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Eating Disorders Treatment Blog

Welcome to the Shoreline Eating Disorders Treatment Blog

There is so much to say in regards to eating disorder recovery, and we have a lot to say. This blog talks about topics related to insurance, motivation, research and so much more. You are here because you want to learn more about these disorders, and we want to provide you with information that can help you in your quest for information and answers. In the coming days, please stay tuned for lots of articles and individual blog entries on the subject. These blogs will be sure to keep you both informed and thinking.  Learn from The Shoreline Bloggers, who are eating disorder experts and former clients. Please check back often, and share your eating disorder stories in the comments of the blogs. We look forward to helping you.

Could Facebook Use Lead to Poor Body Image?

Facebook is supposed to provide us with an opportunity to stay updated with new and old friends. But Facebook really has less to do with real friends than it does with “Friends” – people who we barely know or used to know. According to a recent survey of college-aged women, “mor
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How Parents’ Behaviors Affect Children

Parents’ behaviors affect their children. We all know this. For good reason are people told that they’re just like their mother or father. Our parents’ beliefs, attitudes and mannerisms directly affect how children grow up, including parents’ thoughts towards food and exercise. The Go
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Can Menopause Trigger Eating Disorders?

Menopause is a time of great change in a woman’s life, including lifestyle, hormonal and body changes. Many women have trouble dealing with these changes, and some will find different ways of coping. This may be the reason why women going through menopause may be at a greater risk for
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Children and Weight: Are We Stressing Them Out Unnecessarily?

Obese children are often at-risk for health disorders like high blood pressure and heart disease, but the cure – losing weight – may also be just as risky for them. According to a recent report in Pediatrics, two studies indicate that children who were once obese may be a higher risk
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Is the New School Lunch Program Curbing Obesity – Or Just Making it Harder to Buy School Lunches?

The National School Lunch Program has been in effect for about two years now. As outlined in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the purpose of this program was to reduce childhood obesity by reducing lunch calories and increasing consumption of whole grains, fruit and vegetabl
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Why Are We Teaching Women and Girls That Looks Matter More Than Brains?

A number of recent articles in the news got me thinking about this topic: Why is there such a focus on women’s and girl’s looks? Shouldn’t we value more about females than just their appearance? A recent article in Slate “Why Does Society Value Beauty over Brains?” puts these question
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New FDA Food Labels: It’s Time for an Update

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just proposed new updates to the nutrition labels on all food and drink products. The current labels only indicate the amount of sugars and calories “per serving”. For most people, this can be confusing, or people think that the “per serving”
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Are Eating Disorders at Epidemic Level Within the LGBT Community?

Most people associate eating disorders with women, but the people within the LGBT community may be more susceptible to eating disorders within this community than within the larger population. According to Eating Disorder Hope, this is especially true amongst gay men. In the United St
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Eating Disorders and the Military: Do Soldiers Have a Higher Risk?

The military emphasizes discipline, rules and perfectionism. For many people, these principles help them become better people – and better soldiers. It, however, can take its toll on certain personnel, both mentally and physically. The military has certain height/weight standards that
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