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Six Signs to Assess an Eating Disorder

Understanding the signs of an eating disorder diagnoses can help you take life-saving measures.

Making Space for the Exceptional

By Emily T. Troscianko on March 08, 2017 in A Hunger Artist
In illness, in recovery, and in health, it’s easy to forget how significantly magical a momentary departure from the everyday can be.

3 Myths About Men and Eating Disorders

Not an #AlternativeFact. Men do struggle with eating disorders

Just Wear it? Tech Won’t Improve Your Fitness On Its Own

By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in Nurturing Resilience
Using wearable tech is unlikely to solve the obesity crisis, but it might prevent obesity among those who have less risky lifestyles.

More Posts on Eating Disorders

Is Global Warming Making You Fat?

Brown fat can help control your weight but only when you're cold.
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Eating Disorders: It’s Not All About Food

We often think if we lose those ten pounds, gain muscle or adopt that healthy skin glow then we will feel better to only soon realize our self-esteem is still in the gutter.

Recovery and Fulfillment in Loss and Longing:

Understanding unconscious motivation, strengthening ego defenses, experiencing loss & longing facilitate eating disorder recovery and enable responsible & honorable decision making

Whole Paycheck Pauper? You’re Paying 47% More For Psychology

Eggs all in one basket? “Organic food” and its marketing is not all it’s cracked up to be. The firmest fact about organic is the marketing power behind it.

Connecting With Teens So They Can Thrive and Ultimate

The Resilience Regiment speaks with The Lotus Collaborative

Your Gut Health and Your Weight

If you've struggled with obesity, you may not know that the state of your gut health may be part of the problem.

Should We Focus on a Women’s Weight During Pregnancy?

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on March 11, 2017 in Eating Mindfully
The irony of weight-focused care is that the more preoccupied we become with trying to control our weight, the more out-of-control it often becomes.
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Feeling an Urge and Then Doing an "Opposite Action"

An important skill from dialectical behavioral therapy.

Nicole's Story: Anorexia and Access to Care

Your heart cannot beat unless you feed it. Nicole, a young woman who lived with Anorexia Nervosa, shares her story.

What Is Bulimia Nervosa?

It's been called "the secretive syndrome," and the intense shame can obstruct seeking help.

What Is Anorexia Nervosa?

Anorexia Nervosa is torture for the afflicted person, terrifying for parents, and terribly frustrating for clinicians...
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Feeding and Needing

In recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017.
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10 Patterns of Addictive Behavior

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on February 22, 2017 in Science of Choice
The following list identifies several important behavioral patterns associated with addiction.

Recognizing and Treating STDs

Do you have a mental illness or an STD?

Getting off the Diet Treadmill

By Carolyn C. Ross M.D., M.P.H. on February 02, 2017 in Real Healing
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to NOT make yet another New Year's resolution to lose weight?

What It’s Like Being a Guy with Binge Eating Disorder

It's important to remember that men endure eating disorders as well.

Eating Disorders and Stress

For individuals suffering from an eating disorder, environmental and social factors may heighten stress levels and cause destructive mental and behavioral patterns.

Sexual Liberalism and Body Image Acceptance

Criticism of others’ bodies is generally fueled by insecurity and dissatisfaction with one’s own body. Having body acceptance generally predicts sexual openness.

Can Bulimia Cause Dental Issues?

Millions of Americans suffer from an eating disorder and devastatingly enough, many go untreated.

Friends of Teens with Eating Disorders Unsure Where to Turn

Without resources at school, with no one to turn to, teenagers struggle to begin the conversation about eating disorders among their peers.

The Ideal Fit Masculine Body

By Pirkko Markula Ph.D. on January 09, 2017 in Fit Femininity
Do men exercise to improve their appearance? Men's reactions to the muscular body ideal differ.

How's That New Year's Diet Working Out For You So Far?

By Gregg McBride on January 07, 2017 in The Weight-ing Game
This year why not make this the last time you begin a 'weight loss plan' and, instead, think of it as a 'clean, healthy eating for life plan?'

Obese Parents Put Babies at Risk

How parental weight can affect children's health and development.

Why I'm Resolving NOT To Diet This Year

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on January 02, 2017 in Eating Mindfully
Weight loss is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions. This year, I'm resolving NOT to diet. Here are 4 reasons why. I hope you'll join me in making 2017 a diet-free year.

Early Intervention as Panacea: Reality or Myth?

By Emily T. Troscianko on December 31, 2016 in A Hunger Artist
Might the mantra that early intervention improves the chance of full recovery from anorexia lack solid evidence, and do harm as well as good?

Keeping New Year's Resolutions Is Rarely Under Our Control

By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on December 26, 2016 in Nurturing Resilience
This year, try changing the world a little if you want to change yourself a lot.

Christmas in Recovery

By Emily T. Troscianko on December 25, 2016 in A Hunger Artist
Tackling a few of the trickiest questions about anorexia recovery

"You're an Addict!"

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on December 21, 2016 in Minority Report
The term "addict" conjures up many negative connotations yet it can also be the most useful term to break one's denial in their journey towards recovery.
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Tips for Surviving the Holidays in Eating Disorder Recovery

By Jennifer Rollin MSW, LCSW-C on December 17, 2016 in Mindful Musings
Are you anxious about the holidays? Here are some tips for maintaining your eating disorder recovery.