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  • Early Warning Signs to Watch For When Suspecting an Eating Disorder

September 26, 2010 10:33:18 pm
Eating disorders affect millions of people, many of them teenage girls. It is critical to become more educated to understand and identify the early warning signs of what can turn into a deadly disorder. some of the first early warning signs are visible through her relationship with food and body. Eating disorders show themselves through restricting, binging, purging. It is much more complicated than just unhealthy eating habits and having an eating disorder is so much more than being on a diet.

  • Relapse Prevention – Living Life in Recovery

February 05, 2010 12:00:00 am

To be effective in relapse prevention you need your strength from within as well as outside support to help continue down a mindful path of recovery. Support is key from family, “healthy” peers, communities of recovery, a sponsor, and professionals. Accountability and guidance is critical to avoid relapse.

January 29, 2010 12:00:00 am

The relentless pressure to be thin- the portrayal of emaciated airbrushed women as desirable or successful. So many women are convinced that being thin will bring the ultimate happiness. Spending the waking moments examining her body first thing when she walks into the bathroom in the morning. Will you ever be thin enough? Today, just for a moment, practice taking a deep breath, Inhaling life and freedom and exhaling self-criticism and self-judgment.

  • Poor Body Image and Media Advertising

January 17, 2010 12:00:00 am

Body image refers to one’s own personal perception of her physical appearance based on self-observation and the reactions of others. So many women struggle with poor body image meaning they are dissatisfied and unhappy with their body and believe others perceive her the same. A widely held theory indicates that poor body image is in part caused by a culture that values appearance over one’s true essence and values women more when they are thin. Media and advertising sells so much more than products, they sell values, unrealistic expectations, and ideals of success and self-worth.

  • Eating Disorders – What Are They?

January 19, 2010 12:00:00 am

Eating Disorders are illnesses in which one suffers severe disturbances in their eating behaviors, related thoughts, and emotions. It permeates all aspects of each sufferer’s life and has profound effects on the individuals suffering and their loved ones.

Other Valuable Links:

To find a treatment provider in your area or a facility that offers higher level of care please utilize the information below.

National Eating Disorders Association

NEDA works to expand public understanding and prevention of eating disorders, provides treatment referrals to those suffering from eating disorders and those concerned with body image and weight issues, advocates for access to quality treatment, and offers support for families through education, advocacy, and research.

The Academy for Eating Disorders

AED is an international professional organization that promotes research, treatment, and prevention of all types of eating disorders.

The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

The oldest national nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviating the problems of eating disorders and promoting healthy lifestyles.

Eating Disorder Anonymous

EDA provides information about local support group meetings and additional resources regarding eating disorders.

Gurze Books

Publishes and distributes a wide variety of books, videos, and periodicals about eating disorders and related therapies, as well as treatment referrals.

Something Fishy

Dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to those suffering from an eating disorders and the loved ones who are are also so greatly affected by this disorder.

Mirror-Mirror Website on Eating Disorders

An organization dedicated to raising awareness and providing information about eating disorders- definitions, signs and symptoms, getting help, relapse warning signs, approaching a loved one and more.