In recent months, I have had a growing number of young women coming into my office for treatment with eating disorders, namely EDNOS, which stands for Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified, Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.
Before we start, I want to make it clear that EDNOS, Anorexia and Bulimia are hardly about food itself; food and the act of consuming it is just a byproduct. Rather, for some it is about achieving perfectionism, while for others it is about achieving the same kind of “high” one gets from cocaine, drugs, and other substances. The act of purging gives individuals a sort of “high” that keeps them going. Moreover, people that suffer from EDNOS, Anorexia and Bulimia use their power in being able to control their weight and appearance as a defense to hide the hurt, anxiety, fear, and OCD that goes on internally. To have the power to control one’s weight seems to substitute their lack in having control over past events and in other area of their lives.
Anorexia and bulimia become an addiction. The tricky thing is, you can quit booze, you can quit drugs, and you can quit sex, but you can’t quit food.
With us today, we have Elena Dunkle, an Anorexia Nervosa survivor and co-writer of “Elena Vanishing”, a memoir about her journey through recovery.
With us today is Paul Huljich, author of "Stress Pandemic". Stress is so thoroughly integrated in our lives that more often than not, it’s overlooked – it’s something that’s become such an every-day aspect of our lives that we don’t stop to take a closer look. But in truth, we need to. How we deal with stress is the key that opens the door to how well we are living and enjoying our lives. Millions are prescribed medication for various diseases but could it just be that the underlying reason for certain ailments arise because you fail to address the stress you are dealing with in life?
With us today in the studio, we have journalist Michael Bond, author of The Power of Others. This week's podcast covers who we are through the influence of others, who we are in complete isolation, as well as how our roles in society affect those around us. It's interesting to see why our innate social urges hold huge sway over how we think and act, propelling us to both high achievements as well was unthinkable cruelty. Check out Michael Bond's website: www.michaelbond.co.uk
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Minimalism, as James Wallman, author of Stuffocation, states is a practice. It's a conscious way of living that positively reinforces that you don't have to be rich to be an experimentalist. With James Wallman as our guest here on GluckRadio, we discuss the importance of having the right people in our lives as opposed to materialistic goods because after all, experience with the people who matter is what stays with us. Material goods are replaceable but people are, in essence, not. To find out more about how to de-clutter, check out James Wallmans book at www.stuffocation.org.
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Despite it being 2015, many of us still do a double-take when we see an interracial couple. With the rising rates of interracial relationships, we'll explore the nuances these couples face and the changing public opinion surrounding them. Here to show that love does conquer all is author Christelyn Karazin, a black woman married to a white man, and our very own sound engineer John Busi, a white young man, and his black girlfriend, Larissa Green. We'll talk families, advantages, pitfalls, and our changing culture. www.beyondblackwhite.com
Just what you want to talk about, right? Rather than haunt you, Dr. Gluck and John talk about how emotions, beliefs and perspective can turn death into a meaningful process of life. How does religion factor in? Where do we go after we die (if anywhere)? What does Gluck say about famous quotes on death? What insight can Dr. Gluck give you? We'll find that a conversation on death can — and should — become a conversation about life. www.gluckradio.com
There's a difference between being rich and being wealthy: the rich have money, but the wealthy have security and confidence. New York Times financial writer, Paul Sullivan, joins us in the studio to break down the secrets of the wealthy which he outlines in his new book. We'll break down myths about the wealthy, and how they treat money when it comes to their children. Also, why do budgets fail? And how do we find a good advisor? www.pauljsullivan.com