By Amanda Mannen,Sara Castro,Christine M. Published: August 31st, 2014 Our culture tends to make the most basic concepts way too complicated, even something as simple as putting stuff in our bodies so we can keep living. In one corner, we have evil food companies who trick you into becoming addicted to foods that will k
Her personal struggles with eating disorders, substance abuse and self-harm are well-documented, but these days Demi Lovato is in much happier spirits. The “Heart Attack” songstress posted four photos from her MTV Video Music AwardsShow More Summary
The study showed that eating disorders are not diagnosed early enough when specialists focus exclusively on weight.
HOUSTON – (Aug. 26, 2014) – Binge eating, an eating disorder in which a person frequently consumes unusually large amounts of food in a short period of time, affects about 5 to 10 percent of U.S. adults and is more common in women than men. Show More Summary
An association between eating disorders and several autoimmune diseases has been observed in people with different genetic backgrounds. These findings support the link between immune-mediated mechanisms and development of eating disorders.
The risk of eating disorders has been shown to be increased in some somatic illnesses. Many of these illnesses, such as type 1 diabetes and inflammatory bowel diseases, present autoimmune etiology. In addition, a prior autoimmune disease has recently been shown to increase the risk of mood disorders and schizophrenia. read more
Also one with a has-been athlete, for those of you who can’t get enough of sportsball guys making asses of themselves. A bunch of other stuff, too, as you can see: Blood and Black Lace (1964), in which eating disorders are the least of these models’ worries… Destroyer (1988), in which I call your […]
Women who read Fifty Shades of Grey are more likely to have abusive partners and eating disorders, academics concerned with the blockbuster novel’s wide appeal report.
Today in Things That Make Me Want To Scream “CORRELATION DOES NOT EQUAL CAUSATION!” And Beat My Head Against The Wall: Last year, a study out of Michigan State University found that the erotic BDSM trilogy Fifty Shades Of Grey “perpetuates” abusive relationships. Now, another study from the same professor at MSU claims young women who read [...]
Fiction can be an important tool in fighting sexual abuse -- but not if it reaffirms dangerous ideals
1. Eating disorders are real and deadly illnesses and having one is not a choice. Your reaction, as an administrator or teacher, to a disclosure of an eating disorder should be the same as if you were told a child had leukemia. Certain eating disorders have a mortality rate as high as 20 percent. Eating disorders are […]
This postcard from PostSecret reminded me how hard eating disorders can be. It reads: Anorexia does not discriminate and it knows no age. People assume that anorexia is a young person’s disease because that’s all we see in the media, but it can hit people at any age. The same is true with bulimia, binge-eating [...]
EAST LANSING, Mich. --- Young adult women who read "Fifty Shades of Grey" are more likely than nonreaders to exhibit signs of eating disorders and have a verbally abusive partner, finds a new study led by a Michigan State UniversityShow More Summary
The actress wrote about her long struggle in a column published in Glamour magazine.
As soon as I realized that what I have, in a third-world country, is something senseless, selfish and superficial, yes, but more so something praised for its self-discipline and commonalities with Mary-Kate Olsen, I stopped talking about it. I refuse to be lauded for this disorder.
This is a personal story of my disordered relationship with food and my own healing. When I wrote this a year ago, I thought:…
Depression came crashing into my life like a wrecking ball at the tender age of 14. It brought some ugly sidekicks: eating disorders, body dysmorphia, anxiety, issues with alcohol. Loneliness, worthlessness, despair. All were my miserable companions for more than a decade. The good news is, I didn't give up. Show More Summary
After growing up in a broken home and suffering from extreme poverty, sexual trauma and a vicious eating disorder, ‘Teen Mom 2’ star Kailyn Lowry finally found her… READ ON
There is growing concern over 10- and 11-year-olds being diagnosed with eating disorders.