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Is A Little Vanity Really So Bad?

Stacey Nelkin | Posted 11.10.2012 | Women
Stacey Nelkin

At the end of the day, we all have to face ourselves in the mirror and react with love and compassion, not with judgment. But we still have to make the effort to look in the mirror and be kind about what we see.

Losing Control, on Purpose!

Maggie Lyon | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

What's amazing is that when we consciously release our misery-inducing, controlling ways, we feel better! By this I mean, freer, more at ease, relaxed, and reassured in a manner that can only come from profoundly letting go.

Anorexics Have A Distorted View Of Their Bodies -- But Not Of Others

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 08.24.2012 | Women

Clinicians who treat eating disorders have known for years that people with anorexia have a distorted sense of their own body size, but a new study de...

My 'In-Between' Eating Disorder

Alyssa B. Sheinmel | Posted 08.22.2012 | Teen
Alyssa B. Sheinmel

I'm not bulimic, and I wasn't anorexic, because girls with eating disorders are thin. I'm just a girl who desperately wants an eating disorder. I loved eating disorders so much that I wrote my senior thesis about them.

Pinterest Finally Bans Thinspo Content, But What About Tumblr?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.10.2012 | Teen

Six months after Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram updated their content policies regarding eating disorders and self-harm, Pinterest has finally made a...

Vegetarianism Linked To Eating Disorders

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.02.2012 | Women

"I can't eat that, sorry." If you're a vegetarian, that's a refrain you're probably familiar with. Food abounds -- at work, at social gatherings -...

7 Tips for Finding a Quality Eating Disorder Treatment Program

Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS | Posted 09.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS

If you want help recovering from your eating disorder, it can be hard to decide which treatment center to go to. Here are some tips that will help you make the best choice.

My Grandmother's Anorexia Changed My Life

Alternet | Posted 07.20.2012 | Women

My grandmother, Flossie, died from anorexia in her 70s, but it wasn't until I got to college that I realized how many little things are ingrained in m...

Mindful Eating vs. Obesity

Amy Spies | Posted 07.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Spies

You fold a tiny raisin into your hand, perhaps thinking about the journey it made to reach you, farmers planting seeds, nature providing water. You squeeze the creases of the aged, dried grape, maybe feeling the wrinkles as the hands that picked the ripened fruit had done.

Why Are You So Skinny?

Jill Knapp | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women
Jill Knapp

There is a difference between showing concern and making someone feel uncomfortable with their own body.

Belated Letter To A Teen Who Mattered

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Was I too busy to walk across the field that separated us and tell you that I cared? I'm not sure whether I hate myself more for thinking that or for knowing that I was scared to reach out to you. I worried about interfering in someone else's business, and I worried that it would be weird to have this older woman, someone else's mom, step into your life.

How I Finally Broke Up With Binge Eating

Thought Catalog | Posted 06.15.2012 | Women

It's strange, but it's widely accepted in our society that "You've lost weight!" is considered to be high praise. You could be ill, you could be on yo...

Psychotherapy: What Works?

Dr. David Herzog | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Herzog

There is no "one-fits-all" psychotherapy for anorexia nervosa, and new patients don't open the door of the therapist's office bright-eyed, cheerful, and eager for treatment.

How Well Will I Get?

Dr. David Herzog | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Herzog

Even adults who have struggled with anorexia nervosa for years can get better -- but do they ever recover completely?

Eating Disorders in Men: An Interview With Dr. Roberto Olivardia

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Men with eating disorders have much shame around their eating disorder, feeling as if they are less masculine because of it. This results in men being less likely to ever seek treatment, or even tell anyone about their eating disorder.

Tyra Banks: I Used To Be 'Too Heavy' To Be A Model

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.17.2012 | Black Voices

It's hard to imagine the fashion world without Tyra Banks. We would have never seen her signature runway walk, been obsessed with "America's Next Top ...

Tyra Banks: 'Considered Too Heavy' To Be A Model

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

It's hard to imagine the fashion world without Tyra Banks. We would have never seen her signature runway walk, been obsessed with "America's Next Top ...

QUIZ: Facts And Myths About Children's Mental Health

Posted 05.10.2012 | Parents

Your child is acting out. Does that mean he has ADHD? Do your daughter's mood swings mean she's plagued by full-blown depression? In honor of National...

Will I Ever Get Better?

Dr. David Herzog | Posted 07.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Herzog

Many of the patients and families who sought our help had struggled with the illness for a long time, some for nearly a decade.

Fiction: 'She's Modest, But It's No Secret How Beautiful She Is'

| Posted 04.28.2012 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by, an online community writing site for young p...

Male Anorexia

Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS

According to NEDA, at least one million males in the United States have an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia.

Feeding Tube Diet: Shut Up, and Eat

Greg Archer | Posted 06.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Greg Archer

The recent news about a new diet fad among brides-to-be has generated a flood of headlines and outrage.

Diagnosis of Eating Disorders in Older Women Increases as Awareness Grows

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

When it comes to eating disorders, the conventional wisdom -- or the belief that anorexia, bulimia and other related disorders are a "teenage girl's disease" -- isn't so wise. In fact, it's just plain wrong.

The Joy of Eating: How Overcoming Anorexia Taught Me to Love Food Again

Jenna-Marie Warnecke | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Jenna-Marie Warnecke

Once I trained myself to accept the permission to eat whatever I wanted (eat when you're hungry, stop when you're full), I found once again how physically wonderful the experience of food can be.

The Good News About Treating Eating Disorders

Los Angeles Times | Posted 04.17.2012 | Women

April Dunlap was 17 and weighed 165 pounds when she began a diet and exercise regimen. After three months, the 5-foot-5 teen had lost the 20 pounds sh...