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Mobile Phone App Created To Help Teens Overcome Body Image Issues

Pixelberry, the creators of the cell phone app called High School Story, started a crusade to help teens with current problems. Recently, they partnered with the National Eating Disorder Association to address one of the most requested topics for the app: eating disorders and body image.

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Diet Apps: A New Obsession?

Some people may think that new diet apps could benefit those who have eating disorders. These apps allow patients to do things like track food intake and get suggestions for coping techniques. Some of these apps even allow patients to send the data to their therapists in order to enhance eating disorder treatment. The question […]

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Eating Disorder Triggers | BMI: To Screen Or Not To Screen?

There was an article recently discussing BMI screening children in school. When I went to go read more about the article the page could “no longer be displayed”, I did find out that the school is in Massachusetts, and that the parent or guardian of the child could write a letter to waive the child […]

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SURVIVING AN EATING DISORDER….DOES THIS BLOG MAKE ME LOOK FAT?

If somebody handed you something to really yummy looking to drink, but then told you the name of it was Cancer, how quickly would you be to drink it? It’s not that the drink is actually cancer, but just associating it with a deadly disease could make it far from appetizing. This is how I […]

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RECOVERING FROM AN EATING DISORDER….I WAS LOST BUT NOW I AM FOUND

Eating Disorder Recovery and Grief The recent tragic shooting in Denver, has left the most bitter taste in my mouth as I keep swallowing all the news. It just disturbed me greatly as I am from Colorado and my grandparents lived  just a few blocks from that theater in Aurora. I used to go to that theater […]

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EATING DISORDERS AND SOCIAL MEDIA….GETTING SLAPPED IN THE FACEBOOK

  Believe it or not there was actually a time when Facebook didn’t exist. I remember it well, and yes perhaps that makes me a bit prehistoric, but it’s true. People actually did survive, and in all honesty I think were a lot happier. Although Facebook has taken social media above and beyond what anybody […]

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Now Showing – Attack of the Giant Menu

Now Showing – Attack of the Giant Menu

Now I know we were in New York, but there was no way a turkey sandwich cost 1.450 dollars. It took me a minute to realize that every single menu item had the number of calories in it posted smack next to it. Now, I have been in recovery for awhile, but at that very moment my eating disorder was tanding in front of me and had…

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Early Onset Eating Disorders

Early Onset Eating Disorders

Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and compulsive overeating disorder are affecting ever younger populations of individuals. Recent studies from around the world indicate a steady increase in the early onset of eating disorders with some children as young as six years old being hospitalized following bouts of binging and purging, laxative abuse and general refusal to eat.

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You Should Be “Walking on Sunshine,” but You’re Too Busy “Walking on Eggshells”

You Should Be “Walking on Sunshine,” but You’re Too Busy “Walking on Eggshells”

So I love how I talk to people in recovery everyday, who are constantly trying to avoid anything and everything that might spark something from their life post recovery and send them spur tailing back into the Eating Disorder world. I too sported this theme for many years… I call it “Trigger Tag”. Your disease is “it”, and it seems that people, places, and things, are constantly chasing you…

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Surviving the Holidays

Surviving the Holidays

There is no doubt that the holiday season, replete with a multitude of social and familial gatherings, offering a surplus of food and numerous potentially stressful interpersonal interactions, is a time that many look toward more with anxiety than joyful anticipation. The emotional downside of this time of year is so readily recognized that nearly every winter, Hollywood offers another collection of serious…

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