Men and Boys with Eating Disorders Increasingly Common

It is estimated that about 8 million people in the United States struggle with eating disorders and 10 percent of them are male. This may be an under-count of men, since so many men are too ashamed to seek help for their eating disorders, which is perceived as a woman’s illness. Dr. Walter Smitson, President […]

Addiction Recovery, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating and Recovery

Is the Food We Eat Causing Food Addiction?

Most people don’t realize that the root of food addiction can be similar to drug or alcohol addictions. Because of this, Cliffside Malibu rehab also works to understand what can cause food addiction. Right now in the United States there is a big push to get our population healthier. Consider some facts: •    We need […]

Addiction Recovery, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Mental Health

Brain Scans Reveal Modern Meditation Can Stop Everyday Worries; Lowers Anxiety by 39%

Meditation as it is practiced today may be slightly different than it was in the ancient past and practiced for different reasons. History shows us that meditation in the 5th and 6th centuries was often as a religious practice. In today’s more modern and secular world, meditation is used as a relaxation technique or as […]

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Adrenal Stress and Weight Loss

Belly fat is a key symptom of adrenal fatigue. It helps to understand how adrenal fatigue happens in order to help our bodies maintain a healthy weight. Stress can have a great effect on maintaining a healthy weight. If we haven’t eaten in a while, our blood sugar drops and the brain sends a message […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Holistic Treatment Protocols, Mental Health

Organic Food Shopping: When to Skimp, When to Splurge

The US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service reports that organically produced foods can cost 10-30% more than conventionally raised mass produced food. Supply and demand are limited, which accounts for the increase in cost. Farmers have to cut losses because organic food is more vulnerable to disease and insects. Organically grown produce means […]

Complementary Therapies, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Holistic Treatment Protocols

Late Bedtimes Linked to Weight Gain in Healthy People

The largest study of healthy people under controlled laboratory conditions was recently conducted at the University of Pennsylvania. The study included 225 people, ages 22-50. All were healthy and non-obese. Randomly selected into two groups, one group was restricted to sleeping from 4-8 a.m. while the other group slept from 10 pm to 8 am […]

Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Mental Health

TV and Kids: Is Quality More Important than Quantity?

New and surprising research about TV and kids Analysis of a research study about TV and kids published online this month by the journal Pediatrics suggests that switching channels from violent TV shows to educational programs may improve preschoolers’ behavior, even without having them watch less. Dr. Dimitri Christakis, a pediatrician and researcher at Seattle Children’s […]

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