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Why I Do Not Support Eating Disorder Charity Runs

Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh

We often forget that not only is compulsive exercise a frequent and devastating symptom, but that eating disorder sufferers are some of the most altruistic and self-sacrificing people you will ever meet. Holding an event in which they are unable or should not fully participate seems not quite thought through.

Joy After Anorexia: The Marie Kondo Method

Kerry Neville | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Kerry Neville

Last night, I saw a picture of myself at CrossFit on a friend's Facebook page: I am mid-deadlift and my growing muscles strain at the weight. My expression is one of intensity and fear. Will I die? Not anymore. I'm certain that after I set the bar on the ground, as always, my muscles trembled with the righteous fatigue of joy.

Are My Elbows Fat? Why Eating Disorders Should Matter to You.

Gina Keatley | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Gina Keatley

These are complicated disorders that, at times, don't make sense to people on the outside. But with good information, professional help and tons of patience, these diseases can be overcome. The key is to identify them as early as possible and seek treatment and support.

Inside The Hidden World Of Adult Eating Disorders

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.21.2015 | Women

Toni Saiber was going through a divorce when her soon-to-be ex-husband made a passing comment about her weight. The jab stung and reverberated in he...

ICYMI: 'Geek Psychology' And Anorexia's Place In Literary Fiction

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.12.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we read two unusual pieces that expanded the way we think about disordered eating. One ...

10 Rules That Badass Babes Live By

Pamela Madsen | Posted 12.08.2015 | Women
Pamela Madsen

Rule #1 You Don't Have to Know the Road Map Frankly, I can't read maps. Perhaps that's a good thing. I'm living proof that you don't have to be rea...

How One YouTube Star is Inspiring Millions After Battling Anorexia and Cancer

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.04.2015 | Books
Shira Lazar

If you watch Furious Pete on YouTube, you'll know that nothing gets him down for very long -- not even his ongoing battle with cancer. "I've gone th...

8 Tips To Help Heal From Depression

Megan Bruneau | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Bruneau

When we make space for depression to be there, we can make linkages and better understand what causes it. When we become more aware of these causes, we can do what we need to feel better. Finally, we can be intentional around living our lives despite the presence of depression.

Medical Complications Of Eating Disorders

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

In addition to increased understanding of medical issues associated with eating disorders among medical professionals, patients, families and non-medical treatment team members (therapists, dietitians, etc.) can champion for the use of basic strategies to identify and treat eating disorder complications in medical settings:

Anorexia Survivor Posts Side-By-Side Photos In The Name Of Body Love

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.10.2015 | Women

Warning: The content below could be considered triggering to some. After recovering from an eating disorder, Megan Jayne is using her body-positive at...

The Power of Mythology in Mental Health: Overcoming the Dark Goddess of Eating Disorders

Erika Sales | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Erika Sales

Worshipped paradoxically as the queen of the underworld and as a youthful maiden, Persephone is a myth that gives us a glimpse into the eating disorde...

Healing the Part That's Bulimic

Dana Clark | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Dana Clark

Trigger warning On some occasions there were dinners in restaurants where people wanted me to stay, dinners where I wanted to be, but being there was...

Yes, There Are Men With Anorexia Nervosa

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

Yes, there are men (and boys) with anorexia nervosa. I've seen them and worked with them through the complex, arduous stages of recovery. I know that there are many more out there in need of treatment. They need us to be aware, to be compassionate, and to help.

Tips And Resources For Overcoming Eating Disorders

Posted 09.21.2015 | Home

Eating correctly is hard for all of us, but for some, the struggle is deadly. Severe over-eating or under-eating may lead to an eating disorder, a dis...

How To Help A Loved One With An Eating Disorder

Posted 09.21.2015 | Home

Eating correctly is hard for all of us, but for some, the struggle is deadly. Severe over-eating or under-eating may lead to an eating disorder, a dis...

Tips To Help Start Recovering From An Eating Disorder

Posted 09.21.2015 | Home

Eating correctly is hard for all of us, but for some, the struggle is deadly. Severe over-eating or under-eating may lead to an eating disorder, a dis...

At What Age Are You Prone To An Eating Disorder?

Posted 09.21.2015 | Home

Eating correctly is hard for all of us, but for some, the struggle is deadly. Severe over-eating or under-eating may lead to an eating disorder, a dis...

What Are The Three Main Eating Disorders?

Posted 09.21.2015 | Home

Eating correctly is hard for all of us, but for some, the struggle is deadly. Severe over-eating or under-eating may lead to an eating disorder, a dis...

Mondays With Marlo - Learning About Eating Disorders with Dr. Allegra Broft

Posted 09.22.2015 | Home

For something we end up doing every day of our lives, eating correctly still seems to be one of the hardest tasks to figure out. Are we eating too mu...

Who Develops an Eating Disorder?

Morena Duwe | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Morena Duwe

Have you ever wondered what leads people to developing an eating disorder? Though many different types of individuals suffer from this illness, there are a number of contributing factors that end up making some more susceptible than others.

Young Female Athletes Are Often Not Eating Enough

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living

Sports engagement is higher than ever among high school and college age women, according to the Women's Sports Foundation. But with that growing...

Life in Hard Mode: Fashion Week and Anorexia

Gabi Holzwarth | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Gabi Holzwarth

Fashion Week: for a young woman recovering from anorexia, attending fashion week, surrounded by beautiful people, skinny models, and a society which is centered around appearances, is similar to sending a recovering alcoholic to a bar that serves free drinks all night. Basically, a huge trigger.

Eating Disorders -- An Open Letter to My Colleagues

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

It happened to me. One of my favorite patients, whom I had been seeing for a few years, sat nervously in the room. I remember bursting in the room wit...

7 Things to Remember During Eating Disorder Recovery

Ravishly | Posted 08.11.2015 | Women
Ravishly

Eating disorder recovery is confusing as all hell. And that's mostly because no one ever talks about it. I think we're all running around like chickens with our heads cut off, afraid that we're somehow doing it all wrong, that no one's thought to make a blueprint to, well, stop that nonsense before it starts.

Why I Have No Intention Of Loving My Body

Allison Epstein | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Allison Epstein

After spending the past three years in recovery from anorexia, this is the climax of my body image journey. This is my Everest. This is as good as it gets.