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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.

Why Cellulite Made Me Love My Body

Maddy Moon | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Maddy Moon

Today, with my average stomach and visible cellulite, I have more confidence and self-esteem than I ever have. I am in love, I own a thriving business, I have amazing friendships, I serve others, I invest in personal development and I realize that everything I need, all of the happiness I desire, is already inside of me.

Creating a Positive Relationship with Food During the Holidays

Erika Lynn | Posted 12.11.2015 | Women
Erika Lynn

Over the past few weeks I've received a lot of mixed messages about holiday eating, overeating, and diets that all point back to our culture's tumultuous relationship with food.

Healthy, Touching Thighs: How I Fought to Get Rid of My Thigh Gap

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Jenni Schaefer

When I was lost in my eating disorder, I would stand in front of my bathroom mirror each morning and night to make sure my thighs didn't touch.

Almost Anorexic

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 02.14.2014 | Women
Jenni Schaefer

On planes and at parties, Dr. Thomas and I are often asked, "How can I become almost anorexic?", as if engaging in eating disorder symptoms at an average or above-average body weight is benign or even desirable.

Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) Explained

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Individuals with EDNOS experience severe disturbances in their eating behaviors -- such as extreme reduction of food intake, overeating, or purging -- and often have feelings of extreme distress or concern about body weight or shape.

Catherine Pearson

Major Change In Eating Disorder Diagnosis On The Way? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

It took Autumn Whitefield-Madrano more than 20 years to seek treatment for her eating disorder. The writer was 9 when she started having symptoms, pri...

Why Images Of Anorexia Should Be Banned

Laura Yates | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Yates

Something happened this week that really made angry. This doesn't happen often but when it comes to my history with my eating disorder and what I see in the media in relation to eating disorders, I find myself getting increasingly exasperated.

'I'm Afraid They Won't Believe Me When I Say I Have An Eating Disorder'

Proud2BMe | Posted 12.10.2012 | Teen

Not all of us suffering from eating disorders are underweight, and some of the most devastating effects of the media's focus on women's appearance and weight can be silent and invisible.

5 Tips for Thanksgiving When an Eating Disorder Is at the Table

Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh

The third Thursday in November is no holiday for eating disorders or the families supporting a loved one through treatment.

It's Time To Talk About It: Everyone Can Do... Just One Thing

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

Eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes. They don't discriminate by size, weight, ethnicity, gender, culture, age, or anything else.

Maudsley Method: A Prescription That Can't Be Filled?

Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh

I'm talking about eating disorder treatment. Specifically, re-nourishing the brain with enough nutrition -- provided by parents at home.

Shopping At Home: Life After An Eating Disorder

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

After Ed (aka "eating disorder") and I broke up, I have to admit that I splurged a little. I am not usually much of a shopper, but I was so excited about my life without Ed that I wanted to explore some new things.

A New Year's Resolution: Making Each Day a Time for Change

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

This year my New Year's resolution is to stop making New Year's resolutions. Each moment is a time for positive change, not just the beginning of the year.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

This week provides a time to shine a spotlight on eating disorders and shatter the misconceptions and stigma that have surrounded these illnesses for all too long.

It's Okay to be Happy (Some Thoughts and a Song!)

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

I never chose to struggle with depression, but I did choose to get better.

Don't Text Spencer: Using Eating Disorder Recovery Skills in Everyday Life

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

My challenge today is to recognize insane ways of thinking and then to move in the direction of positive change.

Letting Go: In Life and Recovery

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

These days, I give the airlines a big thank you for giving me the chance to practice the important concept of letting go on a regular basis.

Dating Real People (After An Eating Disorder)

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

I don't have to do anything except be myself and trust the process. If it doesn't work out with someone, I will learn something for the next time around.

Size 9 With a Life-Threatening Eating Disorder

Rachel Kramer Bussel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Kramer Bussel

Nicole Johns suffered severe damage to her body, including exercise-induced asthma, irregular heartbeat, and hypotension, and had to be hospitalized to be treated... while a size 9.