Our Relation with Food and Other Horror Stories.

Have you heard the expression we're what we eat? Food is a big part of our lives and we spend a good amount of time eating or thinking about it. However, what do we know about the food we eat and how it affects our body? Scientific and doctors have dedicated a lot of time …

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5 Reasons Why Is a Good Idea to Cultivate your Own Garden.

During the last few of years, gardening has been in the boom. Many people have decided to grow their own vegetable garden because they want to know where the food they eat comes from, or if it is safe and healthy (1). Fortunately, there is a wide variety of plants that do not require much …

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What You Need to Know About Sugar. Discover Its Names and Where to Find It.

Excessive consumption of sugar is often linked with obesity and other health problems. Per Sugarscience.org, it is hidden under different names in 74% of processed food. So how do you identify or measure your daily sugar intake? Here are some facts you should know about sugar and its multiple names. On food labels, you will …

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When the Mirror Lies. A Look at Eating Disorders, Part 3.

When we talk about healthy eating, sometimes we become extremists without realizing it. In other hands, the phobia of eating something new limits our food options. Disorders such as orthorexia and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is about having a selective diet, not about losing weight. Removing foods from your list because are less healthy …

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What Means Living in a Gluten Free Diet?

You may have heard about the gluten-free diet and how many celebrities are following it. However, eating gluten-free is not the last diet in fashion. Many people get ill after ingesting food contaminated with gluten (the protein found in wheat, barley, and rye). It’s incredible how many foods contain gluten hidden in the ingredients, so …

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When the Mirror Lies

It is so frightening the fact so many young people are dying as result of anorexia and bulimia. What do you think?

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A Look at Eating Disorders, Part I

Being dissatisfied with our physical appearance can become an obsession, or even worse, and dangerous eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating/purging disorder, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), and orthorexia. You want to know more? Here is the first of a series of articles, in which I will share clues to identify and treat these disorders, starting with anorexia nervosa and bulimia. *

In the United States, 1 or 2 of every 100 children suffer from anorexia or bulimia nervosa, according to the KidsHealth website. These disorders affect both women and men, regardless of nationality or race. They are more common in adolescents, but may also occur in children and adults.

Causes

Anorexia and bulimia can be caused by different reasons:

  • Traumatic events in childhood.
  • Sexual abuse.
  • Problems in the family.
  • The mockery of friends over the physical appearance.
  • Unreal and unreachable model…

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