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How Caregiver Distress Levels Affect Eating Disorders

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 [...]

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Eating Disorders Complications: The Not-So-Fun Facts

So you want to know about eating disorders? Let me guess you have been lurking on websites in your private time because—god forbid—someone see you “researching”. Whether it be a Pro Ana/Mia site or a Google self-test, only you know the motives behind this. I know when I was “researching” it was “top secret.” What [...]

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Eating Disorder Recovery and Stress

Stress is such a challenge to manage. But I think there is such a thing as “good stress.” I think all stress can be good stress if you know how to manage it. Learning how to manage stress while recovering from an eating disorder can be especially difficult. When I used to get really stressed the [...]

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LOVED ONES COPING WITH EATING DISORDERS…SKELETONS IN OUR CLOSET

An old friend from high school called me yesterday, quite upset. He was almost crying and said he thinks his wife of fifteen years needs to get help for anorexia and bulimia. He asked me what he should do? “Well,” I asked, “how long has she been struggling with it?” “I believe since we were married,” he said. [...]

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Compulsive Overeating: I Can’t Believe I Ate the Whole Thing

Food. What is it? Or more importantly, what does it mean to you? What does it represent? Since the beginning of time, food has been something that represents a union or bond with people. It is what has been seen in history as a sign of richness and luxury,  and separated the wealthy from the poor. It [...]

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SYMPTOMS OF AN EATING DISORDER: FILL IT TO THE BRIM WITH INSANITY

I have been surrounded by coffee from a very young age. Before you could throw a rock and hit a Starbucks, my father opened up a gourmet coffee and tea store. It was a beautiful idea, just rotten timing. It was the early 80′s and people hadn’t quite yet gotten the buzz in their blood [...]

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SURVIVING ANOREXIA: YOU HAVE CHOSEN WISELY MY FRIEND

I often wonder what would have become of me if I was adopted after birth and raised in a completely different environment by totally different parents. Allow me to fantasize for a sec. Let’s just say that both my parents were professional business people. Let’s say they fed my self-esteem based entirely around my inner [...]

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RECOVERING FROM AN EATING DISORDER…AINT THAT A KICK IN THE ED

So let me ask you some questions. Yes…you. I know you are reading this looking for some insight, something to grasp onto, something that might shed some light on all the darkness you are surrounded by. Some sort of rope of reason that will reach down into that deep deep hole you are currently sitting [...]

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EATING DISORDERS RECOVERY…IT’S MY RECOVERY, I’LL CRY IF I WANT TO

I have never been a pretty crier. I am not one of those girls whose make-up stays in tact and afterwards nobody would possibly know. Nope I am an all out black mascara running down my face, swollen face, puffy eyed looking train wreck. Has that stopped me from crying my whole life?…Um No. I [...]

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EATING DISORDERS ARTICLES | NOTHING LAST FOREVER EXCEPT RECOVERY

I get asked the question quite often if I am fully recovered from my eating disorder. A lot of people assume that I am, as I basically went from being almost dead, to now living quite a productive life. In all honesty, I used to think that I was, but now I know for a [...]

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