Category: Nutrition

How Nutritionists Help Us Recover From Disordered Eating

African American Black Woman in Blue Sweater Disordered eating is a widespread (and often untreated) problem in our culture. In fact, research shows that approximately 50 percent of the US population demonstrates disordered eating [1]. But with a constant bombardment of weight-loss messages and misinformed nutrition advice, it can be hard for those struggling with disordered eating to restore a healthy and [...]
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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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Understanding of Nutrition for Eating Disorder Recovery on a Global Level

Landscape of Kenya The basic understanding of nutrition can be interpreted in many different ways across the globe, depending on where you may be. For developing countries where food may be scare, nutrition may simply mean receiving adequate food and calories throughout the day from any available food sources. In many developed and Westernized countries, the concept of [...]
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Is Restricting Sugar or Fat Effective For Food Addiction?

Brain and Eating Disorders Young Woman Eating A Salad There is much debate among health care professionals on the topic of treatment for food addiction. Characterized by the inability to stop eating certain foods, a food addiction is a disease which is influenced by both biological and environmental causes. Research has demonstrated the biochemical factors involved in the process of someone becoming addicted to [...]
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Orthorexia: Dangers of the ‘Disorder Disguised as Virtue’

Woman struggling with eating disorder It may feel as if orthorexia is a new disease based on the recent insurgence of messages emphasizing “good” and “clean eating.” However, orthorexia has been around since 1997, when the term was coined to describe “individuals with an obsession for proper nutrition [and] who pursue this obsession through a restrictive diet, a focus on [...]
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The Food Trend Craze: When Has It Gone Too Far?

Shake food trend Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Almost every day, there seem to be a new dieting trend pushed by the mainstream media, shared on a blog, promoted on social media platforms, or discussed by “experts” on talk shows. Everything from juice cleanses to supplements [...]
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Learning More About Nutrition Interventions For Emetophobia

Woman with Nutrition Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope The majority of individuals have experienced a vomiting episode in the past for various reasons, most often without lasting consequences. On the same token, many have witnessed others vomit without prolonged fear or anxiety. However, for a person [...]
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