Month: October 2021

How To Recognize If You Might Have An Emotional Eating Disorder

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | October 30, 2021 |

There is a lot to unpack on the topic of how to recognize if you might have an emotional eating disorder. “If you’ve never eaten while crying you don’t know what life tastes like.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Here are three facts, for starters: 1. Food is comforting, and that is ok. 2. All…

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How To Know When It’s Time To Talk With Your Doctor About Medication To Treat Anxiety And Depression

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | October 23, 2021 |

How do you know when it’s time to talk with your doctor about medication to treat anxiety and depression? First things first. To treat something, it’s helpful to know what the “something” is and if it has a name. So let’s first define anxiety and depression. After that we’ll address talking with your doctor about…

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88 Healthy Body Image Role Models You Need To Meet

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | October 11, 2021 |

Healthy body image role models are tough to find, let alone meet. Especially in Diet Culture. Diet Culture is a system of false beliefs that we’re taught. Despite their glaring untruths, they’re almost universally endorsed in Western culture — so much so that we often can’t distinguish fact from myth. Diet Culture is dangerous. It…

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4 Things To Know About How Stress Can Cause Eating Disorders And Depression

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | October 3, 2021 |

One reason stress gets a bad rap is that it can trigger physical and mental health problems, including eating disorders and depression. Knowing how stress can “cause” eating disorders and depression may help prevent you or someone you love from suffering. To be clear, stress is not always a bad thing. Think about all those…

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