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Jennifer Love Hewitt To Curvy Girls: “Put On A Bikini And Stay Strong”

Jennifer Love Hewitt has been dealing with body criticism since her days as a doe-eyed girl on “Party of Five.” But the 34-year-old actress is now at a place in her life where she’s regularly appearing in lingerie on the show “The Client List,” and the criticisms roll right off her back. “I’m an actress, …


Bullying Linked To Eating Disorders

Getting pushed around on the playground isn’t just a childhood cliché. In fact, it’s a serious problem that experts say can be linked to deep psychological trauma and problems for a developing child’s self-esteem, sense of worth and ability to form healthy relationships. More bullying, more eating disorders than two years ago Now a new …


Model Crystal Renn Opens Up About Her Weight Loss

The model Crystal Renn 24 has walked the runway for big designers like Chanel and Jean-Paul Gaultier and has appeared in ad campaigns for a variety brands like H&M, Dolce & Gabbana, and Jimmy Choo as well as plus-size retailers like Lane Bryant and Torrid. She is also posed for the biggest fashion magazines in …


Study Focuses On Eating Disorders In The African American Community

The National Survey of American Life did a study on over 6 thousand African and Caribbean Black Americans to find out why there were major differences in number of blacks and whites were receiving treatment for anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. The findings are published in the online version of Psychology Today. They found …


Number Of Eating Disorders In Boys Growing

The age for eating disorders is becoming younger and with that is showing an increase in male eating disorders: “The stereotype of a child or teen with an eating disorder has historically been an affluent white girl in her teens or early twenties. The reality is eating disorders are an equal opportunity condition. Not only …


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COMFORT FOOD

I have to write about food.  This week is the Jewish New Year, I’m from New “Yawk,” therefore, I have to “tawk” about food.  I’m not going to write about the countless ways food and fat are related or the countless ways they are not. I am not going to write about the gross misconception …


Jenni, Jenni, Who Can I Turn To?

  A couple of months back, I received an email from Jenni Schaefer, Author of Life Without Ed and Goodbye Ed, Hello Me.  She and a colleague had stumbled across my blog and asked me to elaborate on my DEWHAED theory. We exchanged a few messages, and then I asked her what she thought of …


Rock & Roll HOPE For 2011

Amanda Palmer Having the job as “The” Victorian blogger is an awesome throne to sit in. Not only do I get the opportunity to talk about myself with you fine folks, but I also get to do research on eating disorders, addictions, health and spirituality. When I started this job a little over a year …


Could New Airport Scanners Be A Trigger For ED?

Early this year, TSA began implementing MMW as a primary screening technology next to metal detectors at airports in San Francisco, Miami, Albuquerque, Tulsa, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. For the first time, some airline passengers will skip metal detectors and instead be screened by body scanning machines that look through clothing for hidden …


Are You Missing True Beauty?

The Washington Post recently posted this true story: A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that thousands of people went …


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