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Food Frenzies: Healthy Eating Obsessions Are Newest Eating Disorder

Could it be that concentrating on eating healthy foods for your body might actually be hurting your mind? A group of researchers is now saying that it might. What do we call this latest eating disorder? How about orthorexia nervosa? That’s what University of Northern Colorado professor Thom Dunn calls the disorder he is also... Continue Reading

Lena Dunham Humorously Bares Her Dark Past in New Memoir

2 months agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The Girls star revealed her struggles with OCD, sexual abuse, and eating disorders.

British Teen Petitions Government to Tackle 'Thinspiration' Blogs

2 months agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Diagnosed with anorexia, 18-year-old Alice Taylor has recovered from her eating disorder and wants help educating others about the disease.

Is Kate Middleton Too Skinny, Copying Angelina Jolie? Queen Elizabeth Is Worried About Her, Report Says

Kate Middleton may suffer from an eating disorder that has Queen Elizabeth worried that the Duchess is taking after movie star and social activist Angelina Jolie — and that Kate might harm the royal baby she is now carrying by failing to eat property. Show More Summary

6 Ways to Survive Your Teen’s Eating Disorder

If you have a teen who is struggling with an eating disorder, you know it can be overwhelming, frustrating, lonely, scary, and sometimes feel like a full-time job. Your teen may be reacting angrily one day and the next day melt on the floor in tears. Eating disorders can disrupt family and work life, create […]

25 to 35-Year-Olds Most Affected by Eating Disorders in Ireland

2 months agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The new report stresses that eating disorders can affect people of any age, not just teenagers.

Jennifer Lawrence Bashes Gwyneth’s Gluten-Free Eating Disorder; Ed Sheeran’s Vodka Diet

When Celebrity Diets are No More Than an Eating Disorder Leave it to Jennifer Lawrence to keep it almost too real. This time, the Hunger Games and X-Men actress is making headlines for sharing her not-so-flattering opinion of Gwyneth Paltrow’s gluten-free diet. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Lawrence called the Gwyneth’s diet choice “the [...]

High carb diet, acidic sports drinks and eating disorders take toll on athletes' teeth

But diet is not the only culprit, says the Statement. There is little in the way of education or encouragement to help athletes appreciate the importance of good dental health on their training and performance, it says. The Consensus...Show More Summary

Is There a Biological Cause for Eating Disorders?

3 months agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

A new study found that a protein made by intestinal bacteria could be the root cause of eating disorders.

Eating Disorders Can Start as Early as Grade School

3 months agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

An alarming new study found that children as young as eight years old displayed eating disorder behaviors like making themselves vomit.

Anorexia/bulimia: Bacterial protein implicated

Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorder affect approximately 5-10 percent of the general population. Researchers have demonstrated the involvement of a protein produced by some intestinal bacteria that may be the source of these disorders. Show More Summary

The Most Unexpected Celebrity Op-Eds

From Ke$ha's eating disorder confession to George Clooney's defense of his mom-in-law, check out the most surprising superstar op-eds.

Confronting our twisted relationship with food

Several years ago, Tatiana Gulenkina had her first brush with an eating disorder, when a classmate abruptly left school. Everyone had thought the girl was "just a skinny teenager." It was only after she left that they discovered she had been battling depression and anorexia nervosa. Show More Summary

Weekend reading: Brian Wansink’s Slim by Design

Brian Wansink.  Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life.  William Morrow, 2014. In his new book, Wansink, the author of Mindless Eating (Amazon’s #1 Best Seller in Eating Disorders, Self-Help) and guru of Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab, promotes the idea that small changes in the food environment will encourage healthier eating. Wansink, […]

Family-Based Therapies Can Help Teens With Eating Disorders

3 months agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

A new study showed that teens suffering from anorexia nervosa fare better when families are part of their treatment.

Ask a Psychologist: I Have a History of Self-Injury

Q: Dear APW, I’ve had a long history of recovering from mental problems, including cutting and bulimia. I very much appreciated the Ask a Psychologist post on eating disorders. It’s helped me manage my body image issues as I try and deal with trying on bridesmaid dresses for two upcoming weddings, as well as embarking on my own wedding planning. Show More Summary

CIFF Review: God Help the Girl Is Beyond Twee – And That’s Good!

The CIFF screening of God Help the Girl was the Canadian Premiere – it won the Special Jury Prize, world cinema at Sundance earlier this year. It’s the story a girl recovering from an eating disorder who runs away from a psychiatric hospital and forms a pop band with two new friends. It’s the first […]

Samantha Armytage Calls Out Press For “Trying To Bully Me Into An Eating Disorder,” Drama Ensues

Yesterday, the Daily Telegraph published an article about Australian morning television host Samantha Armytage. The article tried to frame itself as being about her struggling new makeover show, “Bringing Sexy Back,” but it really served as an aggressive personal attack on Armytage’s body. Show More Summary

Is Food Addiction a Myth?

3 months agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Some scoff at the idea, others clamor for a cure. Is it an eating disorder, or an actual addiction?

'Red Band Society' implants 'Breakfast Club' into 'House'

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

"Red Band Society," which premieres Wednesday on Fox, takes place in the teen ward of a shiny L.A. hospital — the "division of adolescent medicine," with side trips to the eating disorders wing. Its lesson, to paraphrase the songwriter, is that despite all the amputation, or the pulmonary...

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