Welcome to the latest ALL TOGETHER -- the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice inform our personal lives, our communities and our world. ALL TOGETHER is hosted this week by Antonia Blumberg, associate editor of HuffPost Religion. Show More Summary
Dear Mr. Dad: A few months ago, you wrote a column about how boys can have eating disorders, including anorexia. Since anorexia is usually about body image, I started wondering whether boys’ body image issues could be making them obsessed with building muscle. Show More Summary
At the age of 12, I spent a year dealing with back to back emotionally devastating events and turned to disordered eating as a way to gain some sense of control to my life when I felt like everything else was out of my grasp.
How much do you actually know about eating disorders? For National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we've rounded up common misconceptions that make it more difficult for people living with these illnesses to be recognized, to be understood...Show More Summary
In addition to creating one of the most epic breakup songs ever, Kelly Clarkson has always been a totally lovable celebrity. From her openness about having an eating disorder to her sweet but adventurous sense of style, Kelly is one of those rare famous people who doesn’t disappoint. Show More Summary
Sharing personal experiences with eating disorders in an effort to assist those currently struggling can be life saving. But it can also do more harm than good if not relayed in the right way. Emma Shakarshy, the Youth Outreach Coordinator...Show More Summary
During National Eating Disorder Awareness and Body Positivity Week, there are a number of easy ways you can get involved and foster important body image conversation for the rest of the year. From supporting worthwhile organizationsShow More Summary
For National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we take a look at how a sometimes overlooked group are affected by these debilitating diseases.
Diagnosing and treating an eating disorder is not easy. But a few small changes can help better equip medical professionals for the task. In a HuffPost Live conversation on Tuesday, psychologist Ted Weltzin said the first step is toShow More Summary
This week is Eating Disorder Awareness Week and it seems timely to reflect on issues around obesity, media coverage and eating disorders as well. Northern Ireland is, apparently, in the grips of an “obesity epidemic“. We have a ten year obesity strategy, courtesy of Edwin Poots. The Public Health Agency launched a campaign last year to more...
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week in the U.S. serves as a grim reminder that it's a worldwide epidemic.
By Nicole I first came across the idea of an Instagram recovery account during my first admission to an adolescent unit. While in the hospital, I often found myself in conversation with other patients about the nature of recovery accounts...Show More Summary
There's a harmful dichotomy occurring in today's culture in which pregnant women struggling eating disorders receive "positive reinforcement" for losing weight postpartum, the director of programs at the National Eating Disorder Association...Show More Summary
The first time I looked in the mirror and called myself fat, I was twelve. I think about this sometimes, as I walk down the street and pass groups of giggling middle school girls drinking sugary Frappuccinos and gossiping about cute boys from science class. Show More Summary
The day I was diagnosed with anorexia both my parents were with me at my pediatrician's office, sitting across from me as they struggled to hold back tears. My parents were the ones involved in my treatment, the people who made sure I was eating each day when I was unable to do so on my own. Show More Summary
The content of this post may be triggering to some readers. Each person in this photo series has a skeleton in their closet. Photographer Fritz Liedtke captured striking photos of men and women with eating disorders, accompanied by their stories, as told in their own words. Show More Summary
Growing up, Jessie Kahnweiler thought she understood what addiction entailed: alcohol, drugs and sex, the vices that saturate our media. But for more than 10 years, she didn't realize she had her own type of addictive relationship — with food. Show More Summary
It’s important to keep in mind that eating disorders are a mental illness - and to say that one could develop anorexia from reading too much Vogue does a huge disservice to the gravity of the disease itself.
Obesity is big problem for many kids. So you'd think you'd think a dramatic weight loss might be something to cheer. But in this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we find that's not always the case. To listen, click the link below. Obesity and Eating Disorders
Are fitness bands doing more harm than good?