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Why the Fourth of July Can Be Triggering

People on lake shore during summer Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center The Fourth of July is bursting with celebrations — cookouts, pool parties, parades, and, of course, fireworks. And while it’s usually a time filled with summer fun for most people, it can be a minefield of summer eating disorder triggers such as food and body image concerns [...]
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Body Checking and Mirrors as an ED Behavior

beautiful asian woman in mirror Contributor: Camille Williams, LCPC – Clinical Therapist at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center In an eating disorder (ED), the behaviors that may first come to mind include bingeing, purging, restricting, exercise, diet pills, laxatives, chewing and spitting, etc. However, body checking behaviors are just as dangerous and need significant attention in recovery. Standard body checking [...]
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Protect Your Eating Disorder Recovery

Hands of women showing gratitude Contributor: Joanna O’Neill, LMFT of EDEN Treatment Center The world currently exists in a state of uncertainty and desperation. People feel helpless in the face of a viral predator they cannot see. Concern regarding work and finances has become the norm. Moreover, living in isolation, which is contrary to healthy human existence, only serves to [...]
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