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Night Eating Syndrome & Sleep Related Eating Disorders

Night Eating Syndrome and Sleep Related Eating Disorders; When “Midnight Snacks” Turn into Calorie Loaded Nightmares. It is estimated that over 6 million Americans are affected by Night Eating Syndrome (NES) or Sleep Related Eating Disorders (SRED), yet most of us have never heard of either of these disorders.  Essentially they involve consumption of large quantities of high carb foods during the night. Because NES and SRED share  the characteristics of other eating, mood and sleep disorders they can easily be misdiagnosed and mistreated.  Those affected by NES or SRED often feel misunderstood, isolated and hopeless.  These feelings can exacerbate other eating disorders and perpetuate a cycle of disturbed eating patterns during the day as well as during the night. ...
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The Real Deal About Anorexia

Anorexia, a potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss, has seen a threefold increase over the past 40 years among women in their 20s and 30s. The percentage of teens afflicted has remained about the same with the exception of male teens. Whereas males used to represent only 5% of the ED population, they now represent closer to 10% and are over-represented among wrestlers, professional ice-skaters, jockey’s and the male homosexual population. Anorexia is usually characterized by resistance to maintaining a body weight sufficient for normal functioning and/or for survival. In a small proportion of cases, the individual is not resisting weight gain, nor is she consciously trying to lose weight. Instead she is simply unable ...
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What is Glycemic Load & Why Is It Important?

The health benefits of  incorporating low GL foods  into your daily diet include, a lower blood glucose level, decrease in cholesterol levels and a reduced risk of heart disease and type II diabetes.  But determining which foods have a low Glycemic load can be confusing.  You have probably noticed that many foods today have listed the glycemic index (GI), but if you are like most people you may not know what it is or why it is important. Specifically it is used in developing a scale that ranks carbohydrates by how much they raise blood glucose levels compared to a reference food.  The problem with using the GI alone is that it is based on a small quantity of food, ...
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Characteristics of Binge Eating

Binge eating is mostly associated with Bulimia but it is also a characteristic of other eating disorders such as Bulimarexia and Binge Eating Disorder.  There are two definable types of binge’s, objective and subjective.  Binge eating has often been associated with purging but not all binges are followed by a purge.  It should be noted that vomiting is not the only means of purging;  excessive exercising and the use of diet pills, diuretics, and laxatives are other methods of purging.  Some may just use one of these methods and others use a combination of these. Objective and Subjective Binge Eating An objective binge consists of  as much as 20,000 calories in one episode (which may last from minutes to  many ...
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Inpatient vs. Outpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders…What People Are Really Saying About Their Treatment

photo used under a creative commons license According to recent result’s of Dr. Norton’s online survey, in which more than 125 people have participated, Out-Patient Psychotherapy was found to be the most therapeutic of the following treatment options: Hospitalization for medical stability, Forced weight gain via feeding tube, In-Patient residential, In-Patient therapy group, Out-Patient psychotherapy, Out-Patient therapy group, Over Eaters Anonymous, Nutritional Counseling and Gastric Bypass Surgery. Participants in Dr. Norton’s Survey rated their forms of treatment as follows: Out-Patient Psychotherapy *39.7% found Out-Patient Psychotherapy to be Very Therapeutic and *36.2% found it to be Somewhat Therapeutic *3.4% felt that this therapy did more harm than good In-Patient Residential *20.9% found In-Patient residential treatment to be Very Therapeutic and *33.9% ...
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HOW CHORES HELP CREATE HEALTHY HAPPY FAMILIES

3 Good Reasons to Assign Household Chores for Children: 1.  It can help create healthy habits. On average children age 8 – 18 spend 3 hours a day either watching t.v., playing video games or on the computer.  The responsibility of a household chore would get them away from the t.v. and up and moving.  Vacuuming, mopping, mowing the lawn and gardening are all good ways to increase your heart rate.  Children need at least 90 minutes of moderate to strenuous physical activity a day, chores are a great way to get your child moving. 2.  It can help reduce stress and family tension. A messy, cluttered house can cause a lot of tension and resentment within a family.  Often ...
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Grocery Shopping – Simple Task or Time Consuming Nightmare?

I don’t know of many people who actually enjoy the mundane task of going grocery shopping but for those who suffer from an eating disorder it can be an absolute nightmare. For them going to the grocery can be time consuming, mentally exhausting and costly.  Check the results we collected from Dr. Norton’s Online Survey concerning grocery shopping. 75.2%  debate whether or not to purchase each particular item 44.4% find themselves fantasizing about binging on certain foods while grocery shopping 30.1% spend more than they can afford on food These statistics, which are from a sample of over 125 respondents, are good examples of why Dr. Norton provides the service of shopping coach. Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on ...
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BULIMAREXIA, DID YOU KNOW?

BULIMAREXIA – An eating disorder that has the characteristics of both Anorexia and Bulimia.  The person affected by this disorder will cycle between the restricting habits that are associated with Anorexia and the bingeing and purging characteristics of Bulimia.  This eating disorder is very dangerous and is physically and emotionally damaging. After reviewing the data from Dr. Norton’s online survey we found that Bulimarexia had the largest population of those who took the survey. 38% identified themselves as having Bulimarexia 25% identified themselves as having Anorexia 12.5% identified themselves as having Bulimia 10.8% identified themselves as Emotional Eaters 13.3% identified themselves as Obese Why Bulimarexia Is So Dangerous 1.  The fact that it is not a recognized diagnosis yet so ...
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What is DBT?

What is DBT Training? The term ‘dialectical’ is derived from classical philosophy. It refers to a form of argument in which an assertion is first made about a particular issue (the ‘thesis’), the opposing position is then formulated (the ‘antithesis’) and finally a ‘synthesis’ is sought between the two extremes, embodying the valuable features of each position and resolving any contradictions between the two. Truth is seen as a pattern that develops over time in transactions between people, i.e. DBT is transactional in nature, or the result of human interactions. From this perspective there can be no statement representing absolute truth as patterns are always changing and new truths always emerging. In a disagreement, from a dialectical perspective, truth is ...
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Buddhist Underpinnings of Mindfulness

When the power of love is greater than the love for power; The world shall know peace. Bring happiness to every encounter in life. Allow life and all its abundance to come to you. Take pleasure from what you possess without being attached to these things. Extend your perspective beyond just your senses. Live in a conscious and continuous state of gratitude and bliss. Train your mind and body to live without suffering. Awaken to new possibilities and your Divine magnificence! Worries are interludes in happiness!!! The THOUGHTS the THINKER THINKS cause suffering. “True spirituality is a mental attitude you can practice at any time.” — Dalai Lama Sources: Dr Wayne Dyer (http://www.drwaynedyer.com) Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on ...
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