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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...

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...

2009-11-30 21:46:33

With the holidays upon us, it's important to be judicious with your food intake throughout the season to avoid holiday weight gain, said a physician at Baylor College of Medicine. "The holiday season is a six-week-long food fest," said Dr. Steve Rosenbaum, assistant professor of medicine and section chief of general internal medicine at the Baylor Clinic. "If you do not want to look in the mirror Jan. 1, 2010 and feel depressed, it's important to pace your eating." Keep this mindset at...

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...

2009-08-03 09:15:00

NEW YORK , Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Caryl Ehrlich, founder of The Caryl Ehrlich Program and author of Conquer Your Food Addiction (Free Press) will appear on Healthy Place TV (http://www.healthyplace.com/mental-health-tv-show/ ), an online video segment series, on Tuesday, August 4th at 8:30p.m. (EDT) addressing her specialty food addiction as well as sharing her own battle with food addiction and weight loss. Caryl Ehrlich, a former overeater, developed The Program after her struggle with...

2009-07-27 09:53:55

 Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, finds that women who possess genetic modifications associated with low activity of the reward neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain when they imagine eating appetizing foods are more prone to weight gain.  Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scans of brain activity revealed that women...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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