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Eating Disorder Recovery
Joanna Poppink, MFT
Eating Disorder Recovery Psychotherapist
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Part of the reason an eating disorder holds a tenacious grip on a person, particularly someone with anorexia, is that the brain is not able to think clearly or realistically The brain is malnourished and struggling to keep brain cells alive. When the brain is starving, either from no food or low quality food or too many toxins, a person can get caught in eating disorder thinking. Then she sees anything that seems to threaten the eating disorder way of life as an enemy. 

Poor logic, dangerous reasoning, distorted perceptions and obsessive commitment to unhealthy practices prevail. The person needs to nourish her brain well so she can align herself with the healthy and normal principles that support her recovery.

Following the basics of the Mediterranean Diet is a fine way to nourish the brain and restore mental clarity. Since  "diet" can be a triggering word for people with eating disorders a better description might be the Mediterranean style of eating.

Learn more about the Mediterranean style of eating by following the links below.

Mediterranean Diet details as described by the Mayo Clinic

Mediterranean Eating Habits Prove Good for the Brain in Scientific American

Mediterranean Diet Can Protect Your Brain Power in the Wellness Blog

What Should I Eat? Mediterranean Diet Pyramid in the Eating Disorder Recovery Blog

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