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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Let’s Get Real

Monday, February 26 was the beginning of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, ending on Sunday, March 4. So why is this movement so important? This year the theme from the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) for the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is “Let’s Get Real”. The nonprofit’s website states that the goal is to . . . . Continue Reading


Could a Cookbook Help Those Struggling With Eating Disorders?

A cookbook for eating disorder recovery? As someone who struggled with eating disorders, the entire concept sparked my interest.  Francesca Baker, 29, recently created a cookbook to help people who have suffered eating disorders overcome food anxiety. The book is titled, Eating & Living: Recipes for Recovery and alongside each recipe will feature stories of . . . . Continue Reading


Anorexia is Not Just About Control, It’s an Ingrained Habit

A new study suggests that much of what we know about anorexia is wrong. Anorexia may not be about control but habits the brain can’t seem to let go.  The study delves in the decision-making process that those with anorexia tackle on a daily basis. Control was a word repeated to me countlessly during my . . . . Continue Reading


Learning the Brain Activity of Anorexia

Anorexia nervosa is a very serious, very destructive and very perplexing disorder, and while the clinical signs of anorexia nervosa have become increasingly recognized, the mortality rate remains among the highest of any psychiatric disorder, according to some sources. One of the primary stereotyped features of anorexia nervosa as an eating disorder is that those . . . . Continue Reading


Could a Gene be the Cause of Anorexia?

Too many beautiful women, men and young people suffer from obsessions based in a contorted body-image and manifesting as self-starvation and ravenous purging. Thanks to the tireless work of awareness groups and advocates who speak for those who are struggling it is becoming more commonly accepted that eating disorders aren’t a lifestyle choice, but an . . . . Continue Reading


Using Yoga to Fight Eating Disorders

Yoga is a practice founded in spirituality, philosophy and physical disciplines taught in a broad variety of schools as aspects of many religions. Depending on the school of thought you follow, according to certain definitions, yoga can be given a different purpose but in most translations it is about making connections using mind, body and . . . . Continue Reading


Viral Video Raises Money to Save a Life

An eating disorder such as anorexia can become a corrosive and crippling illness ravaging the life of the individual afflicted. Eating disorders are some of the most deadly and debilitating mental health disorders because of their complexity, and sometimes their subtlety, while claiming the lives of countless people every year through a variety of circumstances . . . . Continue Reading


FDA Approves ADHD Drug to Treat Eating Disorder

Eating disorders have already been recognized by medical professionals for some time, specifically the mental health professionals. These afflictions have been identified as a wide range of irregular eating behaviors that include: Anorexia nervosa – a form of self-starvation Bulimia nervosa – binging and purging Binge eating disorder Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) There is . . . . Continue Reading


What is Drunkorexia?

As a slang, non-medical term, Drunkorexia refers to someone who restricts food calories to make room for alcoholic drink calories. (Drunk-drinking alcohol, (ano)rexia-restricting food/calories)


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