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What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Eating

Ever wondered what your body does when you stop eating? If you haven’t, then it’s time to think about this. This video from The Huffington Post shows the science behind the process – and it’s not a pretty one.
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Dental Problems and Eating Disorders

When we think of eating disorders, we don’t often think about how it can affect your teeth and oral hygiene. Yet, it can be a serious side effect. Oral care is important throughout the recovery process. Our friends over at June Alexander created these guidelines to help you take
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Avoiding ED Triggers During the Holidays

The holidays can be a rough time for people suffering from eating disorders. They have to handle all that the holidays bring: family feasts, downtime after meals and the pressure to be “happy”. At the same time, they have to stay in control of their symptoms so they don’t relapse. Wha
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Anna Westin Act Introduced

For the first time in over a decade, eating disorder legislation has been introduced into Congress by Representatives Ted Duetch (D-Fla.) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.). Known as the Anna Westin Act of 2015, this bipartisan legislation is designed to combat eating disorders. The leg
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6 Things Your Insurance Company Doesn’t Want You To Know‏

This great article comes to us from our friends at Kantor & Kantor. Such great advice! – Rachel _________________________________________ 1. They utilize internal guidelines. Many insurances companies will make decisions based upon their own internal guidelines. They will de
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Think Eating Disorders Aren’t Deadly….

Think again. I recently found this quote from ANAD, and it was about as powerful as it gets. And seeing that this is Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I thought I’d share this statistic. Remember this. Share the message. Let’s raise awareness for eating disorders – bef
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What Physicians Should Know About Eating Disorders

A recent article in the Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue entitled “Ten Things I wish Physicians Would Know About Eating Disorders” laid out perfectly why physicians need to readjust their attitudes towards eating disorders, including how to treat people with eating disorders and co
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Why Good Diets Are Sometimes a Mask for Eating Disorders

Eating well and exercising is a good thing. It makes us feel better, and it also keeps us healthy. But when does a focus on having a “good diet” go too far? When does wanting to feel good become an obsession that leads to an eating disorder? When Good Diets Go Bad In some cases of eat
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What if We Treated Physical Illness Like Mental Illness?

A recent article on Huffington Post laid out how much people don’t understand mental illness. Most people think mental illness is a choice. It’s not. It’s an illness just like the flu and just as painful as a broken limb. The cartoon on the site says this better than
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The Joy of Food

As we near the holidays, it’s important to remember why food is so important in our lives. Sure, it gives us sustenance and keeps our systems going. But it does more than that. National Geographic Magazine recently posted a story about “The Joy of Food“. I’ve p
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