If you have ever had a small infant grab a fistful of your hair, it’s amazing to see the fierce amount of control it holds in its tiny fingers. I think of that same amount of control somebody with  Anorexia or Bulimia can have except this time it’s not in their hands but in their heads. […] …

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Eating Disorder Article: A Brief History Of Anorexia Nervosa

It was famously written in Ecclesiastes that “there is nothing new under the sun.” This is certainly true of anorexia. Although anorexia has recently become more common, the fashion industry and the mainstream media likely contributing to the greater prevalence of anorexia nervosa in contemporary society, eating disorders themselves can be traced back through the …

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Eating Disorder APP For Your Phone

It takes a village to get eating disorder recovery, but now that village has a helpful new APP to bring everyone together! Recovery Record is an app designed to assist those in eating disorder recovery, you can download it from the iTunes APP store. This APP includes mood and meal monitoring “homework.” (The homework isn’t …

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Eat-In-Peace Resolutions

Thank you to all who submitted your eat-in-peace resolutions. Below is a sampling of some of the intentions that generously graced my inbox in the last couple of weeks. Take a peek – they’re inspiring! Contest winners (whom I notified by email) were chosen blindly by a third party, and the books are on their …

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Dutch Treats For Love Your Body Day & Breast Cancer Awareness Month

One of Susan Ruiter’s Paintings Each year I take great pleasure in helping to spread the word about the National Organization for Women’s (NOW) Love Your Body Day campaign.  (This year it is on October 14).  Of course in “Dr. Deah’s Hollywood” every day is Love Your Body Day !  Women and men, girls and …

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Dr. Deah Ja Vue All Over Again (4)

Every January, for the past 4 years I have posted this video on my Facebook page.  Each year I hope it will be obsolete.  Each year I DREAM it will be the last time I blog about this and I will get flooded with emails, texts (and now tweets @dr_deah ) begging me to, “Drop …

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Dr. Deah Ja Vu (5)

Dr. Deah ja Vu! If you are having that strange feeling that you have been here before, worry not…there is a very good likelihood that you have!  Every January, for the past 5 years I have posted this video on my Facebook page and blog. Each year I hope it will be obsolete.  Each year …

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Dr. Deah-Enu

Passover Seders will kick into gear this Friday and while the diversity of rituals is extensive, one common thread is singing the Dayenu song.  Dayenu, loosely translated means, “It would have sufficed, or it would have been enough.”  Rarely do … Continue reading → Passover Seders will kick into gear this Friday and while the …

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Done Done

I love the show Law & Order…I’m old school though, I like the original more than the spin offs.  But even the spin offs kept the Done Done sound effect. You know the one…the Done Done sound as scenes change? What is it about that Done Done sound that is so…resonant?  It is recognizable by …

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Don’t Hide. Talk.

Don’t Hide. Talk. My anorexia enjoys silence.  It cackles in delight when I keep what is going on inside of me a secret from those around me.  To keep the restriction a secret means to have a small victory.  By restricting food I provide my eating disorder with energy to continue on its destructive pathway. …

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