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Every day at The Recover Clinic brings new experiences, challenges and emotions in the battle to overcome eating disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Hear from our therapists, our clients, and others struggling with these illnesses as they share their stories and advice.

What Is Binge Eating Disorder?

What Is Binge Eating Disorder?

What Is Binge Eating Disorder?

Today we’re diving into the meaning of Binge Eating Disorder including symptoms, signs, side effects, statistics and treatment to help you or a loved one get the help needed…   What Is Binge Eating Disorder? Binge Eating Disorder (also known as compulsive eating) is an illness that affects millions of people and can have a devastating effect on the sufferer’s …

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What Is Orthorexia?

What Is Orthorexia?

What Is Orthorexia?

Today we’re diving into the meaning of Orthorexia including symptoms, signs, side effects, statistics and treatment to help you or a loved one get the help needed…   What is Orthorexia? Orthorexia is a condition that sees sufferers obsess over what they believe to be healthy eating. The term was coined by Dr Steven Bratman in 1997. Unlike other eating disorders, Orthorexia mostly revolves …

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What Is Bulimia?

What Is Bulimia?

What Is Bulimia?

Today we’re diving into the meaning of Bulimia including symptoms, signs, side effects, statistics and treatment to help you or a loved one get the help needed…   What is Bulimia? As with other eating disorders, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours around food are the characteristics of Bulimia. If you’re suffering from this illness, you will usually be trapped within a …

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Halloween And Eating Disorder Recovery

Halloween And Eating Disorder Recovery

Halloween And Eating Disorder Recovery

Halloween And Eating Disorder Recovery

With Halloween becoming more and more popular with young people, we want to discuss how it can be a challenging time if you have an eating disorder and share our top tips for coping with Halloween when in recovery.   Fancy dress costumes, decorations, pumpkins, trick or treating, parties and horror movies. The whole occasion is designed to combine fear …

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What Is Anorexia Nervosa?

What Is Anorexia Nervosa?

What Is Anorexia Nervosa?

Today we’re diving into the meaning of Anorexia Nervosa including symptoms, signs, side effects, statistics and treatment to help you or a loved one get the help needed… Types of Anorexia   Anorexia is a serious, complex and potentially life-threatening illness If you’re suffering from Anorexia you would typically have obsessive thoughts about your weight and appearance and compulsive behaviours …

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Exercise During Eating Disorder Recovery

Exercise During Eating Disorder Recovery

Exercise During Eating Disorder Recovery

Schools and workplaces are repeatedly being encouraged to increase opportunities for exercise and movement throughout the day. But what is often forgotten is that these initiatives aren’t suitable for everyone. It’s important to bear in mind that the benefits of exercise are not guaranteed, they are conditional. Every person is unique, so could we be doing more harm than good? Are we setting people up for more challenges and unhealthy relationships with their body?

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“Your Opinion Of Yourself Is The Only One That Matters”

“Your Opinion Of Yourself Is The Only One That Matters”

“Your Opinion Of Yourself Is The Only One That Matters”

Today we welcome mental health advocate, Charlotte Underwood to our blog, sharing her story of binge eating and body dysmorphia and her reminders to those who are also on their own eating disorder recovery journey.   I never understood what body dysmorphia was until I had passed my teen years. I was a thin child who was fed only nutritious …

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Challenging Fluid Restriction For Eating Disorder Recovery

Challenging Fluid Restriction For Eating Disorder Recovery

Challenging Fluid Restriction For Eating Disorder Recovery

Today our Nutritional Therapist, Marissa-Catherine Carrarini is exploring the effects of fluid restriction and sharing her top tips for drinking a variety of beverages as an eating disorder sufferer…   It’s summer. It’s hot and we are all thirsty. Whether we’re reaching for a refillable bottle (doing our bit for the planet), picking up something cold from the fridge in …

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Could your anxiety be unprocessed fear?

Could your anxiety be unprocessed fear?

Could your anxiety be unprocessed fear?

Today is the second day of Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018. Recover Clinic CEO, Emmy Brunner, discusses the relationship between anxiety and fear in recovery from an eating disorder… In my entire history as a clinician, I’m not certain that I’ve ever worked with a client who didn’t say that they were suffering from some level of anxiety. For many, …