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By Maddie Ruud Today is Love Your Body Day (#LYBD), inspiring all of us to take stock of our personal relationships with our bodies--an area where we all...
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When recovering from an eating disorder, strenuous exercise may not be an option, but a gentle ac
Years ago, while researching for my book, How to Disappear Completely, I spent some time flipping through a photography book on eating disorders. I ended up discussing my opinion of this book at length in my work (spoiler alert: I am not a big fan) s...
This happens to so many people who do not address the eating disorder.
Studies show Yoga can reduce stress and anxiety to aid in eating disorder recovery. Yoga helps physical healing, improved body image, and better awareness of
In honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, we asked real women to share the most powerful lessons they've learned since recovering from anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder.
The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI) will collect DNA samples from more than 8,000 people with anorexia nervosa (AN) and those without an eating disorder in an effort to detect genes that contribute to this potentially life-threatening illness.
About 8 million Americans suffer from eating disorders. Non-invasive magnetic brain stimulation may help reduce ED behaviors.
Campaign to reduce the amount of altered human bodies in advertising
Kyle Carter, of South Shields, started losing weight after he was tormented by bullies about putting on weight when he was just 11 years old. Up to seven medics would have to hold him down and feed him by tube.
An example of how social influences can contribute to the development of an eating disorder, it's sad how this a reality.
One website promoting unhealthy dieting behaviors associated with anorexia (and bulimia ) nervosa is selling red bracelets to allow wearers to express their "pro-ana" pride.
The "selfie" phenomenon is a trend that's probably not going anywhere for a while.
The conversation around eating disorders often centers on young girls. As adults still coping with bulimia, for the first time my mom and I talk about our progress, pasts, and enduring anxieties.
When it comes to appearance, maybe imperfect is perfect after all. Watch this video break it down before your eyes.
So many people are trying to reach unreal body imagines. Israel requires retouched images to be disclosed on the photo. Why can't we do that?
By focusing all of our attention on the media, we may fail to understand the nuance and complexity of these very serious disorders. Brian Cuban, who has recovered from a 27-year battle with eating and body dysmorphic disorders, explains why.
Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
Prolonged disordered eating can take a toll on the body's digestive system. Rebuilding the necessary digestive flora requires a thoughtful, methodical process.
Body image activism is my thing. The quickest way to piss me off is to tell me that body image isn’t an important feminist issue. Within the body-positive movement is my community – and my whole heart. But as much as I love it, I also think that it could use some improvements. So here are five new directions that I’d like to see it take.
Sometimes when a person is taking steps to moderate and recover from one addition, they act out their impulses another way.
A shopping addiction can co-occur with an eating disorder, as both disorders may develop as a means of coping with overwhelming emotions or circumstances.
According to statistics from the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disor
: If you supress your own feelings in relationships, disordered eating becomes a language you use to say what you’re not saying with words.
While the prevalence of rape and sexual violence against women in the military has finally been exposed, another problem faces women that the military must address--eating disorders. Raise awareness about the high rate of eating disorders facing female military heroes in order to stop this epidemic.
This is something I admittedly have actually never thought about. These statistics are shocking, the petition is very much required if this information is correct!