The link between eating disorders and sexual abuse has gained a great deal of attention in the past few years. Much research has been conducted in order to discover the link between eating disorders and sexually or emotionally abused women. Many females who undergo treatment of eating disorders have experienced some sort of sexual, physical or emotional abuse at some point in their lives; usually during childhood. The most prominent factor which causes eating disorders in women is sexual abuse, and unfortunately, many of the affected women do not know this because they have suppressed the memory of having been sexually abused. Continue reading →
Did you know that there is an obvious relationship between your diet and your mental health? Have you ever wondered why eating different foods changes your mood? The evidence of the relationship between nutrition and mental health has been growing at a rapid pace. This evidence indicates that food not only plays a major role in short and long term mental health, but also plays a significant role in the development, management and prevention of certain specific mental health problems like schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, Alzheimer Disease and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Continue reading →
What some might think to be a harmless drug is not harmless at all. In fact, marijuana can cause serious sexual problems in many couples. “Marijuana users might experience very weak orgasms or not experience them at all,” says Dr. Juan C. Paredes, board-certified psychiatrist based in South Beach Clinic in Miami Beach who sub-specialises in sexual medicine for men.
We asked Dr. Paredes, as well as Dr. Dennis Lin, sex therapist, psychiatrist and attending physician at the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY, other questions on the subject. Read on to uncover some important facts about pot and sex… Continue reading →
For most people, today’s society is a stressful environment, and often they eat as a way of dealing with this stress. The connection between nutrition and stress can be intriguing, because usually wise food choices are the last thing on our mind when we perceive stress. Nutritional deficiencies are rarely the cause of the stress. We do know that our nutritional needs change when we are experiencing stress, and we can help the body “cope” with stress by providing enough of the nutrients which are in greater demand or are more difficult to acquire when we perceive stress. It has been found that while a group placed in stressful situations did not necessarily eat more, they were more inclined to eat more unhealthy foods, such as foods higher in calories. They also found that people who were more restrained when eating tended to eat much more when they were under perceived stress. Continue reading →
There’s no doubt about it, Ballroom and Latin dancing is changing the way people feel about exercise, and themselves! For those skeptics who don’t believe in the power of the mind in health and medicine, we have listed the physical proof first. Millions of people every year are enjoying the many benefits that these forms of dance provide. From physical, mental and social standpoints, our favourite recreation is one of the best overall forms of low impact/high aerobic workouts available. It’s fun, it can be free, and best of all it’s always done with someone else! Here are just a few of the many benefits Ballroom offers: Continue reading →