Contributor: Center for Hope of the Sierras Team at Center for Hope of the Sierras The world of eating disorders is vast. With so many conditions, it can be difficult to find straightforward information on the common ones. To counteract that, we’ve listed Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge-Eating Disorder and Compulsive Overeating which are a few of [...] Read More
Contributor: Center for Hope of the Sierras Team at Center for Hope of the Sierras In an era where teens are constantly bombarded with images of what they should look like and how they should portray themselves on social media, it’s natural to worry about them developing an eating disorder. According to the National Institute [...] Read More
Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use The eating disorder population is exposed to a greater probability of suicide and attempted suicide. A recent study, conducted by the University of Bologna, Italy, executed a meta-analysis of previous studies in order to compare proportions of suicide attempts in eating disorder sub-groups. Contrary to common belief, eating [...] Read More
Body image can be defined as the perception that a person has of himself or herself. It can include the physical self, thoughts, and feelings around their awareness of self. The emotions and thoughts can be both positive and negative and are influenced by environmental and societal factors. Body image can occur at any age [...] Read More
Contributor: By Rachael Clauson, MAAT, Eating Disorder Specialist, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Healing from an eating disorder is a complex journey that is rarely linear and predictable. Overcoming an eating disorder involves the healing of the mind, body, and spirit. And for someone who has experienced sexual trauma, healing adds another layer of complexity in [...] Read More
Clean eating has become much more popular in the last decade. Orthorexia has typically developed from clean eating, and little is understood about the social consequences of these issues. Neither is a defined diagnosis and is a term to describe a lifestyle pattern of eating. What social implications come from individuals who clean eat or [...] Read More
Shame is generally viewed as an emotion of self-comparison. As Theodore Roosevelt famously stated, “Comparison is the thief of joy,” and this is certainly true of shame in eating disorders as well. More broadly defined, shame “involves a fear or expectation of eliciting disgust in others (and)…is experienced when one perceives oneself to be judged [...] Read More
When in recovery, it can feel like an empowering experience. You may feel that you have more control over your life once you have been balancing life and recovery for a while. But then it hits, a stressful situation, or unrecognized trigger and you find yourself beginning to slip on recovery priorities. Soon you may [...] Read More
Contributor: Margaret Geraci, RD, LDN, Director of Nutrition Services, Timberline Knolls Countless parents may struggle with mealtime battles when it comes to child feeding. Whether it be picky eating, behavioral issues at the dinner table, or simply knowing whether a child is consuming adequate nutrition, feeding children can trigger a host of doubts and questions. [...] Read More
Eating disorder behaviors take many different forms, some more apparent than others. While we live in a culture saturated by the dieting mentality, many disordered eating behaviors often go unnoticed, as many individuals claim to be doing certain things in the name of health. With an “obesity epidemic” that has been sadly misunderstood, a general [...] Read More
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