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Eating Disorders, Experiential Somatic Awareness and Integration

March 12, 2018

Contributor: Dr. Gina Negrette serves as the Medical Director for Aloria Health. Body distress or somatic integration often occurs when a person is under an extreme amount of stress and/or experiences a trauma. Somatic awareness is when a person acknowledges their […]

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Is BMI an Accurate Measure of Healthy Weight?

March 9, 2018

BMI or Body Mass Index, is a medical scale to determine if a person is within a healthy weight range or not. Often BMI and waist circumference are used in screenings to estimate weight in relation to disease risk [1]. […]

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Social Media & The Loss of Reprieve From Bullying

March 8, 2018

Bullying has moved from the playground to the Internet. With social media, kids, teens, and adults have instant access to anyone at anytime. Facebook, SnapChat, Instagram, Reddit…these all take away the ability to have a break from our peers. How […]

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Assessing Readiness to Recovery in Bulimia Nervosa

March 7, 2018

Bulimia is an eating disorder that has ongoing episodes of binge eating. The person struggles with periods of binge eating where large amounts of food are consumed in a two hour or less time period. The binging is typically followed […]

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Is Eating Disorder Treatment Worth the Expense?

March 5, 2018

Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder are often the most well-known eating disorders. They come with varying symptoms and behaviors. Underlying issues can include low self-esteem, low self-worth, and a distorted body image. Eating disorders are often triggered […]

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Values & Identity: Youth Can Avoid Snags of Eating Disorders

March 4, 2018

Every parent is in a constant fight to protect their children, whether it be from playground scrapes to broken hearts. But, as the world changes, so do the dangers that can reach today’s youth. One of those dangers is disordered […]

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Accepting Our Bodies: Making Peace with Ourselves

March 3, 2018

Positive body image includes various factors. A person’s belief about one’s appearance and how they feel about their body, weight, shape, and size plays a role in the eating disorder. A person with positive body image also has a sense […]

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PTSD and Bulimia: Relational Statistics & Trends

February 17, 2018

Bulimia and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) frequently occur together, primarily when a stressful or traumatic event occurs.  Reactions can be overwhelming, and cause distress to the point of emotional impairment, dysfunction to daily life, and physical problems [1]. The Substance Abuse […]

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ACT & Eating Disorder Treatment: What You Need to Know

February 16, 2018

Working with a therapist can help reduce eating disorder behaviors and symptoms, and get you moving toward recovery. One way therapists work on reducing symptoms is through Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). What It Is ACT helps individuals to reduce eating […]

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DBT & Eating Disorder Treatment: What You Need to Know

February 15, 2018

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a type of therapy that is used to treat mental health conditions to include eating disorders. It works to help individuals learn healthy, adaptive ways to regulate emotions, analyze and restructure behaviors that are a […]

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