Eating Disorders Under the Magnifying Glass: What Role Does the Media Play?

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Eating disorders are psychological disorders that involve abnormal or disturbed eating habits. Typically, those affected with eating disorders are obsessed with their food, body weight, and body shape. They often have an “ideal body image” in mind as a goal. The media doesn’t make it any easier on someone already experiencing poor body image issues. […]

How to Recognize and Overcome Food Anxiety

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Food anxiety varies from person to person. It is generally characterized by intense anxiety before mealtimes or difficulty eating food. Food and mealtimes are a normal part of our days so food anxiety is no fun! Each day, we might hit up the drive-thru, grab a quick snack, or cook a hearty meal together with […]

Mental Health and Nutrition: The Brain Gut Connection

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Is there a connection between our mental health and the foods we consume? When it comes to your mental health, did you ever wonder if there were foods that could help decrease depression or anxiety or if the foods you are eating contribute to your depression or anxiety? When considering your mental health, reflect on […]

Eating Disorder Q&A with Tiffany Priska, MA, LPC-S

What is an eating disorder? As best put by Eating Disorder Hope, “eating disorders describe illnesses that are characterized by irregular eating habits and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape.” They cause severe disturbances to a person’s eating behaviors, such as obsessions with food, body weight, and shape. Eating disorders include anorexia […]