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Tips For Choosing An Eating Disorder Treatment Program

First of all, congratulations on pursuing treatment for your eating disorder! Choosing a treatment program is a difficult decision, but knowing what to look for reduces some of that stress. What’s right for one person may not be right for everyone, so check out the tips below to help you choose the best treatment program …

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Finding Mind-Body Balance With Acupuncture And Herbs

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can complement psychotherapy and nutritional counseling in the treatment of eating disorders. While traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) healing methods might not be everyone’s cup of herbal tea, they are a viable complementary treatment option. TCM practitioners focus on bringing a patient’s body back into balance and reestablishing the right relationship …

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Estrogen Replacement Therapy Lowers Anorexia-Related Anxiety

Individuals diagnosed with anorexia tend to experience symptoms of anxiety and to express dissatisfaction with their body shape when they gain weight. Their bodies also produce less estrogen than normal. A recent research study reveals that giving estrogen replacement therapy to teenage girls diagnosed with anorexia reduces the anxiety, and leaves young women less concerned …

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Teen Girls Tend To Befriend Peers With Similar Body Satisfaction Levels

Young girls in their teens are among the most vulnerable when it comes to body image issues. This is because teenage girls are constantly bombarded with unrealistic and distorted body ideals from basically every media outlet they have contact with. Social Life and Self Esteem Adolescent girls struggle to find their identity during a time …

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Nature VS Nurture: What Are The Key Factors To Developing An Eating Disorder?

We inhabit a culture that worships thinness and perfection, which brings into question whether eating disorders arise from our exposure to the “thin” obsessed media, or from something we are born with. Researchers have begun to look into these questions and have found that when it comes to anorexia, genetics and the environment both play …

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Men’s Health: Eating Disorders In Men Could Be Connected To Gender Tropes

Eating disorders are generally considered something that only women deal with. But with Men’s Health Month just starting, it is important to shed light on the fact that men can suffer from these disorders as well. Eating Disorders in Men According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), there are some …

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Using Yoga To Recover From An Eating Disorder

For years, yoga practitioners have touted the benefits of enhanced mind-body connection. And now, the Psychology of Women Quarterly reports that yoga is associated with fewer symptoms of eating disorders than other, more traditional forms of exercise. Relief from Over Exercise Many people engaging in over exercise behaviors initially discount yoga because it does not …

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Three Simple Ways To Cool And Calm The Mind And Body

We may have no more intimate relationship than with the air we breathe. When our breathing speeds up or slows down, becomes shallow or deep, our thoughts and nervous system are immediately affected. To reduce stress and calm the mind, it helps to notice our breath and slow it down. Sometimes taking two or three …

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Eating Disorder Self Test. Take the EAT-26 self test to see if you might have eating disorder symptoms that might require professional evaluation. All answers are confidential.

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