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5 Unexpected Things I Learned From Having an Eating Disorder

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

Demi Lovato on Body Image: “I Feel Beautiful”

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

Dangerous Eating Disorder Behaviors Are Not Exclusive to Rail-Thin Teens

5 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The study showed that eating disorders are not diagnosed early enough when specialists focus exclusively on weight.

New estrogen-based compound suppresses binge-like eating behavior in female mice

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

Patients with eating disorders have increased risk of autoimmune diseases

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.

Patients with eating disorders have an increased risk of autoimmune diseases

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

As Promised, a Roundtable Review Without a Has-Been Athlete!

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 […]

The Pathology of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

last weekNews : Truthdig

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.

Study: “Fifty Shades” Readers Are Slutty Binge Drinkers With Eating Disorders & Abusive Partners

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 [...]

Reading “50 Shades of Grey” is linked to abusive relationships and eating disorders

Fiction can be an important tool in fighting sexual abuse -- but not if it reaffirms dangerous ideals

10 Things Parents Wish Educators Knew about Eating Disorders

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 […]

Anorexia Knows No Age

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 [...]

Reading 'Fifty Shades' linked to unhealthy behaviors

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

'Girls' Star Zosia Mamet Reveals Eating Disorder

last weekHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The actress wrote about her long struggle in a column published in Glamour magazine.

This Is What It’s Like To Have An Eating Disorder In The Philippines

2 weeks agoOdd : Thought Catalog

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.

3 Secrets to Mindful Eating

This is a personal story of my disordered relationship with food and my own healing. When I wrote this a year ago, I thought:…

16 Things I've Learned From 16 Years of Dealing With Depression

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

Another ‘Teen Mom 2’ Divorce? Kailyn Lowry Talks Marriage Troubles, Breaks Down On Camera After Hubby Javi Leaves

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

Increasing Number of CT Youth Affected By Eating Disorders

2 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

There is growing concern over 10- and 11-year-olds being diagnosed with eating disorders.

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