Author Archives: Baxter Ekern

About Baxter Ekern

Baxter is the Vice President of Ekern Enterprises, Inc. He is responsible for the operations of Eating Disorder Hope and ensuring that the website is functioning smoothly.

How Nutritionists and Therapists Collaborate to Support Eating Disorder Recovery

Lady in field experiencing feelings in eating disorder recovery We all have, within us, the power to combat the challenges that come our way. Even so, doing this is a lot easier with the support of others behind us. In eating disorder recovery, that support comes in many forms. It comes from doctors to therapists to nutritionists to family to friends and others in recovery. Research [...]
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The Benefits of Gender-Specific Eating Disorder Treatment

Community of eating disorder sufferers Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center The prevalence and presentation of eating disorders are among the many psychological and physical differences between individuals of different genders. Gender-specific eating disorder treatment variations can be seen in how individuals seek treatment, how symptoms impact their functional status, the way individuals respond to treatment, the occurrence [...]
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Men and their Muscles – Muscular Dysmorphia

Man lifting weights while suffering from Compulsive Exercise Eating Disorders do not discriminate on background, religion, socio-economic status, race, sex, or gender. In fact, although we think about Eating Disorders as primarily a “female disorder,” according to NEDA [1], “about one in three people struggling with an Eating Disorder is a male.” Unfortunately, they are often fighting Muscular Dysmorphia or a poor body image. [...]
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The Night Eating Diagnostic Syndrome Questionnaire

Lady in bed fighting Night Eating Syndrome For starters, some of you may not know that Night Eating Syndrome (NES) is an actual disorder. NES falls under the DSM-5 category of “Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED)” and is estimated to impact approximately 1.5% of the general population [1]. The diagnosis itself involves individuals having “repeated episodes of eating at night including [...]
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Pregnancy and Bulimia: Concerns for the Fetus

Pregnant woman concerned about ED Recovery and Motherhood Eating disorders are emotionally, medically, and psychologically complex and become even more so with pregnancy and bulimia. Bulimia Nervosa poses risks for fetal development even before conception, increasing the risk of infertility as well as the possibility of “miscarriages, fetal growth problems, perinatal mortality, low or high birth weight, premature birth, and birth defects [1].” [...]
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