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  1. Eating Disorders

    [Info Sheet]

    Millions of people aren’t happy with the way they look. In fact, the National Eating Disorder Information Centre estimates that up to 40% of nine year-old girls have dieted to lose weight—even when they were at a normal weight. ...

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  2. Exploring the Role that Ethnicity and Culture Play in Disordered Eating

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    Esther Kane, MSW, RCC Reprinted from "Eating Disorders" issue of Visions Journal, 2002, 1(16), p. 10 My journey over the past 15-plus years to understand disordered eating has been extraordinary. It started in my teens when I suffered with bulim ...

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  3. Body Image and Physical Activity

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    For many women, the body doesn't always seem like a very safe place. This can be especially true for those coping with issues of mental health and addictions. In some of these cases, it seems safer to numb bodily sensations than to fully experience a ...

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  4. Disordered Eating: A guide for parents and youth

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    Disordered eating consists of a range of thoughts and feelings about food and body image that lie between healthy/normal eating habits with body acceptance at one end and eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder) at the other. ...

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  5. Health and Wellness: A guide for parents and youth

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    The key strategies to feeling and looking your best and having a positive outlook in life are to eat well, keep active, and maintain a healthy body weight. It’s not easy to eat well consistently and keep fit with a busy schedule and fast food so easily av ...

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  6. Males and Disordered Eating: A guide for parents and youth

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    Disordered eating issues are mainly associated with girls and women, but boys and men are just as susceptible as females. While males with disordered eating issues display the same kinds of emotional, physical, and behavioral signs and symptoms as girls a ...

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  7. Body Image and Self-Esteem: A guide for parents and youth

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    Body image is both the mental picture that you have of your body, and how you perceive yourself when you look in a mirror. Self- esteem is how you value and respect yourself as a person—it is the “real” opinion that you have of yourself. ...

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  8. Helping Myself to Help Myself

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    I am a therapist who works with people dealing with disordered eating. A major part of my work with clients is to help them discover ways to manage what seems like a flood of urges to binge, compulsions to purge and fears of getting uncontrollably fat. ...

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  9. Yoga and Anorexia

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    Rediscovering the body Julie Peters Reprinted from "Mind-Body Connection" issue of Visions Journal, 2014, 10 (2), p. 14 I used to count the hours before the next time I’d be expected to eat. The farther away that moment was, the calmer and more ...

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  10. Visions- Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating

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    PDF | No. 16 (2002) Background Editor's Message (Eric Macnaughton) Changing Minds, Not Bodies ((guest editorial) Raine McKay) Making the Connection: Disordered Eating in our Communities (Heather Lumley) ...

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