Stereotype Event Detroit 2013!

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Join us at Mirepoix upstairs at Holiday Market in Royal Oak on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 for an artist reception and gala to raise awareness about eating disorders. Enjoy wine, strolling appetizers, and dessert, while exploring featured specially curated local submissions sold in virtual auction and also available for purchase at the event. Explore our […]

How to Make a Restaurant Trip Successful

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When I take clients to restaurants to eat they are intimidated for many reasons. They do not have control over how the food is prepared and they are nervous about the portion size and social setting. Although these things are scary, they do not have to ruin the fun of eating out! There are several […]

What is Normal Eating?

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We hear many different messages about eating, how to eat and what to eat. Defining normal eating is a difficult task and can mean different things for different people. Ellyn Satter (http://www.ellynsatter.com), a social worker and registered dietician, suggests that normal eating includes: “Going to a meal hungry and eating until you are satisfied. Being […]

February is Eating Disorder Awareness Month

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Recovery is possible! Visit our page to find help for your eating disorder The Rapid Recovery Narrative “True love is deeply caring for yourself; only then, can you be fully available to love others deeply” Allison Stuart Kaplan I used to have anorexia, but I’m better now. I’ve heard that phrase countless times. In our […]

When Eating Pure Goes Too Far

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There is a lot of attention in the media focusing on eating healthy foods. Overall, eating a balanced, nutritious diet will improve your health. However, a problem arises when overtime this drive to eat healthy turns into an obsession. This obsession is known as orthorexia. Orthorexia is defined by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics […]

The Gluten Free Diet Trend & Eating Disorders

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Gluten-free is a new dietary trend that has emerged over the past several years. In individuals who struggle with eating disorders, the concern is whether they may actually have celiac disease or these individuals are self diagnosing as a way to restrict intake of food. Celiac disease is defined by the National Institutes of Health […]

Dear Body: An Apology

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Dear Body, Hey. It’s Brain talking to you. Remember me? I’m that voice that told you when we were 19, “Hey, Ally. You’re single, 200 pounds, and a size 18 in jeans. Your life is a joke. Maybe it’s a good idea to eat everything in your kitchen. Meet you at the bread drawer with […]

iVegetarian2: The Eating Disorders of Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs died October 5, and the animal rights organization PETA stepped right up to honor him as a vegetarian who was deeply committed to animal welfare and the environment. PETA, of course, has yet to acknowledge the role that Jobs’s near vegan diet may have played in his death, and continues to maintain that […]

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 […]