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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 mental health, particularly in eating disorders. As humans, each of us is composed of mind, …

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How the Media Covers Celebrity Eating Disorders

The media influences just about every part of our lifestyle. But did you know that news of celebrity eating disorders sometimes informs people in negative ways? A recent study looked at how the media covered these stories and drew some conclusions. At least several times each year, well-known celebrities reveal bombshell secrets about their lives …

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Eating Disorders Among College Students

While progress is happening every day, there’s still a significant stigma surrounding mental health issues, including eating disorders. Many people don’t believe that eating disorders are real, or they significantly underestimate the effects eating disorders can have. Of course, when people do think about eating disorders, the common picture that comes to their minds is …

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Purging Disorder Symptoms

Eating disorders have various symptoms. While much attention has been paid to anorexia nervosa and bulimia, some other disorders are less well known. Would you recognize purging disorder symptoms? If you’re worried about someone close to you or even your own complicated relationship with food, learn more about this disorder. Treatment is available once you …

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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. Many women with an eating disorder body check, especially after meals and snacks, further exacerbating …

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Eating Disorders and College: What’s the connection?

The beginning of fall is often associated with the start of a new school year and for many the transition to their first year of college.  While this transition is usually an exciting time, it can also bring about increased levels of stress, anxiety, and overall unfamiliar territory. “Historically, September and October have been my …

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