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Loving Your Body Through Pregnancy

There is so much pressure on pregnant women to have the perfect body. Images of celebrities with tiny baby bumps and flawless skin can make pregnant women feel like they are doing something wrong if they don't look like that. But you ...

Anorexia Nervosa

Around one in every 200 American women suffer from anorexia nervosa, a life-threatening eating disorder characterized by severe food restriction that can lead to a wide range of physical consequences. Someone with anorexia limits how ...

Body Image

Body image is the way someone feels about their body shape or size and negative body image is common in people with eating disorders. While everyone deals with negative thoughts about their body at times, individuals struggling with ...

Potassium and Eating Disorders

Written by  Taylor Anderson, Primary Care Provider at Avalon Hills Today, I’m going to talk about a very important electrolyte that is needed for our bodies to function correctly. The electrolyte is potassium. Potassium is needed ...

Surviving the Thanksgiving Table

It is that time of year again, the time where family and friends gather around the dinner table to eat delicious food, enjoy each other's company, and revisit memories from the year. For those with an eating disorder, this can be a ...

How To Know if You Have an Eating Disorder

Having an eating disorder does not always present itself in typical symptoms like eating disorders. If you are feeling pressure from yourself or others to eat less, notice a change in how much food your body wants and needs, feel out ...

Helping a Loved One with an Eating Disorder

If you recognize alarming eating disorder habits in a friend or family member, brushing it under the rug or ignoring the symptoms will not help it go away. While you cannot force someone to change, you can offer them support and a ...

Binge Eating and Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual Syndrome is a combination of symptoms that occur in women, typically between their ovulation and period. The cause isn't fully understood but likely involves changes in hormones during the menstrual cycle and includes ...

Diabetes and Eating Disorders

October is National Diabetes Month and according to the American Diabetes Association, girls and young women with Type 1 diabetes have about twice the risk of developing an eating disorder as their peers without diabetes. This may be ...