Author Archives: Anne Cuthbert MA, LPC, LMHC

Breaking the Stigma: Living with Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Mental Health Conditions

Welcome to a candid conversation about an often misunderstood and overlooked topic – living with co-occurring eating disorders and mental health conditions. In a world where the pursuit of perfection seems never-ending, it’s time to break the stigma surrounding these interconnected challenges and shed light on the reality faced by countless individuals every day. Join […]

The Science Behind Food Addiction: Separating Fact from Fiction

The Science Behind Food Addiction: Separating Fact from Fiction Do you find yourself reaching for that bag of chips or craving a chocolate bar even when you’re not hungry? You’re not alone. The concept of food addiction has been widely debated, but today we are here to separate fact from fiction. So sit back, grab […]

Prominent Naturopath Joins Vancouver, WA Group Practice Specializing in Eating Disorders

Most eating disorders involve focusing too much on your weight, body shape and food, leading to dangerous eating behaviors. These behaviors can impact your body’s ability to get adequate nutrition.” — Anne Cuthbert VANCOUVER, WA, UNITED STATES, July 12, 2023/EINPresswire.com/ — We are delighted to announce the addition of Dr. DeAun Nelson, a highly esteemed […]

Binge Eating Disorder Help with Body Expression of Vancouver WA

Binge Eating Disorder Help with Body Expression of Vancouver WA Introduction to Binge Eating Disorder Binge eating disorder (BED) can be a debilitating condition that affects various aspects of one’s life. BED is characterized by consuming excessive amounts of food in a short period, accompanied by feelings of loss of control and guilt. Unfortunately, this […]

Binge Eating Disorder Help with Body Expression of Vancouver WA

Binge Eating Disorder Help with Body Expression of Vancouver WA Introduction to Binge Eating Disorder Binge eating disorder (BED) can be a debilitating condition that affects various aspects of one’s life. BED is characterized by consuming excessive amounts of food in a short period, accompanied by feelings of loss of control and guilt. Unfortunately, this […]

Body Expressions, a Space for Recovery from Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, and Poor Body Image, has a Naturopathic Doctor specifically for those with Eating Disorders.

Body Expressions, a Space for Recovery from Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, and Poor Body Image, has a Naturopathic Doctor specifically for those with Eating Disorders. Are you tired of constantly battling with your body image and struggling with disordered eating habits? Do you feel like there’s no safe space for you to heal and recover […]

The Dark Side of Weight Loss Addiction: Warning Signs and Risks

The Dark Side of Weight Loss Addiction: Warning Signs and Risks Are you obsessed with the number on the scale? Do you find yourself constantly counting calories, skipping meals, or pushing your body to its limits at the gym? While activity can be healthy, it’s important to recognize when that desire becomes an addiction. Weight […]

The Dangers of Body Shame: How to Overcome Negative Self-Talk

The Dangers of Body Shame: How to Overcome Negative Self-Talk Have you ever looked in the mirror and felt dissatisfaction with your body? Do you find yourself constantly comparing your appearance to others, or obsessing over your flaws? If so, you may be experiencing body shame. Body shame is a common issue that affects individuals […]

New Book on Eating Disorder Recovery by Anne Cuthbert

25 Years of Experience Working with People with Eating Disorders Anne Cuthbert has been working with people with eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image concerns for 25 years. Emotions play a huge role in having eating disorder thoughts and behaviors. Disordered eating is just a way to keep feelings pushed down. It’s a coping […]

Lifetime Weight Characteristics of Adult

Lifetime Weight Characteristics of Adult Inpatients With Severe Anorexia Nervosa: Maximal Lifetime BMI Predicts Treatment Outcome.  Background: The body mass index is a key predictor of treatment outcome in patients with anorexia nervosa. In adolescents, higher premorbid BMI is a strong predictor of a favorable treatment outcome. It is unclear whether this relationship holds true […]

Short-Term Outcome of Inpatient Treatment for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa

Short-Term Outcome of Inpatient Treatment for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa Using DSM-5 Remission Criteria.  This study evaluated the short-term outcome of a multimodal inpatient treatment concept for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN). In this prospective observational study, a cohort of 126 female adolescents with AN (age range: 11-17, mean age: 14.83) was longitudinally followed from […]

Structural and functional brain alterations in anorexia nervosa

A multimodal meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies.  Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a complex psychiatric disorder with poorly understood etiology. Numerous voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and resting-state functional imaging studies have provided strong evidence of abnormal brain structure and intrinsic and functional activities in AN, but with inconsistent conclusions. Herein, a whole-brain meta-analysis was conducted on VBM (660 […]

Examining the significance of age of onset in persons with lifetime anorexia nervosa

Examining the significance of age of onset in persons with lifetime anorexia nervosa: Comparing child, adolescent, and emerging adult onsets in nationally representative U.S. study.  Objective: This study compared sociodemographic and clinical profiles of adult patients with lifetime DSM-5-defined anorexia nervosa (AN) categorized by age-of-onset using data from U.S. national sample of adults. Method: Study […]

Insufficient assessment and treatment of vitamin D in the medical management of adolescents with anorexia nervosa

Insufficient assessment and treatment of vitamin D in the medical management of adolescents with anorexia nervosa.  Purpose: Suboptimal vitamin D levels are implicated in low bone mineral density, a common medical complication of anorexia nervosa. This study aimed to examine the frequency of vitamin D assessment and treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa in outpatient […]

Gender-based clinical differences in evidence-based treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa

Gender-based clinical differences in evidence-based treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa: analysis of aggregated randomized controlled trials.  Purpose: Boys represent a small proportion of samples in randomized clinical trials (RCT) investigating evidence-based treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN). Consequently, knowledge of potential gender differences in clinical characteristics and treatment response in adolescents is considerably limited. […]

Eating Disorders Counseling Center

Eating Disorders Counseling Center Did you know that more women than men have eating disorders? Learn more about eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating. An example of other specified feeding and eating disorders is “atypical anorexia nervosa”. This category includes individuals who may have lost a lot of weight and whose behaviors […]

Food Is Not the Enemy is Partnering with Hello Life Eating Disorder Recovery Services

Hello Life Eating Disorder Recovery Services received a $10,000 grant from the Health Care Foundation to offer its first professionally-led support group. The Longview nonprofit is partnering with Food is Not the Enemy of Vancouver to offer the free group to Cowlitz County adults for a year, according to a press release. Hello Life provides […]

The #1 Myth About Eating Disorders

Correlating eating disorders with body size/weight decreases diagnosis and treatment There are so many myths about eating disorders thanks to media portrayals and those stereotypes are perpetuated due to a lack of understanding about eating disorders. This misinformation is dangerous because it often prevents people from getting the help they need. Eating disorder myths also […]

Giving Up Dieting is Not Giving Up

Giving Up Dieting is Not Giving Up Being on the diet roller coaster is not fun at all. The ups and downs of how you feel about yourself based on the number on the scale can lead to a lifetime of obsessing about your weight and never getting anywhere, at least not for very long. […]

What To Look For in an Eating Disorder Specialist

Seeking a specialist who understands, has training in, and may even have personal experience with recovering from an Eating Disorder is important. Not all professionals really understand the complexity of an Eating Disorder. However, the most important aspect to your recovery is finding someone you like and can learn to trust. Here are some other […]

Food for Thought – Too Sexy for Yourself

Nothing has meaning except the meaning you give it! Therefore, if you give your body the meaning that it’s sexy and you put on something you love wearing… you can go out into the world feeling sexy, beautiful, confident…whatever complimentary word you give it! I challenge you to try it… put on something you feel […]

Food for Thought – Clothes can make or break you

It is so important to wear clothes that you love and that fit! First, shame is NOT a motivator! So wearing clothes that are too tight only helps you focus on self-criticism of your body and how bad you feel. That waistband poking into your belly will take you away from your life and into […]

Food for Thought – Let’s ban the words “good” and “bad”

Perhaps the lamest words in the English language are “good” and “bad.” What does it mean? You might have a general sense of what one of these words mean but they are not real descriptors of, well, anything. The problem with making food, or anything, either “good” or “bad” is that it’s just not that […]

3 Things You Can Do to Help Yourself Feel Better at Every Size

Regardless of the size of your jeans, you deserve to feel good about yourself. With a mindset that comes from taking proactive steps on the road to good physical and emotional health, you can develop a positive self-image that will stay with you all the time. Here are three things you can do to feel […]

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