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How can I manage my stress eating?

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Dr. Guy DaSilva
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Stress & the brain

Stress can either make your adrenals fatigued thus causing you to crave sugar and salt, or it can deplete your serotonin and dopamune, again making you crave food, especially carbs (chips, soda, candy, cake, etx).
Rather than guessing, i recommend adrenal hormone measurements through saliva over 4 periods of the day and urinary brain chemistry measurements. Check out www.Dasilvainstitute.Com.

In brief: Stress & the brain

Stress can either make your adrenals fatigued thus causing you to crave sugar and salt, or it can deplete your serotonin and dopamune, again making you crave food, especially carbs (chips, soda, candy, cake, etx).
Rather than guessing, i recommend adrenal hormone measurements through saliva over 4 periods of the day and urinary brain chemistry measurements. Check out www.Dasilvainstitute.Com.
Dr. Guy DaSilva
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Have you considered

Overeaters' anonymous.
It's a free program that has an automatic support system built in.Ways to address stress. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, >.

In brief: Have you considered

Overeaters' anonymous.
It's a free program that has an automatic support system built in.Ways to address stress. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, >.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation.
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