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What Is the Link Between Eating Disorders and Addiction?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 12, 2022

Substance use disorder and eating disorders are both serious illnesses that can lead to dangerous health consequences. They’re often talked about together because they tend to appear together; people with substance use disorder are much more likely to also have an eating disorder than the general population. On top of...

Why Do I Get Annoyed So Easily?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 8, 2022

Possible causes and solutions for feeling irritable and short-tempered. Do you get annoyed by everything? Do feelings of frustration arise often? Perhaps other people notice that you are irritable, impatient, and snappy. There could be many reasons you are short-tempered, and plenty of ways to stop it. Find out why...

What Is Intuitive Eating?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 4, 2022

Have you ever watched a toddler eat? Often, they will stop eating before they finish their plate, no matter how much they enjoy the food. And they probably don’t separate foods into “fattening” and “acceptable” foods. They eat what they enjoy, which might include rice, broccoli, and cookies. The proponents...

20 Reasons You Feel Hungry After Eating

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 29, 2022

Have you ever felt you’re still hungry, no matter what you eat? If you have, you know how frustrating that can be, especially when you don’t understand why. Anything from lifestyle, dietary health, or physical health could be at play, so it’s good to learn what signs to look for...

How to Stop Worrying

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 28, 2022

We all have our day-to-day worries, but worrying can become an incredibly stress-inducing experience. Although the feeling of worry is a normal human emotion, understanding how to react to and address it is essential. Without the proper resources, knowledge, and coping mechanisms, over-worrying can take over your life and make...

Four Attachment Styles in Relationship Dependency

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 26, 2022

Attachment theory highlights the importance of a strong, healthy attachment in childhood. This important attachment comes at the earliest stages of life to a parent or primary caregiver, usually a mother. This first, fundamental attachment, or relationship, sets the stage for all relationships going forward.

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...

Rebuilding the Body’s Digestion System After an Eating Disorder

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 28, 2022

Eating disorders can wreak havoc on all aspects of a person’s life: their mental wellness, emotional balance, relationships with the people around them, and most certainly their physical body. Recovering from an eating disorder therefore requires comprehensive treatment in order to address each of these areas of a person’s life....

How to Help Someone With Anxiety

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 25, 2022

Supporting a loved one through anxiety can be painful and make you feel helpless. You try your best to be there for them, but you may not always know what to say or how to show them how much you care. If you’re like most people in this situation, you...

The Role of Food, Nutrition, and Diet in Mental Health

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 19, 2022

If you were asked to think of ways to improve your mental health, what would be the first things that came to mind? If you’re like most people, you probably thought of activities like going to therapy, practicing mindfulness meditation, or even exercising. And these are all evidence-based ways to...

Can Anxiety Cause Shortness of Breath?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 13, 2022

Imagine this: You’re in a situation that makes you anxious, and you start feeling uncomfortable. You’re sweating, and you can feel your hands shake. Then, you notice it’s hard to breathe. No matter how much you try, it feels like you can’t get a good breath of air. It feels...

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