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Hypochondriasis: Living in Fear of One's Body

Posted on April 2, 2024 by Richard Cyr
Hypochondriasis, also known as hypochondria or health anxiety, is not a new ailment.Folks have been worrying over fleeting pains and aches for centuries.The term hypochondria was coined by the ancient Greeks and literally means, "beneath the ribs." The Greeks believed the majority of the phantom symptoms comes from that section of the body.When met with a patient experiencing hypochondria, doctors are put in a hard position...

Wait! Don't Shower Yet!

Posted on June 23, 2023 by Richard Cyr
Although you might be alert to the contaminants in normal water these days, maybe you have stopped to take into account that exactly the same pollutants come in your shower and bathing water? Would it not surprise one to learn your body actually absorbs more chemical contaminants like chlorine throughout a quick shower than all of the water you'll drink throughout the day?Our skin being the biggest organ on the body will absorb anything we placed on it...

Understanding Bulimia

Posted on March 21, 2022 by Richard Cyr
Bulimia isn't exclusively a result of the changes of puberty, nor is it exclusive to women.Although 90 percent of bulimia cases occur in women, and most of these women start to smoke and eat in their mid- to late-teens, bulimia nervosa can stem from diverse causes.Some individuals with bulimia are perfectionists.Some believe their weight reflects their self-worth.Being too heavy is a indication of failure...