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Could A Missing Gene Be Causing Your Eating Disorder?

The absence of just one gene was linked to a higher prevalence of eating disorders among mice, a new study reports. When missing the ESRRA gene, short for estrogen-related receptor alpha, mice were less likely to seek out high-fat foods when they were hungry – a behavior similar to anorexia in humans. “Decreased calorie intake …


Victoria’s Secret ‘Perfect Body’ Advertisements Called ‘Irresponsible Marketing’

Lingerie company Victoria’s Secret has made headlines yet again for what one young woman is calling completely irresponsible marketing. This time, it has to do with a new ad campaign for the company’s Body bra line – which features their famously buxom and thin models with the words, “the perfect body.” Outraged that the company …


Canadian Teen Headed To Arizona For Anorexia Treatment

A 13 year old Canadian teen who is suffering from anorexia is going to a clinic in Arizona for treatment as a last resort. Although her stay at the US eating disorders clinic is not covered by health care insurance, the girl’s family believes that the Arizona clinic offers her the best chance for recovery. …


Virginia Woolf Suffered From Anorexia, Niece Says

Literary legend Virginia Woolf may have suffered from an eating disorder, according to her niece, Emma. In an article on the Daily Mail this week, Emma Woolf claims that a photo she stumbled upon of her great-aunt and T.S. Eliot depicts something that evoked a “painful moment” of recognition. “The image of Virginia is of …


Anorexia May Be Linked To Strep Infection

A recent report in the Los Angeles Times highlights a case where a child who was infected with Strep subsequently suffered obsessive compulsive disorder. It was thought to be caused by an immune dysfunction that can trigger a variety of mental illnesses, including anorexia. PANDAS, the name given to this disorder, is thought to be …


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Download Whatsapp Onto Your PC To Stay Connected With Your Friends

Mobile and web apps are ruling the technology world today. Most of the mobile and web app development companies are releasing latest apps in the market day by day. Few of these apps are available for free of cost and few for paid. However, these apps have made the life of humans easier by helping …


EATING DISORDER: MY NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS HAS ARRIVED

So here we are at that time of year again, it’s Holiday time. I wouldn’t be so aware of it, if every time I turned on the TV, go into a department store, or get my tires changed there isn’t some Christmas jingle, decoration, or Yule log hitting me in the face. If you are expecting to …


BOOK REVIEW: Who Switched Off My Brain? By Dr Caroline Leaf

WHO SWITCHED OFF MY BRAIN? Controlling Toxic Thoughts and Emotions by @DrCarolineLeaf Published by Inprov, Ltd. 2009 175 pp I’ve read countless books and have never gotten more excited. Not just about the book, but the topic, the science, and the implications this information can have on emotional and physical healing. With creative schematics and easy to …


Dikke Dames Through The Brush Of Julia Woning

Julia Woning: Love If you have been following my blog lately, you know that in honor of Love Your Body Day, October 14th, I have been focusing on the fat/size acceptance movement in Europe and introducing you to some Dutch artists that I learned about when I was in Holland over the summer.  I have …


ED News Weekly – Photoshop Destroying Body Image, LIARexics And Understanding Male Eating Disorders

In this weeks edition of Eating Disorders (ED) News Weekly we cover hot topics like Photoshop, LIARexics and understanding more about male eating disorders. Find out what Brad Pitt and Kate Winslet think about Photoshop. Ever heard the term Liar-exic? If not read more to found out more about this new trending term and if …


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