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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 triggers....

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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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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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