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2012-06-28 23:02:50

Dr. Carol Francis, Psychologist, Hypnotherapist and Certified Fitness Trainer and Nutrition Counselor, introducers listeners to key new book about how to lose weight and love food: "IF YOU CAN'T STOP EATING, MAYBE YOU'RE HUNGRY: RESET YOUR CRAVINGS" Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy is a viable tool for losing weight and reseting eating habits that help individuals be healthy as they eat and lose weight. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 During today's Dr. Carol Francis Radio Talk Show, Dr....

Women Over 50 Struggle With Body Issues
2012-06-22 05:53:58

While many associate eating disorders – such as anorexia, bulimia and overeating – is an issue only wrestled with by teenage girls, a new study has found women over 50 also struggle with the same disorders. According to the study, 3.5% of women age 50 and over have reported binge eating, 8% reported purging and a whopping 70% claim they are unhappy with their current weight. This new study, entitled ℠Body Image in Women 50 and Over — Tell Us What You Think and...

2012-04-24 22:31:49

Participants were aged from 17 to 64 and had suffered from eating disorders for an average of 20 years Eating disorders can be triggered by lack of support following traumatic events such as bereavement, relationship problems, abuse and sexual assault, according to research published in the May issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Even changing school or moving home can prove too much for some young people and lead to conditions such as anorexia or bulimia. Researchers from the...

2012-04-23 23:01:04

The Home Workout Pros have taken a "holistic" approach to fitness and health - by focusing on quality of people's lives, they are doing their part in extinguishing fallacies about body image and type. (PRWEB) April 23, 2012 The Home Workout Pros Team from Tempe, Arizona has created a new workout program entitled the Victa Home Workout Program intended to squelch the negative American body image epidemic. The ten fitness tips offered through their workout program along with the web based...

2012-04-05 09:33:06

Mouse model of anorexia offers opportunity to study drugs effective for disorder Low doses of a commonly used atypical antipsychotic drug improved survival in a mouse model of anorexia nervosa, University of Chicago researchers report this month. The result offers promise for a common and occasionally fatal eating disorder that currently lacks approved drugs for treatment. Mice treated with small doses of the drug olanzapine were more likely to maintain their weight when given an...

2012-02-13 11:00:00

Mismanaging Food and Health? During February, issues about weight-management, bulimia, anorexia and over-eating become a national concern. In order to help obese children and adults or unhealthy, starving teens, Dr. Carol Francis presents Psychotherapist Heather Loeb to discuss relief offered for these eating disorders. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 13, 2012 Helpful interview for those with eating concerns now available. Heather Loeb, MFC Therapist, specializes in different counseling...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'