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One-Third Of 9 Month Old Baby’s Are Overweight

According to a study done by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) one-third of baby’s age nine months are already overweight. The concern is that these baby’s who are already overweight will develop eating disorders at an early age. An alarming number of young children are already suffering from anorexia and bulimia. Not to mention …


Gut Bacteria Imbalance Linked To Anorexia

People with anorexia may have differences in their gut bacteria that make them prone to certain psychological symptoms, according to a new study. The research adds further evidence to the idea that gut microbiota – which is made up of trillions of bacteria – plays a significant role in the development of disease and overall …


Is Victoria’s Secret ‘Bright Young Things’ Line Sending The Wrong Message To Teen Girls?

Lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret is under fire after launching a new line called “Bright Young Things.” Ads for the line – part of the VS PINK collection – picture women who look young enough to be in high school or college, posing in bright-colored hoodies and panties with suggestive messages. Girls want to be “older,” …


A Bacterial Protein Linked To Anorexia, Overeating

A specific bacterial protein that can influence appetite regulation might explain a biological basis for certain eating disorders like anorexia or binge eating, according to new research. Published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, the study demonstrated how the relationship between the gut and brain might explain the dysregulation of food intake. Certain bacteria, like Escherichia …


Is ‘Gluten Free’ Just Another Eating Disorder?

Everyone from Oprah to Dr. Oz has touted the benefits of a gluten-free diet. And while eliminating gluten from your meals was once a tactic strictly reserved for those with life-threatening Celiac disease, it’s now being promoted as a viable option for those who may be “non-Celiac gluten sensitive” — those who suffer from digestive …


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On Practising What You Preach (Or Read)

Lately I’ve found myself under attack. I even called up my old therapist and booked an appointment with her because I needed to make sense of the chaos going on…


Weight Checks And Eating Disorders

Everyone checks their body to some extent, but many people with eating disorders repeatedly check their body and often in a way that’s unusual. Sometimes body and weight checking becomes second nature and many individuals with eating disorders don’t even realize they’re doing it,” said Dena Cabrera, PsyD, psychologist at Remuda Programs for Eating and …


Moving On

There comes a time in your life when you have to let some things go. Things that you love. Things that you have worked hard for. Things that you feel deeply passionate about. Things that have given you hope, friends, love and many wonderful experiences. Things that have shaped your life for a long and …


THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM!

SIGN OUR PETITION DATELINE:  October 21, 2013:  JOIN OUR CRUSADE! In March, 2011, I wrote a blog post for Eating Disorders Online entitled, Dear Michelle, about Michelle Obama’sLet’s Move Campaign.  In my article, I referenced  Paul Campos’ piece in the Daily Beast where Campos does a brilliant job explaining why the Let’s Move campaign has …


EATING DISORDERS….THE SMALLER THE APPETITE, THE BIGGER THE VICTIM.

There was a time believe it not when MTV aired music videos, and not programs about teenagers who were conceiving.  As a matter of fact when I was growing up the show would not be called 16 and pregnant, but “Oh my god, my life is screwed.” Today however it’s just considered normal. Our younger generation has …


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