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Summary of Article

If you find that you overeat when emotionally overwhelmed or turn to sugar, carbs, and junk food to soothe, you may be a food empath. Empaths are highly sensitive people that absorb the stresses and emotions of others into their physical bodies. Food empaths absorb the stresses of the world into their own bodies and then overeat as a result. Diets are often ineffective for empaths who are unaware that they are eating as a result of the stress and negative energy they are feeling or have absorbed from others.

In this article by Fox News, I share what it means to be a food empath and steps to minimize the impact that stressful people and situations can have on their health and eating habits. More information about Food empaths can be found in the book, The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People.

Read the full article on Fox News here.


Judith Orloff, MD is the New York Times best-selling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. Her latest book Thriving as an Empath offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people along with its companion The Empath’s Empowerment Journal. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff also specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice. Dr. Orloff’s work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah Magazine, the New York Times and USA Today. Dr. Orloff has spoken at Google-LA and has a TEDX talk. Her other books are Emotional Freedom, The Power of Surrender, Second Sight, Positive Energy, and Guide to Intuitive HealingExplore more information about her Empath Support Online course and speaking schedule on

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