Eating Disorder

Food Addiction: Quitting Certain Foods Can Cause Withdrawal Symptoms

Food Addiction: Quitting Certain Foods Can Cause Withdrawal Symptoms

Food addiction is a viable affliction which is many times caused by trauma. We can never determine exactly how we are going to respond to trauma which occurs in our lives much in the same way that we struggle to determine when, where, or how trauma will occur in our lives. Our trauma may have […]

Does Our Body Image Language Affect Our Children?

Does Our Body Image Language Affect Our Children?

Monkey see, monkey do, it is said. More accurately, monkey see, monkey learn and internalize and make for their own, then monkey do as a result. As human beings, we learn through observation. Specifically, our foundational learning takes place by watching and observing our parents or caretakers. We learn to mimic their faces, the sounds […]

Why Is Eating Disorder Recovery So Complex?

Why Is Eating Disorder Recovery So Complex?

None of us are born with the ideas of “fat” or “skinny”, “beautiful” or “ugly”, “better” or “worse”. Our ideals regarding body image and self-worth come from the world we are brought up in, from the way our parents talk about their own bodies to the messages created by the media we consume by the […]

Can Virtual Reality Help With Eating Disorder Recovery?

Can Virtual Reality Help With Eating Disorder Recovery?

In our previous blog, we discussed the complexity of eating disorders, their relationship to trauma, and the challenge of creating a successful, sustainable eating disorder recovery lifestyle. We noted that being immersed in a world which thrives on messaging about food, body, and those relationships, is extremely challenging. Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported on […]