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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Eating Disorder Hope Blog Update

To our dear Visitors and Friends:

We wish to thank you for your continued support and loyalty to Eating Disorder Hope.  Recently, we have made several changes to our websites and blogs, and as a result, we will no longer be posting to this particular blog.  We would like to re-direct you to our new blog, found here.  You can also follow Eating Disorder Hope on Facebook for up-to-date articles, resources, and support for eating disorders and access our website at www.eatingdisorderhope.com.  We thank you for your patience during this time and hope you will continue to choose Eating Disorder Hope for your one stop resource for eating disorder treatment information and recovery tools.  We look forward to continually serving you!  Thank you for being a friend of Eating Disorder Hope.

Blessings,
Eating Disorder Hope

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Turning illness into outreach.


Those of us who are suffering from an eating disorder tend to become isolated. This may be due to the shame and guilt associated with our eating habits and food obsessions or possibly something may trigger us when being with someone who is healthy and recovered. Either way, anorexics, bulimics, binge eaters and everyone in between, become disconnected from the world around them. It is important and a vital key for recovery for those who have eating disorders to have a support group. Maddy Grey, a 17 year old Senior in North Carolina, has started an Eating Disorders Anonymous club at her high school, Great Oak. She has made leaps and bounds in her recovery turning her illness into an opportunity to help others. She knows from her own personal experience the importance of having others who understand and once she realized there wasn’t any EDA meetings in her area she started her own. The efforts Maddy has made seems to be having a positive effect in her community and has started to organize her city’s first National Eating Disorder Association walk for awareness, scheduled on September 15th. The outstanding devotion of Maddy is something we can all aspire to; however, it is important to first take care of our own recovery and health before we are effectively able to help others.
Hannah, Intern with Eating Disorder Hope

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ditching the Diet!


In a society that is continually inflicted with an artificial and unrealistic standard of beauty and body-image, dieting has a commonplace role in the lives of countless men and women.  Unfortunately, dieting is also associated with endless cycles of disappointment and failures, feelings of false hope, and restraints from living an enjoyable life.  Can you imagine living a life where diets don't exist?  Visualize yourself freely experiencing self-acceptance, normalized eating and physical activity-all meant to enhance every aspect of your being. 
It is possible to forsake the impractical rules and emotions that are connected to dieting and to relinquish it for good.  The best way to improve your life and your health is by respecting and honoring yourself and your body, and dieting is not included in the journey of doing so.   Read more about how you can begin living freely from the burden of dieting.
To learn more about Health at Every Size, a program developed to promote health instead of weight as the key to making choices with food and activity, view the Health at Every Size webinar, presented by Juliet Zuercher, Nutrition Coordinator at Timberline Knolls.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Columbia Center for Eating Disorders Offers Free Treatment To Teens!

Obtaining eating disorder treatment can be difficult and frustrating!  We know, as we hear from individuals every day who are struggling with anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, who cannot find a good treatment provider or treatment center, let alone pay for it.  


One good option for these eating disorder sufferers is to look into research being conducted on eating disorders and determine if the researchers need participants in their studies, and if so, is there free treatment offered or a deeply reduced rate for treatment?  This can be a life saving option for some who might not obtain treatment otherwise.  


Check out Columbia Center for Eating Disorders research and free treatment offer for teens

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Recovery from Bulimia - A daily approach of humility and action

Recovery from bulimia, and other eating disorders requires many changes in the individual - emotionally, physically, spiritually, environmentally, etc. Many also find that authenticity with those they are in close relationships with, also enhances recovery from disordered eating.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Guest Blogger posting by Tricia Davis of Beautiful, Amazing Me!

Do you love yourself? Do you respect yourself? Come join me for a weekend to begin your journey in building confidence and self-esteem.  

Check out our Beautiful Amazing Me website and retreats designed to enhance the self esteem of girls, ages 11 to 13.

Questions? Please email info@beautifulamazingme.com or call 817.691.0833

Join us at our next “Healthy Girl, Strong Girl” retreat (for girls aged 11-13) at the beautiful Texas Star Ranch iX

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Eating Disorder Hope Blog Update

To our dear Visitors:

We wish to thank you for your continued support and loyalty to Eating Disorder Hope.  Presently, our blogs are temporarily under construction as we seek to improve, enhance, and develop greater resources.  During this time, blog posts will be kept to a minimum, but we excitedly look forward to offering you increased resources in the very near future.  In the meantime, please follow Eating Disorder Hope on Facebook for up-to-date articles, resources, and support for eating disorders or access our website at www.eatingdisorderhope.com.  We thank you for your patience during this time and hope you will continue to choose Eating Disorder Hope for your one stop resource for eating disorder treatment information and recovery tools.  We look forward to continually serving you!

Blessings,
Eating Disorder Hope