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On An Apple A Day

Yara Zgheib | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

An apple a day keeps the doctor away; so I have been told. Vitamin C boosts the immune system, phenols reduce cholesterol. Twenty-two grams of complex...

Eating Disorder Recovery: Five Things to Consider in Your Post-Treatment Plan

Greta Gleissner, LCSW | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Greta Gleissner, LCSW

As you move through your residential or outpatient treatment, you may be unsure, or even fearful, of what's on the other side for you. Doubt, worry and anxiety are very real emotions you may be experiencing.

After Divorce: Wanderlust

Kerry Neville | Posted 05.31.2016 | Divorce
Kerry Neville

Wanderlust. The skin between me and the world has dissolved. Instead of retreating from pain and joy and vulnerability, I'm consumed with farsickness. Why wait for a traveling companion? Do I fear the loneliness inherent to my soul ranging the universe on its own? Yes, of course.

An Interview with Marlee Roberts

Sam Rivman | Posted 05.02.2016 | Entertainment
Sam Rivman

Marlee Roberts is an actress and director, known most recently for Little Miss Perfect, a film that tackles eating disorders and the struggle of being...

Tracey Gold Shares Disturbing Anecdote About The Final Scene Of 'Growing Pains'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 04.22.2016 | OWN

When the series finale of the '80s sitcom "Growing Pains" aired on April 25, 1992, one of its young stars, Tracey Gold, was fighting a battle with ano...

Eating Disorders Aren't Just A Young Person's Disease

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 04.22.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

I still know women like my mom. They absolutely detest getting older. They shake incredulous heads at the idea that perhaps they could accept another version of beauty. They are far from the midlife bloggers who stand in the bright sun, taking selfies or Periscopes of themselves, hooting about this and that, exuding confidence.

Innovative Support Online for Eating Disorders

Wendy Adamson | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Wendy Adamson

While most medicine may need expert hands-on care to listen to a heartbeat or collect a urine sample, when an individual is dealing with eating disorders now they can get the help they need no matter where they are.

Anorexic Woman Who Weighed 97 Lbs. Reveals Her Turning Point

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 05.13.2016 | Dr. Phil

In 2007, Jessica was struggling with anorexia and weighed 97 lbs. “I want to be scary skinny. That’s my goal,” she said at the time. “You are ...

Husband Claims Wife Is Using Her Anorexia ‘For Attention’

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 04.11.2016 | Dr. Phil

Erika says doctors have given her only a few months to live due to her struggle with an eating disorder. “My anorexia is slowly killing me,” Erika...

Bodybuilder Shares Anorexia Struggle To Urge Others With Eating Disorders To Seek Help

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.08.2016 | Good News

A bodybuilder is aiming to lift others up by sharing her path to recovery from an eating disorder. Aroosha Nekonam, a 25-year-old from Aberdeen, Scot...

How to Say Yes to the Universe

Kerry Neville | Posted 04.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kerry Neville

Even when I'm standing still, I'm still moving. When I'm awake at night in bed, paralyzed by fear and regret, sure that my life is going nowhere (i.e...

People in Need: Eating Disorder Treatment vs. Access to Care

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 04.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

As I continue my work in the ever-growing eating disorders field, I welcome any discussion like this that gives us the opportunity to help those who still suffer. We need to talk. We need to ask the tough questions.

Dying to Be Thin and Beautiful: Feminism and Advertising, an Interview With Jean Kilbourne

Omega Institute | Posted 03.08.2016 | Women
Omega Institute

In this interview pioneering media literacy activist Jean Kilbourne discusses the saturation of sexualized advertising in our media-driven culture and the harm it causes young women.

Angela Barnett Is Helping Bulimics Tell Their Stories

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 02.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Illingworth

Angela has a history of bulimia herself and good reason for starting a site designed to bust shame around body image and related disorders.

What 15 Eating Disorder Survivors Think When They Hear The Word 'Fat'

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.24.2016 | Women

"Failure." "Unlovable." "Me." These are just a few of the heart-wrenching responses people gave when asked how they felt about the word "fat." A new ...

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Mind the Gap

Kerry Neville | Posted 02.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Kerry Neville

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: February 21-27, 2016 A few days ago, I was swiveling back and forth in the beauty salon chair, paging throu...

The Pursuit of Perfection: An Epic Failure

Emily Light | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily Light

It's not selfishness to be able to appreciate how much your needs matter, how worthy of love and care you are. It's a gift.

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 her...

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 thro...

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.