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Eating Disorder Awareness

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 Teenink.com. 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

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.

Not a Universal Image: Conceptualize Your Healthy Reflection

Troy Roness | Posted 09.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Troy Roness

Now, the preponderance of society (in my opinion) believes that if you are male and struggle with body image issues, have an eating disorder, or speak on the issues related to your body, you are more than likely to identify as LGBT. This is absolutely not true.

Teens Mentoring Teens

Dr. David Herzog | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Dr. David Herzog

The Teen Mentors have learned to talk openly about the process of accepting oneself and one's body. They feel supported as they ask questions that every girl faces when she builds her identity: "Am I pretty enough?"

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

David Herzog, M.D., Founder Of Harris Center For Eating Disorder Research, Talks Fashion Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 04.02.2012 | Women

David Herzog, M.D., founded the Harris Center for Education and Advocacy in Eating Disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital in the early 1990s. On ...

'I No Longer Think About Whether Or Not I Deserve Food'

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 05.02.2012 | Women
Marianne Mollmann

Many of us don't like to talk about eating disorders because we've been very close to a sufferer. In my case, me.

Eating Disorder Lit: Helpful Or Triggering?

Blisstree | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women

Is eating disorder lit 'triggering?' That's the question we found ourselves asking at Blisstree when planning for National Eating Disorder Awareness W...

COLORed Folks -- Share Your Shame, Fight the Stigma

Adia Colar | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Adia Colar

There was a time when I wasn't willing to admit I had an eating disorder. After all, I was supposed to be on top of everything -- a good example for my school, my family, God, my race... and the list continued. An eating disorder didn't fit into that equation.

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.

Binge Eating Disorder: The Emotional Roots of a Physical Condition

Sunny Gold | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sunny Gold

Except for a lucky few, most obese people are treated for the physical symptoms and tangible causes of their ills -- but not the emotional and mental roots.

Wintour, Kors Talk Eating Disorders

The Harvard Crimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour and fashion designer Michael Kors were among the prominent speakers from the fashion industry who spoke about eatin...

What the World Needs Now: More Celeb Body TMI (Yes, You Read That Right!)

Sunny Gold | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sunny Gold

I'm dead tired of hearing bone-thin women say they just "hike Runyon Canyon with their dogs"--and it's kind of heartening when brave young stars admit what the Hollywood pressure to be thin is really like.

Trial By Fire: How Opening A Restaurant Cured My Eating Disorder

Virginia Bell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Virginia Bell

I would either end up 300 pounds or I'd beat it, but I couldn't continue to live with this monkey on my back. In 1974 I opened a natural foods restaurant in Greenwich Village. It was the best thing I ever did.

Experience And Strength With Eating Disorder Recovery In Female Athletes

Kimberly Dennis, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Dennis, M.D.

Eating disorders and disordered eating are commonly experienced by female athletes, but are unfortunately sorely under recognized by coaches, teachers, parents, therapists and physicians.