Five Levels of Care for Eating Disorder Treatment

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Five Levels of Care for Eating Disorder Treatment From the American Psychiatric Association Guidelines for Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders Outpatient: Others are able to provide emotional support and structure. Patient lives near a treatment setting Fair-good motivation Self-sufficient Can manage compulsive exercise through self-control Can greatly reduce incidents of purging in an unstructured […]

“Good” Foods, “Bad” Foods: How Our Beliefs About the Foods We Eat Affect Our Health

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“For millennia Spiritual masters have known how powerful our thoughts are in our lives. Now, researchers in quantum physics and consciousness are confirming this. Regardless of what were are engaging in, our thoughts hold tremendous power over us. Therefore, our thoughts about food have a direct effect on our health. If we feel guilty about […]

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 […]

Even Our MHS Cruelty Investigators Were Shocked – Meet Sweet Julie!

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As accustomed as they are to the difficult sights they see every day, our investigators were still shocked at the condition Julie was in when she first came to MHS. She had been abandoned in Ecorse and kept confined for weeks without any food and with minimal water. When a kind passerby found this sweet […]

Off The Mat, Into The World – Identifying How Our Past Traumas Inhibit Connection

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I had the pleasure of spending five days in the Hudson Valley last month at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. I attended a five day workshop called Off the Mat, Into the World with Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, and Suzanne Sterling. While yoga centered, Off The Mat Into The World was a workshop to create […]

Too Much Of A Good Thing: From EXERCISE TO EMERGENCY!

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Is there such thing as too much exercise? Let’s explore the fine line between a healthy habit and a deadly obsession. Kristin Seifried hit the gym after dinner. The young man at the front desk greeted her by name, gave her a big grin, and commented that she was their “best client.” Seifried was there […]

Biggest Fear

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Dear Body, This will be my last letter to you. I guess I’ve been waiting for this moment for a few years now. Somehow I thought it would be a tad more traumatic than it was. In reality, it hurt far more than it did. My 6-year-old daughter finally said the words to me that […]

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 […]