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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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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Weight Loss and HCG Diet

LOSE WEIGHT ONCE AND FOR ALL WITH THE HCG PROTOCOL FOR WEIGHT LOSS WHAT IS THE HCG DIET? The HCG diet is based on the work of Dr. ATW Simeon, who discovered that the true cause of obesity and being overweight is an abnormally operating hypothalamus. This causes intense and constant hunger, low metabolism, food cravings, and abnormal excess fat storage in problem areas of the body. The HCG protocol combines a strict and specific diet with a small daily […]
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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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Could the Foods You Eat Be Making You Sick?

COULD THE FOODS YOU EAT BE MAKING YOU SICK?? If you suffer from fatigue, malaise, headaches, difficulty losing weight, insatiable food cravings, food addictions, trouble concentrating, or simply that run-over-by-a-truck feeling that you just can’t shake, you may have food sensitivities that you are not aware of. According to the experts, the rate of food reactions is consistently increasing. Poor diet, stress, trauma, infection, chemicals, drugs, environmental toxins and genetic predisposition are possible contributing factors to the development of food […]
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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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