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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...

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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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Intuitive Eating

Intuitive eating is a mindset we often encourage as part of our treatment program, however, it is often misunderstood. This anti-diet philosophy respects that we were all born with natural bodily cues to eat intuitively. Your body is wise...

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Your Body Image & How to Improve It

It’s a sad, but true fact that body image issues start at a young age for many. These tend to intensify throughout the teen years and can linger and create lasting issues throughout one’s lifetime, if not properly worked through. A...

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Eating Disorders & the Holidays

For many individuals, the holidays are a time of joy and celebration. It is a time to gather with family and friends, catch up on each other’s lives, and share a few laughs. For most people, highlights of the holiday season include the...

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Self-Care During Difficult Times

Circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic can feel overwhelming due to constant new information, long hours inside, uprooted schedules, and a lack of social contact. It’s important to pause for a moment and take care of yourself...

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Self-Care Tips

Eating disorders are often associated with behaviors such as perfectionism that don’t leave a lot of room for self-care and forgiveness for yourself. Because of this, we’re sharing some tips for those who struggle to show themselves love...

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National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. This campaign promotes healthy eating habits and nutritional education, and it celebrates people who promote these healthy habits.  Unfortunately, we live in a society where nutrition misinformation is...

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Healthy Goals You Can Strive For

For the average person, messages about weight loss and the accompanying social media posts, magazine articles, and conversations with family members may be harmless and easily forgotten. For someone suffering from an eating disorder,...

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When New Year’s Resolutions Become Toxic

This probably won’t come as a surprise but the #1 New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier, exercise more, and/or lose weight. How many of you have set this same goal on January 1st only to forget about it a week later? For the average...

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A Time to Learn and Reflect

Mike HindsTherapist Twice a year Avalon Hills invites parents and partners of our adult patients to spend a week with their loved ones at our Family Week event held on the campus of Utah State University. While it takes commitment and...

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Body Image: The Messages We Receive

By Alexandra RevelesDoctoral Clinical Assistant What is body image? Are you happy with your body image? What influenced the development of your body image? These are an example of some of the questions posed to patients in the...

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