Creek Speak

June 4, 2018

Anorexia: The Real Story

We know the seriousness of eating disorders; the statistics speak for themselves - over 30 million people will suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder in their lifetime. And we know eating disorders are a severe mental illness, with anorexia...

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May 17, 2018

Did you choose your eating disorder?

It is hard for people to understand that eating disorders are not a choice, they are not a lifestyle. Someone with an eating disorder is not trying to garner attention; they are not choosing to battle a life-altering mental health...

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April 25, 2018

Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse: Is there a connection?

During Alcohol Awareness Month, it is important to understand the link between substance use, such as alcohol or drugs, and eating disorders. Substance use disorders can precede the onset of an eating disorder, or develop because of an eating disorder....

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March 26, 2018

Words Have Power: Can they lead to an eating disorder?

“You would be a knockout if you lost weight.” “You need to eat and put some meat on your bones.” “There is no way that is going to fit you.” “Are you really going to eat all that?” “You are...

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March 15, 2018

All Foods Fit: When Being a “Healthy Eater” Becomes Disordered

Leigh-Ann Bamberg, MS, RDN, LD & Brittany Braswell, MS, RDN, LD At Magnolia Creek, it is important as dietitians that we promote a healthy attitude towards all food. We advocate that All Foods Fit in moderation and can and should...

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February 27, 2018

Loving your Body and Overcoming your Fears

Body image is often an incredibly overwhelming subject for individuals suffering from an eating disorder.  Improving one’s body image is most often one of the last components of recovery from an eating disorder, making this topic very difficult to discuss....

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February 13, 2018

Experiential Therapy at Magnolia Creek

Experiential therapy includes multiple expressive approaches such as role-playing, art therapy, music, animal care, yoga, or various forms of recreation. Unlike talk therapy, experiential therapy encourages individuals to address hidden issues through activities and interactions. Our clients will often begin...

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February 2, 2018

Bulimia & Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorder – Is there a connection?

People often think of eating disorders, such as bulimia, and substance use disorders as separate conditions; however, there is often an overlap between the two. Research shows that roughly 50% of individuals suffering from an eating disorder are also abusing...

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January 19, 2018

Eating Disorders and the Magnolia Creek Difference

Statistics show that about 30 million people suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder. Despite staggering numbers, many of those suffering do not seek treatment due to embarrassment, denial, or confusion surrounding their...

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December 21, 2017

Self-care Tips for Eating Disorders

Practicing self-care is an essential part of eating disorder recovery. Self-care does not have to be extravagant, it is simple, thoughtful ways of tending to your physical, emotional, mental, and psychological care. When you are in recovery from an eating...

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