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Theresa "Sam" Houghton of GreenGut Wellness Heads Up Albany NEDA Walk Team



Eating disorders are the deadliest of all mental illnesses and affect as many as 30 million American men, women and children. Someone dies every 62 minutes as the result of an eating disorder or the complications arising from disordered eating patterns. Yet these diseases receive far fewer research dollars than other major mental disorders.

Theresa "Sam" Houghton of GreenGut Wellness, a plant-based wellness consulting business based in North Greenbush, wants to help change that. Her team, Life Eternal, will be returning to the Albany NEDA Walk this year on September 30th to help raise money and awareness for eating disorder research, education and treatment.

"There are so many off-the-wall diet behaviors out there that disordered eating seems fairly normal in comparison," says Sam. "Doctors often don’t recognize the signs of these disorders, nor would many of them know what questions to ask. With society’s constant fixation on being the 'right' weight and having the 'perfect' body, our minds are often programmed to think of health in terms of thinness."

That's why Sam is looking to partner with other local businesses to recruit walkers and raise money. The more awareness she can bring to the epidemic of eating disorders, the more people can receive the treatment they need. Contributions help fund NEDA’s national Helpline, National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, NEDA Navigators and other programs aimed at supporting those struggling with disordered eating.

To join the team or make a donation, visit: http://neda.convio.net/goto/life_eternal_team
If you'd like to partner with GreenGut Wellness to hold a fundraising event, contact Sam at [email protected]

Check-in for the 2017 walk begins at 10 am on Saturday, September 30th at the Colonie Mohawk River Park, 71 Schermerhorn Rd, Cohoes.
For more information about the work of the National Eating Disorders Association, see NEDA.org.

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