Have you heard of Chewing & Spitting Disorder?

Have you heard of Chewing & Spitting Disorder?

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

From Noise to Nutrition-Part 2

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 continues or as re-feeding begins for individuals in treatment for anorexia. We will continue to explain...
From Noise to Nutrition-Part 1

From Noise to Nutrition-Part 1

Developing an increased awareness of the neuroscience behind eating disorders can help empower family members to intervene more effectively with their loved ones. As discussed in “Inside The Anorexic Brain,” research demonstrates that eating disorders are...
Inside the Anorexic & Bulimic Brain

Inside the Anorexic & Bulimic Brain

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 social or biologically-based illness? Is this a mental health disorder or a medical disease?According to Laura L. Hill, PhD,...
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...