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2009-07-23 00:01:44

The economy is stressing many, but some eating patterns people develop to cope with the mental strain only worsen it, a U.S. eating expert says. Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross, author of The Binge Eating & Compulsive Overeating Workbook: An Integrated Approach to Overcoming Disordered Eating, says it's a mistake to start a new diet when going through a stressful time -- because any diet is stressful in itself. Eating patterns people develop to cope that worsen stress include: -- Eating more...

2009-07-21 12:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Stress is a natural part of life. Yet it seems that between the economic recession, multiple health crises, and other seemingly endless things, individuals are experiencing heightened anxiety. People often deal with stress by trying to find methods that will lessen their intense emotions. However, a number of eating patterns that people develop to cope during this time actually worsen the stress. Here are some common eating patterns that you...

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2009-04-21 07:50:00

In his new book set to hit the shelves next week, the man who first made headlines when he helped President Clinton take on the cigarette industry is tackling a new kind of addiction. Dr. David Kessler, former chief of the Food and Drug Administration, explains that he can't walk through a part of downtown San Francisco without being overwhelmed by the irresistible craving to stop at a local shop for a chocolate-covered pretzel. Why? According to him, food hijacks his brain. In his book, "The...

2009-03-31 09:00:00

Five Tips to Combating Your Desire to Overeat During Hard Times NORTH ANDOVER, Mass., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- April is Emotional Overeating Awareness month and this year emotional eating is at an all time high as the stress that accompanies our economic downturn is affecting us all. More and more Americans are becoming stressed-out as we watch the country continue to suffer during this economic decline. When we are stressed and plagued with worries, one of the readily available...

2008-12-16 09:36:00

PHOENIX, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders (http://www.remudaranch.com) reports the holidays are an extremely difficult time for those suffering from emotional eating. "Emotional eating is using food to meet emotional needs," said Juliet Zuercher, registered dietitian at Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders. "Emotional eaters use food to either avoid or attempt to change emotions ranging from slightly uncomfortable to...

2008-11-13 06:00:36

Natrol, Inc., a premier marketer, manufacturer, and distributor of nationally branded nutritional products, knows that the hectic holidays can cause consumers stress due to mood swings and stress, unhealthy eating, obligations, time constraints, and general lack of exercise and sleep. This year's holiday season may be more stressful for many Americans due to the current business and economic climate negatively affecting finances. These factors may contribute to an unhealthy body and...

2008-07-18 03:00:17

By Anonymous Researchers have foundthat family meals may protect against anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and compulsive overeating in girls. The results of the study, published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine found that girls who shared meals with their families five or more times per week were nearly 30 percent less likely to exhibit disordered eating behavior-including the use of diet pills, laxatives, diuretics, and vomiting-than giris who had family meals less...

2006-08-28 13:04:32

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young women with bulimia may find their symptoms diminish after they get married or move in with a partner, but that doesn't mean the eating disorder is cured, new research suggests. In a study that followed a group of Norwegian teenagers for 5 years, researchers found that for young women with bulimia, their most serious problems -- bingeing and purging -- tended to wane once they were living with a boyfriend or husband. However, they generally remained...

2005-12-02 14:00:00

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Purging disorder appears to be a disorder that is separate from bulimia nervosa, Iowa researchers report in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. Patients with purging disorder purge frequently, but do not binge eat, Dr. Pamela K. Keel of the University of Iowa noted in an interview with Reuters Health. Standard question series designed to screen for anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa may miss these patients, she adds, because they are of...


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