Shades of Hope to be featured on ABC’s Nightline

Wednesday, September 7th  ABC 10|9 C Back in April of this year, Yale University released a ground breaking study on Sugar Addiction. What did the study conclude? That yes, one can in fact be addicted to sugar. Ashley Gearhardt, is a clinical psychology doctoral student  from the Yale & Rudd Center for Policy and Obesity. […]

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Season Finale of ‘Addicted to Food’ tonight 11/10C!

Season Finale of ‘Addicted to Food’ tonight 11/10C!

Heads up! The last three episodes will run back-to-back, starting at 11 p.m. until 2 a.m.! Tonight, we say goodbye to our eight addicts 🙁  Well, some of us will. I feel compelled to share my true feelings about this situation. Let me choose a feeling word…. Oh, I don’t know…  Anger? Yes, I’m angry that […]

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Orthorexia Nervosa: Is Your Diet Too Healthy?

Orthorexia Nervosa: Is Your Diet Too Healthy?

Orthorexia is an eating disorder characterized by an obsessive focus on eating healthy foods. In a nation with too many overweight and obese people, orthorexia can simply look like healthy eating to an outside observer. The problem is that orthorexics are so restrictive in their healthy food habits that they refuse to eat anything they […]

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Do you know someone who is eating themselves to death?

Do you know someone who is eating themselves to death?

When we see someone clutching their chest, we don’t hesitate to call 911 to get them professional help. Why are we so hesitant to get professional help when we know someone is poisoning themselves with food? The signs of obesity are just as obvious as a heart attack and the consequences are just as fatal. […]

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The Master Cleanse: Fad diet in disguise

The Master Cleanse: Fad diet in disguise

The Master Cleanse. It sounds healthy – detox, purify, cleanse, etc. Unfortunately, these are the buzz words of yet another fad diet – a fad diet that does far more damage than good. On the Master Cleanse & similar “detox” programs, participants are expected to exist on little more than water spiked with maple syrup, […]

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Addiction and Codependency: Are you an Enabler?

Addiction and Codependency: Are you an Enabler?

We all want to help the people we love, but there is a difference between helping and enabling. Do you have an addict in your life? Are you an enabler? Answer some of following questions to find out: Do you help the addict in your life avoid consequences for their behavior? Do you make excuses […]

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