How is Anxiety Linked to the Loss of Appetite?

lost appetite

Anxiety can send the human body into fight-or-flight mode, which can cause a person to imagine a perceived threat. During fight-or-flight mode, various changes occur to the gastrointestinal system. As digestion becomes suppressed, elimination is quickened, and the stomach stops breaking down food. These responses are helpful if one is truly in jeopardy, but can become problematic when the…

The Dangers of Diet Culture and Eating Disorders

Diet Culture and Eating Disorders

Our culture is obsessed with beauty, weight and appearances in general. This is reflected in our advertising, media, and in how we treat and talk about our bodies. While improving our health is certainly a worthy cause for society to focus on, it’s clear that health has little to do with our obsession over being…

How Eating Disorders Affect Friendships

friends with eating disorders

There is a common misconception that eating disorders only impact the people experiencing them. But the fact is, eating disorders do very much effect friendships, as well as other relationships in dramatic ways. Individuals with eating disorders of any kind (restrictive, binge eating, compensatory, etc.) are often consumed with critically thinking about their eating behaviors…