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How American Men Really Feel About Their Bodies

According to a national study by a Chapman University psychologist, between 20 to 40 percent of American men have feelings of dissatisfaction with their bodies, including negative perceptions about weight, physical appearance and muscle size. The recent study – reportedly the largest of its kind on the subject of men and body image – sheds …


Can Involuntary Hospitalizations Save Anorexics’ Lives?

Healthcare laws differ from country to country when it comes to the hospitalization of patients deemed mentally ill. In Israel, a new study suggests that involuntary hospitalizations of anorexic individuals are not detrimental to recovery – and outcomes suggest that more lives could be saved if legislation was passed that allows patients to be hospitalized …


The Drive To Be ‘Manly’ May Cause Weight Gain In Boys

The pressures that many young males feel to be and act masculine could be putting their health at risk, according to a new study. In the first research project of its kind, a team from Boston Children’s Hospital found that societal influences could cause boys and adolescent males to gain weight and have higher BMIs. …


Anorexia Nervosa Associated With Lower Risk Of Invasive Breast Cancer

A new study review by researchers at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, Italy has determined that women with restricted calorie intake due to anorexia nervosa have a lower risk of developing breast cancer. While these results in no way suggest that anorexia nervosa is a beneficial treatment for breast cancer, the devastating eating …


Adults With Eating Disorders And ADHD Have Double Whammy, Study Finds

People with eating disorders who also have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to have poorer prognoses than patients without impulsivity issues, according to new research. Researchers from Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Bellvitge University Hospital and Vall d’Hebron University Hospital found that ADHD symptoms are more likely to be found in patients with eating …


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Participants Wanted For Online Recovery Forum

Need participants who will share their experiences with recovery by responding to a brief questionnaire. (Estimated time to complete: 10 minutes). Suitable responses will be posted anonymously on a recovery forum now being developed for the web site of the author of Eating Disorders for Dummies. The forum’s purpose is to provide shared experiences of …


Let’s Talk Exercise

While I’ve given thought to writing about the exercise component of my anorexia many times, it was not until I read Carrie Arnold’s post about exercise addiction that I felt ready to broach this subject. Let me begin by saying: please read her article. It is honest and concise and will certainly help to bring …


Coming In May On Reaching Hurting Women!

—————————————————————————————————————-   Working the Steps: Step 5  Having taken our moral inventory in April, it’s now time to admit the exact nature of our wrongs to ourselves, God and another person. This month’s book review:  Restoring Sexual Identity by Anne Paulk   Do you or someone you know struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction? Anne Paulk answers the …


Working The Steps : STEP 5

  Step 5:  Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.  This step is probably one of the most challenging. It’s one thing to take our moral inventory in Step 4, but it’s quite another to admit our wrongs to another person. While living an addictive lifestyle, …


Thought On Summer

Most people associate Summer with certain foods and, of course, swimsuits. I am not one of those people – I have never looked forward to barbecues and picnics and I would not be caught dead in a bikini. I’m getting tired of pop-up ads for magic cellulite un-doer, instant-unfatness powder, low-calorie-low-fat-nutrition-free-picnic-foods and bikinis that will …


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