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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 a New York Times bestselling author with the upcoming book The Genius of Empathy: Practical Skills to Heal Yourself, Your Relationships and the World (Foreword by the Dalai Lama). She has also written The Empath’s Survival Guide and Thriving as an Empath, which offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people. She integrates the pearls of conventional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, empathy, energy medicine, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice and online internationally. Her 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, TEDx U.S. and TEDx Asia. More information about Dr. Orloff’s Empathy Training Programs for businesses, The Empath Survival Guide Online Course and speaking schedule at

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