1. Understanding Food Addiction

    Food, like chemical substances, can be addicting. Many people use food as a comfort when feeling down, depressed, anxious, stressed or angry. Foods high in sugar, salt, starch and fat are the most addictive and can trigger the brain with “feel-good” chemicals, similarly to heroin or cocaine. When food addicts...
  2. Effects of Spring Break on Body Image

    Spring break is right around the corner. For many high school and college students, spring break brings increased insecurities about their bodies. The idea of hitting the beach or lying out by the pool in a bathing suit with friends and fellow classmates can be paralyzing for individuals who suffer...
  1. Shades of Hope to be featured on ABC’s Nightline

    Wednesday, September 7th  ABC 10|9 C Back in April of this year, Yale University released a ground breaking study on Sugar Addiction. What did the study conclude? That yes, one can in fact be addicted to sugar. Ashley Gearhardt, is a clinical psychology doctoral student  from the Yale & Rudd...
  2. Season Finale of ‘Addicted to Food’ tonight 11/10C!

    Heads up! The last three episodes will run back-to-back, starting at 11 p.m. until 2 a.m.! Tonight, we say goodbye to our eight addicts 🙁  Well, some of us will. I feel compelled to share my true feelings about this situation. Let me choose a feeling word…. Oh, I don’t know… ...

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