In the US today, eating disorders affect 20 million women and 10 million men. The most common among eating disorders is Binge Eating Disorder, or BED, affecting 1 in 35 adults, making it even more common than anorexia nervosa. Although overeating from time to time is common for most people, there is a distinct difference for those suffering from BED. Symptoms include eating unusually large portions of food in a small amount of time. Those suffering often rapidly eat to the point of feeling uncomfortably full, even if they are not hungry. Due to embarrassment, people often eat in secret by themselves to avoid judgment, however soon after a binge, they feel depressed, guilty, and even disgusted with themselves due to their eating.
Alzheimer’s disease is an insidious disease that takes over the lives of patients and their families. Recognizing early warning signs of Alzheimer’s helps to prepare for it. As with many diseases, if caught early, there are courses of treatment which will slow the progression and allow a person to maintain their memory. The early signs of Alzheimer’s disease include:
Cinnamon is best known as a spice, something that adds flavor to breakfasts, pastries, and teas, to name just a few, but there are great health benefits to cinnamon. It can lower blood sugar levels, reduce heart disease risk factors, and much more!
The importance of exercise for the body is emphasized by every health professional in the United States, but did you know that exercise, particularly aerobic exercise, also benefits the brain? Here is a list of ways exercise benefits the brain.
For those living with social phobia, feeling extremely self-conscious in social situations occurs in almost any social interaction, leaving the person feeling uncomfortable and more likely to avoid any social situation at all costs. This behavior may seem like shyness to others, however these experiences actually induce feelings of panic for the sufferer. Social anxiety bars people from being able to enjoy life and mentally forces a person into a reclusive lifestyle. However, that is the opposite of what a person needs for happy and healthy functioning. Social interaction is necessary for human beings to thrive. Overcoming social anxiety takes time and practice along with various treatment methods. Here are five methods for overcoming social phobia.