Millions of people struggle with appetite control and eating disturbances—but food addictions cannot be resolved with willpower alone. Those who suffer from chronic overeating are left on an anguishing rollercoaster ride of difficult emotions, social challenges, and destructive physical consequences.
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Maybe you’ve gone on crash diets in the past, or maybe you tend to go overboard at the buffet table at a certain restaurant or at a friend’s annual holiday party. Does that mean you have an eating disorder?
National Experts on Eating Disorders will be in Waltham to Discuss the Latest Advances for Treating Eating Disorders Walden Center for Education and Research announced today that it will hold its second annual day-long conference, “Advances in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: Integrating Research with Clinical Practice,” from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at the LaCava Center, Bentley College, 175 Forest St.
The diet industry is a big business. Imagine if someone discovered a diet that worked and America addressed its weight problem. We wouldn’t need diet books, diet websites, diet pills or diet foods. Diet media would be out of business, while scores of lifestyle magazines, websites and TV shows would take a major financial hit.
Thousands of Connecticut adults and children – some as young as 10 – struggle with eating disorders with many suffering secretly because the life-threatening psychiatric condition has gone undiagnosed and untreated, experts in the field report.
Anorexia Nervosa involves an extreme obsession with limiting food intake and weight that can end up taking over a person’s life. It is defined as a perceived intense need to drastically limit food intake to produce weight loss.
Traditional treatment approaches for weight management and binge eating have failed, because our culture and beliefs about food have prevented us from recognizing the biochemistry at the foundation of disordered eating. Food addictions cannot be resolved by willpower alone. It is only by understanding the complex physiological phenomenon of appetite and the genetic, emotional and nutritional factors controlling it that a solution becomes possible.
Walden Behavioral Care LLC, a Waltham-based hospital specializing in the treatment of eating and psychiatric disorders, will hold a day-long conference, “Advances in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: Integrating Research with Clinical Practice,” from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Oct. 31 at the LaCava Center, Bentley College, 75 Forest St., Waltham.
Walden Center for Education and Research will hold its second annual day-long conference, “Advances in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: Integrating Research with Clinical Practice.” Featured speakers will include Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., FAED; James Greenblatt, M.D.; Rebecka Peebles, M.D. and Christina Wood Baker, Ph.D.
Thanks to individual genetic makeup, each person is anatomically and biochemically unique, with his or her own way of responding to the environment. This uniqueness frames the way each of us perceives and interacts with the world. For instance, when a family sits down to enjoy dinner, each member tastes a different dinner, because of the unique distribution of taste receptors in the tongue.