Category: Eating disorders

Blog posts, news articles, and other resources from The Center • A Place of HOPE

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: What Diet Is Best For Me?

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 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...

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 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...

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....

Are You Minimizing or Maximizing Your Addiction?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 22, 2018

I encourage you to consider your truth. Are you able to recognize it? Has it become obscured by denial, shrouded in secrecy, deflated by minimization,or inflated by maximization?

Non Sequitur – An Irrational Assumption?

By: Hannah Smith  •  July 27, 2018

“Things are going so well…I’m really nervous. Something bad is bound to happen now!” Have you ever heard or thought something like this before? “The other shoe is going to drop” sentiment is a common pothole on the road to recovery. Sadly, this type of thinking prevents many people from...

Finding Hope for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 5, 2018

When people are burdened by fear, worry, and anxiety, they struggle to live productive, happy lives.  These same feelings propel them headlong into excesses.  Often, they are focused on the negativity associated with their excesses, such as obesity or alcoholism or addiction to pornography.  They want help to "just stop"...

Journaling Your Story Has Great Power

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  November 20, 2017

Each time you take time to chronicle a struggle, you contribute to the handbook of how to overcome and succeed the next time. In essence, you write your own self-help book.

Is Food an Issue for You?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 17, 2017

To help you understand if food has moved out of its God-given realm and into an inappropriate place in your life, answer the following questions, and be sure to explain why you answer the way you do.

Practicing Self-Care During the Holiday Season

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  December 7, 2016

Many people struggle with the environmental and social triggers during the holiday season that may elicit old, destructive eating patterns. Staying committed to practicing self-care throughout the holiday season is your solution to remaining on the path of recovery.

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.

The Link Between Hypoglycemia and Depression

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 17, 2016

Helen came to The Center • A Place of HOPE suffering from anxiety and depression.  Her moods swung from hopelessness and lethargy to being stressed out and anxious.  If it wasn't one, it was the other.  Both were taking their toll, and she wanted an end to them. Helen was...

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...

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