Eating Disorder Recovery Blog

July 27, 2022
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How to Create a Positive Online Environment to Help People Recovering from Eating Disorders

Could we imagine scrolling through our social media feeds to see that body diversity is honored and was a space that respected our individual autonomy? What would our online world look like if we didn’t care about the number of likes we received due to the shapes of our bodies? What would our online world look like if online users centered people experiencing an eating disorder and striving to live in recovery? Life would be…
July 25, 2022
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The Jewish Community, Food, and Eating Disorders

The prevalence of eating disorders, like Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, is on the rise, and they are not discriminating against any race, ethnicity, social class, or religion, including members of the Jewish community. The culture of the Jewish people heavily revolves around gatherings with family, friends, and large quantities of food. The Jewish community often connects through food. Each Jewish holiday is associated with a meal consisting of multiple courses. For example, observant Jewish…
July 14, 2022
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Being Non-binary in Recovery

When I first came to terms with needing help for a life-threatening eating disorder, I had no idea I would ultimately uncover complex feelings around my gender and sexuality, among several other factors and root causes. All I knew at the time was I wanted to live without my eating disorder, and I didn't know how to. Over the last ten years, recovery has been a journey of self-liberation and self-discovery. This journey has included…
July 08, 2022
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A Quick Guide to Orthorexia Nervosa

Although Orthorexia Nervosa is not included as a standalone disorder in the DSM-V, it’s recognized by most in the psychiatric and eating disorder treatment communities as a serious disorder. Because it’s not as prominent as other types of eating disorders, Orthorexia Nervosa may go under the radar, but hopefully, we can shed some light on it. What Is Orthorexia Nervosa? Orthorexia Nervosa is a type of eating disorder characterized by an extreme focus on “healthy”…
July 01, 2022
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Navigating the Pressures of Swimsuit Season

Swimsuit season. Beach body. Bikini ready. The terms are thrown around casually every summer. In regular conversation, on social media, and via media and advertising, we’re hit with messages that suggest we must prepare and perfect our bodies before changing into warm-weather clothing. “Get ready” for the summer, the messages say, by getting your body “ready.” “Follow this workout, stick to that diet plan, and you’ll look and feel your best!” The noise is hard…
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