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November 14, 2017

How to Stop the Binge-Purge Cycle of Bulimia Nervosa

By: Maggie Klyce, LICSW, PIP The binge-purge cycle of bulimia nervosa is one of intense shame for those struggling and can be a source of confusion for loved ones as to why the individual doesn’t “just stop.” First, let’s explain...

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November 14, 2017

Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder

By: Laura Cordova ALC, NCC Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a mental disorder that impacts 1-2% of the U.S. population, but because it often goes undiagnosed, those affected could be higher.  Although this disorder been around for some time, clinicians...

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November 7, 2017

A True Story about Bulimia Nervosa

Approximately 4.7 million women will have their lives threatened by bulimia nervosa. Like other eating disorders, bulimia is complicated and not fully understood.  Those suffering will often binge on large amounts of food and then purge their calories through behaviors...

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October 26, 2017

Integrating Spirituality in Eating Disorder Recovery

By: Brittany Braswell, MS, RDN, LD Over the last several years, researchers and clinicians alike have observed the significant impact that faith can have on one’s desire, drive, and ultimate success in recovery from an eating disorder.  Studies show that...

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October 19, 2017

There is More to Bulimia Nervosa

By Angela Nix, Family Therapist Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by a cycle of eating substantial amounts of food (binge eating), followed by purging to rid the body of unwanted calories. People dealing with bulimia nervosa often feel...

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October 19, 2017

Social Media’s Impact on Eating Disorders

By Laura Cordova Social media is one of the greatest communication tools and has changed the way we engage with one another. The social media platform allows us to connect and communicate with anyone, anywhere – whether we post a picture,...

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October 17, 2017

Navigating College with an Eating Disorder

The transition to college is one often thought of with excitement; however, for those struggling with an eating disorder, this change can bring many concerns. As students make the transition from home to college, it can provoke stressful feelings that...

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October 11, 2017

Healthy You: Add some Fall Produce to your Plate

Fall is here and The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends adding some of these top produce picks to your plate! Pumpkin: Fall is a perfect time to enjoy hearty vegetables like pumpkin. Full of fiber and vitamin A, pumpkin...

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October 11, 2017

Treating Anorexia and Co-occurring Anxiety Disorders

Anorexia can be challenging, and becomes even more difficult when another mental disorder like anxiety is present. Anxiety is one of the most common mental health diagnosis to occur with anorexia, and anxiety is the most prevalent mental illness in...

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October 11, 2017

The Role of the Dietitian in Residential Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorders are complex and affect not only the body but also the mind. A diverse, collaborative treatment team is essential for recovery. In addition to physicians, therapists, psychiatrists, nurses and families, an experienced dietitian who is knowledgeable of the...

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