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2010-05-05 09:51:44

Researchers at Temple's Center for Obesity Research want to know more about how emotions can sabotage weight loss How many times have you, after a particularly hard day, reached for some chocolate or ice cream? It's common for many people, but for those trying to lose weight, it can be detrimental to their long term success, and most weight-loss programs never even address it. They focus on choosing healthier foods and exercising more, but they never answer a key question: how can people who...

2010-04-20 09:00:00

PHOENIX, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders is co-sponsoring the Clinical Recipes for Success - Advanced Treatment for Eating Disorders national conference at the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, NV, May 13 - 16, 2010. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090604/CG27861LOGO) The conference is geared for professionals who treat clients with eating disorders in a clinical setting, as well as other professionals, including:...

2010-03-02 10:50:00

PHOENIX, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders (http://www.remudaranch.com) is sponsoring a special screening of Teen Truth: An Inside Look At Body Image during the BEDA 2010 National Conference in Baltimore (http://www.bedaonline.com) at 7 p.m. on March 5, 2010 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090604/CG27861LOGO) Binge eating disorder affects more than 15 million people and is the...

2009-12-30 06:45:00

MIAMI, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- As holiday parties give way to New Year's resolutions, rehabs across the country become inundated, making early January one of the industry's busiest times of the year. Most doctors agree that addiction is a disease, not a moral failing, and people are becoming increasingly aware that addictions to drugs, alcohol, and even cigarettes require treatment for the underlying illness, without relying on willpower alone. Yet even as sex addiction makes headlines...

2009-12-23 08:16:29

The causes of obesity are complex and individual, but it is clear that chronic overeating plays a fundamental role. But when this behavior becomes compulsive and out of control, it is often classified as "food addiction" "“ a label that has generated considerable controversy, according to a McMaster University psychiatrist and obesity researcher. In a commentary appearing in the Dec. 21, 2009, issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), Dr. Valerie Taylor, an assistant...

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2009-12-19 08:53:45

Scientists have shown that people who tend to binge-eat do better in the short-term with therapy than people who use self-help techniques, according to a recent Reuters report. However, Dr. Carol B. Peterson of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and her colleagues found that in the long-term, self-help and therapist-assisted approaches seem to have about the same effectiveness. Binge eating disorder is characterized by compulsive overeating in which people consume huge amounts of food...

2009-11-24 15:48:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The holiday season can be a time full of joy, cheer, parties and family gatherings. But for many people, especially those recovering from an eating disorder, it's a time of self-evaluation, loneliness, reflection on past failures and anxiety about an uncertain future. Family gatherings with a loved one in recovery from an eating disorder can be challenging and sometimes awkward. "In my practice, I have even seen evidence that innocent exposure to...

2009-11-23 04:06:00

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- This time of year brings lots of cheer but also its fair share of stress and anxiety. Often these feelings, both positive and negative, translate into urges to overeat as a way of coping; and let's face it, there are lots of opportunities to do so all season long. We may think we are only going to have one piece of mom's apple pie, but how many of us stop there? "That pie often opens the floodgates to cravings, and many of us have spent...

2009-09-23 12:10:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) announces their Second Annual Fellowship Convention to be held at the Santa Clara Marriot from October 16-18, 2009 in Santa Clara, California. Founded in 1998, FA is an international fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience and mutual support, are recovering from food addiction. For many people who use food as a drug, FA offers an effective, long-term solution to food addiction,...

2009-08-17 23:20:47

Parents can make a difference in staving off obesity in their children if they help them eat better and exercise, a U.S. researcher says. Edward Abramson, a professor emeritus at California State University-Chico and author of the books Body Intelligence and Emotional Eating, says there has been a tenfold increase in type-2 diabetes and psychological and social consequences, such as prejudice, rejection, discrimination and low self-esteem in children. Bad eating habits can start with...


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