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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 heart...

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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 can...

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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, and...

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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. This...

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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...

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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 an...

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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 for our...

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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...

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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 of...

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