Magazine covers and television commercials abound feature celebrities with the promised secret to make your body resemble theirs. The reality is, putting together a healthy diet and exercise plan that works for your body and your lifestyle is a very individualized process that can’t be accomplished by a top ten article in your favorite magazine. Rader Programs presents you with the facts with our new infographic, Top Health Myths: Fact or Fad.
by Rader Programs on Jun 27, 2014
by Rader Programs on Jun 13, 2014
About 40% of our happiness is determined by us and us alone, according to one psychologist; and generally speaking, there are three types of happiness factors. Using this information in eating disorder treatments to deliver more effective outcomes is the goal. So how can a sense of self-control over one’s happiness level help to combat commonly-encountered eating disorder issues?
by Alisa Morrison - Alumni Coordinator on Jun 11, 2014
I usually meet people in the real pits of their disease, so when I start learning who they actually are it’s incredible to see the transformation. I had a mother say something that has never really left me. “I know my daughter is a monster right now, but just know she is my monster and I love her.” As I got to know the “monster” the more I saw the young lady, I knew the monster and what it was capable of. I lived the monster. I at one point was the monster.
by Alisa Morrison - Alumni Coordinator on Apr 14, 2014
The Biggest Loser finale was a few weeks ago and there is quite a lot to say about it. The show has already been under fire about making weight loss a competitive sport, and ignoring medically safe weight loss recommendations. When the newest winner Rachel Frederickson stepped out there was a mix of concern, and […]
by Rader Programs on Mar 14, 2014
Eating disorder treatment is the first step to recovery, but it is not the end. Follow-up treatment is essential for relapse prevention and to catch and treat relapse. Relapse during recovery is common. Approximately one-third of people fluctuate between recovery and relapse, according to the Eating Disorder Coalition. Eating Disorder Victoria estimates that 15 to 25 percent of […]
by Rader Programs on Mar 07, 2014
Recently, therapists and health care professionals have begun to examine the complex web of factors that influence eating disorders. These go far beyond the genetics and personality of the patient and include the influence of the interpersonal environment where the person lives. Researchers are just beginning to look at eating disorder treatment and prevention through […]
by Alisa Morrison - Alumni Coordinator on Jan 14, 2014
Life is so precious, there is no good time to say goodbye, or prepare yourself for what is about to happen, especially when that opportunity is taken away so abruptly. I am not only saying good bye to a dear friend who was such a fundamental piece of my journey, I am also saying good […]
by Alisa Morrison - Alumni Coordinator on Jan 08, 2014
“ As we drive along this road called life, occasionally a gal will find herself a little lost. And when that happens, I guess she has to let go of the coulda, shoulda, woulda, buckle up and just keep going.”-Sex and the City. Sometimes when recovering from an eating disorder, to keep going is the […]
by Alisa Morrison - Alumni Coordinator on Jan 06, 2014
Dear Truthmosis, Hello and let me say what a pleasure it was to read your “scholarly” article. What a way with words you have. The picture you painted couldn’t be closer to the truth, however I have some questions. In your first reason for dating someone with an eating disorder, I am glad you broke […]
by Alisa Morrison - Alumni Coordinator on Dec 19, 2013
What I love most about #thelinesproject is that you aren’t alone. I didn’t know about The Lines Project until I Googled it. This project helps raise awareness for self-harm, depression, and suicide. You can pick whatever colors you would like to represent your struggles or someone else’s struggles. (Your own struggles go on your left […]