Photobook “The Epilogue” Narrates a Life Taken by Bulimia

The Epilogue chronicles the life of Cammy, a girl who died at the age of 26 due to cardiac arrest caused by a long battle with bulimia nervosa. The book is actually not about Cammy; rather, it is about her friends and family experiences of living with a loved one with an eating disorder.

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National Eating Disorder Association Conference

It’s happening right now! The 2014 NEDA conference, entitled “Thinking Big: Uniting Families & Professionals in the Fight Against Eating Disorders,” is bringing together researchers, clinicians, families and individuals in recovery from an eating disorder to share and learn.

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Shame and Eating Disorders

An attitude of going through life alone is common among people who are struggling with an eating disorder. They often express feelings of shame and believe that those around them would not be considerate towards their illness. However, most families or friends are willing to help and become a support system.

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Social Eating During and Post Recovery

In social eating situations, it is not uncommon for individuals recovering from eating disorders to feel anxiety, as well as a fear of being judged or losing control.

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Stanford Study Looks At Mothers Who Can Pass Along Eating Disorders

Children of mothers with histories of eating disorders are at higher risk of developing an eating disorder themselves at some point during their lives. In a new study, Stanford researchers will teach mothers and fathers how to adjust the information that they are currently teaching their children about food.

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Get the Facts on Top Health Trends with Our New Infographic

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.

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3 Types of Happy and What They Mean for Eating Disorder Treatment

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?

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Monster: The Eating Disorder Within

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.

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Biggest Loser

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 […]

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When Your Recovery Friend is in Relapse!

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 […]

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