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Month: September 2011

Pioneer in Integrative Medicine from The Ranch Offers Strategies for Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity

A staggering number of people are struggling with obesity and binge eating disorder. According to the eating disorder specialists at The Ranch (Tennessee) rehabilitation center, now more than ever it is critical for health care providers and treatment professionals to be familiar with how to diagnose and effectively treat these conditions. On October 21, from …

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Special Considerations for Staging an Eating Disorder Intervention

By Meghan Vivo Interventions have introduced the concept of recovery to millions of addicts, but they’re also a life-saving tool for those suffering from eating disorders. While it is true that eating disorders are different illnesses than addiction, the intervention process can be remarkably similar. Like addiction interventions, eating disorder interventions involve family and friends …

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Thoughts on Never Giving Up

“Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.” – Larry Bird, former American NBA basketball player and coach, Basketball Hall of Fame player who played for the Boston Celtics, widely considered one of the greatest all-around basketball players in the history of the game (born 1956).

Anorexia Fulfills Need to Belong

Anorexia nervosa is very difficult to treat. Patients often struggle to maintain healthy eating choices after finishing treatment and relapse easily. The danger of relapse is significant: Of all mental disorders, anorexia has the highest death rate, higher than either schizophrenia or depression.

5 Signs Sex Is Undermining Your Recovery

Sex is a natural, healthy part of relationships, but it is also a major cause of relapse among the newly sober. For some, unhealthy sexual behaviors and relationship patterns are cross-addictions that fully emerge once drugs and alcohol are out of the picture. For others, one soured relationship can trigger a surge of dysfunctional thoughts …

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Difficulty Versus Opportunity

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. ” – Winston Churchill, English statesman, orator, soldier and historian, served as Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for most of the Second World War and again from 1951-1955 (1874-1965) Imagine for a moment what would have happened if God …

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