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How To Stop Compulsive Eating
Begin: To eat "god made" food when you are hungry. You will "turn up your nose" at first and hate it. But as the craving gradually decreases you will find that you lose weight and begin to notice the exciting flavors of natural food. Avoid all forms of sugar because that is where the danger lies.See my blog "oxygen the spark of life". ...Read more
Overeaters Anonymous: Many people try diets, gastric bypass, "medical weight mgmt" programs (severe liquid meal replacement for rapid wt loss), etc. Many who take these drastic steps gain the wt back over & over. Oa is not a diet club. It is a program of mutual support based on the 12 steps of aa. It is about changing yr relationship w food. "face yr stuff instead of stuff yr face." find meetings & info @ www.Oa.Org. ...Read more
Big picture: Dr. Fowler's advice to attend a 12 step group is very good. Your physician can offer medication that in low doses may abolish the craving. I would also urge you to think of the people who love you, and who you love. Compulsive gambling is one of the most common factors leading to suicide. Think of how much you have to live for. Let love give you strength to do what you must in overcoming this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek help: The underlying cause - if one can be found- should be uncovered and this can be addressed in treatment. For starters you should destroy all your credit cards immediately , stay off the internet and make an appointment to see a addiction psychiatrist asap. Compulsive shopping is a very expensive disorder ! ...Read more
I am a compulsive liar. I exaggerate everything. How can I stop? It just started after my dad died a year ago. What caused this change? Is it serious
Yes: Yes. This is serious. In my humble opinion, you are reacting badly to your father's death and this could last for years - with or without therapy. However - therapy is likely to shorten your destructive path. I'm so very sorry for your loss. You are not a bad person for reacting like this - most people have some sort of serious reaction to losing a parent. You are in my thoughts... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Manage it: You're going to pick your acne. That's a fact of life. This isn't why you continue to have acne -- you have it because it's being neglected. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can give you prescription-strength Rx as a supplement. If you're offered Isotretinoin for severe acne, consider being brave and doing it. Cheers. ...Read more
I understand masturbation is normal, but what if it becomes compulsive and you want to stop? Any harm on a man's health from not ejaculating? Thanks
No, ....: Many men have been puzzled by the myth of needing ejaculation for maintaining health; in fact, it is ok & optional for health as long as you can conduct personal & occupational chores & tasks of daily living with adequate functionality, productivity, & independence. To delve more into life reality, go to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter05.html & http://formefirst.com/eMagicPowerUHL.html. ...Read more
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