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2011-09-26 11:00:00

PEKIN, Ill., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation (iaedp) announces its 2012 Symposium to take place on March 22-25 at the Charleston Marriott in Charleston, South Carolina. Five keynote speakers will serve as the headliner events during the 26th anniversary of the upcoming action-packed conference. Established in 1985, iaedp (http://www.iaedp.com) provides educational programs and training standards for eating disorder...

2011-06-09 00:00:30

Harrell & Associates Ltd. launches an internet survey to study how "food addiction" and other addictions are connected. The survey is open to women and men aged 18 years and older anywhere in the world. San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 Dr. W. Andrew Harrell, a social psychologist, professor emeritus of the University of Alberta and founder of Harrell & Associates, Ltd., and Dr. Jennifer A. Boisvert, a clinical psychologist specializing in body image, eating and weight...

2011-04-22 00:00:31

"The Taming of The Chew" author and dynamic founder of April's Emotional Overeating Awareness Month has solutions! Dr. Denise Lamothe is an upbeat psychologist who offers practical advice overeaters need to defend themselves from snack attacks! Be inspired by the personal transformation from motorcycle racer, college drop-out and homeless single mom who overcame eating disorders and recovered from the cycle of ineffective dieting to Psychologist, successful book author, international...

2011-03-23 03:37:58

Do people overeat because they experience less reward from eating or because they experience more reward from eating? In the March 23, 2011 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience Oregon Research Institute (ORI) senior scientist Eric Stice, Ph.D. and colleagues, including Dana Small, Ph.D. from the J.B. Pierce Laboratory in New Haven Connecticut, provide possible answers to the chicken or egg dilemma of overeating. Food intake produces dopamine release and the degree of pleasure from eating...

2010-11-23 07:30:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating Disorder Hope, a respected independent resource for sufferers of anorexia, bulimia and overeating disorders, has partnered with MyPyramid to help eating disorder sufferers find nutritional and healthy lifestyle support. "The purpose of 'Partnering with MyPyramid' is to equip consumers with the information that they need to make smart decisions about eating more healthfully and being more physically active," said Dr. Rajen Anand,...

2010-11-19 00:00:42

Lisa Pedace, award-winning author of The Diet Joke, unveils her new color-coded Overeating Threat Level System -- warns Americans of overeating risk this holiday season. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2010 Lisa Pedace, comic and author of the award-winning book, The Diet Joke, announces her new Overeating Advisory System, just in time for the holidays. According to Pedace, the current overeating threat level for the country is Red, and she cautions Americans to be on high alert not to...

2010-09-30 16:54:39

New research provides evidence of the vicious cycle created when an obese individual overeats to compensate for reduced pleasure from food. Obese individuals have fewer pleasure receptors and overeat to compensate, according to a study by University of Texas at Austin senior research fellow and Oregon Research Institute senior scientist Eric Stice and his colleagues published this week in The Journal of Neuroscience. Stice shows evidence this overeating may further weaken the responsiveness...

2010-09-13 07:46:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Much of the overeating so rampant in today's fast food culture stems from a communication breakdown between our brains and stomachs, which occurs particularly when we eat too fast, according to communications expert Tom Madden. So Madden, a reformed speeder eater himself, invented Knife and Forklift as a sort of "training wheels" to help rapid eaters slow down. The combo of 1.5 lb dumbbells and utensils enable overeaters to practice eating more...

2010-01-13 13:39:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Are Americans in denial about their eating habits? Today, two out of three Americans are overweight or obese, and by 2030 that figure will balloon to nearly nine out of 10.[i],[ii] Yet in a new national survey, three-quarters of respondents (74%) said they have a healthy personal relationship with food revealing a clear disconnect between how we think and how we act when it comes to eating. GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, the maker of...

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...