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How to Overcome Binge Eating Disorder Using the Power of Thought

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Binge eating disorder is a serious health condition that causes us to always want to eat, even when we are not hungry. We often do not take eating disorders as serious as other health conditions, because most of us generally do not see eating disorders as serious medical conditions. Because of this belief, we often fail to see how binge eating disorder negatively affects the health of our loved ones.

Symptoms and effects of binge eating disorder

Like any addiction, binge eating disorder or binge eating is an addiction that can cause serious health problems if it is not treated properly. This overeating condition causes us to eat uncontrollably, which can lead to high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, obesity, and psychological problems.

Binge eating can cause us to rely too much on food to prevent our mind from thinking about certain issues that we do not want to face. This can lead to feelings of shame and a lack of confidence. These negative effects of overeating can destroy our relationship by negatively affecting our job and breaking our trust with family members and friends.

Common symptoms of binge eating disorder are:

  • Overeating
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Frequently eating alone
  • Hiding food
  • Mood swings
  • Stress

How to overcome binge eating disorder using the power of thought

Thought is the energy that shapes and paints the world you live in. In other words, it plays a very important role in your perception of reality. The way you think affects everything you do, because before you can act on anything, you have to think about it first.

The types of thoughts that often trigger overeating behaviors are thoughts about food, stress, boredom, and tiredness. In some people, negative thoughts about the shape of their bodies can trigger overeating behaviors. To prevent these thoughts from causing you to want to eat food all the time, you need to learn how to effectively direct and control them before they cause you to eat food.

One of the first steps to learn how to direct and control your thoughts is to be more aware of them. Learning to increase your awareness is an effective way to be more aware of your thoughts. This will allow you to sense more of your subconscious thoughts.

Most of your addictions occur in your subconscious, so if you want to overcome your binge eating disorder, you need to learn how to be more aware of your subconscious addictions. Also, avoid watching the news and shows on TV as much as possible, because they contain a lot of subliminal messages related to food, especially junk food and fast food.

Food addiction is a misunderstanding of food related desires that make you temporarily happy. When you do not understand these desires, you tend to be addicted to them because they give you a false sense of happiness. This kind of happiness is temporary which is why it never satisfy your addiction to food. For effective ways to overcome food addiction, read this informative article titled How to Break Food Addiction.

Other ways to overcome binge eating disorder

Psychotherapy

This therapy is a type of cognitive and behavioral therapy that focuses on helping people find ways to overcome mental and health conditions that are negatively affecting their lives. Psychotherapy is often used to treat chronic stress, emotional problems, relationship issues, financial stress, and eating disorders.

Turning to psychotherapy to help you deal with binge eating disorder has many benefits. Your psychotherapist is trained to help you solve your personal problems by listening to your needs and finding effective ways to help you overcome your food addiction.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is popular for treating emotional issues, mental problems, chronic pain, and eating disorders. During a hypnotherapy session, your hypnotherapist will ask you questions about your problems, so that he or she can understand what your needs are. If your problem is related to binge eating, your hypnotherapist will try to find ways to help you detox your mind of binge eating behaviors.

To help you overcome a food addiction, your hypnotherapist will use hypnosis, a hypnotic induction technique designed to put your mind in a deeply relaxed state. This trance state allows you to open a stronger connection to your subconscious. This allows your hypnotherapist to guide you to reprogram your mind to a certain level and therefore helping you to overcome the food addiction.

Learn to control your emotions

Emotions are cognitive abilities that allow you to understand life through feelings. These feelings can help you to overcome many challenges in life. However, when they are used in negative ways, they can negatively affect your behavior.

Negative emotions are some of the main reasons why you experience eating disorders. To learn how to control your emotions, you need to be more aware of them, so that you can consciously direct them in a way that benefits you. By learning how to control and clear your negative emotions, you can prevent them from triggering your appetite for food.

Eat healthy food

Choosing healthy food over junk food and fast food is a great way to help you overcome binge eating disorder. Junk food and fast food often have addictive ingredients that are great for conditioning your mind to eat more food. These ingredients are also great for destroying your health, which can lead to obesity, stress, depression, and other health condition.

When you eat more healthy food, you are less likely to feel shameful about your self-image. This will make it easier for you to overcome binge eating disorder and food addiction.

About the author

PL Chang is the author and founder of EnergyFanatics.com and OmniThought.org, two informative blogs dedicated to exploring esoteric information about energy, health, conscious living, spiritual science, conspiracy, and exotic “free energy” technology. He is also the author of two books titled Staradigm: A Blueprint for Spiritual Growth, Happiness, Success and Well-Being and 40 Enlightening Tips to Increase and Balance Your Energy.

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3D-Printed ‘Suicide Pod’ Gets Legal Approval in Switzerland, Could Roll Out In 2022

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Switzerland is among a small group of countries, mainly in Europe, that allows for people to end their own lives under strict provisions through the assistance of a licensed physician.

However, one company in the Alpine nation is hoping to streamline legalized euthanasia by removing doctors from the process through a new invention that allows people to end their own lives quickly and painlessly. And now, the device has passed an important review by Swiss legal authorities.

Nonprofit company Exit International has produced a 3D-printed suicide chamber dubbed the “Sarco,” reports  Swiss Broadcasting Corporation. The 21st-century sarcophagus-like machine could roll out as soon as 2022.

Those faced with terminal disease and other excruciating physical conditions, as well as severe psychological pain, will be able to make a clean exit from this mortal coil by lying comfortably inside the small chamber. At the press of a button, the chamber will then fill with nitrogen gas, depriving them of oxygen and terminating their life in 30 seconds.

“There is no panic, no choking feeling,” said Philip Nitschke, the nonprofit’s founder who has been dubbed “Dr. Death” by media.

The chamber is also easy to transport, allowing people to end their lives wherever they choose – be it in a cabin in the forest, at the beach, or anywhere else they might choose.

The device is controversial, however, due to the fact that it removes medical professionals from the process of euthanasia. However, Exit International hopes that it can develop an AI-assisted online exam that can gauge the mental acuity of those who wish to use Sarco.

“We want to remove any kind of psychiatric review from the process and allow the individual to control the method themselves,” Nitschke explained.

If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide and live in the United States, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). You can find a list of helpful resources at SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources. Resources in other countries can be found here.

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Biden to Ban Menthol Cigarettes, Citing Health Impact on Youth and Black People

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The Biden administration is reportedly planning to propose an immediate ban on menthol cigarettes, a product that has long been targeted by anti-smoking advocates and critics who claim that the tobacco industry has aggressively marketed to Black people in the U.S.

On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that the administration could announce a ban on menthol and other flavored cigarettes as soon as this week.

Roughly 85 percent of Black smokers use such menthol brands as Newport and Kool, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Research has also found that menthol cigarettes are easier to become addicted to and harder to quit than unflavored tobacco products, along with other small cigars popular with young people and African Americans.

Civil rights advocates claim that the decision should be greeted by Black communities and people of color who have been marketed to by what they describe as the predatory tobacco industry.

Black smokers generally smoke far less than white smokers, but suffer a disproportionate amount of deaths due to tobacco-linked diseases like heart attack, stroke, and other causes.

Anti-smoking advocates like Matthew L. Myers, president of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, also greeted the move to cut out products that appeal to children and young adults.

“Menthol cigarettes are the No. 1 cause of youth smoking in the United States,” he said. “Eliminating menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars used by so many kids will do more in the long run to reduce tobacco-related disease than any action the federal government has ever taken.”

However, groups including the American Civil Liberties Group (ACLU) has opposed the move, citing the likelihood that such an action could lead to criminal penalties arising from the enforcement of a ban hitting communities of color hardest.

In a letter to administration officials, the ACLU and other groups including the Drug Policy Alliance said that while the ban is “no doubt well-intentioned” it would also have “serious racial justice implications.”

“Such a ban will trigger criminal penalties, which will disproportionately impact people of color, as well as prioritize criminalization over public health and harm reduction,” the letter explained. “A ban will also lead to unconstitutional policing and other negative interactions with local law enforcement.”

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Pollution Is Making Human Penises Shrink and Causing a Collapse of Fertility, Scientists Say

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With many still scoffing at the idea of rampant pollution posing a threat to humanity, a new study could drastically change the conversation: the chemicals across our environment could be the cause of shrinking human penises.

According to a new book by Dr. Shanna H. Swan, conditions in the modern world are quickly altering the reproductive development of humans and posing a threat to our future as a species.

The argument is laid out in her new book Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race.

The book discusses how pollution is not only leading to skyrocketing erectile dysfunction rates and fertility decline, but also an expansion in the number of babies born with small penises.

While it may seem like good fodder for jokes, the research could portend a grim future for humanity’s ability to survive.

Swan co-authored a study in 2017 that found sperm counts had precipitously fallen in Western countries by 59 percent between 1973 and 2011. In her latest book, Swan blames chemicals for this crisis in the making.

“Chemicals in our environment and unhealthy lifestyle practices in our modern world are disrupting our hormonal balance, causing various degrees of reproductive havoc,” she wrote in the new book.

“In some parts of the world, the average twentysomething woman today is less fertile than her grandmother was at 35,” she also wrote, noting that men could have only half the sperm count of their grandfathers.

Swan blames the disruption on phthalates, the chemicals used in plastic manufacturing that also have an impact on how the crucial hormone endocrine is produced

However, experts note that the proper implementation of pollution reduction measures could help humanity prevent the collapse of human fertility.

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