More people are being diagnosed with eating disorders every year and the most common type is not either of the two most well known—bulimia or anorexia—but eating disorders not otherwise specified (eating disorders that don't quite reach the threshold to be defined as anorexia or bulimia), shows a study published online in BMJ Open. read more
Trigger Warning for Body Image Issues and Eating Disorders So you’ve stopped making the political into the personal when it comes to your fat friend. That’s awesome! Thank you so much for hearing what your fat friend has to say rather than your own internalized assumptions about her feelings. Show More Summary
Ashley Hamilton is seven years sober, but says food addiction remains a struggle.
Actor Ashley Hamilton has come forward to talk about his mult-year struggle with anorexia and bulimia. Typically thought of as affecting females, eating disorders on the rise for males. More » Ashley Hamilton Opens Up About His Eating...Show More Summary
Equine Assisted Therapy can help patients improve body image and learn about boundaries and trust.
Two years ago, Tumblr's overabundance of porn was well-documented. Today, nothing has changed: it's still a JPEG sex bonanza. Which is A-OK with us—but what would Yahoo do about the blowjobs, wrist-slitting, racism, and other advertising-unfriendly stuff? Read more...
Making rent each month meant planning every expense down to the cent and food was one of the only things that wasn't a fixed cost. So increasingly I found myself cutting it out of my budget, and just not organizing to have something to eat every day. read more
Trigger Warning for Body Image Issues and Eating Disorders Ah, fat — that charged, overloaded, connotation-carrying word. There is a lot I could say about the word, but for the sake of my point, let us fast-forward past the debates over fat-shaming, Health at Every Size, thin privilege, BMI, and so on. Show More Summary
Kylie Bisutti abruptly abandoned her successful career as a lingerie model three years ago, and is ready to expose all of the industry’s dirty and horrific secrets. The 23-year-old,… READ ON
Cynics will write off New York Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn’s bulimia confession — in her forthcoming memoir and previewed in the New York Times on Tuesday — as a shameless bid to soften her image and appeal to women voters. I’m torn on this issue. On the one hand, ... More »
Kinda like Angelina Jolie, New York City Council speaker and Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, took to today's New York Times to come forward with a personal struggle. Quinn, who is the first openly gay and female mayoral...Show More Summary
Eating disorders are not just a female problem---and neither is sexual harassment. In a new study, the two are linked and, to the surprise of many, men are more likely to suffer from them than women.
Men who experience high levels of sexual harassment are much more likely than women to induce vomiting and take laxatives and diuretics in an attempt to control their weight, according to a surprising finding by Michigan State University researchers. Show More Summary
Men are more likely to purge or abuse laxatives as a response to sexual harassment, a study finds.
My mother knew about my disorder after a while and had moments of trying to help. But it must have brought up too many emotions for her. Most of the time we silently pretended that we were all perfectly fine. I thought that we were supposed to buck up and pretend things were wonderful 24/7. Show More Summary
Binge eating disorder (BED) is perhaps one of the most widely misunderstood mental disorders despite the fact that it affects as many as 3.5 percent of American women and 2 percent of American men.
A few weeks ago, I receive an e-mail with this subject line: "Hi From Good Morning America/ We'd Love to Talk with you Right Away!" read more
Toy company owner charged with drug money laundering, binge eating disorder is made official, and Teen Mom's Jenelle Evans speaks about her heroin addiction.
Obsessively Instagramming photos of your meals might be a sign of a problem much bigger than making your followers hungry. The Mental Health chair of the Canadian Obesity Network says there is a link between posting these photos online...Show More Summary
Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski has a book hitting stores tomorrow titled Obsessed: America's Food Addiction — And My Own. She talked about the project this morning on her own show, as well as Today, and a lot of what she had to say was great, and made perfect sense. Show More Summary