Women’s Health Magazine: What is a Food Empath?


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Summary of Article

Food addiction and overeating are common among empaths. Empaths are highly sensitive people who absorb the stresses and emotions of others into their bodies. When food empaths absorb the stresses of the world, they may feel the unconscious need to armor themselves by overeating. If you overeat or binge on sugar, carbs, or junk food when you’re emotionally overwhelmed–or if you’re sensitive to the effects of foods in your body–you may be a food empath.

In this Women’s Health article, I share what it means to be a food empath and ways to ground yourself without turning to food addictions. More information about food empaths can be found in my book The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People.


Judith Orloff, MD is the New York Times bestselling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. Her companion book Thriving as an Empath offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people along with The Empath’s Empowerment Journal. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She blends 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 Gateway Asia. Her other books are Emotional Freedom, The Power of Surrender, Second Sight, Positive Energy, and Guide to Intuitive Healing. More information about Dr. Orloff’s Empathy Training Programs for Businesses, The Empath Survival Guide Online Course and speaking schedule at www.drjudithorloff.com.

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