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Kayla's Honest Confession on Eating Disorders

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Kayla's Honest Confession on Eating Disorders

As I sit here writing this, I can only look back and smile about how far I have come the last few years. To think that just 5 years ago, I was struggling to make it through every day, every hour, every minute. I felt consumed by my eating disorder… it controlled my every thought and every action. I constantly thought about food, about stopping myself from eating, how I could work off whatever I did eat, the number on the scale… the list goes on…and while I thought these things, I constantly told myself that if I just weighed one...

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Invisible Illness! Don't Believe Me Until My Bones Are Already Broken...

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Invisible Illness! Don't Believe Me Until My Bones Are Already Broken...

This isn't recent news, but it is relevant news for me, my story, and another grotesque mental illness saga. My mental illness never seems to go away, but does it better when I find healthier ways to cope. But, this was a time in my life when I was at an all time low mentally, dealing with panic disorders and anorexia, while trying to realize that maybe I truly did have a problem with addiction; not just substances, either.  While chronically threatening to kill myself was the least of my worries. In fact, I thought that it would fix my...

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What You Need to Know About Food Addiction, Anorexia, Bulimia!

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What You Need to Know About Food Addiction, Anorexia, Bulimia!

 What is Food Addiction?   Food addiction is a behavioral addiction with a neurobiological basis that fulfills a formal definition of disease. It is considerable to an addiction of an obsession, and without fulfilling this obsession prolific mental health ailments incur, giving us what is common in most diagnoses known as co-morbidity. Eating disorders are the most lethal form of mental illness or addictive behavior out there. People who become depressed from eating disorders are creating eating disorders to beat things like depression. It’s a vicious cycle where mortality rates are high. Patients who have food addictions exhibit a loss...

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In Recovery From Anorexia Since 2012! See how I beat it...

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In Recovery From Anorexia Since 2012! See how I beat it...

I was thrilled when I learned that I was going to be able to share my story here. I know people reading this have all sorts of addiction and mental health issues, the one that I would like to focus on is anorexia. I, myself, had anorexia for about 20 years before I decided to seek recovery. One May night I was sleeping in my brother’s bed back home in Kentucky and I woke with the strangest feeling. It was as if my soul were shaking my body and said “Listen, this time around you won’t survive. Consider this your...

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Hungry for Starvation: A Personal Journey through Anorexia

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Hungry for Starvation: A Personal Journey through Anorexia

Eating disorders are incredibly complicated diseases.  The same behaviors and thought patterns morph into various meanings and purposes.  For me, it has been a series of opposites.  At times, anorexia has made me feel in control and other times out of control.  It has provided me with the illusion of achieving health and has supplied ...

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