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New Study – Half A Million Teens Have An Eating Disorder

A recent study determined that half a million teenagers have an eating disorders and those numbers only reflect the amount of eating disorders reported. Why so Many eating Disorders go Unreported The majority of unreported eating disorders are teenagers between the ages of thirteen and eighteen just like the teens that have reported it. The …


Protein-Rich Breakfast Can Help Prevent Overeating, Reduce Food Cravings

Individuals who opt for a protein-rich breakfast get a boost of pleasure hormone dopamine, which can lead to fewer cravings later in the day, reports a new study in the Nutrition Journal. Researchers from the University of Missouri found that different breakfasts could impact an individual’s levels of dopamine, which moderates impulses and reward when …


Israel Bans Too-Skinny Models

In Israel, a new law is underway to help tackle eating disorders. Specifically, it’s banning underweight models from the runway. Report card required Under the new law, models in both local advertisements or runway shows must produce a medical report–that can’t be older than 90 days–which states that they aren’t malnourished according to World Health …


Michigan Plastic Surgery Billboard Gets Spray Painted With Positive Message

A billboard in Jackson, MI was vandalized last week – but the graffiti came with a positive message. “You’re beautiful” was tagged across the billboard, which was an advertisement for Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery office featuring the words, “Friends don’t let friends muffin top.” According to local news outlet M-Live, another billboard from the company …


National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Is Feb. 24 To March 2

The National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week will take place from Feb. 24 to March 2 of this year. Many campuses, organizations and clubs across the country are gearing up for events that raise awareness about eating disorders and advocate for better access to treatment programs. How it works National Eating Disorders Awareness is the …


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BOOK REVIEW: Power Thoughts By Joyce Meyer

POWER THOUGHTS ~ 12 Strategies to Win the Battle of the Mind  by @JoyceMeyer FaithWords 2011 270pp Anyone who knows me, knows I’m a huge Joyce Meyer fan. Not because she’s a marvelous teacher, although she is. But through Joyce’s transparency, sharing her hurts and struggles, God has brought me healing and personal transformation. I’ve read most …


Three Months Of Free Treatment Being Awarded

Birmingham, AL, April 08, 2011 –(PR.com)– For the second year in a row, Magnolia Creek Treatment Center for Eating Disorders is providing a comprehensive eating disorder treatment to those most in need through partnership with the Manna Scholarship Fund. Together, Manna and Magnolia Creek will award 90 days worth of treatment to a qualified, needy …


Share Your Story

Writing is a very powerful tool for many with Eating Disorders and an excellent way for others to relate and be inspired. Do you have a poem(s) and/or writing(s) about your struggles, experiences, or recovery with your Eating Disorder that you’d like to share with others? Weighing The Facts would like to feature your writing …


Out of control

An 18-year-old girl from London recently died of anorexia. What made it even sadder was the fact that she had just been admitted to Cambridge University and had a promising life ahead of her. The lives of many anorexics are not as troubled as teens who are addicted to drugs, abused by their parents, or …


The Anorexic Girl Who… Might Not Have Been Anorexic

Possibly triggering, talk of Anorexia and weight gain/loss, from the perspective of a younger me, who didn’t know details about Eating Disorders. There was a girl in college who some assumed was Anorexic, myself included. During my first year (and probably hers too) she was extremely thin, so much so that when she walked past …


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