I love to shop for shoes. There I said it, not like most of my friends, relatives, or anybody who has seen my feet in the last 24 hours didn’ t know that. It’s probably one of my favorite things to do in the whole world. I own…well lets just say a lot of them. I shop for them all the time, but no much more so then when I am lonely, then when I am bored, or when I am completely pissed off at somebody. I would say that most of my shoes are what I have coined “retail therapy”, and chances are if you…
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on Aug 13, 2011
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on Aug 04, 2011
If the modern average woman could somehow track down a time machine and transport herself to Florence in the 1400′s she might feel a tad bit more comfortable with her body. She might actually not skip the butter at the breakfast table, the cream in her coffee, or order her salad dressing on the side. Skinny Jeans would have been outlawed and deemed illegal, because having a curvaceous figure was what was in – what was beautiful – what was, should we say [clears throat]…realistic?
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Aug 02, 2011
One need only open a magazine or turn on the television to observe our culture’s fixation on body image. Whether print or televised media is reporting on the weight fluctuation of pop divas or advertising the latest weight loss program, the overwhelming message…
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on Jul 29, 2011
Now I know we were in New York, but there was no way a turkey sandwich cost 1.450 dollars. It took me a minute to realize that every single menu item had the number of calories in it posted smack next to it. Now, I have been in recovery for awhile, but at that very moment my eating disorder was tanding in front of me and had…
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Jul 19, 2011
Recent studies indicate that the number of individuals being diagnosed with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia or compulsive overeating disorder is on the rise. Researchers compiling eating disorder data from numerous sources attempt to identify potential causes for the growing incidences of this complex emotional disorder. However, analysis of the information can prove…
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on Jul 13, 2011
This past week, I have been entertaining a lot of boys. Well by boys, I mean my best friend/roommate’s brother and his best friend who just came back from serving in Afghanistan. Now I have no problem with boys, in fact I happen to like them very much. That being said it has been an eye-opening experience in all that is spitting, belching, and toilet seats being left up! I also have been in awe of the way they cook, chew…and EAT!
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Jul 11, 2011
Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and compulsive overeating disorder are affecting ever younger populations of individuals. Recent studies from around the world indicate a steady increase in the early onset of eating disorders with some children as young as six years old being hospitalized following bouts of binging and purging, laxative abuse and general refusal to eat.
by Rader Programs on Jul 09, 2011
In this weeks edition of Eating Disorders (ED) News Weekly we cover hot topics like Photoshop, LIARexics and understanding more about male eating disorders. Find out what Brad Pitt and Kate Winslet think about Photoshop. Ever heard the term Liar-exic? If not read more to found out more about this new trending term and if you happen to know any Liar-exics. With Men accounting for a higher percentage of eating disorders each year, it’s about time we discover what triggers eating disorders in men.
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on Jul 01, 2011
I spent the majority of my life being judged. It started in kindergarten, when another little girl I was playing with on the playground told me that my dress didn’t twirl as much as hers did. She told me because of that, I couldn’t play with her and her friends anymore. I stared down at my recently purchased “baby blue striped frock” and, what was the most “superior dress” in the world to me that morning…
by Rader Programs on Jun 29, 2011
So much to discuss this week in Eating Disorder News – Yoplait launches a commercial that has sparked a lot of controversy in claims that it promotes eating disorders, watch the video here and decide for yourself. Housewife of Orange County Alexis Ballino talks about her lifelong struggle with Anorexia and Bulimia. Weightloss Surgery for Teens on the rise. Find out the latest statistics on teens receiving Lapband and other bariatric surgery procedures.