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Thanksgiving Planning Tips

For many people the holidays are a time of joy; for people with eating disorders such as binge eating, bulimia, and anorexia, however, the holidays can bring a tremendous amount of stress, anxiety, and fear. Since most holidays are centered on the subject of food, such events are often anxiety ridden for those with eating […]

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Eating Disorder Program

Valenta (“to make powerful”) was established in 2006 to provide world class care and treatment available to assist individuals in their recovery from eating disorders. Valenta has expanded its scope of practice and expertise to include: Treatment and Recovery for Eating Disorders, Treatment and Recovery for Depression and Anxiety, Healthy Student Program designed for young […]

Orthorexia

“Orthorexia”

“Orthorexia” is a term that is being applied to a subset of eating disordered behaviors. It often begins with innocent intentions…to eat more healthfully. However, the desire to eat more healthfully transforms into a pattern of rigid eating and obsessive thoughts about food choices, and eventually can even negatively impact health, both mentally and physically. […]