A New Genetic Explanation for Anorexia
The eating disorder, long viewed as a psychological condition, appears to have biological predictors that explain why gaining weight is harder for some patients
“Eating addiction”, rather than “food addiction”, better captures addictive-like eating behavior
Almost 60 years ago, Randolph first defined “food addiction” as “[. . .] a specific adaptation to one or more regularly consumed foods to which a person is highly sensitive, produces a common pattern of symptoms descriptively similar to those of other addictive processes”;
My professional goal is to help take the sufferer from the pain of an active addiction to the self-respect and freedom of recovery—putting the eating addiction in complete remission; not just a “hoping to get better” state.