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Roger Gould, M.D.  
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Specialties: Mental Health, Wellness, emotional eating

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Feeding the Mind

Mar 25, 2010 - 2 comments
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overeating

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emotional eating

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binge eating

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food addiction

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control emotional eating

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stressed out

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feeding mind



Once upon a time, a long time ago, a patient said to me, “You know, there are good food days and bad food days.” As usual, I asked the obvious question. “What’s the difference?”
“Well, on good food days, I know exactly what to eat, and I enjoy eating healthy. Not too much, but enough to feel satisfied, and I don’t feel guilty.”

And bad food days? “That’s when I don’t want to do that. I want my reward. I am too stressed out.”

So, you know how to eat healthy and you can enjoy it but some days you just don’t want to do it, and on those days you are feeding your mind, not your body. “Yes, I am feeding myself a drug.”


That’s the beginning of everyone’s story who has trouble controlling their weight. On certain days you are convinced that you have to feed your mind, and you feel like you don’t have any choice about it (powerless), and in fact, you want to do it even though you know, quite well, you will beat yourself up for doing it within hours.

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by Jaquta, Mar 27, 2010
It would be nice if nurturing oneself was as simple as 'feeding the mind' (with food that is).

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by Csandnugget, Sep 20, 2010
Hello,
I have a theory that psychiatric drugs interfere with the eyes' even alignment.

Do you think this is true?
Or is it more that some/most mentally ill people have unevenness of alignment in the eyes to start with (and gets progressively worse with age?)

Do you think unalignment could also be caused by sleeping 'on' ones face?

What other side effects are present in one's face due to psychiatric drugs?

I know it's a silly question but please respond?

Thank you

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