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We Are Avalon Hills

Avalon Hills is a unique eating disorder treatment facility that provides hope and healing to those suffering from eating disorders. Our program is tailored specifically to meet the needs of each individual who walks through our ...

Self Care and Why It’s Important

The World Health Organization describes self-care as “the ability of individuals, families, and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a ...

Summer Triggers and How to Cope

The weather is warming up and summer is making its appearance! For most, this time of year is a time for relaxation and fun. For an individual recovering from or dealing with an eating disorder, summer can be a time full of ...

How Eating Disorders Affect the Heart

The devastating conditions of living with an eating disorder can wreak havoc on the body, and one part that truly feels that impact is the heart. Researchers found that of every 1,000 people who have bulimia, about 10 will develop ...

Anorexia and Anemia

Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by extreme restriction of nutritional intake. No bodily system can function as it should without the vitamins and nutrients that proper food and hydration provide. As such, anorexia ...

Eating Disorders in Adults

Eating disorders like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and a host of others can happen to anyone – any gender, any race or ethnicity, and importantly, any age. And yet, all too often the focus on eating ...

Maintaining Recovery as Life Transitions

It's no secret that recovery can be difficult. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to stay true to your recovery plan and the tactics you have learned, especially when life throws curveballs your way. Transitions, hardships, ...

Understanding Emotional Eating

In times of stress, sadness, and anger, it is common to turn to food for comfort. Unfortunately, relying on food for comfort only provides temporary relief and is quickly followed by more negative emotions, such as shame or guilt. ...

Boundaries in Eating Disorder Recovery

In eating disorder recovery, the concept of setting boundaries with negative individuals is often brought up as a form of self-care. While this idea is great, it is not often discussed how to set those boundaries or what they may look ...