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Eating Disorders Rising In Young Children

A recent report shows that eating disorders are rising in young children at alarming rates: “”I always wanted to be the good girl. Good girls are skinny and happy. The bad girls are the fat ones.” That was the explanation a recent visitor to the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness in West Palm Beach, Fla. …


TV Exposure Linked To Female Body Ideals

Watching television poses a direct link to how females develop body image ideals, reports new research. The study is the first to show that media exposure – without any other variables or factors – can influence preferences for body size. “It was found that the highest Body Mass Index (BMI) preferences were found in the …


The Hidden World Of Doctors With Eating Disorders

It’s the last person you would suspect to have an eating disorder. It’s your doctor. Oddly enough, the last official study done on the prevalence of eating disorders among medical students was conducted in 1985. The results of that study found that about 15 percent of female medical students ages 19-36 had an eating disorder. …


New Report Questions Tax Subsidies For Junk Food

A new report from the California advocacy group CalPirg has noted that American taxpayers are currently subsidizing commodity crops, such as corn and soybeans, that often contribute to the ingredients used in the manufacturing of junk food. Agricultural Subsidies American taxpayers paid out more than $260 billion in agricultural subsidies between 1995 and 2010. The …


Pro-Anorexia Sites Now Selling Merchandise, Jewelry Lines To Promote Eating Disorders

A recent report done exclusively for The Huffington Post UK reveals that there are websites selling merchandise designed to create community and solidarity for people who are “pro” eating disorders. The “pro-ana” movement, in general, has been around for a while, but, as evidenced by the report, capitalizing on the vulnerability of people with eating …


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Make Today Body Positive Day

Can you make today a Body Positive Day! How does that work? Try this? use only body positive talk, no diet talk. Pay someone a compliment and make somebody else sparkle the whole day long. Some other ideas: Grab a pack of post it notes, write a body positive inspirational message and post those little …


The Warning Signs Of Self-Harm Addiction

Fairy Drop via Etsy.com An eating disorder; whether it be anorexia, bulimia or compulsive overeating is a control disorder and a form of self-harming. Typical eating disorder patterns and self-injury patterns carry similar traits: · Perfectionist personalities · History of trauma · Physical, emotional or sexual abuse · Family issues · Feelings of self-loathing · Low self-worth Both self-injury and eating …


A Crunch In The Night

I know that the thought of having that delicious midnight snack might be something of complete wonder and fulfillment, but seriously consider your options. All that late night snacking is in fact an eating disorder or its own. The urges you get while your asleep, the urges you get while you’re awake; they are all …


Eating A Life Away

I thought there was nothing that I could do. My friend had always been the perfect weight. She had the perfect body, and the perfect life. But that was something that just wasn’t meant to be much longer. I started noticing that she was gaining a little bit of weight; nothing severe or extreme, but …


REFLECT: The Fat Trap

This is quite long, yet I think this is worthy of reading. I think it’s helpful and important for all of us to look at the ‘bigger picture’ as often as possible. Jan April 12, 2010 The Fat Trap By PEGGY ORENSTEIN Food is never just food. Food is love. Food is solace. It is …


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