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 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 www.drjudithorloff.com.

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