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New Gene Discovery Could Hold Promise for Early Detection of Mental Illness

Mental illnesses, including eating disorders, often don’t surface until the teenage years and show no warning signs that they are going to develop. Parents are typically caught off guard when their once healthy and happy child starts showing signs of a mental illness....

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Food Disorders Treatment Requires More than Rewiring the Brain

Eating disorders are complex and can have many different causes. It’s not uncommon for an individual to have an eating disorder caused by multiple sociological, psychological and physiological factors. Some new research has a uncovered new potential physiological cause...

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Can Food Labels Affect Overeating?

Fast food restaurants often sell foods in different sizes. However, those sizes are rarely standardized. One establishment’s definition of medium might vastly vary from the medium size at a different restaurant. A study from Cornell University entitled “One Man’s Tall...

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Eating Disorder Articles: Book Claims that Fashion Models Eat Kleenex to Stay Thin

The fashion industry has a reputation for being cutthroat. Any viewing of America’s Next Top Model shows that the pressures and rejection involved in the fashion industry can cause women to tear up. But according to former Australian Vogue editor Kristie Clements, fashion...

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K-I-S-S-I-N-G

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I feel like you guys know bits and pieces about me from my other posts. For those of you who don’t know I used to have a raging eating disorder (raging because I was consumed by it 24/7.) Looking back it feels like it was someone else, but I have pictures to prove it was [...]

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Biggest Loser

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The Biggest Loser finale was a few weeks ago and there is quite a lot to say about it. The show has already been under fire about making weight loss a competitive sport, and ignoring medically safe weight loss recommendations. When the newest winner Rachel Frederickson stepped out there was a mix of concern, and [...]

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Some Good Love’n

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What happens to your body when you are in love? Lets start with your heart: 58-66% of men were more likely to experience a cardiac event. 60-65% of women were more likely to experience one as well. These cardiac events were “acute cardiac syndromes” to non fatal and fatal heart attacks. Having a spouse proved [...]

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Cotton Mouth

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Apparently models are now eating cotton balls dipped in various juices to stay thin. I guess the natural progression from vodka soaked tampons would be cotton ball juice chasers? I want to know how these ideas start. If one of my friends came to me and said “Hey I have been eating cotton balls soaked [...]

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Anorexic Baby Doll

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Nenuco is under a ton of fire for their “anorexic baby” or more commonly shelved as “Won’t Eat”. This baby is recommended for children 3 and up. She will fight her magnetic spoon until the child figures out that the spoon needs to be flipped and pressed against the lips of the doll. If the [...]

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The Truth About Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting (IF) is a hot new trend, touted by the Huffington Post, the 5:2 diet and the documentary “Eat, Fast and Live Longer.” Fasting in general comes from a long and respected tradition as part of the spiritual practices for many different religions, but today’s fasting is not like that. These fasts are about calorie [...]

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Because You’re Worth It

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A long long time ago in 2012 Tampax came out with their “Radiant” line. Before we get any further I just have to say I never thought I would be using tampons as a topic sentence. If my memory serves me I do believe the word radiant means to be bright and shine. I don’t [...]

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“Comparison is the Thief of Joy”

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The term “Real Women” has become very popular, but what does that mean? Pair it with “Real Women Have Curves” and we have a situation. All women don’t have curves, (which doesn’t make them less of a woman) and that  doesn’t mean they are unhealthy; it just means that is how their bodies are made. [...]

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When Your Recovery Friend is in Relapse!

Eating disorder treatment is the first step to recovery, but it is not the end. Follow-up treatment is essential for relapse prevention and to catch and treat relapse. Relapse during recovery is common. Approximately one-third of people fluctuate between recovery and relapse, according to the Eating Disorder Coalition. Eating Disorder Victoria estimates that 15 to 25 percent of [...]

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100 Years of Beauty

After reading this article and thinking how influential these women have been not only on body image and fashion, but also acting as role models to women for the past decade made me think about how I view my “perfect body”. Aerie launched their spring campaign “#Aeriereal “No supermodels, no retouching. Because the real you [...]

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