Have You Heard of Chewing and Spitting Disorder?

Have You Heard of Chewing and Spitting Disorder?

With symptoms including food-related guilt, swollen jaws, rotten teeth, and stomach ulcers, chewing and spitting disorder is noted to be “as real and as serious as bulimia purges, abusing laxatives, or anorexia nervosa.” As the symptoms of chewing & spitting, or...
From Noise to Nutrition: Part 2

From Noise to Nutrition: Part 2

Let’s continue our discussion of the neuroscience of anorexia in part 2 of From Noise to Nutrition. You may have noticed that the sense of panic, tension and anxiety associated with food, as as referenced in From Noise to Nutrition: Part 1, grows as starvation...
From Noise to Nutrition: Part 2

From Noise to Nutrition: Part 1

Learn more about the neuroscience behind anorexia with our blog series titled From Noise to Nutrition. Developing an increased awareness of the neuroscience behind eating disorders can help empower family members to intervene more effectively with their loved ones. As...
Inside the Anorexic and Bulimic Brain

Inside the Anorexic and Bulimic Brain

Let’s take a look at the anorexic and bulimic brain as we consider eating disorders to be biologically-based illnesses. Within the field of mental health and the community at large, there is often confusion as to the etiology of an eating disorder. Is this a...
Eating Disorders on Film

Eating Disorders on Film

After watching a short interview with lead actress Lilly Collins for her role in “To the Bone”, we learned that she had struggled with an eating disorder in her teen years. She was successfully treated and now reports living a full life. What caught our attention were...