A Journey Through Eating Disorders Support & Recovery

What is the Best Treatment for ARFID?

It’s not unusual to experience some selectiveness around food. Many people have allergies that limit their food choices, others are naturally drawn to certain flavors or textures, and most of us likely demonstrated a degree of pickiness in childhood. But what happens when these food preferences begin to erode your quality of life? When eating becomes increasingly narrowed in food…
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December 11, 2023
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Why Is Everyone Talking About “Drunkorexia?”

An eating disorder can present in many seemingly unexpected ways and can have immense impacts on an individual's health and well-being. When an eating disorder co-occurs with a condition such as substance abuse, those negative health impacts can be amplified. It’s important to learn more about how eating disorders and alcohol use disorder interplay so you can see the signs…
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December 10, 2023
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4 Approaches Proven to Treat Eating Disorders in Adults

There’s a significant treatment gap when it comes to adults with eating disorders: Nearly 30 million Americans will develop an eating disorder in their lifetime, but only about 20% will get treatment. It’s possible that many aren’t familiar with the treatment options. While Family-Based Treatment is the gold standard treatment for children and adolescents this method isn’t feasible or appealing…
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December 01, 2023
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Supporting Mothers in Recovery

Pursuing treatment for an eating disorder or another mental health concern can be incredibly difficult, especially for mothers who may be facing leaving their children and families for the first time. The complexity of this decision can be compounded by the demands of motherhood, which often include sleepless nights, postpartum adjustments, and relationship changes. Timberline Knolls is here to support…
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November 30, 2023
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The Impact of Eating Disorders on Athletic Performance

The benefits of athletics are well-established. Participating in organized sports can help you build self-esteem, recognize the value of teamwork, set the foundation for a lifelong physical activity practice, improve mental health, promote social connections, open the doorway for scholarships or even a career, and teach important life skills, such as goal-setting and leadership. However, these positive outcomes come with…
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November 29, 2023
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What Does a Psychiatric Nurse Do?

Psychiatric nurses are registered nurses who offer support to patients with mental illnesses. Most people are impacted by poor mental health at some point in their lives, either personally or by witnessing a loved one struggle. In these periods, access to mental health care is incredibly important. Often, a patient won’t see a single provider but works with a team…
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November 29, 2023
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The Correlation of Cultural & Family Dynamics to Disordered Eating in Hispanic & Latin Populations

Cultural Values and Their Effects on Body Positivity In Hispanic and Latin communities, heritage is celebrated through many facets of cultural traditions, such as communal meals and familial hierarchy and bonds. In fact, family plays a large role for these individuals, with respect for one’s elders being strongly enforced. What the elders of the family say, goes, whether in relation…
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November 27, 2023
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Is Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Right for You? Understanding Different Levels of Care

When you’re searching for eating disorder treatment, the options can feel overwhelming—just the acronyms alone (IOP, PHP, FBT?) are dizzying. Often, the first decision you need to make is whether to choose inpatient or outpatient eating disorder treatment. In most cases, outpatient is the right choice, but what exactly does that entail? In this in-depth guide to outpatient eating disorder…
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November 21, 2023
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How to Help Patients Navigate the Holiday Season in Recovery

With the abundance of food, shared mealtimes, and large social gatherings, the holiday season can be immensely difficult for anyone living with or recovering from an eating disorder. Even as we shift into a more “normal” routine after pandemic-related disruptions, we continue to witness the impact of the last few years on people with eating disorders. According to Hilmar Wagner,…
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November 20, 2023
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Tips for Removing Morality from Food

Whether it be through advertising, social media, or even within supermarkets, we as people seem to continuously assign moral values to food. A practice that can be pretty harmful. What are food morality labels? Food morality is when we intentionally or unintentionally categorize food as “good” or “bad” which in essence assigns a moral value to food. It can also…
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November 17, 2023
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