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Is Too Much Exercise Bad For Mental Health?

If you’re going to be addicted to something, what’s wrong with it being exercise? This question is often uttered by health fanatics, but the answer is a little more complicated than you might think. Exercise bulimia–dangerously excessive exercise often preceded by binge eating episodes–is becoming a more widespread condition across the country, and doctors are …


Liver Disease And Obesity Linked To Defective Fat Sensor

London researchers have discovered that a fault in a protein that functions as a fat sensor may be one cause of obesity and liver disease. The protein GPR120 is normally found in the gut, liver and fat tissue and responds to unsaturated fatty acids, however mice deficient in the protein were more likely to develop …


Controversial New Device Allows You To Manually Empty Your Stomach

The start of a new year always brings with it a wide variety of diets and fads aimed at helping people lose weight. But the latest one–a gadget that sucks food out of the stomach–seems to be crossing the line into dangerous territory. The device, made by Dean Kamen and Aspire Bariatrics, is called the …


Colorado To Consider Tough Trans-Fat Ban In School Cafeterias

The state of Colorado is considering a ban on trans-fats in school cafeterias that would result in the most stringent nutrition guidelines in America. The bill which will effectively ban the presence of trans-fats in any food served at school is due to go before a Colorado House committee later in the week. While other …


Reduced Fatty Acid Levels Return To Normal Once Healthy Weight Is Restored

A study of teenage girls recovering from eating disorders has determined that once the girls re-gain a healthy weight, their levels of essential fatty acids return to normal. The study which is published in the August edition of Acta Paediatrica was conducted by researchers at Uppsala University Children’s Hospital in Sweden. The results suggest that …


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Partridge Star Susan Dey and her Anorexia battle

I’ve been reading a story about 1970s tv star Susan Dey’s battle with anorexia. In fact, I am amazed when any woman who has been even moderately successful in Hollywood manages to avoid an eating disorder. For you slightly younger folks, Dey was also in LA Law in the ’90s. At one point, she was …


BINGE EATING: JUNK FOOD ADDICTION AND THE DRUG LORDS WHO MADE YOU

I have a lot of weaknesses, shoes, tabloid magazines, the dollar bins at Target, and kettle corn. I can’t seem to get enough of it, and for some reason once I start cannot stop eating it. Thank God for snack bags otherwise I would be in trouble. I am usually a very polite eater but …


Bulimia Facts

Bulimia nervosa, involves frequent episodes of binge-eating followed by vomiting, excessive use of laxatives or diuretics, fasting or excessive exercise. Like those with anorexia, those with bulimia are fearful of gaining weight and obsessed with losing weight and body image, but may not be underweight. Bulimia Facts An estimated 1.4 to 4.2% of women have …


NO MORE WEIGHTING

My eyes open.  I languidly stretch my body.  I feel gratitude for my strong legs and murmur words of love to my round belly.  I roll over onto my side and serenely admire how my butt looks like two plump croissants nestled next to each other.  And as my thighs kiss each other good morning, …


Breaking News!

Those of you who have been following this blog ministry have shared in my recovery journey, maybe learned some lessons with me and hopefully seen my writing skills improve. In the past my format hasn’t been formal, but over the last year I’ve learned to post more consistently. By posting weekly, my readership has increased …


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