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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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September 18, 2017

Eating Disorders and Malnutrition

By: Leigh-Ann Bamberg, Dietitian Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, are significant health concerns. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, it is estimated that 20 million women, and 10 million men in America will have an...

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September 18, 2017

Suicide is Not the Answer

By: Kristin Canan, LMSW "I just want to go to sleep and never wake up. It's too painful to breathe." I remember the first time a client of mine said that to me. It was 16 hours after her son...

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September 12, 2017

Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Substance Abuse: What’s the Connection?

Although not common knowledge, eating disorders often co-occur with substance abuse. Studies suggest that 50% of those suffering from an eating disorder are also abusing substances, a rate five times greater than that of the general population. Other research shows...

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September 12, 2017

Healthy You: Seeking Support during Eating Disorder Recovery

As we celebrate National Recovery Month, it is important to remember that there are sources available to help you understand what you need for a full recovery. Assistance Recovering from an eating disorder is not easy, and there are no...

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