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Eating Disorder Awareness

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...

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 ...

When the Inside Doesn't Match the Outside

Martha Kate Stainsby | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Martha Kate Stainsby

I was the girl who had it all together, who had the world at her finger tips, who truly seemed to be on top of the world. But I was sick. I was struggling. I was so desperate for help. But had you seen me, you would have never known.

One Size Doesn't Fit All

Martha Kate Stainsby | Posted 11.12.2015 | Women
Martha Kate Stainsby

Eating disorders are so much more than what the public sees. There is hiding. There is deceiving. There are things that go on that you would never know about when you look at their smile, at their darling outfit, at their laughter.

Changing the Conversation

Martha Kate Stainsby | Posted 11.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Martha Kate Stainsby

Moms, dads, teachers, friends, pastors, mentors, young people, you have a chance to change the conversation and it starts today. I hope today that you feel loved for who you are on the inside and not just on the outside because that is what matters.

Two Years Into My Eating Disorder Recovery, I Still Struggle To Believe People Really Like Me

Proud2BMe | Posted 05.02.2015 | Teen

Fat girls are less attractive, less worthy, more obnoxious and more unwanted. Skinny girls are the opposite: pretty, worthy, smart and desirable. And because they thought I was fat... well, the rest fell into place, too.

Eating Disorder Recovery As Spiritual Transformation (All Together Podcast)

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.09.2015 | Religion

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

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

Proud2BMe | Posted 04.29.2015 | Teen

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 | 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...

7 Ways To Help Someone With An Eating Disorder

Temimah Zucker | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Temimah Zucker

I would not be here today without the people who showed me I was loved and reminded me not only that I had so much to live for, but that they believed in me, even when I couldn't believe in myself.

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...

Careers in Eating Disorder Treatment and Awareness

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Only one in 10 people with eating disorders receive treatment, and among those that do receive treatment, only 35 percent seek treatment at a facility...

Demi Lovato Slams The Idea That Eating Disorders Are A Choice

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 11.14.2014 | Entertainment

Demi Lovato has once again proven herself a staunch advocate of correctly understanding and discussing body image and mental health. On Wednesday, the...

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Kate Fridkis | Posted 04.29.2014 | Women
Kate Fridkis

I catch myself hating the flabby, flailing, squishy parts of my body as though they are rotten. As though they are an alien parasite from a bad horror movie infesting my good, clean, true, thinner body.

Rallying Cry

Troy Roness | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Troy Roness

I am not blaming one parent, one teacher, a single comment, or the fact that kids are not 100-percent protected from the dangers of a very different society we face today. That simply is not realistic. However, the fact is, we have to be diligent in the way we extend messages to our youth, and what impact that may have -- whether we see the ramifications right away or not.

Project Wellness: Making Your Eating Disorder Recovery Work

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

"What does 'recovered' from an eating disorder look like?" The short answer is, "It depends." Recovery depends on your diagnosis, your biology, psychology and circumstances. Like clothing, recovery looks different on each person. Most importantly, it is possible.

I'm Not Ashamed To Say It: I Like To Eat

| Posted 06.09.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at By zozoe I have recently come to a useful conclusion about my weight and eating ...

Mental Health Patients: Ending Stigma Must Come From Us

Simi Lichtman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Simi Lichtman

If we had a chronic illness, no doubt we would tell our friends and welcome their support. If we were hospitalized for cancer, we would want our family by our sides to rally for our health. Mental health is no different, and deserves equal treatment.

Why I Actually Like My Period

Isabella Huffington | Posted 05.01.2013 | Women
Isabella Huffington

Getting my period meant I was healthy. And that was the problem. I didn't want to be healthy; I wanted to be skinny. And I wanted to be skinny more than I wanted to be anything else. When I was 11, a friend asked me what superpower I wanted. I told her I wanted to be invisible.

Standing Up to an Eating Disorder

North by Northwestern | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
North by Northwestern

I’m telling my story in the hopes that people can begin to realize that eating disorders and mental disorders can affect everyone. What I am doing is something that has scared me for a long time, but I feel like it is something I need to do.

Eating Disorders Are Tough, But We're Tougher

Alison Malmon | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Alison Malmon

Thirty million Americans will struggle with some type of eating disorder during their lifetime, and a large percentage of them will begin to experience these complex mental and physical illnesses during young adulthood. Yet, we rarely talk about them in a serious way.

Recognizing the Signs of Anorexia

Tennie McCarty | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Tennie McCarty

Individuals suffering from eating disorders and other food-related addictions often try to hide their behavior. If you suspect a loved one is suffering from anorexia, do not ignore the signs. Seek help from a professional.

Katherine Bindley

Is Going Gluten-Free The Latest Cover For Extreme Dieting? | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.31.2013 | Healthy Living

From the proliferation of gluten-free items on grocery store shelves, to the emergence of gluten-free items at restaurants and bakeries, it's clear th...

'Why I'm Okay With Calling Myself Fat'

Heidi Loscar | Posted 03.31.2013 | Teen
Heidi Loscar

Your body is wonderful, and no matter how much you may weigh, that will never change. Beauty doesn't have a weight limit. Neither should you.

Top 5 Myths About Bulimia

Tennie McCarty | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Tennie McCarty

Breaking through the common myths surrounding bulimia nervosa can help lead to healing. Understanding the truth may be what leads you or someone you love to getting the help that is needed to overcome this deadly disease.