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Government Should Regulate Sugar Due To “Toxic” Health Risk

A new commentary published online in the February issue of Nature, has suggested that the US government should consider regulating sugar in much the same manner as it currently controls alcohol and tobacco. In September of last year, an announcement by the United Nations determined that chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and type …


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 …


‘Expose’ Project Shows 96 Women Shedding Light On Collective Beauty

According to blogger Jes Baker, women don’t often flip open a magazine or turn on the TV to see a female body that resembles their own. “I think it’s time to change that,” Baker said in a blog post on the “Expose” project, which included 96 women who gathered in Tuscon, Arizona to shed their …


5 Ways To Survive Christmas With An Eating Disorder

It may be the season of joy and cheer, but having an eating disorder can feel like one giant headache during the holidays. While food-centered parties and gatherings might be sending you into an emotional tailspin, there are ways you can cope – and make it through the holidays with a smile on your face. …


Altered Body Images Revealed In Retouched Photos Used For Advertising

Two researchers from Dartmouth College have developed a computer algorithm that allows one to determine the extent to which photographs have been altered in order to promote unrealistic body images for advertising purposes. Photo retouching prior to publication can range from a little bit of skin tone smoothing, to completely removing and altering body parts …


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An Interesting Barbie Campaign

My readers will recognize my response as an excerpt from one of my blogs.  This is my response to this article in the Huffington Post. Dear Galia, I applaud your effort!   I wish I’d been influenced by someone like  you when I was a young girl just beginning to get assaulted by  unrealistic expectations of …


#ICED2014 Recap (Media Highlights)

I just returned from the International Conference on Eating Disorders and was thrilled to connect with like-minded colleagues and learn the latest on eating-disorder and body-image research. The keynote speaker was Frank Bruni, current Op-Ed columnist and past restaurant critic for the New York Times. Bruni, a heavy child, spoke about his history with dieting, weight …


I AM WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR

One day you finally have Enough!!…and you know what you have to do. Despite the “Voices” around you “shouting bad advice”, …”burning a hole inside your head”…you simply…”LET GO”!! Your hands trembling, your knees weak, you clear your throat and grasp to hear yourself speak what your mind has been whispering to you for so …


Eating Disorders Statistics | Welcome To The Danger Zone

It’s amazing to me how resilient the human body is. I don’t think people realize how much it fights for your  basic survival. It’s the animal instinct we all are born with. We will almost do anything possible to fight for our life.   I suppose that the ones who could tell you what it feels like to …


“Gone Fishing”

Tasty Morsels will be on vacation and not posting until the end of July.  In the meantime one of our readers, who is also an author,  Teresa and founder of Lakeshore Writers Workshop in Oakland, CA, suggests that our readers send in stories of their travel experiences where body image/ food/weight/size acceptance/ etc. were a …


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