling or a wide range of behaviors that inflict...

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 be...

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...

Understanding Prebiotics and Probiotics

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 9, 2019

Prebiotics are substances that support the growth of certain microbiota, while probiotics are made up of the microorganisms themselves. Just one probiotic supplement contains billions of good bacteria. Introducing probiotics to resolve issues means you’re attempting to restore proper levels of intestinal microflora for proper digestion and absorption of nutrients....

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