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Knowledge Is Power When It Comes to Eating Disorders

Jun
17

When it comes to eating disorders, it’s so important to be educated about them.  We often lump anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating into one category and call them eating disorders, but the truth is they are all very different, as are the telltale warning signs when they are present.  If you think someone you love may have an eating disorder, it may be up to you to encourage them to get help at an eating disorder treatment center because, most times, the person suffering isn’t aware that what they are doing i

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Men and Eating Disorders –What You Need to Know

Jun
17

A statistic on the National Eating Disorder Association’s website said that 33% of adolescents use unhealthy weight control behaviors.  While outrageous as that sounds, it gets even more interesting when you read a little closer and see that the same 33% are adolescent males.  Taken down to simple numbers, it means thousands of young men are suffering from a disease that is unfortunately more closely associated with women.

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Anorexia Nervosa Defined

May
19

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, anorexia nervosa is defined as “a serious disorder in eating behavior primarily of young women in their teens and early twenties that is characterized especially by a pathological fear of weight gain leading to faulty eating patterns, malnutrition, and usually excessive weight loss.” But anorexia nervosa is way more complex than that, impacting emotions, moods, and physical appearance. If that’s not enough, anorexia nervosa can be life-threatening if treatment is not sought at an anorexia treatment center.

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Binge Eating Disorder Treatment – Real Help for Real People

May
19

It’s so hard to imagine when we look at famous people that they can have any problems at all, let alone one that would require a visit to an eating disorder treatment. But it does happen, more often than you probably think.

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Building Confidence and Self-Respect

Mar
06

Some people seem to have just been born with a natural confidence, while others struggle their whole lives just to develop a healthy level of self-esteem. Most of us fall into the latter category unfortunately, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing we can do to improve ourselves in that area. Getting into the habit of following a few basic practices can make a huge difference in how we feel about ourselves.

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"I Gotta Stop Drinking (Actually, I Gotta Stop Denying I Have An Eating Disorder)" - Therese Borchard in Huffington Post

Dec
03

I found a good story on Huffington Post. . .The author is Therese Borchard who wrote "Beyond Blue" and "The Pocket Therapist" (don't feel bad -- I never heard of her either)-- But she's an articulate writer who's survived anorexia, learned to manage clinical depression and anxiety, and gone on to be a voice in the wilderness of those in the journey of recovery.*

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How Female Friendships Are Good For Your Health And More

Nov
16

As we move through the normal ups and downs of our lives, it’s important to have others to share our experiences with and rely on. Many women count on their female friends to be there to share their happiness with, and their sadness as well. Helping your friends and supporting them through rough times enhances your own sense of worth and well-being, as well as theirs.

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Eating As Nourishment For Body And Soul

Nov
12

In a culture like ours where food is fast, convenient, and plentiful it’s easy to lose touch with why we need to eat in the first place, and with what foods provide the nutrition our bodies need. So many people are suffering from compulsive eating, overeating, and other disorders because they have learned to rely on food as a way to deal with difficult emotions. When we get back in touch with our bodies and natural intuition, we can begin to have a healthy relationship with our food.

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Dream Every Day: It's Good For Your Health

Nov
10

As we get older, our lives become increasingly hectic. Everyday, we wake up with certain goals in minds and specific tasks we need to get done. Our days are spent on work, family and school priorities with little time left over for much else. Many adults seldom practice the hobbies they once loved or see their friends less and less frequently. This is quite common nowadays but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything to change it.

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How Can I Heal Through Helping Others?

Nov
06

Helping others helps ourselves.

 

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