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PENNSYLVANIA SUPPORT GROUP

Pennsylvania Support Group Milestones in association with the Renaissance Nutrition Center, located at 2500 DeKalb Pike, Norristown, PA 19401, hosts a monthly “Alumni and Friends” open eating disorder support group. A $20 donation is suggested to help cover expenses.  The group has been meeting for nearly 15 years now and meets the 3rd Saturday of […]

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SOUTH FLORIDA SUPPORT GROUP

Our South Florida Support Group is now held quarterly.We meet at 6:00PM until 7:00PM. Milestones’ clinical staff rotate facilitating the group along with our nutritionist, which is open to both Milestones alumni and non-alumni alike. The group is free and you may contact our offices at (954) 272-0806 for more information. For dates and up-to-date […]

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NEW YORK CITY SUPPORT GROUP

Milestones, in association with The Beacon Program,  hosts a support group for anyone interested in furthering their recovery with [or seeking help for] an eating disorder. The groups are free and are open to those wishing to learn more about recovering from an eating disorder or to provide ongoing support to those having completed or […]

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DRUNKOREXIA

There are reports of an increase among college age females of binge drinking and a co-occurring eating disorder, now referred to as “Drunkorexia” according to an article appearing in a Denver newspaper. Although not a medical term, it depicts a pattern of disordered eating that combines bulimia nervosa (binge eating and purging) with binge drinking. […]

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ANOREXIA AND BULIMIA AND THE EFFECTS ON YOUR TEETH

Eating disorders are bad news for teeth Eating disorders affect around 15% of young girls to varying degrees, around five to ten times more than men. These illnesses involve a constant preoccupation with food, a distorted body image and excessive measures taken to control weight… excessive to the point of harming your body’s health, as […]

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DEFINING BULIMIA

What is Bulimia Nervosa? Bulimia nervosa is a psychological illness characterized by the sufferer binging and then purging themselves of food. It is often related to both anorexia nervosa and binge-eating disorder. However, the sufferer may not always have a morbid fear of weight gain and there are those who purge without binging, a condition […]

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EATING DISORDERS IN LATER LIFE

“Strikingly, things are as bad in this age group as they are in the younger age groups. I was sort of gobsmacked that 8% reported purging in the last five years,” says researcher Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, director of the University of North Carolina Eating Disorders Program, in Chapel Hill. Additionally, Bulik says, 3.5% of […]

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WINNING THE FIGHT OVER BINGE EATING

She would buy 5-gallon buckets of vanilla and consume the entire container, drizzled in chocolate sauce in less than a week. Bowl after bowl, quart after quart, she felt powerless to stop herself from opening the freezer and digging in. In January 2007, she saw the 247 pounds on her 5-foot-9 frame increase and was […]

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BINGE EATING DISORDER

As to the issue of consequences or potential risks associated with Binge Eating, a recent article in Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences reveals binge eaters have up to a fourfold increase in being unable to perform “normal daily activities” – sometimes referred to as ADLs [activities of daily living]. These can include proper hygiene, preparing meals, […]

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BRAIN CHEMISTRY AND ANOREXIA

There are two divergent groups of brain imaging folks who believe dopamine [the “feel good” neurotransmitter] plays a role in disrupting the experience of hunger and appetite with those who restrict. Basically there are two theories on the table today. The first suggests over eating types of eating disorders involve dopamine serving as the “reward” […]

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