Natural Solutions for Eating and Dieting Disorders

Whether you are a self-confessed compulsive eater, a compulsive dieter or have been diagnosed with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, getting your eating habits back in balance and your body functioning optimally again is no easy task.  Certainly, any type of disordered eating pattern usually has a psychological component that must be addressed.  But there is also a strong physiological and biochemical component that is overlooked in many medical circles.  The cause and effect aspect of some […]
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Eating Disorder Testing

The following lab tests are examples of those used by Dr. Nicola to ascertain the underlying stressors that may be contributing to an eating disorder or that may be the result of an eating disorder. The amount of testing required will depend on the individual. At times, Dr. Nicola may only need to do one or two tests; at other times a more comprehensive work-up may be indicated. Foundational Health Program (BioHealth Diagnostics) – markers for protein digestion, liver detoxification […]
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Dr. Nicola’s Approach to Eating Disorders

The line between eating disorders, compulsive eating, food addiction and mood disorders is blurred, but many of us fall somewhere along the continuum. Whether you are stuck in a pattern of chronic dieting, binging and purging or compulsive eating, regardless of how many times you have been around the diet roundabout, there is a way out! There are many factors on a physical and biochemical level that affect your ability to maintain a healthy weight and recover from disordered eating […]
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The Spiritual Quest for Thinness

The Spiritual Quest for Thinness Back in the 18th Century, ascetics fasted, starved themselves and wasted away to anorectic proportions in pursuit of spiritual purity. The belief stood that thinness was equivocal with purity, goodness and moral transcendence. Fasting would cleanse a woman of her sins and make her feel ‘pure’. Food was seen as a poison, a source of contamination that would rid a person of their spirituality. These people were known as Holy Anorectics. Today, many women in […]
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Disordered eating: is it all in the mind?

Whether you are a self-confessed compulsive eater, or have been diagnosed with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, getting your eating habits back in balance and your body functioning optimally again is no easy task. Certainly, any type of disordered eating pattern usually has a psychological component that must be addressed. But there is also a strong physiological component that is overlooked in many medical circles. By taking a look at various body systems, we can assess where […]
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