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How to Stop the Binge-Purge Cycle of Bulimia Nervosa

The binge-purge cycle of bulimia nervosa consists of behaviors, thoughts, & emotions. It is a cycle of intense shame for those struggling and can be a source of confusion for loved ones as to why the individual doesn’t “just stop.” The cycle is repetitive and individuals suffering from bulimia will often find it impossible to …

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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 uncertainty. Our experienced, multidisciplinary team understands that entering a higher level of care can sometimes …

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How do I shop for clothes in eating disorder recovery?

When we think about someone recovering from an eating disorder, it often slips our mind that changes in their body may mean they will need new clothes.  Before recovery, a main component of an eating disorder is a negative body image, this usually includes body dissatisfaction, body image distortions, overvaluation of weight, body comparisons and …

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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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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 registered dietitians, Leigh-Ann Bamberg and Brittany Braswell, for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy …

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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 and then purging to compensate for the binge. The binge eating acts as a coping …

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