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Certainty about Treatment during a Time of Uncertainty

By: Ashley Pennington, MA, Senior Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships At Magnolia Creek Treatment Center for Eating Disorders, we understand the challenging decision to begin the journey of recovery at a residential eating disorder treatment program during this time of [...]

2021-07-20T20:42:53+00:00July 28th, 2020|

What is the truth about eating disorders?

Many myths surround the causes of eating disorders, who develops one, and the seriousness of the illness. Often these myths increase the stigma and may prevent those needing help from seeking treatment. […]

2021-07-20T20:44:12+00:00February 18th, 2020|

What is muscle dysmorphia?

What is muscle dysmorphia? Muscle dysmorphia is typically more prevalent in men; however, women can also be at risk. The disorder is not currently recognized as an eating disorder and is often considered to be a type of obsessive-compulsive disorder [...]

2021-07-20T20:44:13+00:00September 5th, 2019|

Do I have an eating disorder?

At Magnolia Creek, we are often asked how to know if someone has an eating disorder. It is common to not know the signs and symptoms, and for many, a sense of shame or guilt about their eating disorder behaviors [...]

2021-07-20T20:44:13+00:00August 12th, 2019|

How do I find hope when I have an eating disorder?

May is Mental Health Month – a time to raise awareness about the importance of good mental health. Last year’s theme, 4Mind4Body, has been expanded to the next level this year and we are looking at the connection between spirituality and [...]

2019-09-27T07:19:34+00:00May 2nd, 2019|

CBT for Eating Disorder Treatment

Your sense of self-worth has a strong connection to your body image. However, what do you do when there is a disconnect? CBT used in eating disorder treatment is a powerful tool that yields excellent results. How could this treatment [...]

2019-09-27T07:19:55+00:00April 25th, 2019|

What does it mean to be a Registered Dietitian?

As part of National Nutrition Month, we also celebrate Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day. This is a time to increase awareness of our registered dietitian nutritionists as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services.  At Magnolia Creek, we thank our [...]

2019-09-27T07:25:26+00:00March 13th, 2019|

Mental Health and Bulimia Statistics [Infographic]

Mental Health and Bulimia Statistics Eating disorders are complicated mental health issues. In fact, much of the public doesn’t fully understand the impact these disorders have. Take bulimia nervosa, for example. This condition consists of a cycle of binge eating [...]

2019-09-27T07:25:42+00:00March 8th, 2019|

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. [...]

2019-09-27T07:26:53+00:00February 21st, 2019|