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Tennie McCarty

Blog Entries by Tennie McCarty

Understanding Food Addiction

(3) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 12:34 PM


Food, like chemical substances, can be addicting. Many people use food as a comfort when feeling down, depressed, anxious, stressed or angry. Foods high in sugar, salt, starch and fat are the most addictive and can trigger the brain with "feel-good" chemicals, similarly...

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Bullying and Body Image: How Bullying Leads to Eating Disorders

(4) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 10:25 AM

Bullying can have long-lasting results on the bullied, and in some cases, may lead to eating disorders, according to UK Charity Beat. A recent study of 600 people in the UK during Anti-Bullying Week by Beat found that at least 90 percent of respondents admit to...

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Recognizing the Signs of Anorexia

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 3:43 PM

Anorexia nervosa is one of the eating disorders that plague an estimated 8 million Americans -- both male and female. The statistics are startling: The mortality rate of anorexia is 12 times higher than all other causes of death in 15- to 24-year-old women; and 20...

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Top 5 Myths About Bulimia

(7) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 1:45 PM

Bulimia is an eating disorder that is often misunderstood. By acting on misconceptions about the disorder, well-meaning parents or loved ones of an individual suffering from bulimia may inhibit recovery and healing. As with common myths and misconceptions about anorexia, myths about bulimia are devised for any number of reasons,...

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