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Scientists May Have Found Genetic Cause In Eating Disorders

For the first time, scientists have discovered a possible biological reason for the eating disorders during puberty. A form of estrogen called estradiol may be the cause. The groundbreaking pilot study led by Michigan State University found that influence of one’s genes on eating disorder symptoms was much greater in pubertal girls with higher levels …


Michigan Plastic Surgery Billboard Gets Spray Painted With Positive Message

A billboard in Jackson, MI was vandalized last week – but the graffiti came with a positive message. “You’re beautiful” was tagged across the billboard, which was an advertisement for Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery office featuring the words, “Friends don’t let friends muffin top.” According to local news outlet M-Live, another billboard from the company …


Patients Who Have Recovered From Anorexia Can Regain Lost Brain Volume

A team of American psychologists and neuroscientists have found that adult brain volume (grey matter volume), which can be reduced by anorexia nervosa, can be regained. The research showed that the damage caused by anorexia can be reversed when the patient fully recovers from the anorexia nervosa and is eating properly again. Anorexia & the …


Women With Eating Disorders Less Likely To Conceive, Half As Likely To Welcome Pregnancy

Women trying to become pregnant with a history of anorexia or bulimia were much more likely to wait 6 months or longer to conceive than those not suffering from these diseases, and those women were also more likely to have used treatment to achieve pregnancy. But of the 171 women who said they had anorexia …


More Research Needed To Study Binge Eating Disorder In Men

A new research study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders has determined that although binge eating disorder affects both men and women, a large number of men who suffer from the disorder are not receiving treatment. The situation is made worse by the lack of research that specifically pertains to men. Up until …


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Is Obesity an Eating Disorder?

There are people who think that if you’re obese, then by definition you must have a pathological relationship with food. Just as everyone who has a low body weight does not have anorexia, the notion that all individuals who have a higher body weight have an abnormal relationship with food is false. Weight doesn’t tell …


Drumming As Therapy For Eating Disorders

“I feel connected to the inside and outside like I haven’t in a long time. Playing the drums was like speaking words I was holding back. I was absolutely free from the eating disorder for a whole hour.” African drummer and researcher at St. Paul Hospital in Canada has been using drums as a form …


Registration Link Is Now Up For The NW Ohio NEDA Walk!!

I wanted to let everyone know who is interested, that the on line registration link is now up and running (or walking 🙂 for the NW Ohio NEDA Walk scheduled for April 25, 2010!!! Registrations or donations/pledges can be made by going to: http://www.firstgiving.com/NEDA Information about the Walk is also available on the NW Ohio …


Eating Disorders And The Media: Anti-Airbrush Movement

Every time you flip through a magazine, you’re bound to see slim, cellulite-free legs, wrinkle-free faces and expressions without crow’s feet or smile lines. You can’t avoid it, but you can realize that in reality things aren’t always as they appear. After all, nobody is perfect – unless they’re in a magazine, that is. Health …


The Gift Of You

Every once in a while, I get inspirational quotes that I know you have to know. When they reasonate with my spirit, I am confident they will touch someone else as well… Today, you need to know… …that you are loved on this day for all the wonder that you bring to your world with …


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