Why do I feel hungrier after eating?

You have suppressed your hunger cues for a long time, to the point where you almost forget what hunger feels like. You shake off the dizziness, the foggy brain, and the hollow feeling in your stomach. When you do eat, your stomach feels full quickly – even after a small amount of food. At the…

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What is a Mental Health Social Worker?

A Mental Health Social Worker can help “individuals to resolve presenting psychological problems, the associated social and other environmental problems, and improve their quality of life. This may involve family as well as individual counselling, and group therapy. Social workers recognise the broader implications of an individual having a mental illness and the impact on…

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The role of the ED Dietitian in Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

Not all Dietitians are created equal! Myrtle Oak Clinic dietitians invest in their knowledge, attending additional specialized eating disorder training, attend regular supervision and follow evidence-based practices. It’s ok to think: “I am not sure seeing a Dietitian will help me” This is common statement from some of our clients who experience binge eating disorder…

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Staying in Recovery

Recovery for people living with an eating disorder is a constant battle. So, when you throw in a global pandemic like Covid-19 that battle can become so much harder. Here are some things to consider to keep yourself in recovery during this time. Stay connected with your treatment team Myrtle Oak Clinic has been working…

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Sleep and Mental Health

One of the first things to be pushed aside during our busy lives is sleep. It is important to remind yourself that sleep is essential for both your physical and mental health. Frequent loss of sleep can contribute to higher levels of anxiety, inability to cope with stress, and decreased physical and cognitive performance. A…

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Questions to ask a Potential Therapist

Finding and engaging with a new therapist for help with eating disorder recovery can be challenging. Here are some useful questions to ask when you are searching for a potential therapist. It will be helpful to know upfront what education, knowledge, skills, interests and experience a provider has so that they can provide the right…

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