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Harvard University Researchers Working On Weight Loss Pill That Mimics Exercise

American scientists at Harvard University have developed a pill which can copy the positive benefits of exercise in mice. The researchers noted that after just 10 days, obese and sedentary mice were showing improvements in their ability to regulate blood sugar levels and in some instances had actually lost weight. It is hypothesized that long-term …


Researchers Testing New Drug For Treatment Of Obesity

Scientists have been getting positive results from testing a new drug on 3 different species of monkeys which destroys the blood supply to fatty tissue, resulting in rapid weight loss. The obese monkeys that received the drug were observed to lose an average of 11 percent of their total body weight in just under one …


Increase In Childhood Anorexia Worrying Parents And Professionals Alike

Australian physicians are alarmed at a new trend that shows an increase in the number of children coping with serious eating disorders such as anorexia. Doctors at the Westmead Children’s Hospital in New South Wales note that childhood hospital admissions for eating disorders including anorexia have actually tripled in the past decade. Some of the …


Paralympian Jessica Smith Fights The Battle Against Body Image

As a bulimia survivor and paralympian, Jessica Smith has battled inner demons bigger than most of us can imagine. After a disappointing performance in the 2004 Athens Paralymptics, the Australian swimmer admitted that years of self-abuse, deceit and torment finally caught up with her. “My performances in Athens weren’t up to scratch,” Smith told The …


Denmark Adopts Tax To Encourage Healthier Eating

Denmark has instituted a tax on high fat food items in order to encourage healthier eating. The tax which came into effect on October 1st, 2011 is added to the price of products containing more than 2.3 percent of saturated fat. High fat foods are to be taxed at a rate of $2.86 per kilogram …


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Coping Mechanisms

When you live with an eating disorder, you block knowledge and self awareness you don’t know you have. When you think you are not explaining yourself well what is happening is that you can’t articulate some kind of knowing. Your conscious mind doesn’t have access to your unconscious mind. Just keep writing. By all means …


Day 73

I am having a really terrible day today, which I know has been a choice.  Now I’m making the choice to change my perspective and turn it around because it’s not working to sit in self pity.  I’m obsessing over family issues, job issues, money issues, and relationship issues…I think I’m obsessing like this because I …


On Crying Over Spilt Milk (A.K.A. “Regret”)

“Tomorrow is a brand new day – with no mistakes in it.” – Anne of Green Gables Nobody is perfect – we all know this, so why do we still expect perfection of ourselves? Recently I’ve gotten lazy in regards to taking care of myself. We all have those little ‘routine’ things that are so …


Book Review: The Body Image Survival Guide

Watching a family drop off their daughter at the Victorian – Eating Disorder Treatment is heart breaking. Emotions are high; crying, screaming and bargaining are all quite familiar. Our staff calms the parents and client reminding them that they are making a wise decision to seek help for this deadly mental illness. It is a scenario …


Lobbying For ED Awareness

Get active! Capitol Hill is the place for eating disorder advocacy in April! The Eating Disorders Coalition is hosting our biggest-ever EDC Lobby Day, plus we’re offering a Congressional Briefing. Join us in April as we launch the Federal Response to Eliminate Eating Disorders Act. The FREED Act is comprehensive eating disorders legislation to promote …


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