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After 10 Years And 3 Kids, My Eating Disorder Returned — Only Now, Everything’s Different

After 10 Years And 3 Kids, My Eating Disorder Returned — Only Now, Everything’s Different | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
I knew if I continued down the path I was on, I was guaranteed not to see my children grow up. But recovery is an ongoing process — and the hardest thing I've ever had to endure.
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Diabulimia, The Most Dangerous Eating Disorder - Consolidate Times

Diabulimia, The Most Dangerous Eating Disorder - Consolidate Times | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
What you need to know about the most dangerous eating disorder in the world, called diabulimia, a combination of diabetes and bulimia.
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Eating Disorders- Types, Symptoms and Treatment explained

Eating Disorders- Types, Symptoms and Treatment explained | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
Eating disorders assume as obsession and love for food by most of the people. Conversely, this observation is only a myth because the genuine reason for eating disorders is a more profound psychological issue that needs to deal with the individual. Eating disorders- types, symptoms and treatment explained Eating disorders have been classified into various …
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Eating disorders in boys and young men

Eating disorders in boys and young men | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
Getting muscled and fit is recommended, but abusing yourself to meet a gynocentric ideal can lead to sickness.
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Body building and eating disorders in men.
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'I Suffered From An Eating Disorder You've Probably Never Heard Of Before'

'I Suffered From An Eating Disorder You've Probably Never Heard Of Before' | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
You probably haven't heard of spitting and chewing but it's an eating disorder I suffered from.
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Empathy For Other’s Pain Rooted in Cognition Rather Than Sensation

Empathy For Other’s Pain Rooted in Cognition Rather Than Sensation | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
Summary: A new study reports our ability to empathize with those in pain is grounded in cognitive neural processes rather than sensory processes.

Source: University of Colorado at Boulder.

The ability to understand and empathize with others’ pain is grounded in cognitive neural processes rather than sensory ones, according to the results of a new study led by University of Colorado Boulder researchers.

The findings show that the act of perceiving others’ pain (i.e., empathy for others’ pain) does not appear to involve the same neural circuitry as experiencing pain in one’s own body, suggesting that they are different interactions within the brain.

“The research suggests that empathy is a deliberative process that requires taking another person’s perspective rather than being an instinctive, automatic process,” said Tor Wager, the senior author of the study, director of the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at CU-Boulder.

A study detailing the results was published online today in the journal eLife.

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Sensitivity to Negative Events Heightened by Previous Traumatic Experiences

Sensitivity to Negative Events Heightened by Previous Traumatic Experiences | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
Study offers new clues about how the brain processes near-death scares and other traumatic autobiographical memories.

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What is an emotion?

What is an emotion? | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
‘We spend millions trying to fix our emotions – via therapy, books, medications – yet it’s not remotely clear what we’re trying to fix’

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I wish I could always remember the last paragraph.

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Here's What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Eating

Here's What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Eating | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
What happens to your body if you go without food? After about six hours, you could start feeling "hangry" -- that's hungry and angry. Keep going for about 72 hours (or three days) and not only will your
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Restricting food or dieting causes changes in the brain.

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Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain

Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
Meditation's benefits may derive from its impact on the shape of the brain, thickening parts associated with mind-wandering, memory and compassion, and shrinking the fear center

 

Summary from Brain Fitness News, May 2015

Meditation Changes the Brain
The effects of mindfulness and meditation on memory, happiness, and stress have been increasingly studied in recent years. Now, a Harvard study has found that there are specific changes in the brains of those who meditate. The study showed changes in people who meditated for 40 minutes a day for eight weeks. Find out more and watch a video with lead researcher Sara Lazar, PhD.


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I have been meditating for over 27 years and it made such a difference in my life!

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Girls as young as SIX unhappy with their bodies and are dieting

Girls as young as SIX unhappy with their bodies and are dieting | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
Researchers from Leeds Beckett University asked 301 under-nines questions about their attitude to food and how happy they were with their bodies. Despite the obesity problem, anorexia rates have risen.

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Most eating disorders start in early adolescense.

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, May 7, 2015 10:25 AM

It is unfortunate that we are growing at extremes of the spectrum: obesity and anorexia.  Very sad to read that it is striking more and more girls at such a young age.

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The Destructive Culture of Dieting

The Destructive Culture of Dieting | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
Weight problems and food addictions have become a national epidemic. At any given time, twenty five million Americans are seriously dieting. Only 1 out of every 200 ...
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The Neural Model for Food Addiction

The Neural Model for Food Addiction | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
NIDA researchers explain food addiction by showing how overeating can lead to changes in the dopamine pathways of the brain, and showing how these changes alter our ability to regulate impulses to eat
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Hugh Hefner’s ex-girlfriend reveals how he saved her from an eating disorder

Hugh Hefner’s ex-girlfriend reveals how he saved her from an eating disorder | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
Hugh Hefner’s ex-girlfriend has revealed how the late Playboy editor helped her recover from an eating disorder. The 36-year-old model dated Hefner in 2003, when she was secretly suffering from bulimia, she confessed in a video posted by TMZ. After the couple broke up, Cristal Camden moved into the Playboy Mansion and it soon became apparent to her fellow 'Playmates' that she was severely unwell.
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Brain Cells That Control Appetite Identified

Brain Cells That Control Appetite Identified | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
Recent findings from University of Warwick researchers could help find new treatments to control eating habits that lead to obesity. Researchers discovered tanycytes detect amino acids from food and directly 'tell' the brain when we feel full. Certain food, such as chicken, lentils and avocados, activate tanycytes and make us feel fuller quicker.

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11 Things You Must Know About Eating Disorders

11 Things You Must Know About Eating Disorders | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
Eating disorder is a hugely misunderstood disorder as its symptoms may not be apparent. Also, sufferers would not want to admit that of having such disorder. A comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan is therefore needed to manage the eating habits of the sufferers.
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Numbers of MEN admitted to hospital for eating disorders rises by 70%

Numbers of MEN admitted to hospital for eating disorders rises by 70% | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
Hospital diagnoses in males over 19s jumped from 48 to 818 over a 6 year period, NHS Digital data reveals. The rate of increase was slightly higher among older men in their 40s and 50s.
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Men have eating disorders.
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20 Must-Know Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity and Improve Brain Health

20 Must-Know Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity and Improve Brain Health | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
Given that June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, let's discuss these 20 facts about brain health. You may find some good ideas for the summer!

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11 disgusting ingredients you eat every day that food companies don't talk about

11 disgusting ingredients you eat every day that food companies don't talk about | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
Guess which part of a beaver is used to make ice cream.
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Binge Eating Disorder

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Kids who eat unusually large amounts of food - and feel guilty or secretive about it - could be struggling with binge eating disorder.

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Binge Eating Disorder can start early in life and continue through a lifetime.

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Dr. Mike Ferguson's curator insight, July 30, 2013 1:16 AM

Beginning to work in this area and with eating disorders. I hope you find this article helpful.

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Emotions Directly Influence Learning and Memory Processes

Emotions Directly Influence Learning and Memory Processes | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
Researchers report emotions directly influence the neurological processes associated with memory and learning.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, August 8, 2015 6:04 PM

My take away of this study is the research seems to be piling up that  supports the concept that children will learn better in a positive environment rather than a fear or stress based environment. -Lon

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Types and Effects of Purging

Types and Effects of Purging | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
Types and effects of purging: individuals can realize the physical and mental toll it takes on a person's overall well-being. It is often beneficial for...
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We see more and more people with what we call Exercise Bulimia.

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Overeating and Weight Issues with Bipolar Disorder

Overeating and Weight Issues with Bipolar Disorder | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
“My name is Gabe Howard and I have bipolar disorder.” I start many a speech that way because it gives the audience an idea of who I am, and why I am qualified to give a speech on the subject.

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Confessions of Former Cutter

Confessions of Former Cutter | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
I never thought I would write this story. It’s something I never wanted to be made public. But I’ve recently been thinking about my journey and decided it’s time to confess to something I no longer...
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The Link Between Binge Eating and Depression

The Link Between Binge Eating and Depression | Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
Binge eating disorder and depression are closely linked, but help is available.
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Online Therapist's curator insight, May 8, 2015 10:21 AM

Learn more about Online Mindfulness Therapy for the treatment of Anxiety and Depression, Stress and PTSD, and for Addiction Counseling Online via Skype: http://www.counselingtherapyonline.com. Also visit my YouTube Channel to learn more about Online Skype Therapy: https://www.youtube.com/user/pdmstrong.