Eating concerns among athletes are both common and complicated. While sport can be a protective factor in motivating the athlete in caring well for the body, there are also sport-related risk factors that must be considered. These include felt pressure to conform the body to strict and narrow parameters in order to enhance performace.
Change! What does it really mean to me? What makes me want to change, and why? Is it permanent? These are a few of the questions that I have been asking myself. I believe that the bottom line is: "Do I want to change?" The answer is YES!
During the past year I have had a couple of patients present with some interesting health problems. Of course, the reason they were in my chair was to receive dental treatment, which I was happy to do. After their treatment I have given thought and consideration to how I could have better met their needs.
AN EATING DISORDER - WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
When you realize that someone you love may be struggling with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa, naturally you want to know more about it. And because you care, you also want to understand what they are experiencing so that you can be as supportive as you can throughout their recovery.
Announcing a new Program opening in September 2003 as an expansion to the current Inpatient Program.
The American Dance Therapy Association defines dance/movement therapy as "the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a process which furthers the emotional, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual." This form of therapy is uniquely suited for those suffering from the symptoms of eating disorders since the goal is to engage the body as an ally in the therapy process, and for the clie
I want you to know that I believe in you and your great strength. I believe in your recovery and your ability to recover. We have been given a great deal of trials to overcome. We have been given such trials because of our ability to overcome and be triumphant. I hope that you all will have the power to find the strength that is within you.
EATING DISORDERS AND THE AVOIDANCE OF EMOTIONS
"I'm so scared." "What do I do?" "What do I do with these feelings building up inside of me?" "How do I make it go away?" "I hate feeling like this – I just can't stand it!"
While dieting may not cause eating disorders, it can often be a precursor. The National Eating Disorders Association reports that 35% of “normal dieters” progress to pathological dieting and that 20-25% of those individuals develop eating disorders. It is far too common that eating disorders start off as dieting.
Anorectics restrict their caloric intake for long periods of time and deliberately starve themselves, resulting in loss of body weight of at least 15 percent. Weight loss is achieved by avoiding food, frenzied exercise, vomiting, laxatives and other means.
Coping With A Loved Ones' Eating Disorder During the Holidays
For most people, the holiday season is a wonderful time of year. It is often a time of family reunion, socializing, and celebration – a time when families, friends, and coworkers come together to share good will and good food. Yet, for those who suffer with eating disorders, this is often the worst time of the year.
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