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Sexual minority youth have higher rates of disordered eating behaviors

Sexual minority boys and girls are more likely to purge or take laxatives, use diet pills, or fast to lose weight than their straight peers, and those disordered eating trends may not be improving, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. read more

Redemption After Abortion: Finding Freedom Through Forgiveness From Christ

How is redemption after abortion possible? Add a second abortion, abuse, an eating disorder, promiscuity, homelessness and drugs and it seems like a dark path to nowhere. Ask Tam Hodge (pictured) about redemption today and you will get a very different answer than you would have before Aug. 19, 1990. That’s the day she handed […]

‘RHONY’ Star Jules Wainstein Takes On ‘Bully’ Bethenny Frankel, Admits She Still Struggles With Her Eating Disorder

Jules Wainstein finally stood up to Bethenny Frankel. Wainstein felt unjustly bullied by Frankel and Carole Radziwill in regards to her intelligence and eating disorder. However, Wainstein turned the tables on her co-stars during Dorinda Medley’s dinner on the latest episode of the Real Housewives of New York. Show More Summary

Is Kim Kardashian Really Suffering From a Horrible Eating Disorder?

Kim Kardashian is battling a major eating disorder and her family doesn’t know what to do about it. At least that’s what this week’s print edition of Star wants you to believe. Gossip Cop summarizes the story. “But according to Star, Kardashian’s health-conscious ways have become problematic. Show More Summary

Whitney Cummings Opens Up About Dating Drug Addicts And Gay Men

Whitney Cummings has opened up about her eating disorders, according to People. The stand-up comedian is planning to release her first memoir, entitled I’m Fine… And Other Lies in the fall of next year, but she wants to make even more “humiliating mistakes” in her life to make the read worth her fans’ time. Show More Summary

When Symptoms of Depression Strike in the Summer

Most of us are familiar with seasonal affective disorder (SAD). During the short, cold, dark days of winter, 4 to 6 percent of people feel depressed, lethargic, pessimistic and even hopeless. They may eat more and sleep too much. But you might be less familiar […]

Help at hand for people watching their weight

Researchers from the University of Sydney's Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders have developed a portable and easy-to-use method to help people estimate portion size using only their hands. read more

Helping People Lose Weight Is Part of My Job, and I Struggle with That Every Day

last weekLifestyle : xoJane

I was distraught when I found out the young girl I had been working with had an eating disorder. She was 12. She had dropped to 80 pounds before coming to see me. Her parents found me through a past client I had worked with on weight loss as a personal fitness trainer. Because my client liked... Continue reading

Key Eating Disorders Legislation Passes the U.S. House of Representatives as Part of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act

Reston, VA, July 8, 2016 - Potential improvement in mental health issues ranging from eating disorders to suicide has become more hopeful and more possible than it was just days ago. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the historic Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 (HR 2646) - a bill that signifies forward movement in mental health.

How To Avoid Weight Loss Failure

Dieting is easy. It’s like riding a bike. And the bike is on fire. And so is the ground. And everything is on fire. Because you’re in hell.-Seen on Facebook The modern diet industry is an eating disorder waiting to happen. Most popular diets are made of stupid, because stupid sells. Show More Summary

Teasing About Weight May Put Children At Risk Of Binge Eating Disorder

“Do you really need to be eating that?” “Slow down, I’m worried about your health.” These are just a few of the many weight- and eating-related comments a HuffPost reader named Haleigh heard from her parents. They may seem innocuous to someone who doesn’t struggle with weight or didn’t grow up being constantly criticized for their body. Show More Summary

Is Social Media Potentially Damaging to Eating Habits & Body Image?

Researchers recently explored the relationship between social media use and eating concerns in young US adults and found a strong association between the two resulting in more disordered eating and body image issues. Popular social media sites in the US include Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. The study authors regarded eating disorders to “include anorexia nervosa, binge […]

Instagram, #Thighgap and Our National Eating Disorder

When I first read Michael Pollan's An Omnivore's Dilemma, the bible of all food bibles, four words struck me hardest: "Our National Eating Disorder." Pollan started writing about the country's dangerous obsession with food fads, from carbophobia to the Atkins diet, in 2004. Show More Summary

Lauren Alaina on How Eating Disorder Led to Redemptive New Song

Singer Lauren Alaina has designated the song "Road Less Traveled" as her next release to radio, following the sassy "Next Boyfriend." Taken from her self-titled 2015 EP, the uplifting track comes out of a period of struggle and heartache that accompanied Alaina's time on American Idol. Though she earned many...

La Academy For Eating Disorders Expresa Su Preocupacion Por La Aprobacion Por Parte De La FDA De Un Nuevo Dispositivo Mecanizado De Purgacion

Reston, VA, Julio 5, 2016 - La Food and Drug Administration (FDA) de los Estados Unidos recientemente aprobo un dispositivo para el tratamiento de la obesidad, el AspireAssist. Este dispositivo, que consiste en un tubo que es colocado...Show More Summary

The Academy for Eating Disorders Expresses Concern About the FDA Approval of A Mechanized Purging Device

Reston, VA, July 5, 2016 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved an obesity treatment device, AspireAssist. The device, which consists of a tube placed inside the user's stomach and connected to a pump, is designed...Show More Summary

Yes, Trans People Can Feel Positive About Their Bodies While Also Changing Them

I was the only girl in my eating disorder treatment group who hated yoga. Once a week we were taken to the yoga studio to get in touch with our bodies and learn to love ourselves, and once a week I complained, griped, rolled my eyes, and tried to think of excuses to get out of it. Show More Summary

This Researcher Believes The EDM 'Drop' Holds The Key To Understanding Craving Disorders

It Is A "very Predictable Formula," But It Might Explain Cravings In Eating, Substance Abuse And Other Disorders.

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Quit My STEM Major Because of My Eating Disorder

3 weeks agoLifestyle : xoJane

I've told this story a hundred times, and each time it's different, though the logistics never change: a nerdy girl from Russia gets into one of the best US colleges to study applied math but midway through junior year changes her major to writing and then graduates. It's a boring story, so I... Continue reading

Childhood binge eating: Families, feeding, and feelings

URBANA, Ill. - Binge eating is the most prevalent type of eating disorder across races, ethnic groups, ages, and genders. Surprisingly, binge eating has even been reported in children as young as 5 years old. read more

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