Alternative Therapies for Emotional Overeating

Diet, Meditation, Natural Healing, Nutrition
Emotional overeating can make a person feel imprisoned - it can seem like there is no way out of the cycle of feeling sad, angry, anxious and so forth, and then eating to alleviate the emotional pain. There are treatments that are available, though - some of them conventional and some of them alternative. Conventional therapy, surgery, and medication have all been utilized at one time or another for the treatment of emotional overeating. There are, however, some alternative therapies that are worth exploring. Here are some of them. Hypnosis Because emotional overeating begins in the mind, hypnosis is said to be effective because it addresses the mind directly with the power of suggestion. Hypnosis is not the mumbo-jumbo stuff of cartoons and swinging pocket watches; it's a clinical practice…
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Coping With Emotional Eating

Diet, Meditation, Nutrition
Emotional eating involves eating in order to cope with life’s stressors. We tend to eat more of the wrong foods when we are under a great deal of stress and we eat in order to cope with both the negative and positive influences in our lives. When we eat emotionally, we make bad food choices; we eat in order to feel better. There are a lot of stress-reduction techniques that can help you cope without overeating. For many emotional overeating is not simply an occasional occurrence, but in fact a chronic condition that can have devastating effects on wellbeing, self-esteem, body image, and physical health. Awareness The first step in combating this type of dysfunctional coping skill is awareness. Recognize when you are eating emotionally and try to understand which…
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Trouble Focusing?

Meditation, Mindset, Positivity
It’s getting increasingly more difficult to focus these days. There are too many distractions available. From video games to social media, it makes you wonder how people can concentrate on tasks they should be doing. It’s possible though. You just have to learn how to power up your focus muscles. We tend to work better in spurts. Therefore, use that to figure out the optimal times for you. It’s different for each person. Some people can work for a full hour while others will do better with 15-minute intervals. Try to work with a colleague to help each other determine the best times for each of you. If you aren’t getting enough sleep, you need to correct that. All other techniques to help you focus will be useless if you…
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Stop Emotional Eating With Meditation or Hypnosis

Diet, Meditation, Mindset
If emotional eating is as rampant and commonplace as nutritionists and health experts believe, this could be one of the reasons the human race is more overweight and obese than at any other time in our history. We are eating because we are happy or sad, instead of when we are truly hungry, and in those occasions, the foods we consume are usually far from healthy. Then there is the problem with volume, because emotional eaters tend to down large quantities of this unhealthy food. Overweight and obesity, heart disease and diabetes, as well as other health problems both brain and body-based, are your rewards for not eating properly. It makes sense then that if you could stop eating in response to a mood or feeling, and only eat when…
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Natural Therapies For Type 2 Diabetes Part 4

Diabetes, Holistic Medicine, Meditation
This is the last part of our article discussing natural therapies for Type 2 Diabetes Transcendental Meditation Transcendental Meditation (TM) teaches practitioners a simple non-denominational method of meditation. Practitioners meditate twice a day for 20 minutes. According to the official Transcendental Meditation website, the method is simple, natural, and accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. Getting Started Based on testimonials and the information presented on the official Transcendental Meditation website, the technique is not difficult to learn. A person simply needs appropriate instruction, a place to sit and to set aside twenty minutes twice a day in their schedule. However, those wishing to learn the technique must locate a certified TM teacher in their area. This is easily accomplished using the directory on the TM website. After making…
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Benefits of Meditation After Fifty

Meditation, Mindset, Positivity
Meditation is a wonderful thing to do for so many people because it offers out structure in everyday life, flexibility in personal body types, mental relaxation and clarity, and so much more! The benefits of meditation could go on and on for each individual because it tends to affect each person in such different ways and formats! There are even children that engage in meditation, which is highly recommended for a child to grow into an intelligent and most peaceful adult, but what about the benefits of meditation after the age of fifty? Is that any different for older individuals? The results and benefits of meditation practices will definitely vary from each individual based on what type of Yoga there are practicing, how well they are engaging in the meditation…
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Habits For Heart Health

Heart Health, Meditation
20 Must Have Heart Health Habits 1. No Smoking Whether it's a pipe, cigar, or cigarettes – smoking is just as bad for your heart as it is for your lungs. Whatever you do, do not smoke. If you're already a smoker then it's time to quit. You would do well to convince anyone living in your home to quit smoking, too. Secondhand smoke is just as toxic. 2. Stay Active Anything is better than nothing, but you should aim for at least 20 to 30 minutes of physical activity each day. If your fitness activity level isn’t high enough to start out with 20 minutes at a time, then work in 5 or 10-minute increments to get yourself started. You'll quickly find that you're able to do more as…
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The Health Benefits of Meditation – Infographic

Infographics, Meditation, Mental Wellness
The below infographic displays many of The Health Benefits of Meditation including that studies show that cancer patients have recovered more effectively when practicing meditation. Click Here for more Health, Fitness and Personal Development Infographics Make sure to check out our health, fitness and personal development related free learning guides and quality digital products.
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Your Health Can Benefit From Meditation

Health, Meditation, Mindset
You’ve likely heard about the health benefits of yoga in improving mental and physical health and improving flexibility, and you might assume that meditation is the same thing. Although meditation can certainly be incorporated into yoga, it is an entirely different practice. How Meditation Works Meditation involves stopping your mind while maintaining a state of awareness. It is much more than sitting and concentrating in a quiet area for a designated amount of time; it involves clearing your mind of all thoughts, achieving a deep inward peace, and maintaining alertness in the process. People often use certain postures, breathing techniques, and even chants to help facilitate the process, but these are not required, and they are not the act of meditation itself, just support Tools. As a beginner, you should…
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Yoga and Meditation

Holistic Medicine, Meditation, Natural Healing, Yoga
Holistic medicine is a practice of medicine that advocates not only established Western approaches to medicine which includes diagnosis and treatment using surgery or pharmacology; but also includes Easter medicine approaches to wellbeing which includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, yoga and meditation. Yoga is a practice from India which promotes the health and wellbeing of the body by engaging in exercises that involve poses. The regular practice of yoga builds endurance, agility and flexibility of the muscles. It is usually practiced in conjunction with meditation. How It Works In both yoga and meditation, the emphasis is on deep and controlled breathing. The deep and controlled breathing helps the body achieve strength, balance and agility in order to do all the yoga poses. At the same time the deep and controlled…
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