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Mental Illness Common In Bariatric Surgical Patients

According to the results of a new study, people who undergo gastric bypass surgery often experience mental health conditions such as depression and binge eating disorder. Bariatric surgery is an accepted type of promoting weight loss in people with severe obesity. It could be that mental health conditions are common in patients seeking bariatric surgery, …


Eating When Not Hungry: A Recipe For Weight Gain

In a study done by Queensland University of Technology, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation recently, researchers recently concluded compulsive eating is major cause for weight gain. Dr. Stephanie Fay wrote an article entitled “Psychological predictors of opportunistic snacking in the absence of hunger” that was published in the international journal Eating Behaviors. Dr. Fay …


Girl Scouts Offer ‘Body Confidence’ Badge For Young Troopers

Girl Guides and Girl Scouts can do a lot more than stand around looking cute selling cookies. That’s the idea behind the latest badge offered to troop members in the organization, which reads “Free Being Me” and aims to help spread positive body image ideals among young girls. The badge will be awarded to scouts …


Men With Eating Disorders Are Slow To Get Help

Women aren’t the only ones who struggle when it comes to seeking help for eating disorders. A new study from researchers at Oxford and Glasgow University found that men often don’t seek treatment for conditions like anorexia, binge eating, bulimia, or other disordered eating habits – mostly because of societal stigma about eating disorders being …


Coping With An Eating Disorder During The Holidays

The holidays can be tough when you have an eating disorder. After all, most activities are centered around food–whether it’s family dinners, cookie exchanges or festive cocktails with friends. This extreme exposure to food can often send those with eating disorders into a state of panic. In fact, experts say the stress can cause relapses …


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To A Food Addict: It’s Perfectly Alright Not To Be Perfect

Don’t be a slave of perfectionism. It is a dangerous way to live your life. It could be one of the key reasons that you cannot get rid of your eating disorder. Perfectionism commands the highest degree of excellence in everything—relationships, house, cars, relationships, weight, or a person. It will be “perfect or nothing”. When …


Secrets Within The House

For some, Bulimia is something that is like the unspoken word. Not to be confused with “overeating”, bulimia is more than just eating your self to death. It is more of a complex theory. There are extreme lengths that bulimics with go to to hide their problem. Some will hide food behind their beds, under …


Light Switches And Hawthorne

“Human nature will not flourish, any more than a potato, if it be planted and replanted, for too long a series of generations, in the same worn-out soil. My children have had other birthplaces, and, so far as their fortunes may be within my control, shall strike their roots into unaccustomed earth.” Nathaniel Hawthorne “The …


Happy Valentine’s Day…To Me

In my twenties I operated under the assumption that I had to earn love. I had to be good enough to merit the respect and care of others. A part of me figured it was just a matter of time before people started realizing I wasn’t nearly as good as I seemed. Once they did, …


Did Michelle Obama Make A Mistake?

It depends on who you ask. It appeared that, for the first year, the first lady could do no wrong. She was stylish, smart, attractive (those arms!) – what else could you ask for? In a recent interview on the Today Show, however, she unleashed a firestorm (ok, at least in the ED community) about …


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