1. The Master Cleanse: Fad diet in disguise

    The Master Cleanse. It sounds healthy – detox, purify, cleanse, etc. Unfortunately, these are the buzz words of yet another fad diet – a fad diet that does far more damage than good. On the Master Cleanse & similar “detox” programs, participants are expected to exist on little more than...
  2. Addiction and Codependency: Are you an Enabler?

    We all want to help the people we love, but there is a difference between helping and enabling. Do you have an addict in your life? Are you an enabler? Answer some of following questions to find out: Do you help the addict in your life avoid consequences for their...
  3. Understanding Emotional Eating

    Eating can be a psychological act. The term “emotional eating” is often thrown around with a negative connotation, but it can be misunderstood. There are numerous occasions in which eating is emotional: popcorn at the movie, corn dogs at the fair, ice cream with a friend, etc. We eat the...
  1. ‘Addicted to Food’ Episode 4: “Shame and Anger”

    “I’m giving you your shame back!”,  Elizabeth screamed to the empty chair. It really is a good thing that I don’t drink anymore, again. It’s a very good thing I wasn’t drinking Tuesday night, because there would have been some angry drunk texting. Some people would have woken up confused...
  2. ‘Addicted to Food’ Episode 3: Childhood Regression

    Last night on ‘Addicted to Food,’ our eight addicts were sent back to the playground. Metaphorically speaking, of course. Trotting up in her golf cart, now iconic, Tennie McCarty informs the group that today’s exercise will be a childhood meditation. A regression, or a debriefing as Tennie put it. The...

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