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Eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues.

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For over 30 years, The Center • A Place of HOPE has been helping people with eating disorders change their lives for good. Our eating disorder treatment programs are unique and life changing.

We look at the “whole you,” not just the parts you want us to see. We dig deeper and get to know you personally, walking alongside you with customized whole-person care and treatment plans aimed at healing you emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Let us help you overcome your disordered eating and regain your peace, balance and happiness.

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Eating Disorder: Roadblocks to Forgiveness

Forgiving someone is never easy. It does not happen overnight; it is a process. Often it requires getting over the faulty beliefs and practices taught to you by the very people you are trying to forgive. Beware of the need to punish. In your anger, you may withhold... read more

Overcoming Denial and Facing Your Eating Disorder

Successful recovery from an eating disorder requires you to spend an enormous amount of time thinking about who you are. Keep in mind that really looking at yourself honestly is not self-absorption; it is introspection. Self-absorption leads to a false reality;... read more

The Devastating Physical Effects of Eating Disorders

Your body is paying a heavy price for your eating disorder. If you are bulimic and use laxatives or vomiting to purge, your skin is probably quite dry and frequently breaks out in small rashes and pimples. If your salivary glands haven’t yet become enlarged because of... read more

How to Achieve Emotional Freedom from Food

Can the person for whom food and eating has become so twisted be healed? Yes! There is something amazing that occurs when past hurts are resolved and the substitute of food is no longer needed. We’ve seen people change who have been in a decades-long struggle with... read more

Acceptance Versus Denial

Verbal and/or emotional abuse leaves no visible scars, so the tendency to deny that these events happened can be great. Often the parent will remember the circumstances from a very different perspective than the child. The child-self recalls one version of events, and... read more

Binge Eating During the Holidays

The holiday party was still going full swing in the living room, so Bob felt safe ducking into the kitchen. His wife, JoAnn, was busy getting the holiday DVD setup for the kids in the family room, so he doubted anyone would be coming in. Half eaten meals littered the... read more

Parental Involvement Important in the Prevention and Awareness of Eating Disorders

Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC, Founder and Director of Eating Disorder Hope and Debra Cooper, Expert Writer on eating disorders. Eating disorders are now epidemic in the United States. Approximately 11 million women and girls struggle with anorexia and bulimia. Although the average age of onset is 14, girls are being diagnosed as young as eight. Continue Reading ›

Consumer's Guide To Eating Disorders

With so many options across the country and around the world, how do you choose the right one? That, is the million dollar question.

Read our Consumer’s Guide to Eating Disorders and learn what you need to know about treatment. Download Our PDF ›

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A Body Revolution

Lady Gaga Launches Campaign to Help People With Eating Disorders

Lady Gaga is opening up about her struggles with an eating disorder, deciding instead to flaunt her so-called curvy flaws and launching a campaign for others to do the same. Firing back at tabloid attacks on her 25-pound weight gain, the singer posted photos of herself wearing only a bra and panties on her website Tuesday.

Lady Gaga is opening up about her struggles with an eating disorder, deciding instead to flaunt her so-called curvy flaws and launching a campaign for others to do the same.

Firing back at tabloid attacks on her 25-pound weight gain, the singer posted photos of herself wearing only a bra and panties on her website Tuesday.

Gaga says she’s battled with anorexia and bulimia since she was 15.

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Imogen Bailey

Australian actress, model and singer Imogen Bailey revealed her battle with anorexia during her early modeling days during an interview with Now magazine. Imogen turned to starving herself in order to look her best for revealing fashion shoots. She lost so much weight... read more

Isabelle Caro

French actress and model Isabelle Caro succumbed to anorexia in December 2010 at the age of 28 after a 15-year battle with the eating disorder. To help raise awareness about the dangerous effects of eating disorders, Isabelle appeared in a provocative Italian... read more

Gretchen Rossi

Gretchen Rossi, one of the stars of The Real Housewives of Orange County, admitted to struggling with bulimia in a 2009 interview with In Touch magazine. To lose weight in high school and college, Gretchen threw up after meals. After being caught by her friends and... read more

Geri Halliwell

Many Spice Girls fans may have not known it at the time, but Ginger Spice was dealing with bulimia. “It’s not really about food or the body shape. It’s just a way of dealing or coping with life…I really feel that what’s helped me is... read more

Gelsey Kirkland

In 1986, Kirkland, with Greg Lawrence, published Dancing on My Grave, a tell-all autobiography detailing her struggles with eating disorders and drug addiction. One of the truths of art and life is that what we see with our eyes is not the whole story. I believe this... read more

Franz Kafka

Poet Franz Kafka, who wrote the short story “The Hunger Artist”, suffered from anorexia. The evidence for the hypothesis that the poet Franz Kafka had suffered from an atypical anorexia nervosa is presented. Kafka was slim and underweight throughout his... read more

Don’t Be Fooled

Please do not be fooled by all the hype to be thin like many of the celebrities. Their anorexic/bulimic behavior has forced many of them to be hospitalized. Eating Disorders are not glamorous, but very dangerous.

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