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Snooki: ‘I’m Not Too Skinny, I’m Healthy’

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is firing back at critics who say she’s lost too much weight. The reality star recently told In Touch magazine, “People are jerks. I don’t look emaciated – I look healthy!” This isn’t the first time Snooki has had to defend her post-baby weight loss of 42 pounds. Earlier this year, she …


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 …


Former Vogue Editor Says Models Eat Tissues To Stay Thin

In a new tell-all book called “The Vogue Factor,” Vogue Australia editor Kirstie Clements reveals some dirty secrets about the fashion industry. Namely, that super-skinny models will resort to eating tissues to help them feel full. Some of them even spend time on a hospital drip just to stay thin. Sound too horrific to be …


Overeating Will Be Major Cause Of Liver Transplants By 2020

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition that sometimes requires a liver transplant, is often seen in people who are overweight or obese. And according to researchers from Newcastle University, overeating is expected to trump alcohol abuse as the leading cause for liver transplants by 2020. In an interview with The Guardian, Dr. Quentin Anstee reports …


NEDAwareness Week Feb 20-26

In light of the upcoming National Eating Disorder Awareness week February 20th through the 26th the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) is starting early on raising awareness. This annual event is in its 24th year! How You can Help Raise Awareness “NEDAwareness Week 2011 is already generating interest nationwide, with volunteers coordinating events throughout the …


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The Hoosier State Is Calling

So I’m off to Indiana tomorrow to investigate the town of Columbus, where my dad has been offered a job. Here’s how I’m feeling about this very good chance of moving as of now: – Excited – Nervous – A little bit lost – Relieved…employment is a happy word these days – Ready to embark …


Right Under My Nose

You’d think that a person who wrote about eating disorders daily, and who is a professional health and wellness writer would notice when her own daughter was displaying early signs of an eating disorder. You’d be wrong. It wasn’t until I was doing a random history of my Google searches that I noticed something was …


A & F Shames Girls With No Cleavage, Wins Major PR

In case you missed the brou-ha-ha last week, there was significant public backlash against Abercrombie and Fitch last week in response to their new push-up bra bikini top. Apparently the little girl set should be embarrassed that they are developing normally and do not yet have any cleavage to show to the boy next door. …


Treatment For Eating Disorder

For eating disorders, some psychological and medicinal treatments are effective. Treating Anorexia Nervosa (a type of eating disorder developing from lack of food taking) involves three components: 1. restoring the person to a healthy weight; 2. treating the psychological issues related to the eating disorder; and 3. reducing or eliminating behaviors or thoughts that lead …


Trigger Theory: Dedicated To Mattie And All Of Our Beloved Pets That Have Passed

Trigger warning!  Talk about Trigger Warnings! I was seven years old and playing in the Atlantic Ocean.  It was one of those perfect New York summer days, not too humid, not too hot and with the entire summer stretching out in front of me.  My mom and sister were on the beach and I was …


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