Eating Disorder Recovery

On your journey to recovery from your eating disorder, you may encounter many struggles. It is important to recognize that eating disorders are not about an unhealthy relationship with food, they are manifested by a need for control in your life that ultimately ends up controlling you. It is equally important to recognize and understand… read more

Welcome back. In part one of this two-part series, we began the discussion about how parents can help prevent their daughters from developing an eating disorder. In this second part, we will offer a few more suggestions for concerned parents. 3. Set a Good Example By setting the example in regards to healthy eating, weight… read more

There is a large population of people who suffer from undiagnosed, and therefore untreated, eating disorders. Many people are shocked to discover this and have a hard time believing that they were not able to identify the symptoms of an eating disorder; after all, they are obvious, right? What do you think of when you… read more

Great news for customers of Aetna Insurance who need residential eating disorder treatment: Canopy Cove is now an in-network provider with Aetna. The Difficulty Of Getting Insurance Coverage For Eating Disorder Treatment Finding an eating disorder treatment center that’s covered by your insurance isn’t always easy. However, when a patient is at the point in… read more

Twenty-two-year-old Kelly Yantzer gave a speech earlier this month at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America conference in the Ramkota Hotel on her long, intense struggle through addiction and eating disorders.  Yantzer spoke from the heart about her recovery from the eating disorder that has controlled her life since the seventh grade. Not… read more

Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified also called EDNOs is a term used when an individual’s symptoms are problematic and represent disordered eating but do not fit neatly within the strict criteria for anorexia or bulimia. EDNOS is a deadly condition, with a mortality rate of 5.2 percent — higher than both anorexia and bulimia — despite… read more

Occasionally I hear people say that females with eating disorders are very competitive.  However, after twenty-five years of working with those struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorders, I have come to the conclusion that females, whether they are adolescents or adults, are comparative not competitive. Women are often comparative by nature and many… read more

When a client enters treatment for an eating disorder, one of the first issues that is addressed is how to re-establish appropriate eating patterns. The tool that’s used to help you reach that goal is a balanced meal plan. Eating disorders dislike meal plans because they introduce structure to a chaotic life.  Individualized meal patterns… read more

A new school year has begun and it’s back to the hustle and bustle of life! Your days are filled with classes, homework, and extracurricular activities (leaving little room for sleeping in and hanging out). Getting acclimated to a new schedule can be difficult, especially if you’re also trying to make adequate time for balanced… read more

We had an interesting situation that created a lot of anxiety for everyone in our family.  We had more horses than stalls and winter was coming.  “What do we do?” became the question at hand.   Pondering the question and proposing various solutions became a familiar topic of conversation and pastime.  None of the solutions were… read more