The Health At Every Size® (HAES) approach is a continuously evolving alternative to health’s conventional weight-centered approach. The conventional weight-centered approach to health emphasizes measures like weight and BMI as essential health indicators. This conventional model of health often purports weight loss, weight control, or weight management as an effective way to improve or sustain [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center It’s difficult to know where to first seek treatment when you or a loved one is suffering from an eating disorder. Factors such as age, background, medical history, and the severity of the eating disorder symptoms all determine what type of treatment you may need. The process [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Carolina House Many people have started to turn to clean eating to lose weight or get healthier. But for some people, eating clean can actually put them at an increased risk for developing certain eating disorders, like orthorexia. As a purportedly more nutritious way to eat, clean eating has cropped up all [...] Read More
Eating disorder therapy can be an extremely rewarding process. Therapy can lead to life-altering changes and results. Therapy is an integral part of eating disorder recovery since eating disorders are often an attempt to cope with unresolved mental health issues, trauma, or repressed emotions . Sorting through these issues can help protect someone’s recovery and [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Carolina House It is no surprise that women from all backgrounds may go through a period of disordered eating and body dissatisfaction at some point in their life. Historically, therapists have been aware of disordered eating among adolescents and young adults, but now clinicians are facing increased instances of disordered eating among [...] Read More
In this series’s first two articles, we explored the unique aspects of military members’ experiences related to anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa development and treatment. This final installment will focus on Binge Eating Disorder (BED). The previous articles explored the challenging emphasis on power, control, and perfection in the military subculture as well as how [...] Read More
The first article in this series made it clear that the subculture of the military comes with its own unique challenges that impact eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. The emphasis on power, control, and perfection, as well as physical fitness and the thin ideal, can absolutely lead to [...] Read More
According to the National Guard Association of the United States, Eating disorder diagnoses among military members have risen 26% over five years (1). The military and anorexia have a complicated relationship. Military personnel undergo unique life experiences that can make them more vulnerable to these disorders. In this 3-part series, we will examine how military [...] Read More
Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses affecting at least 30 million people in the US alone . Recovering from an eating disorder, though possible for anyone, can be challenging and takes hard work, accountability, and support. But thanks to modern technology, there are numerous eating disorder recovery apps available to help you on your journey. [...] Read More
Many people with eating disorders have anxiety about food or food-related situations, such as eating in restaurants or around friends . Fear foods are a common barrier for people with eating disorders and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP or Exposure-Response Therapy) can help reduce reactions to them. Fear foods are foods that cause a significant [...] Read More
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