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If You Think Eating Disorders Only Affect The Young, Think Again

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty

Eating disorders see no age, and a group of women opened up to HuffPost Live on Friday about having struggled and recovered from eating disorders late...

Eating Disorder Recovery As Spiritual Transformation (All Together Podcast)

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.01.2015 | Religion

Welcome to the latest ALL TOGETHER -- the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice inform our personal lives, our co...

What I Learned After Living With An Eating Disorder For 42 Years

Robin Korth | Posted 02.28.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

As a woman who threw up for more than four decades to control my weight, even as I needed the comfort and "cure" that over-eating provided, I have some insights on what the 'over love of food' is all about. It wasn't the problem. It was the answer.

How An Eating Disorder Changes The Brain

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living

The long-term consequences of an eating disorder are more than skin deep. In a HuffPost Live conversation, psychiatrist Kim Dennis discussed the healt...

6 Months Into My Anorexia Recovery, I Finally Smashed My Scale

Proud2BMe | Posted 02.28.2015 | Teen
Proud2BMe

I thought of my scale as a security blanket -- as long as I had it, I felt like I had some sort of control. In reality, the scale controlled me. It wasn't a security blanket; it was a ball and chain.

Nina Bahadur

6 Eating Disorder Myths Debunked

HuffingtonPost.com | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.03.2015 | Women

How much do you actually know about eating disorders? For National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we've rounded up common misconceptions that make i...

How To Talk About An Eating Disorder Without Triggering Someone

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 02.27.2015 | Teen

Sharing personal experiences with eating disorders in an effort to assist those currently struggling can be life saving. But it can also do more harm ...

Why We Need To Stop Saying 'Manorexia'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.25.2015 | Women

While terms like "manorexia" have been tossed around to alert the public that eating disorders are not exclusive to women, such labels can be damaging...

REAL Beauty

Suna Senman | Posted 02.25.2015 | Style
Suna Senman

Today stick thin body images created with photography software are the standard that many people try to attain. The unnaturally thin view of attractiveness is blamed for causing the increase in cases of anorexia and bulimia nervosa.

How I Survived Anorexia

August McLaughlin | Posted 02.25.2015 | Women
August McLaughlin

After accepting my diagnosis, anorexia seemed like the one special thing about me. "Recovery" seemed synonymous with "fatness," "failure" and "mediocrity." When my therapist threatened hospitalization, I lied, promising to gain necessary weight.

I Got Hate Mail For Discussing My Battle With Anorexia While Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.25.2015 | Women

Maggie Baumann was completely unprepared for the backlash she received, when after more than 20 years, she started opening up about struggling with an...

12 Haunting Photos Reveal What It's Like To Struggle With An Eating Disorder

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women

The content of this post may be triggering to some readers. Each person in this photo series has a skeleton in their closet. Photographer Fritz...

The Surprising People That Helped Me Heal From Anorexia

Sara Ferris | Posted 01.30.2015 | Fifty
Sara Ferris

I was now 98 pounds, and spiraling downward rapidly. Normal body functions stopped. Blood pressure plummeted, bones protruding, clothes were anchored on with huge safety pins so they wouldn't fall off.

'Do You Think I'm Fat?'

Kimber Simpkins | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women
Kimber Simpkins

"Do You Think I'm Fat?" I used to ask this question all the time, and each time I did, my inner critic responded with: "Yep, you're definitely fat! Th...

How a New Year's Resolution Empowered Me to Become Fitter, Stronger and Faster

Carmen Cusido | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Carmen Cusido

I may not have the sick-pack abs yet, but I finally have confidence in my body and a desire to continue with my fitness goals.

What It's Like To Have A Friend With An Eating Disorder

Mackenzie Patel | Posted 12.23.2014 | Teen
Mackenzie Patel

Having anorexia must be hell for those teenagers that have it, especially in the merciless and superficial world we live in today. However, it is also hard for the friends of those who have it, and it puts us in a quandary nearly every day.

Might Your College Student Have an Eating Disorder? How to Tell, What to Do

Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW

If you're feeling uneasy and concerned that your college-age daughter or son might have an eating disorder, this is a perfect time to think the problem through and figure out whether help might be needed.

Why It's So Hard To Talk About Male Anorexia

Vice | Posted 12.11.2014 | College

I led a toxic life as a teenager. But rather than the usual Strongbow binges, chain smoking, and shitty drugs, I was an anxious perfectionist, lacking...

'I Blame My Mom 100 Percent For My Eating Disorder'

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

Bella, 15, says she is obsessed with food, and she binges and purges up to 40 times a day. “I blame my mom 100 percent for my eating disorder," she ...

Train Your Mind, Challenge the Propaganda

Gabi Holzwarth | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Gabi Holzwarth

Today, these memories act as preventative medicine for my mind as I am constantly bombarded with superficial images of anorexic models portrayed as sex symbols. When I see the skin and bones of models, I no longer feel the envy, because I actively focus on remembering the pain I felt to achieve this.

Thanksgiving: It's Not Just About the Food!

Gabi Holzwarth | Posted 01.28.2015 | Women
Gabi Holzwarth

If food is your largest cause of anxiety, having an entire day focused entirely upon that subject feels like entering a bad dream.

How Your Body Image Affects Your Daughter's Self-Esteem

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 01.17.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

The legacy that remains is having to monitor my thinking. Occasionally my choices. Automatic calorie counts registering in my head. Picking toppings off of pizza. 'I don't like crust', I explain. (That's a bunch of hooey).

Many Overweight Women and Men Are Finding Help in Overeaters Anonymous

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

Last week I attended a women's conference, where I ran into an old friend I hadn't seen in a couple years. I almost didn't recognize her, she had lost...

The Importance of Creating Our Own Happiness

Temimah Zucker | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Temimah Zucker

Felix reminded me that the most mundane of things could put a skip in my step. Reflecting on graduate school and where I am in life reminded me that each day can be lived fully knowing that I can create some of my own happiness.

Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D. | Posted 12.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D.

Not one of the many specialists that I visited wanted to recognize that I was clearly struggling with an eating disorder. Eventually, when all else failed, I was diagnosed with "runners' hematuria" -- blood in the urine -- from running too many miles. "It happens to marathoners all the time," one doctor said dismissively. "It makes perfect sense."