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How do we navigate negative food and body image talk?

By Kayla Carson, Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships As we celebrate the holidays, we are reunited with many family members and loved ones. We know from experience as we gather together, it doesn’t take long for negative food and body image talk to begin; sometimes it can even start at “hello.” Often our loved ones…

middle age woman

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…

Embracing Self-Compassion While in Recovery

By: Ashley Hemrich, MA, Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships September is National Recovery Month, and we know recovery can symbolize different things for those regaining life after dependency on unhealthy coping behaviors; however, the struggles to obtain sustainable recovery are quite similar. Continued self-compassion is one of the struggles often neglected. Long-term recovery can be…

Nutritional care at Selah

Why is nutritional care important in eating disorder recovery?

An eating disorder can lead to severe health consequences for all systems of the body such as electrolyte imbalance, osteoporosis, and heart issues. Malnourishment leads to vitamin and mineral deficiencies which affect the body and the brain. The lack of absorption of critical nutrients into the body prevents the brain from producing neurotransmitters, or brain…