Developing Self- Esteem in Teens

Children definately don’t come with an instruction manual. It’s becoming more and more difficult to raise a well-adjusted child in today’s society. Lack of self-esteem in children and teens leads is a risk factor for pregnancy, drug use, eating disorders, among others.

We are so excited to announce that Elika was recently quoted and published by on this very topic. Being a teenager is difficult. Parents can help.

Maybe you are a parent reading this post or maybe a teenage. We are glad you are here and we hope that you use this content as a springboard to have an open dialog about the difficulties to being a teen in today’s society.

If you would like to read Elika’s tips, you can access the full article here.

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Are you addicted to Facebook?

Are you addicted to Facebook?
This month, the founder for Center for Healthy and Happy Living, Elika Kormeili, was interviewed by Brain World Magazine. Brain World magazine explores cutting-edge science and how its findings can affect human health, culture, education, technology, business, aging, the arts, global issues and more.


As a food allergy therapist, Elika Kormeili, often encourages people with food allergies often use Facebook and other forms of social media in order to connect with others. Social media is great at bringing people together and but just pay attention to how you feel when you are on Facebook.

In her interview, Elika was asked about the reasons Facebook is so addicting and the psychological needs it fills!

Read Elika’s full interview here.

8 Tips to Overcome The Emotional Eating Cycle: Emotional Eating and Food Allergies

This month, Elika Kormeili, the food allergy therapist, was interviewed by EmpowHER magazine on tips to overcome the emotional eating cycle. Before we discuss ways to overcome emotional eating, it’s important to understand what it actually is.
What is emotional eating?
Ever search the fridge and cabinets trying to find something to eat, but can’t find anything even though there is plenty to eat? Well, most likely you are not really hungry but trying to feed your feelings. Eating for any reason other than because you are hunger. When you have food allergies or food sensitivities, emotional eating may cause you to eat foods that you are sensitive to.

Still not sure if you fit this category? Take a brief emotional eating quiz
1) Does your hungry come out of nowhere instead of gradually?
2) Do you finish eating and never feel full?
3) Do you feel sad or guilty after eating?
4) You crave a very specific food such as pizza, chocolate, or ice cream?

Physical hunger comes on gradually. Once you feed physical hunger you feel full (satisfied). When you are really hunger you are open to many foods (just feed me please) and not set on one type of food. Also when you eat because you are hungry, there is no feelings of guilt or sadness.

Ready for the solution?
Read Elika’s 8 Tips to Overcome The Emotional Eating Cycle published by EmpowHer online magazine.

Which of these tips do you need help with? Are there occassions that emotional eating is more difficult to control for you? Do your food allergies impact your emotions in a way that leaves you wanting to eat?