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What is the Most Common Eating Disorder in Teens?

In the conversation about the health and well-being of teens, one topic that deserves attention is disordered eating. Eating disorders can negatively affect every part of a person’s life, from their mental and physical health to their relationships with loved ones. An eating disorder is a severe and sometimes life-threatening mental health condition, and every […]

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Empowering Yourself: Managing Eating Disorder Triggers

For someone suffering from an eating disorder, it can feel like triggers are everywhere. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help navigate these situations with confidence. Common Eating Disorder Triggers Eating disorder triggers can come in many forms. Some physical, emotional, and social situations are commonly challenging for those in recovery. Physical Triggers

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Coping with Weight Fluctuations in Eating Disorder Recovery

For most people, weight fluctuations in recovery are one of the most intimidating aspects of treatment. While it is true that you may experience some body changes during recovery, it can help to know what to expect.  Weight Fluctuations in Recovery It’s no wonder why people struggle to cope with weight fluctuations during recovery. We

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The Benefits of Early Intervention in Eating Disorders

At some point, everyone has heard the saying, “The sooner, the better.” It’s a saying that easily applies to medicine. In healthcare, it’s generally true that diagnosing and treating a disease early improves outcomes and lessens negative consequences. By catching a medical or psychiatric issue early on and starting treatment as soon as possible, individuals

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Emotional Eating and Binge Eating Disorder: What’s The Difference?

As humans, we eat for many reasons. We eat to satisfy our hunger and meet our nutritional needs but also for pleasure and comfort. These reasons for eating are all perfectly okay, but when does eating for reasons other than hunger become a concern? We’ll explore the differences between emotional eating and binge eating. What

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Understanding the Link Between Adderall Abuse and Eating Disorders

The brand name Adderell, is a combination of two substances known as dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. Adderall is a prescription medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults.1 It is a central nervous system stimulant that works by changing certain hormone levels in the brain.2 Let’s look at the connection between

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Celebrating Milestones in Eating Disorder Recovery

When you are recovering from an eating disorder, you’ve got to celebrate your wins. In this blog post, we will walk you through some milestones worth recognizing. The Importance of Celebrating Milestones While Recovering From An Eating Disorder Recovery is really hard. Your eating disorder didn’t develop overnight, so it is going to take a

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The Role of Nutrition Therapy in Eating Disorder Recovery

You may have learned that nutrition therapy often plays a key role in eating disorder recovery. We know that you may have some uncertainty about what to expect during a nutrition session. In this article, we will walk you through the key components of nutrition therapy and why it is essential to healing your relationship

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