On October 27, Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein will release her memoir Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl via Penguin. Recently, she shared an excerpt from the book discussing her father coming out as gay. Today, she's shared another clip, which discusses her mother's eating disorder and visiting her at the eating-disorder unit in the hospital. Show More Summary
Lifestyle blogger Jordan Younger shares a chapter from her forthcoming book, "Breaking Vegan."
Worshipped paradoxically as the queen of the underworld and as a youthful maiden, Persephone is a myth that gives us a glimpse into the eating disordered mind. With her unique curse committing her to both light and dark periods reflected...Show More Summary
In the wake of a crippling eating disorder in her teens and early 20s, 25-year-old Eda Marbury got married and found happiness - but when binge-eating junk food led her to reach a peak weight of 330 pounds, the Saint Louis, MO, woman decided to make a change. Show More Summary
When I came out of the closet at the age of 20, my body had already been through a lot. In middle school, I was teased for having a "girl's body." Not only was I overweight, but also, I was biracial. The result was a body type that was easy fodder for my classmates: My ass was huge. Show More Summary
Recently, I went back to the center where I was in treatment to be the recovery speaker at Family Week. I hadn’t been back since February of 2013, when I discharged. I haven’t seen any of the staff or the therapists. I haven’t really seen any of the girls I was in treatment with, although they... Continue reading
This plus-size pole dancer is using her new hobby as a path to body acceptance, and she's not afraid to show it. Eda Marbury, an accountant coordinator from Missouri, suffered from eating disorders for many years. Before meeting her husband, she was anorexic, and after she got married, she used food to deal with her depression and loneliness. Show More Summary
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi‘s eating disorder became so serious, she once dipped down to just 90 pounds. The MTV reality star, now a 27-year-old mother of two, comes clean about her… READ ON
After rumors about a brewing divorce seemed to be erased from the history of Hollywood's golden couple, a new rumor is said to be putting the kids of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in the frontline due to Jolie's eating disorders.
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Rumors have been doing the gossip media rounds recently that Brad Pitt had given Angelina Jolie an ultimatum. The report said Pitt had threatened Jolie that if she didn’t eat more and gain some weight, their marriage would be over. According to the rumor in HollywoodLife, their “source” had said that Angelina was looking very... Show More Summary
Last time we checked in on the Jolie-Pitts, a hilarious tabloid article claimed that Angelina was cheating with the nanny. While we appreciated the story's feminist slant (Women can bang the nanny, too!), we weren't surprised when it...Show More Summary
No one would choose to have an eating disorder. You wouldn't make the choice to lose all of your friends because you can't eat at restaurants, to exercise obsessively despite pain and injuries, or to binge eat until you feel like your stomach is going to burst. Show More Summary
Over the year, Barbie has become a lightening rod for controversy. Many critics blame the doll for a rash of eating disorders, due to her unproportional, unrealistic figure. But the adorable little girl featured in this video blamesShow More Summary
Studying the 'gut-brain axis,' researchers find evidence of an association between the gut microbiota and the eating disorder anorexia nervosa.
Regardless of how you approach them, interventions aren't fun for anyone involved. There are, however, some steps I believe can be taken during this painful meeting to up the odds of your loved one seeking medical help.I suffered from Anorexia (as well as a wicked addiction to exercise) from ages... Continue reading
From the steady stream of diet advertisements on TV, to the calorie counts on menus at restaurants, our diet and fitness-obsessed world is a complicated climate for those who are in recovery from an eating disorder. While it is impossible...Show More Summary
For the millions of persons living and coping with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia, the arrival of Mental Health Awareness Week this year, October 4-10, is no different than any other week: their ongoing battles, struggles and coping with their illness is the same this week as it [...]
Living in a home that has unexplained activity can cause stress, anxiety, fear, and even anger for the homeowners. It can cause arguments and unease between family members. It can create sleep disorders, eating disorders, panic attacks, depression, and even manic-like behavior. Show More Summary
Demi Lovato has been open about her mental health struggles, which included eating disorders, and the challenges she’s experienced feeling comfortable with her body. She decided to “put her money where her mouth is” for her latest Vanity Fair photo shoot: she posed nude, without makeup, and with no retouching. RELATED: Did Wilmer Valderrama teach […]