5 Eating Disorder Warning Signs in College Freshmen

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This blog post is adapted from an original blog post here:  Eating Disorders Identified in College Freshmen as they Return for Winter Break, originally posted Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 11:45 PM by user rhcsg’s Place at Parents.com The first semester of college can be a huge transition for most young adults.  Often they are going […]

How We Incorporate Yoga and Meditation in Eating Disorder Recovery

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In conjunction with traditional psychotherapy and medical nutrition therapy, here is how yoga and meditation is intertwined in your healing process: The Eight Limbs of Yoga or Eight Fold Path The first book to systematize the practice of yoga was the classic treatise the Yoga Sutras (or Aphorisms) of Patanjali dating from 200 B.C. The […]

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

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What will be your story now today its something far inside hurts your body close your eyes and i’ll bring you back to here you are my own sinking ship Cause everyday the current shifts – Good Ole War, My Sinking Ship Sometimes I can’t find the words to describe my inner rants when I […]

Eating Disorders: When Is it Time to Seek Help?

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By: Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS My hope is that my posts to date have emphasized at least two things about eating disorders: They’re complex mental illnesses with biological, psychological and social implications for an individual’s health and wellness; and because of this complexity, they tend to be the deadliest mental illnesses. Taken together, […]

Mothers, Daughters and Eating Disorders – Mother & Daughter Reunions: The Holidays

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Mothers, Daughters and Eating Disorders (A series of articles dedicated to nurturance) How do a mother’s own attitudes toward herself get passed to her children? Girls naturally identify with their mothers and this identification can become disturbed when a mother acts in ways that are destructive and lack self respect. When the issue is specific […]

Fed Up!

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Are you tired of thinking about food let alone talking about food and it’s focus in your life? I can imagine that you feel fed up, both physically and mentally. This may be because your story is masked by the over emphasis on food in your life. This statement is not meant to minimize the […]

10 Lessons Learned in Recovery

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My eating disorder took a lot away from me. It took away my friends and family, my desire to live, my dreams and hopes for the future and even started to take away myself physically and mentally. It consumed me in any way imaginable. When I finally hit bottom I learned that I had two […]

Renowned Expert On Binge Eating Shares Proven Techniques For Conquering Food Cravings

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Clinical psychologist Cynthia M. Bulik is a leading authority on eating disorders such as binge eating disorder. Binge eating is marked by eating an unusually large amount of food and feeling out of control or compelled to eat. Binge eating disorder is less well known than anorexia or bulimia nervosa but is more prevalent. Health […]

Breaking The Eating Disorder Stigma, One Story At A Time

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In a multitude of ways, eating disorders express anxiety. If you have a history of eating disorders, you’re likely sensitive and perfectionistic. When ill, you not only exaggerate the rightness or wrongness of numbers on the scale, but you may also imagine there’s a right way and a wrong way to recover. Recovery’s promise of […]

Anti-Spyware Or Avoiding Those Websites Altogether?

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If you own a computer, you more than likely have an anti-spyware or anti-malware program to combat intruders that like to invade and disrupt your hard drive. But if you avoided going to those precarious websites to begin with, you may not need to be constantly troubleshooting those malicious intruders. Our partial hospitalization and intensive […]