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Media Attacks On Pregnant Kim Kardashian Reach New Low

According to the tabloids, very pregnant Kim Kardashian is binge eating for attention, money and fame. Recent headlines from the likes of magazines like Star accuse the reality TV star of ignoring “dire health warnings” in order to profit from the attention she’s getting for her growing baby body. Star writes that Kardashian is “so …


New UK Website Launched To Raise Awareness Of Childhood Obesity

A new website has been launched in the East Midlands region of the UK to raise awareness of childhood obesity, and to obtain the opinions of parents and healthcare professionals on the subject. This follows a study by researchers at the University of Nottingham. They determined that one quarter of babies were gaining weight too …


A Doll That Doesn’t Eat? Not OK, Mental Health Experts Say

A baby doll that refuses to eat is set to hit store shelves in the United Kingdom next month, but mental health experts are saying the toy could promote unhealthy behaviors and send the wrong message to young girls. The doll, which is made by Spanish Company Famosa, is called “Nenuco Won’t Eat,” and it …


Children Adopt Body Image Attitudes From Parents, Expert Says

Parents ought to pay more attention to the messages they send to their kids about body image, an expert says. Dr. Aaron Krasner, director of the adolescent transitional living program at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Conn., asserts that parents tend to forget how their words, feelings and thoughts are projected onto their kids. …


Emotional Eating Could Be Linked To Stress Hormone In The Taste Buds

When a person is stressed out it can lead to eating sugary foods to make us feel better. However, researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, PA may have discovered why people do this. In a recent research study, the team investigated identified receptors for stress activated hormones located in oral taste buds …


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Exchanges Vs. Calories

So what is wrong with the ‘exchange system’? NOTHING! Unless you have an eating disorder. I don’t know the history of the ‘exchange system’, which is often used in the field of nutrition. I don’t doubt that it’s been useful for many people who may need some structure for eating, due to any number of …


The Best Eating Disorder Blogs

DEWHAED is honored to be included in Healthline’s “18 Best Eating Disorder Blogs of 2012.”  Check out the rest here.


Developing A Healthy Relationship With Exercise

Exercise is a wonderful thing.  Unfortunately, that’s not the case for most people I know.  It seems I’m usually either working with people to begin an exercise program or, on the other extreme, to back off of an exercise regime they don’t enjoy but feel compelled to do.  As a psychologist who specializes in eating/body …


Do You Have An Eating Disorder?

Going on a diet? Well, make sure you are going to engage in a healthy diet rather than a diet bordering on anorexia. Eating disorders are not the same as going on a diet. In fact, there are several things that differentiate an eating disorder from a healthy diet. For one, the goal of dieting …


Pearly White Protection

I know we aren’t supposed to talk about it, but for those who struggle with bulimia, dental health can be a real concern. That stomach acid isn’t meant to be on your teeth! Even if you’re embarrassed, make regular dentist check-ups and do what you can to keep your teeth strong. Make a resolution now …


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