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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 […]

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 […]

Neuroscience Advances Eating Disorder Recovery

Live/Online Course: (33 CEs) Neuroscience Advances Eating Disorder Recovery—The Behavior Decoding Method™ (BDM™) for Clinicians: An evidenced-based system of tools and strategies that quickly reveal the deeper meaning, messages, and intended positive outcome in a client’s current unwanted or detrimental, but survival-based behaviors. Clients begin to easily re-wire neuro-patterning for safety and survival, allowing for […]

Eight Keys to End Emotional Eating

Books and Book Reviews: Eight Keys to End Emotional Eating By Howard S. Farkas, Ph.D. Clinicians in the field of eating disorders as well as an increasing number of people with disordered eating have embraced the truth that diets do not work. For every food restriction, a backlash binge is waiting in the wings. And every […]

Into the Great Wide Open: Family Risk and the Prevention of Eating Disorders

Weighing In on Eating Disorder Issues: Into the Great Wide Open: Family Risk and the Prevention of Eating Disorders (part 2) Michael P. Levine, Ph.D., FAED. In last month’s column, I communicated my surprise that, despite evidence demonstrating genetic risk factors for eating disorders and the value of including families in the treatment of child/adolescent eating […]

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 […]

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. […]

Types of Eating Disorder Specialists

Types of Eating Disorder Specialists Professionals who specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders include the following: Eating Disorder Therapists or Counselors:  These professionals provide therapy sessions of various types, such as individual, groups, family, workshops, couples. Each has a different style and theory base, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or many others. […]

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 […]

What to Do When an Eating Disorder is Linked to Trauma

Eating disorders develop for a variety of reasons. One is trauma. Though society’s unrealistic expectations for appearance and photoshopped advertising isn’t good for anyone, trauma alone can cause you to spiral into binge eating, anorexia or bulimia. It’s important to treat these disorders in a way that helps address the traumatic catalyst. When it Happens […]

Cocaine Addiction And Eating Disorders

Eating disorders can have catastrophic consequences on health. Abusing cocaine, in conjunction with an eating disorder, can lead to further devastating health problems. When two disorders are diagnosed together, or within an overlapping time frame, they are referred to as co-occurring disorders. If a person is diagnosed with an eating disorder, they are likely struggling with […]

Stop binge eating with this one powerful step

You find yourself in front of the refrigerator. Again. “Why am I here?” you wonder. You recognize that you aren’t hungry or maybe you convince yourself that you are even though it wasn’t that long ago since you last ate. You look around the refrigerator and the cupboards filled with food and don’t find anything […]

Stop binge eating with this one powerful step

You find yourself in front of the refrigerator. Again. “Why am I here?” you wonder. You recognize that you aren’t hungry or maybe you convince yourself that you are even though it wasn’t that long ago since you last ate. You look around the refrigerator and the cupboards filled with food and don’t find anything […]

Food for Thought – Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

I often hear people tell me they wish they had a drug or alcohol addiction so they could just stop using or drinking. They believe it’s harder when it’s food. After all, we need to eat. But what if you can have your cake and eat it too? Addiction is about coping with feelings. When […]

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