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Myths and Facts about Eating Disorders

Assumptions & Myths About Eating Disorders

Assumptions about Eating Disorder Behaviors  Eating disorders are a choice In a short answer… No!  In a longer, more detailed answer, still no, but because eating disorders are complex ,biopsychosocial illnesses, meaning that there are biological, psychological, and social-environmental factors that ALL contribute to developing an ED, personal choice not being one of them. For …

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Eating Disorders Off-Topic podcast

New Podcast: Eating Disorders Off Topic

Join hosts Joy and Adam as they discuss anything and everything related to eating disorders. Both eating disorder survivors, they tackle controversial and personal subjects with honesty and humor.No topic is off limits! The podcast is available on most major streaming services, like Apple Podcasts, Spotify and iHeartRadio. You can also follow all the episodes …

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Treatment Options in the Twin Cities Area

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Assumptions & Myths About Eating Disorders

Assumptions about Eating Disorder Behaviors  Eating disorders are a choice In a short answer… No!  In a longer, more detailed answer, still no, but because eating disorders are complex ,biopsychosocial illnesses, meaning that there are biological, psychological, and social-environmental factors that ALL contribute to developing an ED, personal choice not being one of them. For …

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Recovery Tools for Bad-Asses

While flowery messages with sunshine and yoga poses have their place, they don’t always match our mood. Or our life experience.When you’re in recovery, you’re literally fighting battles EVERY DAY. And while messages about “acceptance” and “positivity” play important roles in the recovery process, they’re not always the best things to get you pumped up …

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Biggest triggers

We asked a group of people in the eating disorder recovery community about what is most helpful and hurtful from their support group. The following are participants answers to the question: “What things do you find triggering for your eating disorder symptoms and relapses?” In this part of our survey, participants responded in an open-ended, qualitative …

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