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Media plays a huge role in the way we identify ourselves. As a means of mass communication, media often engages the public in idealistic messages, naturally making us compare ourselves to others to understand our place in society. Essentially, it affects how we see, think, feel and act towards our bodies. There is a lot […]

Media Literacy, Body Image and Eating Disorders

August 1, 2022

The earlier an eating disorder is detected, the better the chances of recovery are.  In fact, research shows that early identification and treatment result in a quicker recovery, greater reduction in symptoms/health complications and improve the likelihood of long-term recovery while avoiding relapse.  If left untreated, however, eating disorders can become less receptive to treatment […]

Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder

July 4, 2022

Body image issues is something we often associate with eating disorders and disordered eating. Although, many folks with ED have some kind of body image challenges (not all folks with ED have body image challenges),body image issues is something that we see across the board no matter if someone has a good or poor relationship […]

Body Image & Eating Disorders

June 9, 2022

Let’s talk more about why your role as a parent is so important through your child’s full recovery from an eating disorder. I recently published a blog post, where I tell you more about HOW you can support your child through recovery, but today, I want to dive in on the WHY!  Please note that […]

A Parent’s Role in Eating Disorder Recovery

April 22, 2022

Did you know there is a connection between gut health and eating disorders? Yup! Actually, a study in 2005 reported that 64.4 % of folks who have eating disorders also struggle with functional gut health issues. And since April is IBS awareness month, we wanted to dive deeper into this interesting topic!     Gastrointenstinal […]

IBS and Eating Disorders – Which came first??

March 28, 2022

*TRIGGER WARNING* This post may contain content that is difficult or triggering for folx undergoing eating disorder recovery. If you have concerns about how this post may affect you and your recovery, we recommend refraining from reading about this topic at this time   Please note that this blog post is intended to provide you […]

What is Refeeding Syndrome?

February 23, 2022

Seeing your loved one suffer from an eating disorder is not easy, whether it be your child, your partner, your sibling or your friend. It is soooo HARD to see someone you care about go through this. It can be overwhelming to support someone with an eating disorder. If you are concerned about someone you […]

Supporting A Loved One with an Eating Disorder

January 26, 2022

Happy New Year!  As we are beginning a new year, we thought it was the perfect occasion to re-introducing ourselves, our practice and how we work with our clients. Our approach is at the core of what we do so we wanted to share it with you Before we start…Who is The Balanced Practice? The […]

The Balanced Practice’s Approach

January 3, 2022

Guilt Free and Holidays….. Can these words coexist? Although the holidays can be really fun and enjoyable, I remember a time when it was rather stressful and difficult. Before I healed my relationship with food and my body, the holidays were really hard. They were challenging because of the different foods that were available, which […]

Guilt Free Eating over the Holidays – 7 Actionable Tips!

December 20, 2021

There is a lot of evidence that suggest the imperative use of therapy in eating disorder recovery. Eating disorders are a mental health diagnosis, which suffer severe physical and biological consequences, therefore, therapy is ESSENTIAL to achieve full recovery. Most people understand the role of a dietitian in eating disorder recovery, because it has to do […]

Types of Therapy in Eating Disorder Treatment

December 13, 2021