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UK Retailer Opts For Non-Airbrushed Photos Of Models

A company that works with disabled models and Paralympians is adding to its list of noteworthy accomplishments by saying no to Photoshop. Debenhams, a multinational retail chain the UK, has stopped using photos of lingerie models that have been airbrushed. It’s a move that they hope will help to promote a more positive body image …


Michelle Obama Admits She Struggled To Feed Her Kids Healthy Food

The conversation around eating disorders often includes discussion of nature vs. nurture: do we learn unhealthy habits and behaviors or are they genetically pre-programmed? Many argue that kids are influenced by their parents, who are often just struggling to get health and nutrition right themselves. In a recent interview with MSN.com, first lady Michelle Obama …


Model Crystal Renn Opens Up About Her Weight Loss

The model Crystal Renn 24 has walked the runway for big designers like Chanel and Jean-Paul Gaultier and has appeared in ad campaigns for a variety brands like H&M, Dolce & Gabbana, and Jimmy Choo as well as plus-size retailers like Lane Bryant and Torrid. She is also posed for the biggest fashion magazines in …


Hospitalization Caused By Eating Disorders In Young Children On The Rise

What could possibly encourage an eating disorder that ultimately requires hospitalization in a child younger than 12 years old? That is the question that researchers, scientists and doctors find themselves faced with. Hospitalization of these children rose 119 percent between the years of 1999 and 2006 and in 2010 it continues to rise. Anorexia Nervosa …


‘Bigorexia’ In Men Tied To Self Image, Not Sexuality, Research Finds

“Bigorexia,” an obsession with the idea of becoming more muscular, is on the rise in men — but researchers still know too little about the problem. Results from recent research from the University of Sydney and the Australian National University, however, may shed some light on the issue. Using a questionnaire, researchers attempted to identify …


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ED-NOS-A REAL Eating Disorder?

Anorexia nervosa and Bulimia nervosa are the two most common diagnoses given for someone who is suffering from an eating disorder. If a person is struggling with eating disorder thoughts, feelings or behaviors, but does not have all the symptoms of anorexia or bulimia, that person may be diagnosed with eating disorder not otherwise specified …


HIPS HIPS HOORAY!!!

It is an honor to help spread the word about a new book written by, Kim Brittingham, READ MY HIPS: NOW I LEARNED TO LOVE MY BODY, DITCH DIETING, AND LIVE LARGE, published by Three Rivers Press. With all of the negative press these days about the “truthiness” and lax fact checking of memoirs, the …


Positive Attitude Is Key To Successful Weight Loss For Men

LOSING those extra weight is an activity that every individual in this planet especially those who are obese or having eating problems should practice. The benefits of losing weight is countless such as lower risk of heart attacks and diabetes, reduced stress on the bones and joints, energized at all times and improved concentration. Sadly, …


EATING DISORDERS TREATMENT: I ORDERED SOME “PATIENCE” 37 YEARS AGO…AND I’M STILL WAITING FOR IT TO ARRIVE.

OK…I have heard many quotes on patience. There’s the standard “Patience is a virtue” or “Patience is a passion tamed”… or how about my favorite, ” The secret to patience is doing something else in the meantime.”? Something else in the meantime..are you serious?..you have got to be kidding me??…how about tearing every single strand …


Happy Valentine’s Day…To Me

In my twenties I operated under the assumption that I had to earn love. I had to be good enough to merit the respect and care of others. A part of me figured it was just a matter of time before people started realizing I wasn’t nearly as good as I seemed. Once they did, …


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