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Is junk food as addictive as Heroin or Cocaine?

A recent newspaper headline announced: “Fatty Foods May Be Just as Addictive as Heroin and Cocaine.” This bold declaration was written due to evidence presented in a new study published in Nature Neuroscience. This three-year study provides compelling scientific evidence that junk food addiction may explain why you start drooling like Homer Simpson when you […]

Ruby: An Inspirational Weight Loss Journey

Ruby Gettinger is the charming reality star of Ruby on the Style Network. Once weighing over 700 pounds, she has battled obesity throughout her life. The Savannah native is aware her food consumption and weight are symptoms of an underlying problem. “I wasn’t eating because I was hungry,” she said in an interview with People […]

Food Addiction: A growing concern

A surprising new type of abuse has recently gained quite a bit of media attention – food addiction. Food addiction has been featured as a topic on various television shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN’s Larry King Live, The Dr. Oz Show, Intervention and Ruby. Tennis Champion Monica Seles wrote about her struggles with […]

Binge Eating Disorder: To eat or not to eat – sometimes it’s not a question

Most of us are guilty of overindulging in food from time to time – just watch people at buffets or during the traditional Thanksgiving meal for proof. For most of us, the occasional high calorie overindulgence is an infrequent occurrence. For some, it is the hallmark of a serious eating disorder. Binge Eating Disorder (BED) […]

Night Eating Syndrome comes out of the dark

Individuals with NES usually have trouble falling asleep and/or staying asleep. NES can lead to chronic sleep deprivation as it does disturb sleep. Prolonged sleep deprivation has serious consequences including decreased alertness when awake, impaired memory, inability to concentrate, slower reflexes, hindered hand-eye coordination and a greater risk of automobile accidents. Some theories indicate that […]