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Our Philosophy on Treating Eating Disorders through Whole-Person Treatment
Whether it’s you or someone you love living a life feeling powerless because of anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder (also known as compulsive overeating), you need to know that there is hope, and that help is available from The Center. We are leaders in whole-person care, and have brought hope and treatment solutions to those suffering for 24 years.
There are those who believe that eating disorders can never be overcome. Our philosophy is different.
We do not believe force will help to affect change in those suffering from eating disorders like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or compulsive overeating. Force simply does not work.
Instead of force, The Center’s Treatment Programs for Eating Disorders provide an atmosphere of acceptance where change can take place for those suffering with anorexia, bulimia and compulsive overeating. We look beyond eating disorders and reach into each person’s heart; taking the time to see them as a person who needs unconditional love, acceptance and forgiveness.
Our philosophy is that Treatment for eating disorders must address the whole person. We call this “inspired healthcare,” and it addresses the medical, physical, psychological, emotional, nutritional, fitness and the spiritual factors at play during the recovery process. The Center’s team see themselves as helpers who reach in and rescue those who are in the grip of eating disorders. It’s like throwing their client a life preserver to save them from drowning in the disease of anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder.
Many times, addictions to alcohol and drugs accompany eating disorders like anorexia, and our team is equipped to address these addictions in conjunction with the disorder you are experiencing.
According to a Harvard study that surveyed 3,000 adults nationwide, of those suffering with anorexia or bulimia, 25 percent were men. Unfortunately, some programs for eating disorders are only open to women – especially anorexia treatment centers and bulimia treatment centers. The Center gladly welcomes men, and is especially sensitive to their unique needs. In fact, we are proud to offer a program just for men.
Anger, fear, and guilt are common among those suffering with eating disorders. And they typically suffer from serious physical health problems because of their eating habits, such as:
- Heart problems
- Organ damage
- Loss of periods
- Swollen joints
- Brittle bones
In an atmosphere of unconditional love and acceptance – combining treatment, counseling, nutrition and medical care – our clients can get on the road to recovery by being honest about their anorexia, bulimia or compulsive overeating and accepting the help they need.
Forget the lies you’ve read on pro anorexia websites. Hope and healing does exist for those with eating disorders.
Misinformation about eating disorders leaves many feeling as though their lives can never be different. Yet despite what you may have read on pro anorexia websites, healing is possible for all eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.
With 24 years of experience working with literally thousands of individuals, we know that people living in the throes of eating disorders can experience freedom that is life changing and life enduring.
At The Center, we realize the debilitating impact that eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and compulsive overeating have on an individual's life.
Your medical, physical, psychological, emotional, nutritional, fitness and spiritual health is in serious jeopardy when suffering with eating disorders.
Eating disorders like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues.
Anorexia Nervosa is characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss with symptoms that include:
- Refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for height, body type, age, and activity level
- Intense fear of weight gain or being “fat”
- Feeling “fat” or overweight despite dramatic weight loss
- Loss of menstrual periods
- Extreme concern with body weight and shape
Bulimia Nervosa is characterized by a secretive cycle of binge eating followed by purging. Bulimia includes eating large amounts of food – more than most people would eat in one meal – in short periods of time, then getting rid of the food and calories through vomiting, laxative abuse, or over-exercising. Symptoms include:
- Repeated episodes of bingeing and purging
- Feeling out of control during a binge and eating beyond the point of comfortable fullness
- Purging after a binge, (typically by self-induced vomiting, abuse of laxatives, diet pills and/or diuretics, excessive exercise, or fasting)
- Frequent dieting
- Extreme concern with body weight and shape
Binge Eating Disorder
Binge Eating Disorder is characterized primarily by periods of uncontrolled, impulsive, or continuous eating beyond the point of feeling comfortably full. While there is no purging, there may be sporadic fasts or repetitive diets and often feelings of shame or self-hatred after a binge. People who overeat compulsively may struggle with anxiety, depression, and loneliness, which can contribute to their unhealthy episodes of binge eating. Body weight may vary from normal to mild, moderate, or severe obesity.
Eating Disorders and Dental Problems
Repeated vomiting exposes teeth to gastric acids which erode tooth enamel, the hard protective covering of the tooth. Teeth may become rounded and soft and/or amalgam fillings may start to protrude above a tooth’s surface. The teeth weaken and become susceptible to the worst possible invasiveness. Decay, crumbling, fracturing, falling out – all occur with this insidious disease.
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In addition to working with most insurance carriers we have other financing options available. We are able to assist most people to get the care they need. There are options available and we will work with you.