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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Mind, Body, and Recovery

Taylor BirdYoga Specialist Yoga is the act of union, where we create connection and let go of separation. Yoga provides a safe and grounding space to explore the connection of the embodied brain-mind and body together. Yoga also offers a...

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