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Struggling? Check your ACES Score!

ACES stands for the Adverse Childhood Event Scale. It is a questionnaire developed by Dr. Vincent Feliti in the 80s. He was working in an obesity treatment program through Kaiser Permanente and realized that many people who lost weight dropped out of the program. He followed up with them and discovered each of them had […]

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Eating to Dissociate

Emotional eating is a form of dissociation. If you aren’t familiar with the term dissociation, it is the ability for the brain to separate from pain. When injured in an accident, your brain can block physical pain in order to survive. Our brain does the same thing with emotional pain. Life exposes us to a […]

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My Favorite Trauma Books

What does childhood trauma have to do with eating? Everything!! When we don’t have our basic needs met in childhood, food becomes a powerful tool and ally for survival. If we aren’t physically or emotionally safe in childhood, food often becomes one of the only things we can control or use to escape. When food […]

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