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Understanding The Truth Behind Eating Disorders

Anita Johnston, psychologist and author of “Eating in the Light of the Moon.” Anita says, “Most people believe eating disorders are about food and they are wrong!” The Truth Behind Eating Disorders As you probably know, eating disorders are classified as a mental health condition. In most cases expect for the fear (phobia) of a …


Do You Post Pics Of Your Food On Instagram? That Might Be A Problem, One Doctor Says

If you post pictures of things you eat on Instagram, you may have an underlying problem – at least that’s what one doctor says. Canadian Obesity Network chair Dr. Valerie Taylor argues that some people who are obsessed with documenting their food intake on social media sharing sites, like Instagram, may start to develop unhealthy …


Author Raises Awareness Of Anorexia In Novel

An author touches on the struggles on anorexia in her book The Last Line: “A YOUNG woman from Whetstone is hoping to raise awareness of anorexia among teenagers and young adults in her first published novel. Azzurra Bertoncini, 24, wrote her novel The Last Line after interviewing author Ola Laniyan Amoako while doing work experience …


Number Of Anorexic Children Has Tripled

The National Health Service estimates that the number of U.K. preteen children treated for eating disorders has tripled in the last four years. The findings state that children are under increased pressure to be thin, mostly due to unrealistic expectations set forth by media and culture. And many children who need help for eating disorders …


The Sight Of Virtual Food Triggers Stress In People With Eating Disorders

Researchers discovered that food presented in a virtual reality (VR) environment causes the same emotional responses as real food. Researchers compared the responses of people with anorexia and bulimia, and a control group, to the virtual and real-life snacks, suggesting that virtual food can be used for the evaluation and treatment of eating disorders. Clinical …


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And Every Man, Too?

You might think that in writing this blog, I think that only women are afflicted with eating disorders. Not so. The reality is that men, too, suffer from eating disorder and body image problems, and they seem to be closing the gap in the gender discrepancy we previously knew – or thought we knew. A …


WHAT IF??

THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN FOR AND POSTED ON THE FIERCE FREETHINKING FATTIES WEBSITE, IN CASE  YOU MISSED IT, HERE IS A RE-POST! What if I told you an obscene amount of girls between the ages of three and sixteen are being abused against their will and that: The victims are unwilling and passive? The …


Eating Disorders Harm The Mother And The Baby

Pregnancy is generally regarded as a cure for eating disorders. Studies have shown that pregnant women seldom having eating disorders when they are expecting their baby. A craving for food is a natural consequence of pregnancy. However, some women try to stay thin deliberately when they are pregnant and this can endanger both the mother …


Miss World Doesn’t Miss A Meal – Major ‘Miss’ Justice

It seems like we can’t turn around without seeing a beauty contestant stripped of her crown. I sometimes laugh when I watch a pageant these days, saying “I give her one day, before pictures of her dancing on a “stripper pole” and doing tequila shots off her “college roommate” start to surface. It seems like we …


A Love Letter To My Patients Beginning Your Recovery From Anorexia

You recently accused me of wanting you to be fat. Here’s what I’ve been thinking. . . . Long after we part ways, I’ll remember the sound of your voice, the tender and emotional moments we shared, those times we burst out laughing together. I’ll have little memory of what you weighed. I have no …


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