Eating Disorders Affect Everyone in Your Family

One of the best things about being part of a family is having other people to stand by you and support you so that you don’t feel like you are facing the trials and tribulations of the world on your own.  When there is trouble, the family circles the wagons, pools the resources, devises a… Continue reading Eating Disorders Affect Everyone in Your Family

Eating Disorder Awareness: Binge Eating

Many people may only associate bingeing with bulimia but there is a new eating disorder recently accepted for inclusion in the DSM V that relates specifically to people who only experience the bingeing side of bulimia.  The new disorder, called Binge Eating Disorder (BED), is more common that anorexia or bulimia and affects about 5… Continue reading Eating Disorder Awareness: Binge Eating

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

This week is Eating Disorder Awareness Week and the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) is encouraging everyone to join the fight against eating disorders by just doing one thing to help spread awareness because everyone knows someone who is affected by an eating disorder.  Spreading awareness about these disorders is one way we can help the people… Continue reading Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Healthy Body Image Tips for Pregnant Women and New Mothers

These tips are adapted from Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat? The Essential Guide to Loving Your Body Before and After Baby (HCI Books) by Claire Mysko and Magali Amadei Take weight out of the equation. This might seem like a radical suggestion considering that pregnancy weight gain and post-baby weight loss are such… Continue reading Healthy Body Image Tips for Pregnant Women and New Mothers

A Coaches Guide to Eating Disorders

By Roberta Trattner Sherman, PhD, FAED Sport participation can be a very positive experience for an individual in that it can aid in developing self-esteem, a sense of competence, and physical conditioning, in addition to providing opportunities for healthy competition. At the same time, there are aspects of the sport environment that can increase a… Continue reading A Coaches Guide to Eating Disorders

5 Ways to Help Girls Resist the Pressure to be Perfect

These tips are adapted from You’re Amazing! A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self by Claire Mysko (Adams Media) Girls today are told they can do anything. Unfortunately, the message they’re often getting is that they have to do everything–and please everyone while they’re at it. All this pressure is adding up to big… Continue reading 5 Ways to Help Girls Resist the Pressure to be Perfect

25th Annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb 26th- March 3, 2012

Certified Eating Disorder Specialists Available for Interview in Conjunction with 25th Annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb 26th– March 3, 2012 According to statistics, more young women in the US die from anorexia nervosia than from any other cause.  That’s why it’s so critical that we raise awareness of eating disorders in the United… Continue reading 25th Annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb 26th- March 3, 2012

Eating Disorder Support Group for Young Women, Phoenix, Arizona

Eating Disorder Support Group for Young Women ages 17-25.  March 12th-April 16, 2012 – Enrollment is now open.  See below for more information.  Who: This group is recommended for young women ages 17-25 who are working through eating disorder issues. What: A hands-on support group including a faith-based perspective to help in the eating disorder recovery journey. When: Mondays,… Continue reading Eating Disorder Support Group for Young Women, Phoenix, Arizona

Eating Disorder Awareness: Bulimia

The pressure to be thin in order to fit in is more extreme for today’s teenagers than it was for their parents and grandparents, often resulting in the development of eating disorder and the need for teen counseling.  The obsession with weight that so often contributes to the development of eating disorders like bulimia is… Continue reading Eating Disorder Awareness: Bulimia

Eating Disorder Awareness: Anorexia Nervosa

It’s no secret that eating disorders are a real and pressing problem for today’s teenagers.  According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), there are more than 24 million Americans with eating disorders and only 1 out of every 10 of those people will receive any treatment.  ANAD indicates that more than… Continue reading Eating Disorder Awareness: Anorexia Nervosa