Bulimia and Depression: How These Disorders May Co-exist in Your Teen

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No parent wants to be confronted with the possibility that their teenager might be struggling with mental illness. With the stigma and shame that surrounds mental health, it can be confusing to be faced with this reality as a family. The truth of the matter is that countless teenagers and their families are impacted by […]

No More “Surviving” the Holidays: 10 Tips for Thriving in Eating Disorder Recovery

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By Meadows Senior Fellow Jenni Schaefer We no longer “survive” the holidays. We thrive. And you can, too. I recently asked my Facebook community about ways in which their eating disorder recoveries have helped them to thrive during the holiday season. A beautiful conversation began, inspiring the words in this post. While others might stare […]

All About Metabolism

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By Anna McKenzie How does your metabolism affect your physical and mental health? Your body is designed to convert food into energy so that it can perform physiological functions and give you fuel for activity. When you’re in recovery from an eating disorder, metabolic data can help you find out how much food and nutrition […]

Binge Eating: Unhealthy Habit or Legit Disorder?

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By Wesley Gallagher We’ve all done it before. After a stressful day at work or a fight with a loved one, you come home, open the pantry door, and grab a bag of chips. Before you know it, you’ve eaten the entire bag. Or you take the ice cream out of the freezer and polish […]