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Amy Schumer Just Wants Women To Feel Better About Themselves

There’s nothing unusual about women actresses posing nude, but what isn’t so normal are women like Amy Schumer – who openly defy stereotypes about body image and challenge the public to think differently about what makes a woman beautiful. In a recent photoshoot with Annie Leibovitz for the new Pirelli Calendar, Schumer posed semi-nude with …


Bethany Frankel Talks Dieting, Body Image And Bulimia

Reality TV star and founder of the Skinnygirl brand, Bethany Frankel is now in the best shape of her life – despite the challenges of her personal life and a demanding new talk show. Frankel, 43, recently spoke with Health magazine about her career, her daughter Bryn and how her mission in life is simple: …


New Study Finds That 15% Of Canadian Women Have Some Type Of Eating Disorder

The 15 percent of women with some form of an eating disorder does not include the 24 percent of women (combined statistical) who have anorexia nervosa. These women have one of the other eating disorders such as bulimia, binge eating, over exercising or one of the other eating disorders. The Study The study involved 1500 …


Emotional Eating Can Really Pack On The Pounds

Researchers at Temple’s Center for Obesity Research are trying to figure out what causes emotional eating and how it relates to body image and chemical response in the brain. The newly developed treatment teaches skills that address the reason for emotional eating. Then by adding the learned skills to the treatment, plan emotional eaters may …


Removal Of Muscle Genes Reduces Energy In Mice

A new Canadian research study has examined the effects of deleting 2 muscle genes in mice. These same mice that could usually be observed actively running about 8 kilometres per day on a wheel appeared instead to be tired and lethargic. The researchers determined that there was a 90 to 95 percent drop in their …


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Anorexia, Bulimia Definitions Hinder Treatment

This article, written by Elizabeth Landau, CNN, provides some interesting and factual insight into how certain ‘diagnoses’ of eating disorders can actually hinder people getting treatment. (CNN) — The term “eating disorder” often suggests losing a dangerous amount of weight. But there are people engaging in harmful eating behaviors who haven’t lost much weight, or …


Failures And Successes

I failed. Again. After months of success, months of recovery, it didn’t take much. A few words. Well-intentioned, even. But enough. Enough to make me question and doubt my abilities and motives. And yet. It wasn’t a complete loss. A complete loss would have meant continuing down that path. To say – “Fuck it – …


The Difficult To Digest Effects Of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders have a devastating effect on the body of the patient. Abnormal eating patterns cause irreversible and permanent damage resulting in death if left untreated. The effects are physical psychological and social and serve to wreck the physical psychological and social health of the patient. The worst effects of eating disorders are physical. Exhaustion, …


A Love Letter To My Patients In Early 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 …


Hope Springs From Sadness

(Warning: the mentioned video clips may be a trigger, but not the ones I linked to) Experimental band Xiu Xiu turns difficult times into strong music. In the seventh studio album by American indie rock band Xiu Xiu released last month, the band takes on some tough topics – like depression and bulimia. The title …


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