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
Sponsored By: The Laureate Eating Disorders Program Understanding the role of dietary deficiencies and genetic variation impact on the efficacy of medication can be an effective tool when treatment planning with patients and families. Incorporating information about individualized genetics as part of a larger conversation about medication trials or compliance may be useful for some patients [...] Read More
We hear a lot about Mindfulness and all its physical, emotional and spiritual benefits. Yet, many of us have a rather loose understanding of the concept. Those of us who are in recovery from an eating disorder may have a tendency toward anxiety and stress, I know that is my challenge! We seem to be [...] Read More
Heading off to college is an exciting time in a teen’s life. Touring campuses, deciding on a major, and looking into which school is the best fit is all part of the process. When you are recovering from an eating disorder, you also want to think about services available on campus, options for meal plans, [...] Read More
It can be disconcerting to hear that a fundamental part of who you are has played a role in you developing an eating disorder. This is especially difficult when one considers that these personality traits don’t simply disappear upon recovery. Despite their role in your eating disorder, these traits are not all bad. They make [...] Read More
Betrayal in relationships is painful especially if you are in eating disorder recovery. Not only are you learning to let go of the disorder and learning to forgive yourself, but you are learning to forgive your partner for betrayals in the relationship. Repairing Working to repair the damage, rebuilding trust and reconnecting after a betrayal [...] Read More
Contributor: Kirsten Haglund, Community Relations Representative for Timberline Knolls and Founder and President of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation I remember very vividly during my own recovery process that I envisioned recovery as a destination where all would be glorious, wonderful and perfect; free from concern and anxiety, where I would float on clouds of deep-seated [...] Read More
Sharing your eating disorder struggle with a loved one can be anxiety-provoking. Knowing how to do this in a way that you can clearly state your struggles and needs is essential. It can also be a unique way for your loved ones to offer hope, understanding, and support. Remember Your Well-Being It is imperative to [...] Read More
Contributor: Kirsten Haglund, Community Relations Representative for Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment, and Founder and President of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation By the time January 1st arrives, most look around wondering how it got here so fast. It is remarked among family and friends how quickly the time passed, and conversations turn toward making resolutions, setting [...] Read More
While it is the most common eating disorder, Binge Eating Disorder (BED) was not added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as a free-standing disorder until 2013. Being the new kid on the block does not mean it should be underestimated, as BED affects 3.5% of women and 2% of men and [...] Read More
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