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Study Determines That Fruit Flies Exposed To Methamphetamine Develop Fatal Anorexic Behavior

A new study published in the Journal of Toxicological Sciences has determined that fruit flies that are exposed to methamphetamine exhibit anorexic behavior that ultimately results in their death. Humans who abuse methamphetamine display similar anorexic tendencies which include metabolic and behavioral changes leading to starvation. Significant toxic effects Researchers at the University of Illinois …


Researchers Discover Possible Link Between Eating Motivated By Pleasure And The Hormone Ghrelin

A new research study to be published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism highlights a possible link between the hormone ghrelin and eating that is motivated by pleasure as opposed to hunger. It is believed that hedonic eating (eating that is motivated by the pleasure derived from tasting food) rather than …


Understanding Orthorexia

Orthorexia is a new eating disorder that has to do with when people are too obsessed with healthy eating: “Is it possible to be too concerned about your health? Yes, and the consequences may surprise you. Orthorexia is a condition that stems from an obsession with healthy eating. Though not officially an eating disorder, it …


Dopamine Release Different In The Brains Of Obese People With Binge Eating Disorder

A new study published in the journal, “Obesity,” shows that the brain activity in obese patients diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is different than that in obese subjects who do not have BED. In the study, funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, 10 obese subjects with BED and 8 obese subjects …


Demi Lovato Talks About “The Darkest Time Of My Life”

A month after completing her thirty-day rehabilitation for an eating disorder the young Hollywood Starlet is ready to talk about what she calls the “The Darkest Time of My Life.” She is also eager to thank all of her fans for their support. Unfortunately, even though she was attending out patient help in the Los …


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Taking Care Of Eating Disorders

The best treatment for eating disorders is tender loving care. Correcting eating disorders is best achieved by loving advice which is not confrontational. Helping the patient should be done in private and gentle advice will do wonders because the patient is psychologically disturbed by his or her appearance. Forcing the patient by using shame, blame …


What September 11 Reminds Us About Eating Disorder Recovery

Today many of our eating disorder clients are rehashing where they were on September 11, 2001. Some were in high school, others in college, some were taking care of children and in the peaks of their career. The contrast of their lives 11 years ago versus being in eating disorder treatment today is dramatically different. …


The Not-So-Hunger Games

Current film sensation Jennifer Lawrence recently told Life & Style magazine that she, for one, is not going hungry. Lawrence says:  “‘I remember when I was 13 and it was cool to pretend to have an eating disorder because there were rumors that Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie were anorexic.’” Now, considered somewhat plump for …


Eating Disorders- Its All In The Mind

Eating disorders are psychological problems that do great damage to the metabolism of a patient. Eating disorders are caused by psychological, social, family and biological problems that make the patient behave abnormally. The psychological problems that cause eating disorders are low self esteem, feelings of inadequacy, lack of control, depression, anxiety and anger. Family problems …


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 …


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