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The article talks about the ill-effects of being obesity, a major health concern that affects many individuals in the United States and many parts of the world. One of the probable cause of obesity is an eating disorder called binge eating disorder.

Obesity and Binge Eating

Obesity and Binge EatingObesity is a condition that has become a major health concern affecting many individuals in the United States. This condition refers to the build-up of excess body fat that may impair health conditions. Obese individuals are prone to health risks like cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, certain cancers, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, sleep apnea, and many more. These health hazards have prompted many people to include a weight-loss program in their lifestyles. However many health experts advice individuals to understand the cause weight-gain is essential in preventing the additional cases of obesity. Understanding the cause of obesity might enable overweight individuals to treat their health problems. According to clinical studies, one probable cause of obesity among Americans is an eating disorder called binge eating. It is an eating disorder whereby individuals have a strong addiction for food. The cause of this condition is still unclear but experts suggest stress, anxiety, and depression can trigger compulsive eating disorder. Individuals with this condition crave for food even though they do not need to eat that much. They end up eating too much and not realizing that they should not once they are fool. Individuals with binge eating disorder may gain weight overtime and have obesity problems. However, there are some individuals who have this condition and have normal weight. Eating too much is one of the symptoms of binge eating disorder. Eating when not hungry or eating while being sad, angry, lonely, or bored can also be a symptom of this condition. After binging, one might feel upset, guilty, or depressed. These individuals may also feel alone because they are embarrassed of about how much they eat. Eating in secret is also a symptom of binge eating disorder.The common treatment for binge eating disorder may include the use of medication like antidepressant pill or counseling or a combination of the two. Recent treatment for this condition includes cognitive-behavioral therapy which teaches patients to monitor their eating habits and respond properly to difficult situations. Treatment for this condition may last for extended period to fully recover. Individuals with this condition which includes depression, obesity, and other conditions that may be associated with being overweight. Health experts advise individuals to include exercise and nutritious diet in their lifestyle to eliminate depression and anxiety. Physical activities promotes the release of endorphins. Endorphins are substances that is released by the brain and is the body's natural pain-reliever. These substance may elevate the mood and promote a state of bliss. Many health specialists refer to this phenomenon as the runner's high. When this state well-being is accomplished the use for antidepressant pill may not be necessary. For overweight or obese individuals, it is never too late to engage in regular exercise and healthy diets. Exercise is good for different people of all ages, sex, and weight. It is necessary to maintain improved overall health and enhanced well-being. Individuals who decide to include a regular program of physical activity should consult doctors and other health professionals for advice. This is important because a lot of individuals tend to workout too much or workout improperly, which may do more harm than good. Understanding proper workout and including a healthy diet in one's lifestyle may lead to improved health and overall well-being and therefore eliminate mental disorders that may lead to eating disorders like binge eating.

Eclipsing the Mind: The Most Common Mental Health Disorders Today

Eclipsing the Mind: The Most Common Mental Health Disorders Today

Statistics about mental health problems are now becoming more increasingly alarming. The key factors in the apparent rise in "mental health" cases have not yet been fully determined. In fact, authorities may have released inaccurate figures since people tend to hide mental illness or ignore them. This is also the reason why many mental health problems worsen. Perhaps, the only good news to come out from this is that there are some common mental health disorders and conditions among the statistics. According to the records of a number of Washington-based psychiatric hospitals, there are four particularly common strands of mental health problems that have been recorded.DepressionAmong all the common mental health disorders, depression is stated as being the most common. Approximately 80% of the population has experienced clinical depression at one point in their lives. In the early stages, this problem can be alleviated through counseling. However, the problem lies in the fact that most people tend to see the early stages of depression as just a negative mood swing. Since it is typically difficult for most people to detect depression until it has taken full effect, the condition can often go completely unnoticed. For some people, the physical and mental changes are gradual, which only makes it harder to detect the problem.Bi-polar DisorderBipolar disorder, as compared with depression, is more difficult to detect. The condition causes the person's mood to swing, being manic one moment and depressed in the next. While this usually fits the stereotype of people with this particular strain of mental health illness, the reality is that there are periods where the person exhibits a relatively normal mood. This period of normalcy between the high and low points is often enough for casual observers to discount the possibility of a person having bi-polar disorder. Often, casual observers and the patient himself will only note the frequency of the mood swings and the possibility of a problem much later on. On occasion, a session of psychiatric counseling mandated by company policy can detect the problem. However, not all companies have such a system in place.SchizophreniaApproximately two million people are suffering from schizophrenia at any given time, which should be a cause for alarm. The condition is often characterized by the patient hearing voices in their head that no one else can hear, a typical trait of insane people. This mental health condition has a number of sub-varieties and can effectively disable a person's ability to interact with others if left unattended or treated. Schizophrenia can also sometimes cause other mental health disorders. While there are medications that have been proven to alleviate the problem, there are still some cases where medication must be complimented by counseling. Roughly 20% of people who develop the condition never fully recover and times of great stress and anxiety can sometimes result in a relapse.Alzheimer'sArguably, Alzheimer's Disease is among the most debilitating mental conditions known to man. The increasing frequency of the condition has caused alarm since current medications only help ease the symptoms and not really treat the condition. Usually diagnosed during the latter years of a person, Alzheimer's can take an immense toll on one's life and relationships. As a debilitating condition, it rapidly takes away the patient's self-confidence and ability to physically function in a normal way. In contrast to other "stress and anxiety" problems, Alzheimer's is relatively easy to detect if the person is properly informed. However, as previously mentioned, the disease is difficult to treat with any level of certainty. Counseling is known to have minimal effects even the mildest of cases. There is still no psychoactive medication that has shown appreciable effects other than delaying the inevitable.As these stress and anxiety conditions eclipse the human mind, it has become more clear that more work needs to be done in terms of research and drug development.

The Meaning Of The Peach

The Meaning Of The Peach

I went to a farmers market today, down by the water. A beautiful day, and I was hunting some fruit and vegetables. I bought this beautiful, huge peach and left hopeful, and hungry at the thought of this lavish, fresh, succulent piece of heaven. *A fresh peach, it brought back memories of when I was about 6 years old, when we had several fruit trees in the backyard. Us kids used to gorge ourselves on the peaches, plums, apricots, and oranges. My mom made jams and pies. Um, this beautiful peach I couldn't wait, even to get it back and wash it. I just figured, well, a few tree germs, I can handle. A good healthy peach, with all the fuzz. Fresh fuzz. Natural fuzz. I turned the peach over and over in my hands. I rubbed my fingers over the peach, feeling the fuzz, trying to rub it off. Thinking of youth, playing, fresh fruit, cobblers, jams, fresh bread.I bit into the peach.It was the perfect peach, *until I tasted it. I really enjoyed contemplating the peach much more than the actual taste, flavor and texture of the peach itself. In a way, I regret eating the peach. It wasn't very sweet. It was ripe but didn't have a particularly strong peachy flavor, and yet, for all its lack of vitamins, and nutritious wholesomeness, it was one of the best peach experiences of my life.*I'm sure there is a lesson in here somewhere. Maybe it is the gift of the memories of youth, perhaps it is a gift letting me know that small things in life can instill a sense of happiness, perhaps the gift is a sign for hope for the future, or the satisfaction in being able to look with wonder and joy at past experiences in my life. Maybe this is one of the "you can't judge a book (or fruit) by its cover (or color), lesson. Perhaps the peach was just a peach. *Regardless of the nutritional state of my perfect peach, I am content in the experience, and know that today; I experience every minute of my life with satisfaction. Even if the peach wasn*t worthy, I know that I am. I hope you find your own peach today

Stress and Anxiety in Post-Modern Society

Stress and Anxiety in Post-Modern Society

What would you normally see inside today's offices and homes? Desk jobs, televisions, remote controls, personal computers and laptops, lawn mowers, and other contraptions that are all designed to make life easier. Despite these factors, stress and anxiety has been overwhelming among many individuals. Stress is defined as an organisms total response to environmental demands or pressures. In human beings, it results from interactions between individuals and the environment that they occupy which they perceive as threatening their well-being. Anxiety, on the other hand, is a multi-system response to a perceived threat or danger. It is composed of biological changes, personal history, and social situation. Mental ailments like "stress and anxiety" may weaken the immune system and make it more susceptible to many forms of infections. This condition has become an inevitable part of life and may cause one to be physically and emotionally drained. The causes of stress have not been properly concluded by health experts but suggest conditions that may lead stress and anxiety may include the following: Health problems. Chronic illness like heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and many more. Relationship problems. Not having someone to share problems and inhibitions may cause emotional stress. Emotional problems. Unexpressed or uncontrolled anger depression, grief, or low self-esteem. Environment. Uncomfortable, overcrowded, crime-invested, polluted, or noisy surroundings Employment. Unhappy, dangerous, too demanding workplaceSocial situations. Poverty, loneliness, racial, gender, age, sexual, and other forms of discriminationDevelopmental changes. Becoming a teenager, leaving home, getting marriedPhysical or emotional problems. Many stressed individuals self-medicate by using anti-anxiety drugs that are out in the market. These drugs are designed to calm and relax individuals with excessive anxiety, nervousness, in a short-term basis. It is also used to treat mild and temporary attacks of anxiety as well as clinically declared cases of social phobias and other forms of phobias. However, use of these forms of medication may bring side effects that include sedation, sleepiness, depression, lethargy, dizziness, and many more. Other reactions may include changes in heart rate, blood pressure, bowel changes, and severe skin rash. Because of the side effects of many over-the-counter and prescription medication, many health experts encourage individuals suffering from anxiety disorders to include exercise and nutritious diets in their lifestyles. These activities are safe and effective ways to improve mental and physical health and are considered by many as a natural stress and anxiety. Many medical studies point out that exercise, especially aerobic exercise (jogging, brisk walking, and jumping rope) as one of the best method for stress relief. This is possible because these activities promote of the production of endogenous morphines or endorphins. These are substances that is produced by the brain that might work as the body's natural pain-killers. It said that endorphins might be capable of elevating one's mood, self-esteem, and mental functioning. Exercise however should be done properly to avoid over-training and fatigue. Too much exercise may do more harm than good. If exercise and diet adjustments do not work, stressed individuals may use medications for stress relief. Before taking them stressed individuals should consult doctors to clarify drug interactions and side effects that may occur while under medication. Understanding stress and anxiety is essential for treatment and improvements in one's health.

An evening of fun and frolic.

When a person is at work, they are filled with worries, deadlines and tension, and all they want is to get out of their office and head home or have some fun. This could be in the form of going out for a movie, or to a pub with friends or maybe a long drive. It all depends on the person and the kind of activity that helps him unwind and relax. There are some men who like the company of beautiful women and since there are many agencies that provide these kinds of women, they would like to avail their services and enjoy their evenings. Montreal Escorts is one such company through which men can order for a female escort for the evening thereby satisfying their deep desires. The kind of activities they indulge in is left to their discretion and the rates charged are mostly on an hourly basis.An escort is a person who will be your companion for the duration you require and provide services that go beyond just spending time with you. They are also used for sexual purposes by most men and escorting is a term used to make it seem very business like. In most countries there are escort services provided, and some have transsexuals as well as there are customers who specifically ask for them. No questions are asked regarding the agenda for the evening or about the background of the customer except that they are required to pay the stipulate amount on time. And if delayed will get charged for every additional hour. All the female escorts are beautiful, have an hour glass figure and would have tried their hand in modeling or aspired for a career in the movies. The girls could be college pass outs, married women or those who have gone through a tough life and now looking for something better. Fate would have brought them to Montral Escorts company, and since they have no issues about what is expected of them and money is also good, some carry on till they cant anymore. Ever since internet was introduced to the world, every service is available on the web world and people can use the same to either purchase a product or gather information. Similarly, Montral Escorts too has a website through which one can obtain details regarding the kind of women available, and the rates for the same. This way they can place their order and be absolutely discreet about it. Around the world, there are plenty of single and married men who look forward to a female escort. These men might taken the girls out for a party or have fun on their own in a hotel or resort. The same applies to women around the world who enjoy the company of a male escort. Montral Escorts aims at providing their customers with top quality services and have within their folds women of all ages, and nationalities catering to every whim and fancy of their customer.

A Guide to Men's Sexual Health

Most information available on sexual health are primarily geared towards women. However, men, particularly those who are sexually active are also at risk for sexual problems. Whether gay or straight, sexual health is an important aspect of a man's life and must be paid particular attention to. Threats on men's sexual health must be prevented and diminished, not only for their safety but also for that of their partners. Parameters of Male Sexual HealthMen's sexual health is usually determined by several factors. These factors include the following: * Physical Health Men who are physically fit and healthy generally have better sexual health than men who do not look after their diet or practice regular physical activity. Weak cardiovascular constitution, underdeveloped muscles, and poor blood circulation also contribute to poor sexual health. A weak body is also more prone and susceptible to infections which can weaken a man's resistance to sexually transmitted diseases and infections. * Psychological Health Contrary to popular belief, a man's physical constitution is not the sole determinant of sexual health. Often, some sexual problems are direct effects of a man's emotional problems. For example, it is commonly observed that physically healthy men who suffer for erectile dysfunction have a serious lack of confidence or are riddled with anxiety performance disorders. * Social Activities Men who are in monogamous sexual relationships are at lesser risks for sexual problems compared to men who enter polygamous relationships. Drug addiction also puts a man at a greater risk for infection especially if he uses intravenous drugs. Risks to Men's Sexual HealthMale sexual health can be threatened by several diseases and disorders. Some of these risks include: * Ejaculation Disorders There are three common forms of ejaculation disorder in men. These are premature ejaculation, retarded ejaculation, and retrograde ejaculation. Premature ejaculation happens when due to an excess of sexual arousal, anxiety, or loss of control, a man ejaculates before or soon after penetration. Retarded ejaculation occurs when an ejaculation comes too slow that prevents orgasm. Retrograde ejaculation happens when the ejaculate is forced back into the bladder instead of being released at orgasm. * Erectile Dysfunction Another term for this disorder is impotence. This happens when a man is unable to have or sustain an erection long enough for sexual intercourse and ejaculation. As such, he is unable to introduce his semen into his partner reproductive system to induce a pregnancy. This is often caused by psychological trauma or an effect of certain medications. * Inhibited Sexual Desire This can be loosely translated to a loss or decrease in a man's libido levels. Often associated with low testosterone levels, inhibited sexual desire may also be triggered by medications, psychological problems, and some illnesses like diabetes and high blood pressure. * Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infections Men usually get infected with STIs and STDs following unhealthy and unprotected sexual relationships with an infected partner. Usual signs of STDs and STIs include: difficulty in urinating, bloody urine, foul penile discharge, sores, lesions, and excessive itching in the genitalia. Immediate medical assistance must be sought when it comes to problems concerning male sexual health. Diagnosis is usually done through physical and psychological exams, as well as a thorough evaluation of medical history. Treatment usually comes in two phases: medical treatment for physical symptoms and psychological therapy for mental and social factors.

Summary

The article talks about the ill-effects of being obesity, a major health concern that affects many individuals in the United States and many parts of the world. One of the probable cause of obesity is an eating disorder called binge eating disorder.