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Poverty Circumstance and Social Condition on Nutrition and Consumption

May 22, 2015

A common misconception about eating disorders is that these are diseases of “vanity”, or that individuals willingly chose to have a disorder as a means of having an ideal body or fitting into a certain jean size. Eating disorders are hardly thought of in circumstances where food is scarce or where poverty is the predominantly concerning issue.

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Discrimination: Triggers for Eating Disorders

May 21, 2015

If you have suffered any form of discrimination, you have likely endured painful circumstances that have resulted in some form of trauma, emotional hurt, or even abuse. For individuals who may be predisposed to developing an eating disorder, falling victim to discrimination can be an environmental trigger that inflames the progression of this deadly mental illnesses.

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    Emotional Abuse: The Impact

    May 20, 2015

    Emotional abuse, also referred to as psychological or mental abuse, is characterized by destructive behaviors inflicted on another than may result in trauma. While emotional abuse can take varying forms, it can result in multiple consequences that are devastating, including the development of mental illnesses, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic depression, anxiety disorders, or eating disorders.

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    The Modeling Industry and Body Image

    May 20, 2015

    Contributor: Kirsten Haglund, Community Relations Representative for Timberline Knolls and Founder and President of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation The New York Times reports that according to marketing research firm Yankelovich, someone living in a city sees up to about 5,000 […]

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    Gossip: Destructive Behavior

    May 19, 2015

    From office gatherings at work to get-togethers with friends and families, gossip can quickly become the centerfold of any conversation. Catching up on the latest often includes hearing someone spill the news about another unfortunate individual, who may become the victim of a gossip session.

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    Serotonin, Comfort Foods and Trauma

    May 17, 2015

    Certain foods can actually produce neurotransmitters in our brain that connected to pleasure and elevated mood. It is no wonder that we may experience cravings for “comfort foods”, as strong physiological forces within our bodies drive a need to stabilize brain function.

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    Starvation, Trauma, and Food Hoarding

    May 15, 2015

    Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Research has demonstrated the complex factors that are involved with eating disorders, including biological/genetic influences and well as psychosocial and environmental factors. For an individual who […]

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    Social Media Bullying

    May 13, 2015

    As the way we interface with people has changed and progressed, this has also influenced the way we perceive ourselves and how our self-esteem is developed. For some individuals, demeaning interactions via social media can lead to more complicated issues and concerns.

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    Sexual Abuse

    May 13, 2015

    Any form of sexual abuse is a serious infringement and violation of a person’s body, mind, and spirit. Sexual violations can severely disrupt a person’s being and ability to function, as this can create both short and long term effects for the victim who has suffered the abuse.

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    Balance & Eating Disorder Recovery: Walking Your talk

    May 11, 2015

    Contributor: Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC, President at Eating Disorder Hope Balance…that elusive state of an even and calm distribution of our energy toward our physical, emotional and spiritual well being. We all want it, but it can be very difficult […]

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