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Mindful Movement and Recovery: Yoga and Eating Disorder Recovery

by: Ashley Podzius, Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships at Selah House Although eating disorders have different symptoms and affect individuals differently, they often seem to have a common thread of rigidity, control, and a negative or distorted body image. Research has shown that yoga combined with intuitive eating can help to decrease eating disorder symptoms.…

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Eating Disorders in Middle-Aged Women

By: Ashley Hemrich, MA, Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships There are many misconceptions regarding eating disorders; one of the most common is that they typically occur in affluent, Caucasian females, between the ages of 18-25. While this population appears to be highly vulnerable for eating disorders, we know eating disorders occur across all demographics. Eating…

Woman learns about the connection between stress and eating disorders

Link Between Stress and Eating Disorders

Stress becomes problematic when you lack the coping skills required in order to deal with the adversity you’re experiencing.  Negative coping methods come in the form of self-destructive behaviors. For some, food becomes the focal point. There’s a strong correlation between stress and eating disorders. How Stress and Eating Disorders Intertwine Stress is all around…

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Eating Disorder Treatment Centers for Women

Mental health disorders and psychological problems can manifest themselves in many ways. Among teens and women, the possibility of them developing an eating disorder is higher than most people realize. When it comes to treating an eating disorder, there are two things eating disorder treatment centers like Selah House need to address. They typically need…

Smiling woman learns about purging disorder facts

Purging Disorder Facts

Eating disorders, such as purging disorder, are unfortunately a common occurrence in the United States. Experts blame this phenomenon on many factors. Some blame the beauty standards that the media sets, while others blame the abundance of food. Regardless, many disturbing purging disorder facts make it clear that eating disorders are deadly. What Is Purging…