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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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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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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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High-Achieving Women and Binge Eating Disorder

February 8, 2018

The term “high-achieving” may seem self-explanatory, but there are a few behaviors and traits that stand out as high-achieving. Individuals that have high-achieving personalities, first and foremost, have a strong desire to accomplish their goals. They are adept at combining […]

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Tips for Discussing Your Eating Disorder With Family Members

February 7, 2018

Knowing how to tell your family about your eating disorder can be daunting. Often you may be unsure of how they will react, or even how you will react or respond. Each family is different, but there are ways that […]

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Counseling for the Spouse of an Eating Disorder Sufferer

February 7, 2018

When a chronic illness, such as an eating disorder is a part of a marriage, it can be challenging to keep the relationship together.

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Orthorexia and Perfectionism: Correlations & Facts

February 6, 2018

The link between eating disorders and perfectionism has been studied extensively, with most researchers and clinicians maintaining that one of the common central features of all EDs involves the desire for physical or emotional perfection, or both [1]. Most of […]

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Religion and Eating Disorders: Statistics & Trends

February 5, 2018

Religions around the world engage in fasting or restriction of foods as part of their practices. Some are daily, monthly, or around holidays. Some of the most known religions to use fasting practices are the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, […]

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Gluten-Free Eating: Hype & Facts

February 4, 2018

Approximately 3.1 million Americans follow a gluten-free diet. Yet, 72% of those 3.1 million Americans are classified as “PWAGs”

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