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Posts Tagged ‘Eating Disorder’

By On January 16th, 2018

5 Tips for overcoming the urge to restrict while recovering from anorexia

Even when you’ve started your path to recovery, people with anorexia live with an urge that hangs around anytime food is present – the voice constantly calculating calories and telling you what is “safe” or “unsafe” to eat. It can seem like these urges are inescapable or overwhelming, but learning to control these impulses and…

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By On January 16th, 2017

Both Men and Women With Anorexia Face Heightened Bone Fracture Risk

Eating disorders like anorexia can lead to a variety of adverse effects, ranging from fatigue and dizziness to liver problems, seizures, and death. One such effect of eating disorders is a heightened risk for bone fractures, as the body isn’t getting enough nutrients to properly fortify the bones. Increased risk of fracture is a well-documented…

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By On October 14th, 2016

Food and Mood: Making the Connection, Part 1

Written by Joleen Wilson, RD/LD, CNSC, CBIS, Dietitian for Pathway to Eating Disorders Treatment at Brookhaven Hospital In a fast food world with rising food costs, good nutrition is often put on the back burner.  It is also easy to neglect personal health when you are dealing with anxiety, depression, or chemical dependency.  Poor nutrition can…

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By On May 4th, 2016

Young Women Are Using Social Media To Recover From Eating Disorders

Social media has notoriously been used as a hub for young women who post pictures, videos, and quotes encouraging unhealthy eating behaviors in the quest to be thin. Even when sites like Instagram made direct attempts to intervene, the issue only grew worse. But, there is another side to social media that is often overlooked.…

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By On March 11th, 2016

People With Anorexia May Experience Less Pleasure From Physical Touch

Individuals with anorexia experience numerous well-documented side-effects and symptoms that can take a severe toll on their bodies, but some physical issues associated with the disorder are still being discovered. A Ph.D. student at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK recently found that individuals with anorexia nervosa experience less pleasure from physical touch in…

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By On December 30th, 2015

A Varied Diet Can Be Key For Successful Eating Disorder Recovery

Eating disorder recovery is a long and difficult path, but it can be life-saving. Most often, individuals with eating disorders are treated through extensive counseling and require the strong support of friends and family to achieve a healthy lifestyle. In the treatment process, it is also common for professionals to dictate an eating plan to…

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By On November 6th, 2015

What Is Orthorexia and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

While it has yet to be recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), a new eating disorder has been receiving widespread attention since an article about it from Broadly went viral recently. Orthorexia, an eating disorder characterized by an unhealthy obsession with healthy food, has been around since the term was…

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