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Equine Therapy

More and more, animals are being incorporated into therapy sessions in eating disorder, substance abuse treatment centers, and outpatient programs. At Avalon Hills, animals are an integral part of our program, and horses, in particular,...

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Back To School

Back to school tends to bring on a wave of anxiousness and stress as students prepare for new classes, new friends, new schedules, and new information. This time of transition can be especially difficult for students who are not yet...

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Compulsive Exercise

Compulsive exercise is common amongst individuals dealing with an eating disorder and can be very difficult to treat. This is why at Avalon Hills, we work with our clients to treat all aspects of their health so that they can leave our...

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Social Media: The Benefits & Potential Issues

In the last 10 years, virtual communication has taken the world by storm. Social media provides opportunities for individuals to explore relationships, gain independence, and discover their identities. Exposure to social media may also...

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Myths vs Facts About Macronutrients

Written by Maddie McRoberts, Dietician at Avalon Hills It is no secret that one of the most prevalent fad diets in 2021 is counting macronutrients. Many eating disorders start with counting macronutrients and often lead to a fear of...

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Restrictive Diets & Disordered Eating

Because of the common social and cultural beliefs that thin is beautiful, restrictive diets are a popular trend amongst many individuals. Another unhealthy belief often pushed by society is that what someone eats and/or what they look...

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When Does Exercise Become Unhealthy?

Getting some exercise can be an excellent way for women to improve their health, however, when struggling with an eating disorder, exercise may play a more complicated role in one’s life. Compulsive exercise is an eating disorder symptom...

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Weight Stigma Awareness Week

The National Eating Disorder Association’s second annual Weight Stigma Awareness Week, September 28 - October 2, serves to help the broader eating disorders community understand the importance of weight stigma for all bodies.  Weight...

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The Impact of Media

We live in a world where media is no longer only accessible through television and magazines. We have unlimited access to the world at our fingertips through computers and phones, and social media is bombarding our everyday feed. At any...

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Come As You Are: Hindsight is 20/20

The National Eating Disorders Association’s (NEDA) National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is the largest and best-known outreach effort for eating disorders in the country. In 2019, NEDA Awareness Week encouraged individuals to Come as...

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week

By Jill JensenCase Manager National Eating Disorder Awareness Week has come and gone, but raising awareness about Eating Disorders is something we can do any day of the year. While working at Avalon Hills, I have become more aware of what...

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