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Mindful Eating:
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Overcoming Eating Disorders

The National Center for Overcoming Overeating is located in New York City and has chapters in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, and in Boston. Telephone numbers for each are located below. The organization also has a Website at

  • New York +1 (212) 875 0442
  • Atlanta +1 (404) 814 0990
  • Boston +1 (781) 341 4885 or
    +1 (978) 686 4432
  • Chicago +1 (847) 853 1200
  • Houston +1 (281) 345 8692

Nourishing Your Heart

The principles of Buddhism that have influenced Ronna Kabatznik's writing on our relationship to food are what as known as the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. They are part of the common foundation of all Buddhism. Buddhism, like most other world religions, has split into numerous sects largely revolving around several schools-the Hinyana, the Mahayana, and Vajrayana, more commonly known as Tantric Buddhism.

The First Noble Truth states that suffering exists, and that it is a natural and universal state of being. The Second Noble Truth tells us that suffering has a source, and that is the craving to satisfy the ego's desires. There is a way out of this endless cycle of suffering, so says the Third Noble Truth. And the Fourth Noble Truth tells how to escape the cycle through the Eightfold Path.

For a good primer on Buddhism go to Or take a look at Mindfulness in Plain English by Henepora Gunaratana (Wisdom Publications, 1993) for a nuts-and-bolts look at the fundamentals of meditation.

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Geneen Roth
The Zen of Eating
The Problem Isn't Food
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Help YourSelf

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